Apply Now to Be a Part of Discovery’s Sixth Annual Creating Change

  On November 5th, Discovery Communications will host its sixth annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change, a two-day pro bono initiative where employees across the company work together to harness their creative powers to help local community partners with their marketing, communications and operational needs. This year’s program will consist of a 12-hour marathon and conference on Thursday, November 5th followed by project presentations with the selected nonprofit organizations on Friday, November 6th.…

Discovery Education Named as Finalist for US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizen Awards – Plus, Bill Goodwyn on Technology’s Influence on Education

Congratulations to Discovery Education (DE), who on August 11th was named a 2015 finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Corporate Steward – Small and Middle-Market Business. The annual awards, now in their 16th year, demonstrate the positive impacts that businesses around the world have had on individuals and communities – solving today’s greatest challenges through innovation, expertise, efficiency, capital and collaboration. Spanning eight categories, other finalists…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at Discovery, we’re welcoming the weekend with open arms after a long week of walking wires, announcing a new Chief Creative Officer for Discovery Networks International and Creating Change. Here are some other things that have happened this week, in case you missed it: TLC’s ‘Little Couple’ to Return in December (The Wrap) Inside 19 Kids & Counting Stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s Wedding (People) Discovery…

Discovery’s Fifth Annual Creating Change Ends with Smiles, New Relationships

At 9:45pm last night, I was seated at my desk working on a presentation when I heard a shout of laughter echo down the nearby hallway. It’s not often that you’d expect to hear such a happy noise at such a late hour, and yet there seemed to be an endless buzz of excitement and friendly chatter in the office until I left almost an hour later. The level of…

Day One of Discovery’s Creating Change: A Lot of Work for a Lot of Good

Since 10am this morning, employees here in Silver Spring have been working together to brainstorm, draft, cut, paste, build, edit and ultimately finalize a series of deliverables for 21 local nonprofit organizations in the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas. The collaboration is part of Discovery’s Creating Change marathon event, a pro bono initiative where employees come together to combine their creative forces for the benefit of the nonprofits, developing everything…

Discovery Gears Up for Fifth Annual Creating Change

In small corners and community kitchens, tucked away in seating areas and vacant hallways, Discovery employees are meeting in preparation for the fifth annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change marathon that kicks off here in Silver Spring tomorrow, November 6th. The event is a pro bono initiative where employees from a diverse range of departments – from production to marketing to events – team up to bring their creative forces together…

Attention Nonprofits: Application for Discovery’s 5th Annual ‘Creating Change’ Now Available

At Discovery, we like to give back. And giving back is even more meaningful when you can leverage your personal passions and professional skills, as Discovery Communications employees have the last four years through Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change is Discovery’s annual creative marathon that pairs talented Discovery teams with nonprofit partners in our community that can benefit from our expertise — through topic-focused workshops covering branding, social media…

We Discovered Our Impact!

On Friday, more than 4,000 Discovery employees around the world left their offices to make a difference in their communities during Discovery Communications’ fifth annual Discover Your Impact Day. From sandwich making to pond cleaning and furniture painting, Discovery’s Impact Day teams conquered their projects, while also learning more about their communities and how they can continue giving back year-round. You can get a sense of the day through the…

Discovery Communications Expands ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ Initiative Nationwide

Today, Discovery Communications announced the expansion of its annual Say Yes to the Prom initiative, a day that promotes confidence for deserving high school girls. Say Yes to the Prom, now in its third year, invites a group of high-school girls to enjoy a day of prom dress shopping, makeovers and mentoring. Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta will help the girls select the dress of their dreams…

Discovery Prepares to Kick Off Fourth Annual Creating Change

In September, we asked non-profits to apply to participate in Creating Change, Discovery’s annual creative marathon that harnesses the talents of our employees to support our charitable partners in the community, and we’re excited to open our doors (and hearts!) tomorrow to welcome  nonprofits to our home at One Discovery Place for the fourth annual Creating Change. Tomorrow, employees will donate their professional skills to complete projects for nearly 20…