The Libra Group was founded on the core values of integrity, respect and trust – principles that continue to drive the organization today, in business and beyond.
For Libra Group, this means translating intent into action wherever it operates - but always with sensitivity to the impact that Libra has among local communities. The Libra Group believes strongly in the twin values of hope and opportunity and seeks to make a difference while also preserving what is good.
Libra's wide range of community engagement activities comprise nine initiatives broadly linked to the themes of supporting tomorrow's leaders and assisting people who have been denied or have limited opportunity:
Libra Internship Program: Libra Group Internships offer unique paid opportunities for undergraduate students to intern with the Libra Group and its global businesses in locations including New York, Miami, London and Athens. Internship roles are available in social responsibility, finance, engineering, people operations, accounting, hotel operations and more.
Envolve Entrepreneurship: Envolve is dedicated to providing opportunities for all entrepreneurs to flourish and succeed. As an organization, Envolve's overall focus centers around cultivating entrepreneurship ecosystems, identifying local and diverse communities to operate regionally-focused entrepreneurship seed-funding awards. Through its website and annual programming, Envolve supports its global network through the pillars of Education, Resources and Awards.
Concordia: The Libra Group is the founding sponsor of Concordia, a non-profit organization that fosters cross-sector collaboration for social impact. Each year, Concordia hosts several global convenings including its Annual Summit, the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan convening alongside the UN General Assembly.
Seleni Institute: A global nonprofit organization that aims to treat, train, support and advocate to improve the emotional health of individuals and their families during the family-building years.
Libra Mentorship Program: A support structure for selected young people - principally first-generation college students, and individuals who face socio-economic challenges (significantly, opportunity and achievement gaps).
Libra Fellowships: Seek to provide hope and opportunity for people and places where it matters most by funding selected further and higher education programs. Its aim is to engage human capital in underserved communites while empowering the leaders of tomorrow to positively impact their communites and their country by sharing their knowledge and expertise.
MBK Alliance: An independent non-profit organization aimed at eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps for boys and young men of color. The alliance unites leaders across the philanthropic, non-profit and private sectors to improve life outcomes for this socioeconomically challenged group. Libra's Chairman and CEO, George Logothetis, is a member of the MBK Alliance Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
The HOME Project: A non-profit organization set up to address the needs of refugee children, who arrive in Greece alone, in response to the global refugee crisis, the largest the world has seen since the Second World War. Greece alone has received over one million people in search of shelter and safety from the beginning of 2015; 8,000 lives have been lost trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Corporate Giving: In addition to operating and supporting our core social responsibility pillars, we are proud to have supported dozens of worthy causes that complement our principal programs. These causes fall into the following categories: mental health, education and economic opportunities, humanitarian assistance and cross-sector partnerships. We are rarely able to fund causes outside these categories.
To find out more about Libra Group's Social Responsibility, visit: www.libra.social