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Help Classrooms Across the U.S. Win Up to $5,000 to Tell Their Story

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We at AT&T are continually inspired by the next generation of digital storytellers – the teachers and students who are using the power of technology to create engaging, innovative and compelling classroom projects.

Over the last 6 weeks, we’ve watched as teachers and students from across the country – 46 states to be exact – submitted their projects to the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge Presented by DonorsChoose.org.

New Taskforce Tackles Food Insecurity Within West Virginia’s Senior Community

AARP Foundation, Alderson Broaddus University, The Campus Kitchens Project and Sodexo Launch Rural Hunger Initiative to Begin This Fall
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PHILIPPI, West Va., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Hunger affects all 55 counties and more than 275,000 residents in West Virginia, including seniors. Four organizations — Alderson Broaddus University (ABU), Sodexo, The Campus Kitchens Project, and AARP Foundation — formed a taskforce to address food insecurity within West Virginia’s senior community, and today announced plans to launch a new initiative this fall to fight hunger with opportunities for student involvement. The program is made possible through a grant awarded by AARP Foundation to Alderson Broaddus University.

Saving the Planet, One Dining Hall at a Time

Sodexo demonstrates the most innovative sustainable dining practices on college campuses
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GAITHERSBURG, M.d., April 13, 2018 – In honor of Earth Day, Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, recognizes college campuses demonstrating innovative, sustainable dining practices. From hydroponic greenhouses to reusable container systems, here’s three Sodexo-operated campus dining programs reducing their carbon footprints through sustainable kitchens.

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

VIDEO | Growing Colorado Kids Farm Eliminates Hunger for Refugee Youth

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Garden Stories Video Series
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Over the past eight years, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has helped create 1,000 community gardens across America. We’ve seen firsthand how gardens transform communities, but even more so, people’s lives. Here’s the story of one of those gardens, the Growing Colorado Kids Farm in Denver, Colorado.

The Garden Stories series shines a light on community gardens across America and the amazing people who help build them. At The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, we believe that every garden has a story. What’s yours?

VIDEO | Cambridge Community Garden Connects Post-Millennial Children to the Earth

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Garden Stories Video Series
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Over the past eight years, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has helped create 1,000 community gardens across America. We’ve seen firsthand how gardens transform communities, but even more so, people’s lives. Here’s the story of one of those gardens, the Cambridge Community Garden in Cambridge, New York.

View our full video series and learn more about community gardens that are transforming lives here.

Novartis Renews Commitment to Malaria Elimination, Investing USD 100 Million to Research and Develop Next-generation Antimalarials

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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools
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  • Company to invest more than USD 100 million to advance research and development of new antimalarials over the next five years
  • Commitment includes expanding access to pediatric antimalarials and implementing capacity-building programs to contribute to the WHO’s target of reducing malaria-related child mortality by at least 90% by 2030
  • New opinion research in Africa shows 2030 malaria elimination targets are at risk; leaders urge investment in innovative malaria prevention and treatment tools

With "Make the Connection," Girl Scouts Learn How They Can Change the World

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In the fall of 2005, a small group of Booz Allen employees partnered with the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital to create the Make the Connection (MTC) program, with a mission to mentor and empower girls in the District of Columbia area. Back then, the program’s founders couldn’t have predicted its enormous success.

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 600 New Edible Education Gardens

Recipients include schools and non-profit organizations working to create a deeper connection between kids and food
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced 602 new school and school-garden-support-organization grant recipients. The recipients cover 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 356,798 students.

Consumers Energy Helps Nurture STEM Careers through Sponsorship in FIRST® Robotics State Competition

Company participation helps promote next generation of Michigan innovators
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SAGINAW, Mich., April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – A competition of student-built and remote-control operated robots is helping spur interest in and pursuit of future high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers at the FIRST® in Michigan robotics state championships, sponsored by Consumers Energy.

Do You Know the Basics of Financial Literacy?

April is National Financial Literacy Month, making it the perfect time to check your financial knowledge. Finding out what you know (and don’t know) can help you take the first step toward mastering your money.
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As much as you may hate to admit it, money makes the world go ‘round, and understanding how your money works (or doesn’t work) for you determines whether you’ll be along for the ride or left in the dust.

Knowing the basics – your income, expenses, debts and savings – is the first step toward taking control of your money and improving your financial well-being. In fact, if you’re like most people, learning basic money management skills today can help you take more control of your financial future.

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