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Edison Scholar Pursues Passion for Environment in Honor of His Dad

In a surprise announcement, Whitney High School senior Justin Hogenauer receives $40,000 from Edison International to pursue a degree in environmental studies.
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By the time Justin Hogenauer was 11 years old, he had already visited all 50 states with his dad, Alan, with whom he shared a passion for traveling, largely in their family car with the license plate “Allofem.”

Cyberheroes: An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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Digital innovation is one of the most exciting opportunities of our time. It seems like the futuristic depictions that once felt fictitious are quickly becoming reality. We can video call on our watches, cars can drive themselves, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) help us find victims amidst fire and rubble, and a virtual global office brings colleagues across the world together in a click.

Columbia University and Citi Announce National Expansion of Columbia’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

New model will harness technology and convene multi-sector partners to support veterans transitioning into higher education, civilian life, and the workforce
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NEW YORK, March 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration today announced a new collaboration with Citi to increase educational programming and support for veterans and military family members making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce.

Taco Bell Partners With Guild to Expand Education Support to Its Entire System of Team Members

A pilot of the program resulted in a 34 percent increase in retention for those enrolled over the first six months, supporting Taco Bell’s growth and hiring plans over the next five years.
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IRVINE, Calif. March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Taco Bell today announced that it’s partnering with Guild Education to provide education support for all 210,000 team members in its system of 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. As one of Guild’s largest partners to offer education benefits across its entire system, Taco Bell team members will have access to personalized college advisors and tuition discounts for thousands of classes, certificates and degrees from day one of their career at Taco Bell.

University and College Students Across Central Canada Help Young People Reach Their Infinite Potential

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Students at the University of Windsor launched a 10-week one-on-one mentorship program for Ontario grade school and high school students focused on financial literacy, marketing, budgeting and green practices.

Meanwhile in Nunavut, students from the University of Ottawa launched Tower Gardens, an education program that empowers youth by fostering social entrepreneurship while addressing Northern Food Insecurity.

Carnegie Science Center’s Little Learner Clubhouse, Powered by PNC Grow Up Great, Provides Space to Explore STEM Skills

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Aspiring scientists age 6 and under have a new exhibit space to explore at Carnegie Science Center. Little Learner Clubhouse, powered by PNC Grow Up Great®, is a nature-inspired hub for free-play and hands-on activities that opened to the public on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Free Online Courses Change the Lives of Tunisian and Nigerian Entrepreneurs

In North Africa, HP LIFE jump-starts new business leaders with digital training and one-on-one local support.
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Zina Ouled Si Ali didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. But given Tunisia’s 40 percent youth unemployment rate, starting a business is something many young Tunisians consider since it’s often the best way for them to control their fate. So after building her digital design skills at communications and graphic-design firms, Zina decided to take the plunge.

STEM Program Helps African-American Males Excel, Go to College

The Long Beach Math Collaborative has been SCE’s community partner since 2011
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Life was all about sports for young Torieaun Hilbert — that is, until he met Doris Robinson.  

For Hilbert, a sophomore majoring in criminology and a football player at the University of La Verne, academics was not a priority when he started high school with a 2.2 GPA.

“I grew up in foster care,” he said. “I didn't have anyone who could explain to me how important education actually is.” 

Bechtel and JA Inspire Girls to Dream Big and Think Differently About STEM Careers

At Bechtel, we’re stepping forward with our nonprofit partners to influence girls early in their education, to encourage them to dream big about STEM careers, and to change the future of our world.
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