Columbus has a strong corporate culture not only to serve the interests of our customers, but also to give something back to the communities in which we work. We are committed to devoting a portion of our corporate resources, in the form of our employees’ time and company profits, to improving the lives of all of our children.
Columbus created OCEAN (Ongoing Community Education And Nurturing) to improve the lives of children by teaching them about technologies integral to their successful education, careers, and social interaction. We also wish to build enthusiasm and support for NASA and JPL, increasing public awareness of missions and projects, and encouraging young people to consider vocations in the Space Program.
Our past activities have included matching employee contributions for Red Cross disaster relief efforts, sponsoring employees who participated in the LiveStrong Challenge and Run For the Cure, sponsoring the only high school in the DARPA 2005 Grand Challenge, and contributing to charities such as the Lance Armstrong Foundation and a trust for Women and Children in Crisis.
One of our recent activities is the Promise House in Zambia. We devote a portion of our corporate resources, in the form of our employees’ time and company profits, to improve the lives of orphaned children in Africa.