2016 In Our Communities

  • 2016 In Our Communities

    Team Leidos uses its time and resources to support people, enrich communities, and protect the environment. Our corporate responsibility activities focus on four key areas: basic needs and wellness, ethics and leadership, national security families, and STEM-based education.

FIRST Robotics

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is our largest charitable project. Each year, we sponsor FIRST LEGO League and Robotics teams and competitions throughout the U.S. and our employees volunteer their time as mentors for the K-12 students. In 2016, we contributed $250,000 to FIRST and volunteered with 100 teams across 27 states!

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American Red Cross

Leidos reinvigorated a partnership with the American Red Cross, which included sponsoring blood drives all across the United States. We collected 30 pints of blood at the Reston Headquarters' inaugural drive in March and approximately 275 pints through in-person and virtual drives over the rest of 2016. Each pint of blood can save up to three lives!

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REAL School Gardens

In September, Leidos volunteers joined REAL School Gardens in building an outdoor classroom space at Matthew Maury Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. As the first REAL School Garden in Virginia, the unique outdoor space engages Maury’s students with hands-on learning and encourages STEM education.

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Ethics Day

Team Leidos sponsored and participated in the city of Reston's 24th annual Ethics Day, where local high school seniors spent the day working through scenarios involving ethical dilemmas — including our own "Unconscious Bias Room." The event helps the young adults gain a better understanding of how decisions will affect their personal and professional lives.

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Tour de Cure

23 Leidos teams rode in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure in 2016. Team Leidos raised almost $102,000 in the fight against diabetes!

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Leidos Scoop

To celebrate our August merger with Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS, we created the Leidos Scoop – our very own ice cream truck for employee appreciation and corporate events! The renovated 1969 truck steals the show wherever it goes.

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Heart Walk

More than 500 members of Team Leidos participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in November to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease. More than $60,000 and counting was raised for the cause!

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Project USO Elf

We made the 2016 Holiday Season a little brighter for the children of active duty servicemembers. As part of the USO’s Project Elf, Team Leidos fulfilled wish lists for 153 kids!

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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America places remembrance wreaths on the graves of veterans, with the mission to remember, honor, and teach. In 2016, we donated $30,000 to purchase 2,000 remembrance wreaths and Team Leidos volunteered in 20-plus locations across the U.S. to place them.

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves an affordable, decent, and safe place to live. We share this vision, which is why hundreds of Team Leidos volunteers help build or improve housing for at-risk populations. Over the last two years, we’ve made more than $200,000 in donations and volunteered almost 5,000 hours on Habitat projects across the U.S.

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United Kingdom

Throughout 2016 we supported Career Ready, a UK-wide charity that links employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people. With a focus on our operations in Scotland, Team Leidos provided funding and a number of our employees mentored 16-19 year olds through paid internships.

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Australia

Team Leidos in Australia focuses on promoting STEM education in the community and supporting local defence charities. In 2016, we sponsored a team from the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Australian Defence Force Academy that finished in the top 10 of a nationwide UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) challenge.

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Community Days

Twenty-two offices in the Leidos Civil group participated in the second annual Community Days initiative, where each office rallied around a chosen cause to serve their local communities and nationwide charities. Employees volunteered their time and donated funds to help people, animals, and the environment. In total, the offices raised $76,000 and recorded more than 1,500 volunteer hours!

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