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Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

iD Tech & Adobe Team Up to Provide Life-Changing STEM Experiences for More Than 150 Underserved Bay Area Students

Student-produced projects tapped into creativity to cover issues including bridging socioeconomic divides and gender disparities
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BAY AREA, Calif., February 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This summer, 161 underserved students in the San Francisco Bay Area learned video production, digital photography, YouTube channel creation, game design and more, thanks to a partnership between iD Tech Camps, the world leader in summertime STEM education, and Adobe.

Reduce Barriers to College Entry With Scholarship Support for Your Students

By Michael C. Knowlton, Professional Learning Specialist, Santa Rosa Schools
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Scholarships are a valuable resource that can help ease the path to higher education. The scholarship application process is critical, but may be unfamiliar to students and their families.  

As teachers, students rely on us to be a reliable support system when preparing for college, making it imperative that we help students understand how to leverage scholarships. Programs such as TGR EDU: Explore, developed by TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity, in partnership with Discovery Education, provide no-cost resources to help students prepare for college. 

"You’ve Got to See It, to Be It.” Bristol-Myers Squibb Partners with W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute

Charlotte Jones-Burton, Cardiovascular Development Team Lead, works not only for the heart, but from the heart.
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"You’ve got to see it, to be it.”

This quote by American activist Marian Wright Edelman embodies the personal and professional philosophy of Charlotte Jones-Burton , M.D., M.S, Cardiovascular Development Team Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb. Each day, Charlotte makes it her mission to put these words into practice.

Keysight Steps in to Help Students Displaced by Hurricane Dorian

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When Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas islands last September, it destroyed everything in its path. The powerful Category 5 hurricane packed 355 km/hr (221 mph) wind gusts and sent a seven-meter wall of water onto the low-lying island. Buildings, homes, and the North Campus of the University of Bahamas suffered extensive damage.

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

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Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

Shared Priorities: Corporate Support for the Michigan Engineering Zone

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Companies and campuses both recognize the need for a diverse talent pool in STEM fields, and the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is doing something about it.

Leveraging industry mentors, funding partnerships, community engagement, and University of Michigan students, the MEZ provides entry-level and advanced robotics and engineering exposure to youth in Detroit.

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Tragedy to Triumph: How T-Mobile’s Tuition Assistance Program Helped One Employee Regain Confidence and Earn an MBA

A key company benefit gave Team of Experts rep Qadirah Bridgeman the boost she needed to fulfill a dream.
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By Jason Adams

Qadirah Bridgeman has long had a passion for higher learning. After she graduated college with a B.S. in political studies from Adelphi University, she won a summer fellowship in public policy at Harvard.

At 22, she was well on her way to law school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

And then, as it so often does, life intervened. “I got pregnant and started my family,” she says now. “I realized how important it was for me to be there for them.” Which meant putting her own dream on hold, to help create new ones for her children.

Free “LabXchange” Science Education Accelerator Launched by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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  • LabXchange by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reimagines the Science Experience for Students around the Globe
  • Purpose-built to Address Educational Barriers with Personalized Instruction
  • Virtual Lab Simulations Help Students Develop the Science Skills Needed to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges
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  • LabXchange by Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Reimagines the Science Experience for Students around the Globe
  • Purpose-built to Address Educational Barriers with Personalized Instruction
  • Virtual Lab Simulations Help Students Develop the Science Skills Needed to Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges

Science ATL Receives International Paper Foundation Grant

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Science ATL Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support Science ATL’s programs to strengthen youth engagement and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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