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Empowering Community Youth at Cerro Negro

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Goldcorp is committed to creating sustainable and lasting value in all communities where we operate. In Perito Moreno, Argentina, near our Cerro Negro mine, we are working to enhance the skills of local youth. Together with the local municipality, we facilitate various skills-building programs for youth in the area.

Arrow Electronics Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit in Denver Youth

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For the fifth year, Arrow Electronics was the presenting sponsor of Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week. JA Business Week, a week-long camp for high school students, allows teens to explore leadership concepts and build confidence alongside Denver’s business leaders. The unique project-based program focuses on practical applications and real-world problem solving.

American Express Announces $500,000 Commitment to Strive for College and UStrive Inc.

Company employees to volunteer as mentors to help more students achieve a college education
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NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express announced today that the company will join forces with Strive for College and UStrive Inc. to increase college access for students across the United States. Strive for College is a national nonprofit that provides students with mentoring through the college admissions and financial aid application process through the UStrive virtual mentoring platform.

New York Times: Walmart Says It Will Pay for Its Workers to Earn College Degrees

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Walmart announced plans to offer subsidized college tuition for its 1.4 million workers in the United States, joining a growing list of companies that are helping employees pay for higher education as a perk in a tight labor market.

The giant retailer will pay tuition for its workers to enroll in college courses — online or on campus — to earn degrees in either supply chain management or business, company officials announced at Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark.

Walmart’s New Education Benefit Puts Cap and Gown Within Reach for Associates

Benefit includes free college credit for Walmart Academy training and options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and educate workers to advance in the jobs of today - and the future.

Voya Financial Announces Recipients of 2018 Voya Scholars Program

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NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), has announced the winners of Voya Scholars — a scholarship program launched in collaboration with its nonprofit partner, Scholarship America. Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. announced the recipients of five $10,000 scholarships at Scholarship America's 2018 Dreams to Success awards dinner in Washington, D.C.

$1 Million ScottsMiracle-Gro Hagedorn Legacy Endowment Established at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Strengthening its commitment to equipping future leaders with the skills, experiences and networks necessary to succeed, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business has announced the establishment of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Hagedorn Legacy Endowment, a $1 million fund to help students pursue their dreams of attending college.

Duke Energy Foundation Empowers Florida Students, Teachers and Workforce Through $1.56 Million in Grants

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  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation
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  • 2018 education grants to benefit 46 organizations
  • Gift doubled with matching funds from state of Florida's School District Education Foundation

Bloomberg's Erika Irish Brown Recognized by CollegeBound Initiative

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Erika Irish Brown was honored for her contributions to the finance industry at the 2018 CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) Celebration on Tuesday evening, May 15, 2018. CBI is a comprehensive college guidance program which empowers more than 18,000 young women and men to realize their higher education and life potential.

The event, which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, also honored Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, as well as CollegeBound Initiative Alumna Marjana Chowdhury, a Legal Analyst at BlackRock.

For Low-Income Students, a New Graduation Equation

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Naffie Baldeh was 27 when she decided to go back to school. A single mother in the South Bronx, she’d been in and out of community colleges over the years as her family obligations and financial circumstances allowed.

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