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Tacos with a Side of Purpose – Taco Bell® Unveils New 2019 U.S. Commitments

The brand's first vegetarian menu, increased Live Más Scholarship funding and improved packaging recyclability are just a few ways Taco Bell is delivering on purpose
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IRVINE, Calif., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This New Year, millions of Americans have once again committed to a fresh batch of resolutions, though it is statistically proven that most will not stick for more than a couple of weeks. While that fall-off is currently beginning for many, Taco Bell is announcing its set of New Year’s “commitments” that the brand will follow through on in 2019, and beyond.

TCS’ ‘Ignite Innovation Student Challenge’ Enters Final Week

New Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Competition from the Computational Thinking Curriculum “Ignite My Future in School” Sparks Youth Innovation, Digital Exploration and Sustainable Solutions to Improve Our World
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Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms announce the final week of the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge. With entries accepted through Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the competition gives young innovators an amazing chance to win $10,000 and receive virtual mentorship from a team of TCS technology experts to bring their winning idea to life.

Impact at Work: Attracting Talent to Support Financial Education for California Youth

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In the spirit of service this MLK Day, we had the exciting opportunity to interview Amiko Foster of Youth Finance Institute of America (YFIA), a California-based nonprofit that provides personal finance education programs designed to teach finance life skills to youth in disadvantaged areas. 

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

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It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

HP Commits to Empowering Another 100,000 Learners in Africa Over the Next Three Years

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HP has long recognized that access to education is crucial to powering the creativity and innovation that our industry thrives on. From a business perspective, access to education increases diversity, drives new business, and attracts and retains the best employees. But much more than that, education is a fundamental human right.

America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
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The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

Developing Syria's New Humanitarians

Empowering Local Responders with Localized Online Training Support
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“The worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II.”  That’s how the United Nations human rights chief has described the ongoing conflict in Syria. The response from international NGOs has been swift, providing food, healthcare, and temporary shelter to the millions of Syrians affected by the conflict, but the challenges these aid organizations face getting humanitarian assistance to those in need have grown more extreme.

Truck of Books Event Gives 40,000 Books to Local Teachers

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Domtar joined forces with First Book and Classroom Central for the third annual Truck of Books event. The two-day literacy promotion offered 40,000 free books for teachers to share with students in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nearby York County, South Carolina.

How Mohawk’s Smartflowers Make a Social Impact

By Morgan Bulman
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[Eden, N.C.] Between the elementary and high schools of Rockingham County is Mohawk Group’s latest smartflower installation. Throughout the day, students can watch the 194 square-foot ground-mounted structure's solar paneled petals open and turn in the direction of the sun. 

Wells Fargo, Scholarship America Invite Veterans to Apply for Scholarships, Emergency Grants

Company committed $2 million over four years for veteran scholarship and emergency grant programs
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SAN FRANCISCO, January 7, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Scholarship America announced they are accepting applications for the 2019 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Programs. In 2016, Wells Fargo committed $2 million over a four-year period to fund the programs and assist veterans and spouses of veterans with disabilities succeed in getting the education they need for careers they choose.

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