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IBM P-Tech model: Debt-free College Grads with Jobs

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In June 2015, six students from the first P-TECH school in Brooklyn completed their program two years early — earning their high-school diplomas and college associate degrees in just four years. Five of the six were the first in their families to graduate college and all six were offered positions with IBM; three will continue their educations with scholarships at four-year colleges and universities.

IBM Employees and Retirees Contribute Time to Improve Their Communities

On Demand Community: Skills-based volunteerism
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From governments and NGOs to communities in developing markets to children and young people just beginning to build their lives, IBM partners receive the best of IBM skills, expertise and technology through more than $4 million in local Community Grants each year. Volunteer Excellence award winner in Shanghai, En Chang (Anson) Zhoum, mentored fellow people with disabilities, providing them with a role model, tangible job-training skills and potential career opportunities at IBM.

Carnival Triumph Hosts Kids from the Doolin Maritime Career Camp During Turnaround Day at the Port of Galveston

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September 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Continuing Carnival Cruise Line's support of its homeport communities, kids from the Doolin Maritime Career Camp in Galveston visited the Carniva Triumph last week while the ship was docked at the Port of Galveston.

An initiative of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce and funded by donations from community businesses and individuals who sponsored each child's patricipation, the camp provides young mariners with valuable insight into the maritime industry through a variety of hands-on activities and experiences.

Carnival Cruise Line Presents $20,000 Check to Frisco RoughRiders Representing Proceeds from Season-Long 'Pass The Boot' Promotion

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August 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line - Texas' largest cruise operator - presented a $20,000 check to the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, representing proceeds from the "Pass the Boot" promotion at this season's home games at Dr. Pepper Park.

As the Official Cruise Line of the Frisco RoughRiders, Carnival matched monetary donations made by fans during the Texas League tradition of "Passing the Boot" for the RoughRiders Foundation, team and individual players after each RoughRiders' home run.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Lead by Example and Earn Healthy Relationship Patch

Forum at Mary Kay Encourages Positive Relationships and Entrepreneurship
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DALLAS, August 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Mary Kay Inc. welcomed 100 young women to the iconic beauty company’s global headquarters in support of a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. The Girl Scouts Juniors and Cadettes, ages 11-14, earned the Mary Kay Healthy Relationship Patch and pledged to promote healthy relationships and friendships.

Finalists Named for Louisiana’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

Program to donate $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits
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BATON ROUGE, La., August 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces.

Allstate Funds Jobs, Arts Education and Counseling for 19,000 At-Risk Youth This Summer

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Northbrook, Ill., Aug. 21, 2015 – Thousands of youth across Chicago’s underserved communities are working in summer jobs, building social skills, receiving counseling, and even learning ballet, through Allstate’s Safe Summer Grants totaling $500,000. 

Simplifying and Linking the Sustainable Development Goals

PYXERA Global Graphic Makes UN Global Goals more Understandable
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WASHINGTON, August 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - With great challenges comes the opportunity for great action and impact.

Do You Want to be a Scientist When You Grow Up?


One of the highlights of my job as a Community Partnerships Representative is seeing kids learn about the fascinating world of science that exists all around them.

When I hear kids say they want to become scientists, I know that our GSK Science in the Summer™ program is making a difference in their lives. Aditi, an 8-year-old who attended Science in the Summer in Montgomery County, made my day when she took the time to speak with me about her future. 

GSK Recognized as #6 for “Changing the World”


Can businesses really thrive and succeed in doing right by people? It always seemed so but but now the proof is in the pudding. Fortune Magazine, one of the top financial publications, and FSG, a non-profit social consulting firm, have recognized GSK as #6 in the world as a company that’s doing well by doing good for other people.


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