Education CSR News

ON Semiconductor Integrates Philanthropy Into Their Corporate Culture

by Jackie Terry, CSR Program Manager
Blog

This month, our blog stories will focus on our commitment to corporate social responsibility and how we give back to local communities we serve by awarding quarterly grants to non-profits and schools as well as doubling the impact of employee donations by matching contributions. We also encourage employees to volunteer at organizations of their liking on company time and also regularly organize volunteer activities for them.

Nine Early Childhood Education Organizations Share $446,000 From PNC Foundation

Press Release

ST. LOUIS, September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Literacy programs, community gardens and cutting-edge research are among the programming being funded by the PNC Foundation in celebration of its 15th anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great® in St. Louis. 

Nation’s Illiteracy Woes Won’t Be Solved by Government Alone

By Maggie Kohn
Article

This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. Most kids are already back in school. And once again, teachers are battling the effects of the dreaded summer slide—a term used to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.

FCA Foundation Sponsors Free General Admission to the Michigan Science Center in Celebration of Smithsonian Museum Day

Sept. 21 event represents commitment to access, equality and inclusion
Press Release

DETROIT, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The FCA Foundation, the charitable foundation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will sponsor free general admission to the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) Saturday, September 21 in recognition of Smithsonian Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless

Scaling Up: Pinar Dairy Expands Its Farmer Training Model in Turkey to Increase SDG Impact

BCtA member company renews its commitment with an ambitious goal to reach an additional 1350 farmers across Turkey, improving lives through increased quality and productivity.
Press Release

ISTANBUL, September 10, /3BL Media/ – Spurred on by the success of its previous commitments under Business Call to Action (BCtA), Turkish food and dairy company Pinar Dairy has renewed its BCtA commitment, pledging to train and support an additional 1350 rural, small-scale dairy farmers across Turkey by June 2020. Female farmers will receive specialized women-focused training, while others will be trained on animal health and feeding and financial literacy.

General Motors, University of Michigan Show Automated Safety Features Preventing Crashes

Safety and driver assistance features are helping GM move closer to its vision of a world with zero crashes
Press Release

DETROIT, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As General Motors moves toward its vision of a world with zero crashes, the company partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

Crayola Thanks Thousands of Beloved Teachers Across America

Article

In 1903, Crayola co-founders Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created the first box of crayons. Alice Binney, Binney’s wife and a former schoolteacher, named the new crayons “Crayola.” 

In 2018, Crayola chose to celebrate its 115th birthday by paying homage to its legacy and thanking teachers for all they do. As a result, its Thank A Teacher initiative collected more than 300,000 thank-yous for teachers.

Supporting 500 Students and Closing the Mentoring Gap

Article

One in three young people grows up without a mentor outside their family. Dr. Derald Davis, assistant superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), refers to this as the mentoring gap in America. 

Hallmark aimed to impact that gap in urban education in 2018 by launching Lunch Buddies to connect students to a support system. Nearly 30 Hallmark employees of varying backgrounds acted as mentors during the lunch hour to provide guidance, encouragement and friendship to elementary school students. 

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Third Annual “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest” to Encourage K-6 Grade Students to Become Financially Empowered Adults

Annual Jackson Charitable Foundation Pledge Contest to Award $10,000 to a Winning School, Plus $1,000 to a Local Charity of Students’ Choice
Press Release

Silver Spring, Md., Friday, September 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced the third annual Cha-Ching Money

Blog | How to Foster Literacy With Kids in the Garden

Sarah Pounders, Education Specialist, KidsGardening
Blog

Need a little inspiration for working with young children in your garden? Tying gardens to treasured books is an excellent way to engage young children in gardening activities and help fuel their love of reading by connecting books to hands-on activities. 

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