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Introducing The Ambition Project by American Express

An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.

Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.

How a School in Italy and a FieldFox are Making Avalanche Prediction Easier

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Several of Keysight’s U.S. offices are located in Colorado — known for its dramatic mountain landscapes and, of course, its ski resorts. 

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding entails doing those exact sports but outside of resort boundaries. Some people refer to this terrain as “off-piste”. In the backcountry, you will find untouched powder, no crowds, and peacefulness. Sounds wonderful, right? Well, it is! But it can be gravely costly. As costly as losing your life.

Comerica Bank, KPMG's Family for Literacy Donates 4,000 New Books to Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy

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Comerica Bank and its community partner KPMG’s Family for Literacy Dallas donated 4,000 new books to Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy library on Thursday, Jan. 30.  Former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young also participated in the literacy event, helping Comerica and KPMG volunteers sort genres in the library and hand out fiction books to more than 400 eighth graders to take home for their personal collection. 

EcoRise Teams Up with MetLife Foundation to Bring Eco-Literacy Program to New Jersey Classrooms

Students will become sustainability change-makers through curricula, educator training, and a Student Innovation Fund.
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NEW JERSEY, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — EcoRise, the school-based nonprofit organization inspiring a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all, and MetLife Foundation have joined forces to deliver a new education program to 20 New Jersey educators at no cost to teachers, schools, or school districts. The Sustainable Intelligence Program includes leading-edge sustainability curricula, professional development for educators, and access to classroom micro-grants for student-driven sustainability projects.

Adobe Partners With Teach for America to Bring Creativity to Classrooms

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February 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ At Adobe we believe that everyone is creative. Creativity is not exclusive or a special gift endowed only upon a lucky few. It belongs to everyone; it’s everywhere, and ultimately, creativity is what connects us all. It doesn’t just open doors. It opens worlds. It transcends borders and lowers barriers, crosses divides and dimensions.

With the explosion of devices, apps, and new media platforms, there never has been more creativity brought to the world than today, and we are in the golden age of creativity.

Reduce Barriers to College Entry With Scholarship Support for Your Students

By Michael C. Knowlton, Professional Learning Specialist, Santa Rosa Schools
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Scholarships are a valuable resource that can help ease the path to higher education. The scholarship application process is critical, but may be unfamiliar to students and their families.  

As teachers, students rely on us to be a reliable support system when preparing for college, making it imperative that we help students understand how to leverage scholarships. Programs such as TGR EDU: Explore, developed by TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity, in partnership with Discovery Education, provide no-cost resources to help students prepare for college. 

Cisco Networking Academy Creates a Much-Needed Skills-to-Job Pathway for Diverse Midwest Students

This post was written by Rebecca Chisolm, she’s Senior Leader for Networking Academy North America at Cisco.
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Characterized as a ‘job machine,’ the US economy has had several years of prosperity and solid job growth. But this doesn’t mean that it’s prosperous for all Americans and all job sectors. For many Americans, particularly those in the midwestern United States, the struggle for a living wage in our digital economy has continued long after the great recession ended.

APIA Scholars Rings in Lunar New Year With $1.2 Million Donation From Wells Fargo

14-year partnership has helped more than 2,100 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders attend college
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2020 /3BL Media/– Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the higher education needs of the APIA community, is ringing in the Lunar New Year with a $1.2 million grant from Wells Fargo.  APIA Scholars and Wells Fargo will be holding a media event and check presentation on Thursday, February 6 at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco to kick off Lunar New Year festivities, culminating in the largest celebratio

Impact Makers: Xcel Energy Foundation

Creating Process Efficiencies to Fuel Greater Impact for Local Communities
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The Xcel Energy Foundation oversees all charitable activities and sponsors the volunteer programs of Xcel Energy and its subsidiaries. Xcel Energy is a utility holding company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving more than 3.3 million electric customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. 

PNC Helps Children and Communities Grow Up Great

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Sally McCrady, Chair and President of the PNC Foundation, joined the Purpose 360 Podcast to explore how PNC’s Grow Up Great has made a measurable difference in the communities in which we operate.

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Sally McCrady, Chair and President of the PNC Foundation, joined the Purpose 360 Podcast to explore how PNC’s Grow Up Great has made a measurable difference in the communities in which we operate.

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