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Booz Allen’s Terry McBride: Making Back to School More Inclusive for All

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In its National School Climate Survey, GLSEN, a national advocacy group for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, found that 70% of LGBTQ+ students experienced verbal harassment at school because of their sexual orientation. And 35% of respondents said they missed at least one day of school in the month prior to taking the survey because they felt unsafe there.

Feed Our Kids. Fuel Our Future. Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation Begin Sixth-Annual Hunger Is Campaign to Raise Money for Breakfast Programs for Kids.

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BOISE, Idaho,  September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — After raising $30.2 million since 2014 to transform the lives of 200,000 children in need, Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation are once again teaming up with their customers across the country to help make sure every kid starts the day with a healthy breakfast.

Whole Kids Foundation Kicks Off 2019 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign with $1M Match by Whole Foods Market

$3.4M goal will fund school learning gardens, salad bars, educational beehive grants and healthy teacher trainings. Grant applications accepted now through October 15.
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AUSTIN, Texas September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation launched its annual monthlong Growing Healthy Kids campaign to fund K–12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. that connect kids to real food. For this year’s campaign, all Whole Foods Market locations will match register donations up to $1M for two weeks beginning today through September 17. 

My Special Aflac Duck Flies High as a Friend to Kids with Cancer

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By Todd Wilkinson

For a quarter century, the American insurance provider Aflac has been working behind the scenes with members of the medical community to improve health care options for young cancer patients. The centerpiece of its latest initiative, "My Special Aflac Duck," is a comfort toy that kids instantly warm to.

Merck Fellowship for Global Health Wins 2019 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Gold Excellence Award for Learning and Development

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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Fellowship for Global Health program, a three-month, field-based international corporate service-learning program designed to leverage the skills and talents of Merck employees worldwide, won a prestigious Brandon Hall Group Gold Award of Excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category. The Fellowship program’s win was announced on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Using Copper to Keep Employees Healthy at the Teck Vancouver Office

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Visitors and employees at Teck’s Vancouver office now have a secret weapon in the fight against germs and illness – copper.

To reduce the spread of germs and help keep employees healthy, Teck has installed copper-infused door handles and counter tops throughout its Vancouver office. Because of copper’s antimicrobial properties, these door handles and counter tops will continuously eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria that comes in contact with them, reducing the spread of germs throughout the Teck office.

10 Years on: 74 Walk Friendly Communities Recognized through Road Safety Program Sponsored by FedEx

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC) recognized three U.S. cities for their commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, comfortable and inviting places to walk. The Walk Friendly Community designations include a Platinum-level designation for Portland, Oregon, only the fourth community to receive that honor. Both Burlington, Vermont, and Bellevue, Washington, were recognized as Silver-level Walk Friendly Communities.

Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

My Special AFLAC Duck: A Gold Standard For CSR Programs

by Charles Taylor, CMO Network
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A trend that may help companies reconcile the need to balance the shareholder and the broader stakeholder is the growth of investment in funds focused on the environment, sustainability and corporate governance (ESG). There is also increasing evidence that in general, more investors are factoring ESG practices into their choice of equities. Thus, companies are well-advised to engage in CSR efforts but simultaneously heed consumer skepticism.

Why I Fight for Second Chances

Jenny Kim is working to change the way society treats people once they’re out of the system. As deputy general counsel and vice president of public policy for Koch Industries, she is driven by her dedication to the law and criminal justice reform.
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I grew up in New York City in the ’90s, during the crack cocaine epidemic. We lived in an apartment complex with other families whose sons cycled in and out of Rikers Island jail.

“They’re bad people,” my parents would say.

Yet, when I spoke to them, I saw how much we had in common — our families and our hopes for the future. I also realized how the system misunderstood and hurt them. This shaped my thinking around criminal justice reform.

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