From Sign Language to Special Olympics, Hilton Team Members are Pursuing Their Dreams with Thrive Sabbaticals

Originally published on Hilton

If you could live out a lifelong dream or give one to a person or community in need, what would you do? For the third consecutive year, Hilton is announcing Thrive Sabbatical: Give a Dream, Live a Dream – an industry-leading program that gives 10 Team Members four weeks of paid sabbatical time and $5,000 to pursue a passion. The month-long sabbatical provides Team Members the opportunity to spend time doing what is most meaningful to them.

“Our Team Members are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to helping them turn their dreams into reality,” said Matt Schuyler, chief human resources officer at Hilton. “Having seen this program at work for the last two years, we can say with certainty that these sabbaticals have a lasting impact on our Team Members and inspire all of us who follow their journeys.”

One Thrive Sabbatical recipient’s experience was truly life changing. Mira Macud, a single mother and Administrative Assistant at Conrad Dubai, returned to her home country to learn American Sign Language at the Philippine School for the Deaf, allowing her to have a conversation with her 15-year old son for the first time. “Before, my son felt very lonely, but now I know more sign language he has become more expressive and it’s easier for us to understand each other,” said Macud.

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