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Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
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After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

Baseball Player Nick Rickles Launches Blog to Share His Journey With the Fans

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Nick Rickles is 27, a native of West Palm Beach, Fla, and he's been playing the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.  He's a catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and he's launching a blog, My Life & Baseball, to share his journey with the fans.  Below, Nick tells us why he's launching the blog in the latest MLBPlayers.com Player Perspectives feature.

My Life & Baseball blog will provide insider's view of life as a professional baseball player
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Nick Rickles is 27, a native of West Palm Beach, Fla, and he's been playing the game of baseball for as long as he can remember.  He's a catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, and he's launching a blog, My Life & Baseball, to share his journey with the fans.  Below, Nick tells us why he's launching the blog in the latest MLBPlayers.com Player Perspectives feature.

The Bigger Picture: Is the Issue the Quality of STEM Education, or the Lack of Access to It?

To close the digital divide and provide equal access to quality education, we each must do our part
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By Rose Kirk
 
Earlier this week, I received an email from a colleague with a subject line that startled me, but piqued my curiosity, “Survey: Americans unimpressed with STEM education in public schools.”
 
It was the headline of a Politico article unveiling a survey conducted by Pew Research Center. I clicked on the link, and the first sentence alone triggered both disappointment and an urgent desire to do more. It stated that nearly three-quarters of Americans rate STEM education in America as either “average” or “below average.”

Are You Ready for an Accelerator?

By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
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Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact on others.

Discovery Education and 3M Recruit America’s Next Top Young Scientist in Annual Middle School Competition

11th annual ‘Young Scientist Challenge’ opens for submissions from America’s young scientists.
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - 3M (@3M), a leader in Materials Science, and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd), the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms across the country, today announced the opening of the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for middle school students.

The Possibility Report: Transforming The Classroom Experience

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The fourth theme in The Possibility Report series, LEARN examines how technology stands to transform the classrooms of the future, whether they’re in a traditional school, the prison system, or beyond.

When School Becomes A Game

A Secure Modern Education Where It's Desperately Needed

Calling Teen Filmmakers: Toyota and Discovery Launch Safe Driving PSA Challenge

2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Open for Entries: Winner to Receive $15,000 Grant and Opportunity to Work with Discovery Communications’ Network to Produce TV-Ready
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Now in its sixth year, Toyota and Discovery Education have kicked off the 2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, inviting 9-12 grade students to submit an original 30-60 second Public Service Announcement for teens about safe driving habits.

JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’ With an Event Focused on Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

The Solvable Problem Challenge: Submit Your Idea by February 28

Submit a Solvable Problem to be considered for PYXERA Global's 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live
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WASHINGTON, January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Do you know of a solvable problem within the United Nations' Global Goals that could be solved with the right resources, network, and collaboration?

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