Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.
by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)
A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.
On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake hit the impoverished, rural community of Sichuan, China. With a surface wave magnitude of 8.0, it is now known as the Great Sichuan Earthquake and was felt in Beijing and Shanghai, over 1000 miles away. More than 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, and many homes, buildings and community structures were destroyed.
Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects.
Bursa, Turkey, Ermetal Technological Education Foundation (ERTEV) and HP launched their joint Maker Bus initiative in Bursa, Turkey, on 29 November 2019. The Maker Bus will introduce STEM training to remote rural and disadvantaged schools for more than a thousand children aged 10-13 with also mobilizing volunteers from HP and beyond.
Long-term partners of UNDP and IICPSD, ERTEV Foundation and HP came together to synergize their complementary strengths in making STEM trainings available to disadvantaged groups.
A mobile learning application paired with online mentoring helps women entrepreneurs become successful business owners
Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.
By LeAnn Simmerman, Teacher of the Gifted, Maury County Public Schools, TN
Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self. When people experience failure, they often report feelings of embarrassment, shame and depression. Teens can perceive failure as a judgment – final, condemning and irreversible.
Science ATL Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support Science ATL’s programs to strengthen youth engagement and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
When Horacio D. Rozanski moved to the United States in 1988 at only 19 years old, he left behind a challenging life under military dictatorship in Argentina. In the U.S. he pursued his degree, secured an internship at Booz Allen, and made a career at the firm before ultimately becoming CEO in January, 2015.
In recognition of his success in overcoming adversity, his leadership, and his commitment to charitable causes, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced he has been named a new member.