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Telos Corporate Citizenship

At Telos, corporate citizenship is a natural extension of our business philosophy. Through active partnerships in education, community involvement and philanthropy, our efforts are making a difference.

Support for our military

Because we work side-by-side with our military customers every day, we have a special appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who wear our country’s uniform.   Although our products and services enhance their mission effectiveness around the world every day, Telos employees do not stop there – we show our appreciation in a deeper way by supporting those causes that matter most to our customers.

Telos is a proud supporter of TAPS, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for those who have suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. Founded by Bonnie Carroll in 1994 following the death of her husband Brigadier General Tom Carroll, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women.  TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources.

Telos is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2012 TAPS Honor Guard Gala the TAPS Run and Remember Team Army Ten-Miler and Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) with several Telos employees participating as runners. Each team member ran in memory of a fallen hero, and many were met at the finish line by their heroes’ family members.

Telos employees run to support the families of fallen heroes

Telos has teamed with the nation’s largest coldwater conservation organization, Trout Unlimited (TU) to serve U.S. veterans. The TU Veterans Service Program works with veteran rehabilitation groups across the country, assisting veterans in rehabilitation after physical and emotional injuries.  In addition to the unique therapeutic value of fly fishing, veterans are introduced to TU’s conservation work, youth education programs and various community outreach initiatives.  TU engages its extensive network of volunteers to introduce wounded and returning veterans to TU’s conservation work through fly fishing. Teaching fly casting basics and providing an introduction to conservation issues throughout the country, TU chapters and partner organizations provide instruction, camaraderie and local networks of anglers to veterans around the country.

Telos teamed with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Cares to welcome Loudoun County’s own National Guard troops upon their return from Iraq with gift cards and other assistance to ease their transition back into civilian life.

Technology education

As a technology company, Telos has a special interest in science and technology education. We are keenly aware of the need to ensure the children of our community are excited about the possibilities of a career in technology, and have the tools they need to succeed. Telos is committed to ensuring tomorrow’s workforce has the training it needs to succeed in the 21st Century work place. 

Telos has made a four-year commitment to support the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative.  Research shows that the arts support crucial developmental skills in creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Funded in part by the US Department of Education, the initiative seeks to develop, evaluate, and disseminate arts-based STEM teaching strategies for pre-K and Kindergarten. Yielding research-based content and model programs that can be expanded and replicated throughout the Wolf Trap Institute’s national network of regional partners, this project will have a profound impact toward achieving STEM-related education goals for young children.

The company is an active member of the Loudoun County School-Business Partnership Executive Committee, and has a formal school-business partnership with C.S. Monroe Technology Center, providing information technology curriculum development, internships and other real-world learning opportunities to students across the county.  Recently, the Virginia Board of Education decided to establish a Governor’s Career and Technical Academy program at Monroe, which will include an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.  This designation came about as the result of a planning partnership between Loudoun County Public Schools, several local universities and a plethora of Loudoun businesses, including Telos.

Community

Telos CEO John Wood has said it many times: he wants to make Loudoun County the best place to live and work in America.

That dedication trickles down to every level of the company.  At the executive level, Telos’ leaders are out in front, inspiring the local business community to improve the quality of life for all in the county.  They tackle macro issues such as transportation, affordable housing, education and virtual congestion by serving in leadership roles at the Loudoun County Economic Development Committee, the Loudoun CEO Cabinet and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Telos employees know that every contribution makes a difference in the quality of life in each of their communities.  That’s why you’ll find them giving their time to a variety of programs as diverse as they are…from reading to students in their community schools to coaching local sports teams to volunteering in faith-based organizations.

Project Rebirth

Project Rebirth has documented the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in a feature-length film using time-lapsed photography and the personal stories of 6 individuals as they cope with the aftermath of the disaster.  Released in the summer of 2011, Rebirth will ensure that people today and in future generations can experience the rebuilding process, and learn from our nation’s resilience. 

The proceeds of the film will be reinvested in the Project Rebirth Center, which will help meet an urgent need for improved care and support for victims of and first responders to future disasters of all kinds, man-made or natural.

Telos Chairman and CEO John Wood, a Project Rebirth board member, has been an active supporter of the project from its inception, and Telos is proud to be a sponsor of this undertaking.