“JetBlue Scholars is proof that unbundling the higher education process works… Many started college years ago but couldn’t afford to finish. There are pilots, reservation agents, flight attendants, mechanics, and administrative staff participating in the program. The average Scholar is 42 and has been out of the classroom for over 20 years. They have tremendous work experience, but no degree.”
EICC Initiative Convenes Multiple Industries and Stakeholders to Transform Labor Market
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced the launch of its Responsible Labor Initiative to help companies address the root causes of forced labor. This initiative will extend the EICC’s existing world-class standards and programs to other industries, thereby accelerating change through collective influence and action.
Hands-On Workshops in Augmented Reality, 3D Design, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship Aim to Empower, Prepare and Inspire Young Girls for the Careers of the Future
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This summer, Verizon Innovative Learning launches its first program addressing the need for more girls, especially those in rural America, to be prepared for the science, technology, engineering and math careers of the future.
The three-week summer learning experience will be piloted at five community colleges in rural areas across Iowa, Virginia and Tennessee in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).
U.S. companies are speaking out on divisive hot button issues
By Tom Idle
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This sentence in Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address of 1981, which poured ire on the notion of ‘big government,’ has stayed with many Americans to this day. In fact, almost 70 percent of people see government intervention (or otherwise) as the greatest threat to the nation, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject, compared with just 26 percent who think it’s big business.
Sealed Air believes in the power of partnerships to drive and scale approaches to “create a better way for life.” For this reason, Sealed Air engages in a broad range of key partnerships with both small and large organizations that can affect meaningful change.
The company’s 2020 sustainability goals include a goal to help people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
Keep America Beautiful, in collaboration with the East Side Partnership, lived up to its call-to-action to #cleanYOURblock by conducting a Great American Cleanup event on June 20 at a number of locations in Stamford, Connecticut, home of its national headquarters.
East Side Partnership, the driving force in promoting the transformation of Stamford's East Side for more than a decade, joined iconic national community improvement nonprofit Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up, greening up and beautifying various locations during the Stamford Great American Cleanup event.
Funds raised via crowdsourcing to be matched by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s
PHOENIX, June 22, 2017/3BL Media/ – A new garden is coming to life in Phoenix! Keep Phoenix Beautiful is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for their new Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, up to $25,000, bringing the potential total amount to invest in sustainable practices here in Central Phoenix and nationwide to $50,000. Donate now through Aug. 31st at http://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.