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Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and DC Web Fest Kick Off First-Ever Excellence in Social Impact Category to Inspire Youth to Fight Against Hate and Discrimination

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Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and the DC Web Fest have collaborated, for the first time ever, to uplift USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony Stronger Than Hate Challenge. During, D.C. Web Fest’s 7th Annual Festival hosted this April, film makers engaged in a meaningful dialogue about leveraging the power of testimony and film to fight against discrimination, hate and injustice.

Meet 3 Inspiring Teens Feeding A Better Future

By Laura Knutson
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Vote now, polls are officially open!

At least for three teens who are looking to scale big ideas into big impact.

Duke Energy Awards $3.2 Million to Innovative Education Programs As Part of Its Powerful Communities Grant Program

131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.

“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”

Morgan Stanley Expands Partnership With KaBOOM! Through a New Grant, Creating Additional Innovative Play Spaces for Children in 21 Cities

Partnership with Over 800 Empoloyee Volunteers Continues to Provide Thousands of Children with Safe Play Spaces, Strengthening Their Healthy Start to Life
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/– Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new grant to KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. The two-year Morgan Stanley Foundation grant is a continuation of Morgan Stanley’s long-standing partnership with KaBOOM!, which has already led to the creation of 20 playgrounds, serving more than 9,500 kids around the country.

Lockheed Martin’s Annual “Code Quest” Encourages Students to Explore Careers in Coding, Software, STEM

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BETHESDA, Md.,  April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – More than 2,000 high-school students visited Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facilities across the globe on Saturday to compete in the company’s Code Quest computer programming competition.

Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel: High School Student from St. Petersburg, Fla. Wins National PSA Video Challenge

Winner Selected in 2019 Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for Nationwide PSA Competition
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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ — To encourage positive driving habits for young drivers, Shorecrest Preparatory School junior, Caleb Kravitz developed a creative PSA to inspire his peers to practice safe driving skills.

Podcast: Combining Technology & Creativity…for Social Good

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Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

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Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

Here’s What Lockheed Martin Is Doing to Bring in More Young Engineers

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Lessly Ariza’s teachers knew she was bright when she arrived at Western Hills High School as a freshman, but they say she really found her engineering groove during her senior year, while working as an intern for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth.

Continue reading in Forth Worth Star-Telegram

Smithfield Foods Makes Sizable Donation to Support STEAM Education in Rural Communities

Company’s contribution will create FUSE Studios at 20 schools across Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Dakota
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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $350,000 donation to FUSE Studios, a high-quality and results-driven educational program piloted through Northwestern University that aims to transform science, technology

Rebuilding Communities and Restoring Hope: Sparking Opportunities for Learning in Puerto Rico

By Laurie Horenstein
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In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, with winds of 155 miles per hour and as much as 30 inches of rain in a single day in some locations. Much of the island’s infrastructure was completely destroyed – including their electricity grid and their communications infrastructure. Three months later, five Intel employees traveled to the Mayagüez region of the island to assess hurricane damage at the local schools.

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