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Challenging Racial Inequity on Campus

Symantec supports Net Impact’s Racial Equity Fellowship and the passionate students who want to change the world
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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

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Net Impact inspires and equips next-generation leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. With 400+ chapters in nearly 40 countries, Net Impact is a leadership accelerator for future changemakers. Symantec’s longstanding relationship with Net Impact began with a general grant to support the organization’s annual social change conference. Our partnership morphed over time to focus on racial equity as Symantec is committed to creating a more equitable future for all. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment helps us understand our customers better, enables us to respond to new trends more rapidly, and stimulates innovation. Investing in diversity is a business imperative and our support of Net Impact has helped establish undergraduate chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and helped create the Racial Equity Fellowship.

The below content was originally published on the Net Impact Blog

 

Arrow Electronics Employees Score Funds for Financial Education Through Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

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DENVER, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – More than 100 Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Centennial, Colo. headquarters participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the nonprofit’s outreach to Colorado youth. The employees raised enough funds to sponsor educational programming for 250 students. 

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. will reach over 100,000 students this year, teaching them invaluable life lessons in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship at no cost thanks to corporate partners like Arrow.

Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas Volunteers Build Outdoor Learning Lab

During Duke Energy In Action Month, employees across the company volunteer on dozens of projects
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More than 100 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas volunteers spent the day at Governors’ Village STEM Academy in north Charlotte on May 10 to build an outdoor learning lab.

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

CNH Industrial Inaugurates New TechPro2 Youth Training Program in Ethiopia

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This latest installment of the program, and the third in Ethiopia, is based out of Mekelle at the Don Bosco Poly Technic College, which operates under the Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET). IVECO will provide the institution and its professors with the practical equipment, tools and training to offer a certified course that will qualify young trainees for a future career in the automotive sector. 

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This latest installment of the program, and the third in Ethiopia, is based out of Mekelle at the Don Bosco Poly Technic College, which operates under the Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET). IVECO will provide the institution and its professors with the practical equipment, tools and training to offer a certified course that will qualify young trainees for a future career in the automotive sector. 

Transporting Today's Tech for Tomorrow's Leaders

FedEx supports next generation of STEM leaders
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As the pressure increases for technological advancements, companies are competing to produce the next big innovation that helps society work smarter, not harder. The demand for talent from the STEM sector is growing and necessary to help vital career fields for things such as medical and engineering advancements.

Breaking Barriers in STEM with National Grid

by Kate Sease Grants Manager
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Girls Inc. of Worcester is one of six Girls Inc. affiliates that participates in Girls Inc. and National Grid’s innovative STEM partnership. Since 2011, National Grid has generously provided funding to support impactful STEM programming and experiences to thousands of girls in the Northeast.

To hear more about the direct impact National Grid’s support has on Girls Inc. girls, we spoke to Brenda Nikas-Hayes, the Director of Eureka! STEM & Leadership program at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Brenda shared how her team is preparing girls to pursue STEM education and careers!

Computational Thinking Helps Students Learn Language Basics in D.C. Public Schools

By Sarah Elwell, Librarian at McKinley Technology High School (@McKinleyTechLib)
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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

Keep America Beautiful 2019–2020 National Youth Advisory Council Application Still Open!

High Schools Students Invited to Apply through July 8, 2019
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Applications are still being accepted for the Keep America Beautiful®National Youth Advisory Council through July 8, 2019.

Vodafone Group Plc Sustainable Business Report 2019

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainable Business Report 2019
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June 6, 2019 - Vodafone’s sustainable business strategy is embedded within and helps to drive its purpose – to connect for a better future – and is accompanied by a commitment to act responsibly and with integrity wherever it operates.

Through its business, Vodafone aims to help build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet. That is why it has committed to improve one billion lives and halve its environmental impact by 2025.

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