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Students from Houston Independent School District Collaborate with Aramark, NRG Stadium to Create Super Bowl Sandwich

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Through a collaboration with Aramark at NRG Stadium, a team of student chefs from Westside High School (Houston Independent School District) -- Dominique Jackson, Michelle Meadows, and Vivian Romero -- worked alongside Senior Executive Chef Mark Cornish’s culinary team to create the Bayou City Bánh Mì 51 – a Bánh Mì-style sandwich with grilled fajita steak, avocado spread and pickled vegetables.

MGM Resorts International Honored for its Support of Women-owned Businesses

MGM Resorts is the only company in Nevada and integrated resort industry to be recognized by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as one of America’s Top Corporations
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Our commitment to providing women-owned businesses with opportunities for economic participation and growth is among the reasons MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises in 2016. 

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Volkswagen Partners with State of Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

VW eLabs will offer state of the art equipment and a guided learning experience, Program administered by Public Education Foundation
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce $200,000 Towards Tornado Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations helping in response to the severe weather that impacted Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Engaging Employees by Advancing the Value of Human Capital with Steph Sharma, Human Value Institute

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steph Sharma (@Maximizealot), Managing Director of the Human Value Institute and Lead the Difference (@Leadthediff). Steph discusses how her long-time passion for and research of employee engagement in the workplace led her to create the Human Value Institute, a thought leadership hub for human capital evaluation.

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation Celebrate Innovative Approaches To Engaging Kids in the Meaning of Good Food

Healthy Kids Innovation Grants fund solutions to improve children’s health and nutrition
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We all know we should eat good food in order to stay health.  But what is good food?

Helping kids discover the answer is the reason Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation have awarded $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program.   

Hungry on Campus: College Students Facing Food Insecurity

By: Jim Jenkins
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Hunger insecurity on campus is often an unmentionable topic. Many assume that, while enrolled in college, students’ needs are entirely met through financial assistance programs such as financial aid. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. With the cost of public and private universities on the rise, some college students are left to suffer silently while the issue of food insecurity remains a subject of little discussion. 

7 Secrets to Boost Your Workplace Giving Program | Part Two

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In part one, we covered 3 secrets to building employee engagement through your workplace giving program. We hope they helped you bump up your employee participation and strengthen your foundation for success. With engagement done properly, your programs will help attract and retain your employees, build your brand and sustain a competitive advantage.

7 Secrets to A Successful Workplace Giving Program | Part One

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Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of enterprise companies — many of which are part of the Fortune 1000 — we're often asked about what works best when it comes to workplace giving programs. Companies want to know how to get the greatest social and business outcomes out of their programs and we want to help. The first and last thing to remember? The goal of your giving programs must be employee engagement. This may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning because many programs aren’t designed with this goal in mind.

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