KAREN CECIL IS PROOF CUMMINS EMPLOYEES CAN HAVE A "BIG" IMPACT ON THEIR COMMUNITIES.
When Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (U.S.A.) sought to improve its retention rate between mentors and mentees, Cummins’ Director of Global Environmental Sustainability wanted to help.
Starting in 2010, Cecil led two Community Impact Six Sigma projects that resulted in a significant increase in the organization’s retention rate. Her projects called for such steps as expanding mentor training to cover youth development and cultural competency.
The number of “Big-Little” relationships reaching their one-year anniversary increased from 59 percent to 78 percent after the projects’ recommendations were implemented – putting the Central Indiana organization among the top-performing Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the United States.