“At ITServe, our commitment to the community goes beyond the ITServe family,” said Samba Movva, Director of ITServe Alliance’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged, ensuring that no one is left behind. Through our initiatives focused on education, healthcare, and basic needs, we strive to uplift those facing adversity and create a more equitable society.”
Founded in 2010, ITServe Alliance is the largest association of Information Technology Services Organization functioning across the United States. Established with the objective of being the collective voice of all Information Technology companies with similar interests in the United States, ITServe Alliance has evolved as a resourceful and respected platform to collaborate and initiate measures in the direction of protecting common interests and ensuring collective success.
Vinay Mahajan, President of ITServe Alliance said, “Our ability to empower our local communities is strengthened by the generous donations by our leadership and member organizations. They play a crucial role in the success of our programs. Our partners play a vital role in helping us broaden our reach and positively impacting the lives of the lesser fortunate in our communities by helping us broaden our reach. I am proud that this respected platform is today more accessible and worthy of your time spent for the common benefit and serving the communities in need across the Chapters through our CSR programs and initiatives,” Mahajan added.
According to Vinod Babu Uppu, Governing Board Chair, “ITServe CSR Team members are unwavering in their commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) to give back to local communities across the country. The ITServe CSR vision is empowering local communities through Education and Training, Creating local employment, and supporting our first responders.”
Over the years, ITServe Alliance has established a name for itself as the center point of information for its members and the larger community, covering a variety of areas ranging from immigration, technology, economy, and many more that are relevant to its members. ITServe has 20 Chapters in several states across the United States, bringing resources and service to the larger humanity in every part of this innovation country.
Jagadeesh Mosali, President-Elect of ITServe said, “We are committed to empowering local communities through STEM advocacy, educating the underprivileged, feeding the hungry, supporting our veterans and first responders, and recognizing our community heroes. ITServe CSR would like to give back to our local communities through various charitable programs.”
From the very beginning, ITServe’s mission has been to empower local communities through a wide range of initiatives. ITServe believes in the transformative power of STEM scholarships, STEM training, and STEM internships, which enable individuals to reach their full potential and contribute to a thriving society. “By advocating for these educational opportunities, we aim to bridge the gap and provide equal access to quality education,” Mosali pointed out.
Since ITServe’s inception in 2010, CSR team has embarked on a remarkable journey in the realm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Starting with small steps, it has made a significant impact by investing 1.5 million dollars in STEM activities and various welfare programs. In addition to the financial contributions, ITServe members have dedicated over 18,000 hours of collective efforts to serving local communities.
Elaborating on the larger mission of CSR, Movva said, CSR has a broad range of initiatives aimed at creating a positive impact in various areas. STEM Scholarships, STEM Education, STEM Trainings, and Internship Programs are some of the initiatives ITServe and its team led by Movva do on a regular basis. One of its key focuses has been on promoting STEM education among underprivileged students.
“Our CSR team works to establish partnerships with educational institutions, organizations, and industry experts to provide training opportunities that enhance STEM skills and knowledge. This equips individuals with the tools they need to excel in STEM careers and contributes to building a robust talent pipeline,” he added.
Through the non-STEM CSR programs, a broader approach for ITServe is aimed at addressing social challenges beyond the STEM realm. “We actively engage in initiatives that support education, healthcare, and community development, among other areas.”
ITServe encourages and facilitates member engagement in volunteer activities, enabling them to contribute their skills, expertise, time, and resources, ensuring that they collectively make a significant and lasting impact. “By leveraging our collective efforts, we make a meaningful impact on local communities and societal well-being with the objective of making a positive and lasting difference in the areas that matter most to us,” Movva said.
ITServe recognizes the sacrifices of our veterans and first responders, who selflessly serve our nation. ITServe’s CSR has initiated a meaningful collaboration with Welcome Home Troops, a trusted organization supporting our veterans, helping address the critical issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and extending comprehensive support to our brave heroes. “This partnership ensures that our veterans receive the care and assistance they deserve, promoting their overall well-being and successful reintegration into civilian life.”
The ITServe leadership takes pride in acknowledging the heroes within the larger community. Whether it’s individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact or organizations that are driving meaningful change, ITServe believes in celebrating and amplifying their efforts.
ITServe has set an ambitious goal for this year, to reach a remarkable milestone of 6,000 volunteer hours, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to serving the humanity.
In addition, the organization of multi-talented individuals has set targets of awarding 100 STEM scholarships, providing life-changing opportunities to deserving individuals, and offering 20 STEM internships to foster practical learning experiences. “Through our dedicated STEM training programs, we aspire to empower and educate a diverse group of individuals, reaching 100 participants this year,” Movva added.
In order to achieve these lofty goals, ITServe has assembled an exceptional team of committed and talented national leaders to make its mission accomplished. The STEM Team is chaired by distinguished Chairs for each area. They are: Tanuj Gundlapalli, STEM Scholarship Chair 2023; Jyothi Vazirani, STEM Internship Chair 2023; Venkata Manthena, STEM Training Chair 2023; Chandu Gorrapati, Non-STEM Activity Chair 2023; and Ravi Satya Gavirineni, Volunteer Hours 2023 Co-chair.
In addition to the national chairs, ITSERVE boasts of 20 regional Chapters, each led by a dedicated chapter president, who serves as a pillar, championing the ITSERVE vision alongside the CSR objectives. The national/Chapter level CSR chairs play a vital role in identifying and partnering with qualified non-profit organizations that align with our CSR objectives.
ITServe has cultivated strong partnerships with over 50 prestigious universities and community colleges, forming a robust network to help achieve STEM goals. At the local level, each Chapter is actively engaged with community non-profit organizations, forming vital partnerships to drive ITSeve’s mission and objectives forward.
Movva acknowledges the many challenges he and his Team faces. Identifying the Right Organizations, Assessing Community Needs, Limited Resources, Maximizing Impact, Engaging ITServe Members, Adapting to Changing Needs, and Creating Long-Term Sustainability are only some of the many challenges CSR faces. Despite these challenges, ITServe remains committed to overcoming obstacles and making a meaningful impact in the communities it serves.
“Together, we form an extraordinary team, united in our mission to achieve our CSR goals for 2023 and beyond. I feel incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by such exceptional individuals, all working diligently to create a positive impact and shape a better future for those we serve,” Movva said. “Together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Our approach not only amplifies our impact but also fosters a strong sense of community within ITSERVE. We are proud to be part of a larger movement that extends beyond individual chapters, uniting us under a shared vision of corporate social responsibility.”
Ongoing participation and commitment are essential to reach these lofty goals. The ITSere CSR Team “Implores and passionately calls upon our esteemed ITSerrve members and individuals alike to wholeheartedly engage and actively participate in the diverse range of ITServe’s CSR activities.”
ITServe’s CSR Team is confident that with a passionate and dedicated team, ITServe is committed to reaching more organizations and expanding its support network, with the goal to create a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities in need. We are driven by the belief that together; we can build a brighter future for everyone. “Join us in our journey as we strive to make a meaningful difference. Together, we can create a brighter future and foster a spirit of compassion, empathy, and empowerment in every corner of society. Together, we can transform lives, inspire change, and leave a legacy of compassion and service. Let’s stand united and make our communities stronger, one step at a time.” For more information, please visit: www.itserve.org