In 2017, we established the RGi Power Pack Program (P3) in partnership with Food For Others. The P3 program delivers weekend food packs to young students in the community who are at risk of hunger between school meals.
To date, RGi has purchased, packed and delivered over 3,009 P3 packs representing more than 8,800 pounds of food – that’s the weight of an adult African Elephant!
Since 2018, RGi has offered an annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship through the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to an undergraduate student with financial need who has an interest in both the engineering and geospatial disciplines.
We’re so proud of our RGi Scholarship recipients!
Since 2019, RGi has been a supporter of T-REX, an early-stage advanced IT startup incubator in St. Louis, MO, as well as a founding sponsor of its Geospatial Innovation Center. With the goal of increasing the vitality of the regional economy and employing highly skilled workers that will contribute to the economic development of St. Louis, RGi offers incubator companies mentorship opportunities in the areas of Corporate Leadership, Operations, Finance & Accounting, and Marketing & Communications.
RGi is also a member of the T-REX Geospatial Advisory Committee, which helps direct the center’s activities, mission, goals, and objectives.
RGi sponsored of four senior Virginia Tech Computer Science students for their Capstone project. The semester-long project provided credit for their Multimedia, Hypertext and Information Access class, and involved using Machine Learning to develop a Python tool that analyzed satellite imagery to identify parking lots.
RGi volunteered for several winter seasons with the FACETS Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program. In addition to supporting efforts to provide shelter for those in need during winter months, RGi saw a unique opportunity to add an educational element to the program, whereby RGi volunteers offered shelter guests instruction in basic computer skills and resume development to assist in the search for a new job.
RGi purchased 5 new laptops dedicated to supporting this effort and developed a standard curriculum that RGi volunteers taught to shelter guests.
In 2018, the RGi Riders bicycle team completed an epic 317 mile ride from London to Paris in support of the Target Ovarian Cancer charity. The team collectively raised/donated over $12,500 that will help fund research programs and improvements toward early diagnosis.
Over the course of their 4-day ride, the RGi team made their way through the English countryside and rural France before reaching the finish line at the Eiffel Tower. There were bumps, bruises, laughs and tears throughout, but the team finished with pride in honor of founding RGi board member Carrie Gillotte.