Corporate Social Responsibility
At Y&L, we believe in giving back to the communities that we live and operate in. Those communities have been good to us and we feel it is our duty to give back to them. Our experiences have taught us that technology is an avenue to solving many problems, uplift sections of the community that need a path out and a catalyst to break the cycles of poverty. Balancing our business needs with our social responsibilities enables us to keep a long term perspective. We understand that “a rising tide lifts all boats” and the overall development of the community is in everyone’s best interest, long-term profitability and value creation.
Y&L Supports Its Military
In addition to San Antonio being proudly referred to as a “Military City”, Y&L Consulting appreciates every member of the military and their families for the sacrifices you are willing to make on behalf of all of us and our nation. If, while you were in the military, you gained skills in the Information Technology realm, we would like to hear from you.
Y&L is a Proud Military Sponsor
Our Current Initiatives
Y&L Platinum Sponsor of NuHope Golf Classic
Since the event’s inception, Y&L has been a proud VIP-level sponsor of the NuHope Golf Tournament benefiting Haven for Hope. Over the past 11 years this tournament has raised over $38 million to help Haven for Hope in its fight against homelessness. These funds have helped over 12,000 individuals transition from being homeless to living in permanent or supportive housing.
Educating the Educators
Over the years we have seen a growing gap between education and the technology needs of our clients. We created a program bringing together educators, with executives of local large public companies that are consumers of IT talent, in an effort to promote careers in IT. Our goal is exposing, helping and guiding school districts, especially in underprivileged districts, to incorporate a technology track in their curriculums and student advising.
Y&L incubated a non-profit 501(c)(3) called SA-Tecosystem after we saw the need for collaboration in the splintered tech community in San Antonio. We pulled together a diverse group of local private and public sector CIO’s, public officials, military personnel and educators to develop a cohesive technology strategy for the city.
We realized that initiatives are better heard and implemented when members of the local government are on board. One of the founders of Y&L Consulting, Inc. ran for state office on an education platform. His motto is “Using Technology to Break Cycles of Poverty”. Mr. Lujan served as a Texas State Representative in Congress. John actively spreads an understanding of the benefits of technology and tech jobs to communities that have so far not been exposed to it.
IT Career Training
Y&L initiated and was a key sponsor and driver for the effort to perform a San Antonio IT Economic Impact Study. This study covers IT in technology companies, non-technology companies that are consumers of IT talent and technology in the local military establishment. The report was published as a joint venture of SA Tecosystem and the Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) with support from corporate partners including USAA and H-E-B.
Y&L is a key sponsor of the initiative to create a San Antonio Technology Museum. This is a first of its kind in San Antonio showcasing the rich innovation history of SA in the technology space while also highlighting how those innovations have helped the US Armed Forces.
In addition to donating to large charities, Y&L also donates funds, equipment and resources to charitable organizations that are important to individual employees of our company. Some of the more well know charities we donate to include: St. PJ’s Children’s Home, The Shriner’s Children’s Home, NuHope (Haven for Hope Platinum sponsor), The United Way, and Habitat for Humanity.