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Help Our Returning Veterans as a Mentor
Announcing a new partnership between Alcoa and American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans transition to the private sector through one-on-one mentoring relationships with business leaders.
Every day, our brave men and women in the armed forces are overseas at great personal sacrifice. They are taught discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and attention to detail, all skills that are valuable to corporations. When they come back, they represent a talented pool of workers we can engage to make our economy stronger. What these young veterans need is a good mentor to help them transfer their skills and guide them during their transition to meaningful careers.
The ACP mentoring program is open to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Services who have served on active duty since 2001, as well as to spouses of severely wounded or deceased veterans.
Alcoa’s commitment is to provide 50 mentors representing Alcoa’s talented leaders from our offices to our plant floors. In addition, we are reaching out to you, our retirees, to serve as mentors, to draw from your vast experience.
Support those who have so valiantly and selflessly served us. Please click here. Use the code: ALCACP to apply to be a mentor.
Key Aspects of the ACP Mentoring Program:
- Mentors and protégés are matched one-on-one by city and according to mentoring preferences.
- ACP encourages mentors and protégés to spend four hours together monthly engaging in the activities of their choice.
- The mentoring commitment is for one year, with both parties encouraged to maintain the relationship for a considerably greater period of time.
- Once matched, ACP staff will be in contact regularly to track the progress of the relationship.
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Alcoa Heart Health Campaign
Find out with this easy-to-use tool. You'll need this access code for the tool: passq4Ralcoa. You'll also need to know your blood pressure, blood sugar, height, weight, cholesterol and triglyceride numbers to get the most accurate answer. How do I get my numbers?
This tool is generously provided by the Assmann Foundation for Prevention in support of Alcoa’s Heart Health Campaign. Please do not share this tool with anyone who is not an Alcoa retiree or spouse.
Reducing Your Risk
A healthy lifestyle can lower the risk for heart disease and may prevent current heart disease from worsening.
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) defines a healthy lifestyle as:
- Following a healthy diet
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Doing physical activity regularly
- Quitting smoking
- Managing stress
Read the NHLBI's recommendations.
From the National Institutes of Health
Heart disease risk factors
High blood pressure
Women and Heart Disease
From the World Heart Federation
Heart disease facts
Global heart disease statistics