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‘I Have a Clearer Head About What I Want to Do’

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Around the holidays in 2015 — typically a time for happy memories with loved ones — Will Donlow was laid off from his job, had his car repossessed, and was in the process of getting a divorce. He was at a low point, but after seeing a TV commercial for Save Our Sons, he began to turn his life around.

“Something told me to go, and I went the next day,” Donlow said. “It was like God spoke to me.”

Introducing the Carver Family

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Kendra Carver is an American Express employee, a recent adoptive mother and an advocate for adoption benefits. Here she shares her family's story in a guest blog for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Scotiabank Donates $500,000 to the University of Manitoba

Establishes dentistry fund to help underserved populations, and endows new scholarship in data analytics
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Scotiabank has donated $500,000 to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign, giving students’ academic support and opportunities to serve their community.

A portion of the new donation will help more Manitobans get the oral health care they need, while enhancing dentistry student training. The remainder will establish the Scotiabank Scholarship in Data Analytics in the Asper School of Business.

Feeding Better Futures Seeks Young Innovators

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Calling all young scholars from Canada* and the U.S. who are advancing sustainable agriculture or alleviating hunger.

Today, General Mills launched the “General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program,” which is designed to encourage young people ages 13 to 21 to submit their best ideas for addressing these important global issues.

Bottled Water Industry Teams Up with Keep America Beautiful to Promote Value and Importance of Recycling

IBWA Becomes National Sponsor of America Recycles Day
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DALLAS, January 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With a common goal of improving recycling access and increasing recycling rates by educating consumers about the value of recycling, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Keep America Beautiful announced their partnership today at the 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference, taking place Jan. 17-19 at The Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Next City Launches New Section Focused on Urban Solutions for Inclusive Economic Growth With Support From Citi Community Development

“The Bottom Line” to highlight innovative policies, investments and technology addressing pressing urban problems related to affordability, inclusive economic growth and access to capital
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Next City today announced the launch of its newest editorial section, The Bottom Line, made possible with support from Citi Community Development. Through enterprise reporting, news coverage and op-eds written by public and private sector leaders, The Bottom Line will explore new and promising programs, partnerships, policies, technologies and financial tools emerging in response to increasing inequality, household financial vulnerability and other troubling economic trends affecting American cities.

AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where Are They Now? CommonLit's Story

By Michelle Brown, founder & CEO of CommonLit, 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator member
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In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision. 

I came to the AT&T Aspire team with a simple pitch: Create the best reading and writing program in America and make it available for free so that even the most vulnerable students could access it online.

Service Makes Good Business Sense

By: Jim Pisani, Global Brand President, Timberland
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It’s hard to believe over a year has passed since I joined Timberland as global brand president. When I think back on my first weeks in the role, I recall two things above all others: the excitement I felt at the challenge of leading a nearly $2 billion global lifestyle brand; and how moved I was by the passion and commitment of the Timberland community — not only for the brand itself, but also for doing good. This was clearly a special place I had landed.

Bridgeton Distribution Center Wins Green Business Award

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Ingersoll Rand’s Residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) & Supply's National Distribution Center (NDC) in Bridgeton, Missouri, won the Award of Merit from the St. Louis Green Business Challenge for the third consecutive year. The Challenge recognizes top companies in the St. Louis area for implementing sustainability measures in their daily operations.

Creating College Experiences That Build Students’ Character While Strengthening the Community

By: Jim Jenkins
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Making a significant difference requires courage, commitment and drive. It is those same principles that are inspiring the next generation of students at University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university founded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions of community service and social justice.

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