April 12, 2021
Committed to student success, Constance Mack, Director, Business Strategy & Initiatives at Bank of America, shares the impact of her board service at Atlanta Technical College, and a run in with one of Atlanta’s largest legends. Get to know her and why she’s so passionate about improving the career and economic trajectory for students.
Share a little bit about the impact areas or pressing needs facing Atlanta you care about most.
While Atlanta is a hub for innovation and growth, we also know that unfortunately Atlanta is challenged with income inequality and lack of economic mobility — and 2020 really exposed these inequalities even more. I’ve always been passionate about how education positions individuals for better opportunities and honed in on technical education as a key driver enabling paths to better careers and in turn social and economic growth.
Tell us about the organization you volunteer with.
I volunteer with several organizations including the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and 100 Black Men of Atlanta. The Atlanta Technical College Foundation focuses on resources for the college including scholarships, equipment and community programs. I enjoy serving on the Board of Trustees because of the opportunity to directly engage with students as well as support scholarship funding and expanding resources for the school. This work is important to me because of how the college maximizes each dollar received and the accelerated impact that technical education can have on shifting the career and economic trajectory of students. I love that I can see the immediate impact on a student’s life.
Has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your volunteering efforts?
My volunteer efforts have certainly shifted to virtual, however it’s been more important than ever to show up for others even virtually so if anything I’m able to volunteer, mentor and engage more during this time.
Is there a memorable moment or highlighted event that sticks out to through your volunteering experience?
While volunteering, I had the great honor to meet Mr. Hank Aaron and witness up close the impact of the Aaron Family’s longstanding support for the students of Atlanta Technical College. I am truly inspired by his legendary leadership and heartfelt commitment to the students and the future our community.
Where will you be volunteering next?
During April, I will be volunteering with the company I work for in our annual Global Service Month activities. It’s a great experience to do something good as well as build connections with colleagues. If you’re looking for volunteer activities, volunteering with your company is a good place to start or even organize an event for your team such as with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta which is providing aid through various channels to those who were impacted by the pandemic.
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