LiveOps Spreads Good Cheer with Corporate Grant to Friends for Youth Organization

Published on December 11, 2008 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology

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LiveOps, the virtual call center company, today presented its second corporate grant for 2008 to Friends for Youth, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most. The organization’s vision is to transform lives through the pow

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (December 11, 2008) –

LiveOps, the virtual call center company, today presented its second corporate grant for 2008 to Friends for Youth, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create quality mentoring relationships for youth who need them most. The organization’s vision is to transform lives through the power of human relationships.

“The mission of LiveOps Foundation is to support community service activities that enhance and serve the cities in which LiveOps employees live and work, as well as the issues that LiveOps employees support,” said Maynard Webb, chairman and CEO, LiveOps. “Friends for Youth is well deserving of this grant. Not only is it focused on a part of our community often overlooked or forgotten but the results of their mentoring services is having profound impact on at-risk youths – helping them create meaningful relationships that will help them succeed as adults.”

“This grant will have a significant impact on our ability to offer high-quality mentoring services to local youth,” said Friends for Youth’s Executive Director, Becky Cooper. “In these uncertain economic times, it is the smaller, locally-based organizations like Friends for Youth which are adversely affected by cutbacks in community-giving programs. We are so grateful to LiveOps for helping us to continue serving the community and making a difference in the lives of so many young people.”

Friends for Youth, based in Redwood City, CA, was created in 1979 by community leaders who identified a need for at-risk youth ages 8 to 17 who did not fit the focus of other mentoring programs. The organization first established the Mentoring Services program, providing direct services to local youth. To impact a wider population, the Mentoring Institute was created allowing the agency to share a quarter century of experience with other programs.

By establishing and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth-in-need and responsible, caring adults, they have been changing the lives for the betterment of individuals and the community for 29 years. Friends for Youth’s impact on the community is impressive: an 88% average success rate in creating successful long-term relationships; 1,700 at risk youth mentored directly; and over one million youth impacted through Friends for Youth’s Mentoring Institute.

LiveOps Recognized As “Company of the Year” for its Community Programs

In 2008, LiveOps community outreach included:

* Gifts of cash to Project HIRED and Friends for Youth
* Backpack drive along with a cash donation for local schools
* “Dress for Success” clothing drive in partnership with Project HIRED
* Employee volunteer days with local community groups including Hidden Villa, InnVision, Project Giving Tree and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).
* Employee Matching Program
* Food drive for local community outreach organization

For its commitment to making its community service programs integral to the company’s brand and culture, LiveOps was named “Company of the Year” for 2008 by the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a San Francisco Bay Area organization. The Entrepreneurs Foundation awards the “Company of the Year” to the organization that clearly demonstrates its commitment to philanthropic and community involvement programs as part of their core business values.
LiveOps Foundation

The company built the LiveOps Foundation on three cornerstones of giving. LiveOps will set aside approximately one percent of current outstanding shares to be used to fund the Foundation after a liquidity event. In addition, LiveOps offers gifts of cash supporting grants for organizations that their employees support, grants for philanthropic business partners and a matching gift policy of up to $500 per employee per year. Lastly, LiveOps offers the gift of time by enabling its employees to volunteer on average 1 percent of their time to an organization of their choice, or participate in a company-sponsored event. Learn more about the LiveOps foundation.
About LiveOps, Inc.

LiveOps provides the leading on-demand call center platform that frees businesses from the complexity and constraints of traditional call center models. Used by Fortune 500 and major brand marketing companies, the LiveOps On-Demand Call Center Platform delivers enterprise-grade availability and reliability with the security infrastructure required in today’s mission-critical business environments. The company also runs the world’s largest virtual call center which includes a network of more than 20,000 independent home agents who provide unmatched customer service. The best practices of operating a state of the art virtual call center, coupled with LiveOps On-Demand Call Center Platform, enable LiveOps to deliver breakthrough call center results to its customers. LiveOps is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit us at www.liveops.com.

Source: LiveOps

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