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Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing
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Silver Spring, Md., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic, Inc., and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are hosting a

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 3 - Emily McCann, Citizen Schools

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We are thrilled to welcome Emily McCann, CEO of Citizen Schools to Pro Bono Perspectives. For those of you in the nonprofit sector, you likely know Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit that works primarily in low-income communities that need additional support and resources.

GRO1000 Program Impact: Bringing Hope to 1,000 Communities

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Since 2011, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation has supported 1,000 community gardens in every state across the country. From edible gardens solving for food insecurity to green schoolyards providing natural places for children to learn and grow, GRO1000 is bringing the powerful benefits of gardens to the communities that need them the most. 

GARDP and Novartis Announce Partnership to Reduce Child Deaths From Drug-resistant Infections

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  • Agreement focuses on further enhancing generic antibiotics and increasing access for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • Development will target heat-stable, pediatric formulations such as dispersible tablets against bacterial infections – a leading cause of death in under-fives
  • Partnership will leverage knowledge and share expertise between Sandoz, the Novartis generics division, and GARDP
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  • Agreement focuses on further enhancing generic antibiotics and increasing access for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • Development will target heat-stable, pediatric formulations such as dispersible tablets against bacterial infections – a leading cause of death in under-fives
  • Partnership will leverage knowledge and share expertise between Sandoz, the Novartis generics division, and GARDP

Fox Teams up With Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts for #EmpireStarGivesBack Social Campaign

$2 Donated For Each Tweet Using Campaign Hashtag Up to $50,000
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EMPIRE Season Premiere Features Original Portrait of “Cookie” and “Lucious”

By Renowned Artist Derrick Adams 

 

“EMPIRE X Derrick Adams” Merchandise Collection Launches Online

at FOXSHOP (shop.fox.com) with all FOX Profits Benefiting Turnaround Arts

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EMPIRE Season Premiere Features Original Portrait of “Cookie” and “Lucious”

By Renowned Artist Derrick Adams 

 

“EMPIRE X Derrick Adams” Merchandise Collection Launches Online

at FOXSHOP (shop.fox.com) with all FOX Profits Benefiting Turnaround Arts

Sustainable Development in the Classroom: How Changing the World and STEM Connect

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By Elizabeth Lipscomb, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Discovery Education

Since the dawn of formal education, students have been looking up from their work and asking, “Why do I need to know this?”

Scotiabank Vision Achievers Programme Fuels Growth of SME Sector

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For the eighth consecutive year the Scotiabank Vision Achievers programme has taken another 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a life-altering experience.

Considered a gift to the budding business society of Jamaica, the programme has helped, through intricate training, to develop more than 200 businesses since its inception in 2011. 

According to 2018 Scotiabank Vision Achiever, attorney-at-law Stokley Marshall, the programme truly delivers on building business acumen.

A Biotech Coming of Age: One Student's Journey

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As a young child, James Bowden loved science – he enjoyed the Magic School Bus and visiting the California Science Center. But he always viewed science as something other people did. It was not until middle school that he would come to see his potential path as a scientist. In 7th grade, he traded Ms. Frizzle and her magic bus for Ms. Steinhauer and her Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) labs at Portola Highly Gifted Middle School.

FCA Community: Detroit Youth Taught Lawn Care and Life-Long Lessons

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Eric Miller’s job brought him to Detroit in 2012, but he brought more to the city than just his family.

Launched in 2013, The Lawn Academy provides Detroit-area boys and girls, ages 11-19, a six-week college immersion program in partnership with Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD).

Novartis Announces Five Grant Recipients of Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (Xova) for Nonprofit Sustainable Eye Health Initiatives

Summary: 
  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions
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  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions

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