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Giving Back that Stands Out: Symantec's Volunteer of the Quarter

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Symantec has a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for. Every quarter we feature employees across the world standing out for their dedication to giving back.

From Royal Inspiration to Royal Recognition

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

Celebrating Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter & Community Leader Nick Coates
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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to address societal and environmental issues. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Nick Coates, Principal ITSM Solutions Engineer, Production Engineering, in our Reading UK office.

Encouraging Science-minded Girls With Project Scientist

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Although women fill nearly half of all jobs in the U.S., they hold less than 25% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. A nonprofit camp in Charlotte is working to close this gender gap with help from local companies like Duke Energy.

Cabins, Campfires and STEM

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The warm summer months bring back fond memories. For some of us, the fondest include leaving our families for weeks at a time to head off to summer camp.

Recently, Will Dickson, iHub University Innovation champion and MIT lead talent scout for General Motors, had the opportunity to do just that at the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) in Bartow, West Virginia.

6 Times Fair Trade Funds Supported Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
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Look at any community around the world that works with Fair Trade, from the smallest village in Uganda, to a coastal fishing town in Mexico, and you'll see that no two have the same exact set of needs. That’s why Fair Trade USA leaves power in the hands of committees of farmers and workers to decide for themselves how the additional funds earned through Fair Trade—called Community Development Funds—will be spent. Regardless of those unique challenges, many see education as the most promising solution.

Bloomberg Interns Give Back for Annual Day of Service

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Bloomberg’s summer interns are immersed not only in the company’s day-to-day business but also in our culture of service and giving back. As part of Bloomberg Philanthropies, we are dedicated to helping our communities around the world and work with a wide range of partners on programs ranging from mentoring students to preserving natural resources and protecting our planet.

This year’s Intern Day of Service at Bloomberg saw more than 400 interns volunteering in a diverse range of projects throughout New York and New Jersey, benefitting 11 of our local non-profit partners.

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 30 New Bee Grants for Schools & Non-Profits with Inaugural Give Bees a Chance Fundraising Campaign

Grants support children's education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in our food system
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AUSTIN, Texas, August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised more than $60,000 to fund 30 new educational bee programs through the first Give Bees a Chance campaign during June’s National Pollinator Month. Grant recipients cover 23 states, providing educational opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition and agriculture for 15,574 students. 

The JetBlue Foundation and Project Scientist Empower the Next Generation of Girls in STEM

Cultivating a passion for science, technology, engineering and math, JetBlue Foundation sponsors Project Scientist’s STEM Expedition Summer Academy
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NEW YORK, August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced the latest collaboration between the JetBlue Foundation and Project Scientist to introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and aviation careers to girls from traditionally under-represented communities.

Developing the STEAM Pipeline

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Eastman leverages corporate and Foundation resources to invest in unique partnerships and initiatives that drive transformational change through the lens of four priority areas — education, empowerment, economic development and environment. With the convergence of innovation, technology, and sound science, we prioritize opportunities that allow us to combine the unique expertise of Eastman team members around the world with strategic partners to bring solutions to significant, real-world problems.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 2, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the Charlotte-based leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, this week announced the Charlotte, N.C. launch of their Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) initiative.

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