As a company, we believe that our success stems from our commitment to doing the right thing for our customers.
Our philanthropy efforts focus on financial capability and workforce development for low-income families and individuals. Our efforts aim to equip more people to attain competitive in-demand jobs, which require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree – such as an associate’s degree, or a technical certificate. We believe that through support and education, individuals and families can become self-sufficient and begin to create assets for the long term.
Financial Capability: Since 2013, Guardian’s Money Management for LifeSM program has created alliances with community colleges across the country to offer a free, for-credit personal finance course. These courses help educate students, imparting the essential skills needed to manage their own finances and plan for their educational and financial futures. They are designed by educational professionals, and Guardian’s employees regularly contribute to the classes. Students enrolled in the courses are also provided with additional opportunities for personal and career growth through internships with Guardian. Since the start of this program, nearly 600 students have successfully completed the course, with almost 30 students earning paid summer internships with the company.