Fall 2015| Posse Atlanta Quarterly

  

Corporate Volunteers Help Select Next Class of Scholars

Posse Atlanta was fortunate to have the support of several corporate partners—including Travelers, Alston & Bird and Accenture—whose employees volunteered during Posse’s 2015 Dynamic Assessment Process (DAP). In addition, Posse partners Bank of America and Georgia Power Company generously donated space for the large group interviews, the first step in the Scholar selection process.

“Corporate partners are a huge asset, especially during DAP,” says Posse Atlanta Director Zenith Houston. “DAP is one of the most-hands on volunteer experiences Posse has and we welcome the insight corporate volunteers bring to our interview process.”

DAP volunteers provide critical support to Posse as it begins the process of selecting Atlanta’s new Scholars. More than 250 volunteers are needed to effectively evaluate nominated students during the first round of interviews.

Travelers provided the largest volunteer group with more than 20 employees serving as DAP observers at several large-group interviews. A dedicated partner, Travelers also sponsored the 2015 Posse Atlanta Golf Outing and hosted Posse Scholars as summer interns.

“At Travelers we understand the importance of providing opportunity,” said Travelers Regional Vice President Henry Furtick. “By evaluating students on non-traditional admissions criteria, including leadership ability and teamwork skills, The Posse Foundation’s Dynamic Assessment Process does just that. Our employees were excited to be part of this year’s process, and we were pleased to help make it happen.”

Posse Atlanta also hosted corporate DAP volunteers from Alston & Bird, Accenture, Holder Construction Company, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, among others. Volunteers and supporters will celebrate with the new Scholars and their families at the Awards Ceremony on December 16.

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