At A+E Networks®, we believe our contribution lies not only in the excellence of our programming but also in our commitment to the communities we reach. Key areas of outreach include programs that preserve our nation’s history, highlight our veterans, provide mentorship opportunities for young people, support women and girls and celebrate our diverse cultures. Our partnerships and initiatives give back to our communities, nationally and globally. Partners include veterans organizations, nonprofits supporting diverse communities, organizations that support women and girls and more. We believe in helping to make the world a better and more vibrant place. We hope you’ll join us in these endeavors.
Resources for Change
A+E Networks stands united with the African American community, and all communities of color, as we work toward a world free of brutality, racism and injustice.
Mission to Honor: Highlighting and Supporting Veterans
The ongoing commitment by A+E Networks® and HISTORY® to honor veterans includes our Take a Veteran to School Day initiative and partnerships with Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues, Headstrong, America’s VetDogs and more.
Inspired by the journeys of the cast of Born This Way™, A&E® proudly partners with RespectAbility and Best Buddies International to help promote increased awareness for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Broader Focus™ is the Lifetime® global initiative focused on developing female writers, producers and directors for A+E Network® channels worldwide.
Creative Spirit is the first global job placement service dedicated to providing the opportunity for employers to be matched with talented, loyal, enthusiastic and qualified individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Creative Spirit they believe being different is how you truly succeed today.
The stories we tell at A+E Networks® depict the rich diversity of our world and reflect our core values of inclusion. We further support those values through mentorship programs, nonprofit partnerships and volunteer activities.
A+E Networks®: Educational Outreach
A+E Networks® serves as a resource for supporting teachers and students. These resources include The Idea Book for Educators™ magazine, classroom discussion guides and partnerships with many organizations including PENCIL and National History Day.
Lifetime® provides mentorship through pairing events with our executives and aspiring high school seniors. In addition, the network provides on-air and online resources to further encourage the next generation of young women.
Make History, Save History
HISTORY® helps keep the past relevant through alliances with nonprofit organizations and historic sites. The campaign includes the Kid Pickers Pick and Tell National Student Contest, which preserves the stories of veterans.
A+E Networks® encourages civic participation with diverse organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the Food Bank for New York City, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and our own in-house Green Team.
A&E®: Shining a Light and Fund for Progress on Race in America
Conceived by A&E® and powered by The United Way Worldwide, Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America and its eponymous fund award grants to organizations making progress on issues of racism and bias.
A+E Networks® produces and donates short videos to museums and historic sites around the world, bringing history to life through storytelling. Our videos are featured in more than 70 venues, including the Smithsonian, Ellis Island, Tower of London and more.
As the nation confronts the COVID-19 crisis, A+E Networks® wants viewers to know that #WeAreHereWithYou. Find more information and resources about the crisis, raise awareness about organizations helping communities and continue providing entertaining programming that families know and love.