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Franklin Templeton Employees participates in supporting local communities


Franklin Templeton held the final meeting of the fall session of Rock the Street, Wall Street (RTSWS) in New Jersey on November 15, 2022. RTSWS is a financial and investment literacy program that aims to pique the interest of a diverse population of high school girls in financial careers. Franklin Templeton takes part in the academic program throughout the year. Female financial professionals lead classroom workshops, including hands-on financial math projects on money management, during a five-week fall financial project-based learning program.

During the spring session, students are assigned a mentor who assists them in identifying and emphasizing individual strengths, discussing college and career preparation, and developing positive money management habits.

“I enjoyed being a project leader because it gave me an opportunity to interact with colleagues from across the firm. Through liaising with RTSWS, organizing the volunteer schedule, reviewing the material with the volunteers and participating in the classroom sessions, I got another avenue to network and learn more about Franklin Templeton.” said project leader, Heather Ziff, Director, Fund Administration and Reporting.

San Mateo, CA
Franklin Templeton employee volunteers in San Mateo and San Ramon, California, came together in person on December 6, 2022, to support RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching), a nonprofit that provides educators with engaging hands-on learning resources aligned to national content standards. Volunteers worked on STEAM Project Kits, a key learning tool that assists students in developing skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication.

Visakhapatnam, India
Franklin Templeton employees in Visakhapatnam, India, celebrated World AIDS Day on December 1, 2022, at the city's Family Welfare Office. HIV-positive and HIV-negative children attended the "equalise" themed event as part of the Visakhapatnam District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit. Volunteers assisted in the distribution of educational materials to children in order to raise awareness and eliminate inequalities.

St. Petersburg, FL
Franklin Templeton employees in St. Petersburg, Florida, volunteered on January 8 at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit organisation that provides person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. Volunteers helped the head chef prepare food and served meals to those in need.

To know more on Franklin Templeton’s corporate citizenship and view its Corporate Social Responsibility report, click here.