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City Stories: Arnold & Porter
Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
This is the first year that Arnold & Porter are supporting City Giving Day. We are looking forward to joining other city firms by publicising internally and celebrating both the fantastic charitable and volunteering activities taking place in London, and the part that we play.
Which charities or communities do you support?
Amongst other charities, Arnold & Porter have supported the Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP) since 2014. SMBP is a charity dedicated to broadening access to the legal and accountancy professions by delivering work insights, skills training and ongoing coaching support to secondary state school students from low income backgrounds.
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
We are celebrating by launching our first charity of the year partnership. Employees will vote in early September and the winner will be revealed on City Giving Day. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase both the charity and the volunteering opportunities available to our employees. Watch this space!
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
Through our partnership with SMBP we offer work experience placements to young people, giving them an opportunity to gain experience in the world of law.
“I developed new skills, gained confidence to present and made friends. It also opened my understanding on how businesses and law work. 100% amazing, thank you.”
SMBP student participant 2019