L3Harris has always known that community building is essential to success. L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) is the signature program underwritten by the L3Harris Foundation and facilitated by the company; but powered by the passion and dedication of employees.
L3Harris Employee Resource Group (ERG) members are some of the most enthusiastic volunteers. LIFT’s 2021 competition challenged our ERGs to post the most volunteer hours and highest member participation between June 1–August 31. The two winning groups in 2021 reached 3,524 hours and 8.5% participation. In that short time, ERGs made a big impact with their efforts. Throughout 2021, L3Harris completed more than 40,000 volunteer hours beyond our goal of 65,000 hours, reaching 105,000 by year end. We also completed more projects under each volunteer pillar than ever before, for a total of 1,169 projects: 478 STEM (education); 148 Mission Aligned (first responders & military); and 543 Community (local initiatives).
Many volunteers across eight states participated in the annual Read Across America Day. Company volunteers introduced a variety of literature to second graders using books with diverse characters to emphasize there are scientists, heroes, and leaders from all walks of life.
L3Harris employees also signed up to mentor students on 47 robotics teams across 15 states for the 2021/2022 school year. Employees have been guiding the teams’ engineering efforts and take part in competitions nationwide.
“L3Harris volunteers will help students learn real-world problem solving skills through team collaborations and hands-on competitions — an approach that has led to some of today’s greatest innovations. We are proud to support programs that help increase interest in STEM and foster much-needed talent.” — Michelle L. Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, L3Harris