At C.W. Matthews, sharing opportunities and giving a chance to those who need a helping hand is a way of life. Whether it is a contract requirement or not, Matthews actively seeks out disadvantaged business enterprises owned and operated by minorities and women. Through aggressive employee recruitment, Atlanta's First Jobs Source Program, and active solicitation, the Matthews company has sought out and employed socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Diversity in employment and partnership with disadvantaged businesses utilizing mentor-protégé programs serves to strengthen and develop the Matthews' culture of equal opportunity.