Giving Back to the Chicago Community
Now in its fifth year of serving Global Security Exchange (GSX) host cities, the 2020 Security Cares program will connect leaders of Atlanta area community organizations and small- to medium-sized businesses with free access to valuable security education, networking, funding opportunities, and resources.
“All organizations, regardless of size or complexity, need access to tools and resources to manage and mitigate risk across their enterprise,” says Christina Duffey, CPP, 2019 ASIS President. “Security Cares was developed to meet pressing safety and security needs of GSX host communities, providing small businesses and community institutions—such as places of worship, nonprofits, and schools—with unprecedented access to information via specialized programming and our global network of security thought leaders and solutions providers they can’t get anywhere else.”
Security Cares is an important part of GSX. Expanded during the 2019 campaign, the program’s goal is to empower and impact the local community through education, networking, public health, and school safety.
Registration for Security Cares is free for qualified local leaders.
More information and details on how to sign up are coming later in 2020, so check back then and take advantage of this great program for your organization.
The ASIS International and ASIS Foundation School Security Grant Competition helps fund the purchase and installation of security equipment improvements to a school building and/or campus. In addition, in-kind donations are often sourced from the local chapter to supplement the grant. More than $320,000 has been given back to local communities since the launch of this important initiative.
In 2019, DeWitt Clinton Elementary School, home to more than 1,200 students, was chosen as the recipient of the $20,000 grant. “Our school serves a resilient population, more than 50% of whom are immigrants and refugees,” stated Maureen Delgado, DeWitt’s principal. “Providing a safe school and learning environment is of paramount importance to us. This grant will allow us to upgrade the school’s security camera system to add another level of security for our school community.”