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The Business of Goodness

TELUS proves a purpose-driven company culture can be a brand differentiator
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Companies like TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, have found that weaving giving, volunteering and grantmaking into the fabric of their company culture has far-reaching benefits like:

Tyson Foods’ Workforce Education Initiative Continues to Expand

Upward Academy surpasses 100,000 instructional hours
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SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods’ Upward Academy, an in-plant education program that provides classes at no cost, recently surpassed 100,000 hours of instruction to more than 1,000 of the company’s team members.

Upward Academy launched in 2016 at one of the company’s plants in Springdale, Arkansas, and is now offered in 27 facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and North Carolina. Forty plants are projected to offer the program by the end of September 2018, and expansion will continue over the next several years to cover the company’s entire footprint.

Comcast and NBCUniversal Employees Donate Time Consulting With Local Nonprofits

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Later this week, tens of thousands of Comcast and NBCUniversal employees, and their friends and families, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, will join hands to drive positive change in the communities we serve during the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day.

Many volunteers will paint schools and community centers, clean parks and playgrounds, and sort and stock food and clothing to be shared with children and families in local communities.

Podcast | Data-Driven CSR: A Conversation With Daryl Brewster and Carmen Perez of CECP

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud (@blackbaud), speaks with Daryl Brewster, CEO, and Carmen Perez, Director of Data Insights at CECP (@CECPtweets), about the continued evolution of companies being a force for good in solving societal problems.

A Lineman’s Commitment to Keeping the Lights On, in Good and Bad Times

April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day and a chance to thank all linemen
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Only a select few become journeymen linemen at Southern California Edison since the job is both physically demanding and challenging. Gonzalo Garcia, 33, is now part of the utility’s select group of highly skilled individuals after he recently passed all assessments and was offered the competitive position.

“Safety is critical and is a core value at SCE. Everyone takes it seriously, so we can all go home safely to our families every day,” said Garcia, of La Habra Heights.

CVS Health Teams up With Job Corps to Enhance Workforce Development Opportunities for Aspiring Pharmacy Technicians

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WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its continuing commitment to expand work-based learning and externship opportunities for students studying to become pharmacy technicians, CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) today announced a new collaboration with Job Corps, the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults. The participating Job Corps campuses, which are operated by Odle Management Group, LLC (Odle), include Long Beach Job Corps Center (Long Beach, CA), Old Dominion Job Corps Center (Monroe, VA), Pinellas County Job Corps Center (St.

From Chasing Storms to Scaling Poles, Duke Energy Lineworkers Keep the Grid Running

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

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April 18 is National Lineman Appreciation Day to celebrate lineworkers and their role in powering the lives of millions of people across the country

Astellas Volunteers Spread Cheer to Patients Battling Cancer

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Being away from families and friends during the holidays can be difficult. For a person battling cancer and their loved ones – this can be especially challenging. 

All Good, All Year Pedals on with Cycle for Survival Fundraiser

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Another year, another Team Viacom success story.

In a continuing tradition central to Viacommunity’s All Good, All Year initiative, 24 Team Viacom employees in  New York and Los Angeles joined the battle to beat rare cancers by participating in Cycle for Survival’s 12th year of rides, helping to raise some of the more than $40 million in critical funds that the organization has raised for rare cancer research this season alone.

Fourth Annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit Connects Social Purpose Leaders from Around the World

Premier leadership development programs convene to examine best practices for cultivating next generation nonprofit leaders
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NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) will host its fourth annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in New York on April 16 and 17, celebrating eleven years of a transformative program that has developed more than 3,600 nonprofit and social purpose leaders.

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