Mailchimp Community College is a leadership program designed to equip Mailchimp employees to think deeply and broadly about fostering equity in our hometown of Atlanta. We designed the program in partnership with Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to help educate our colleagues and inspire positive change.
The inaugural cohort—which convened in early 2017—comprised 12 Mailchimp employees from around the company. Dozens of civic leaders, nonprofit executives, and community organizers joined us for deep conversations about the work they do and the challenges they face. We visited local nonprofits to see their work first-hand. And we awarded a total of $200,000 in grants to organizations making the biggest impact. Our 2nd cohort completed the program in May 2019.