Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem Earns National Center for Urban School Transformation’s Highest Honor
School is a lot different today than it was two years ago at P.S. 171, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy in Harlem, NY. In 2016, when teachers wanted students to use computers in class, they rolled in the computer cart. Students lined up, took the laptops from the cart and brought them back to their seats. At the end of class, students lined up again to put the laptops back in the cart so they could be rolled over to the next classroom.
Annabel Jones is an ambassador for the Stroke Association. Suffering from a stroke in 2011 at the age of just 22, Annabel uses her personal experience to support stoke sufferers, raise funds and generate awareness for stroke prevention.
Annabel gained support from her colleagues and has helped to raise in excess of £45,000. She has become a key ambassador for the Stroke Association, highlighting the key issues and challenges stroke survivors face through engaging with the media through newspapers, magazines, radio and local TV to raise publicity for the cause.
Employees at Mohawk Industries recently took part in their company-wide Pink Out to rally in support of Susan G. Komen. The annual event is part of the flooring manufacturer’s annual observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and took place at the corporate headquarters in Calhoun, Ga. Each year, employees come together to learn more about the company’s corporate partnership with the organization and receive updates on the latest initiatives and monetary amounts donated back to Susan G. Komen since 2001.
Onward Financial receives $100,000 grant to expand full-service employee financial wellness program
NEW YORK, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Verb announced Onward Financial as the first place winner of the Inclusion Plus competition in the United States. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, non-profits and other social impact organizations focused on addressing the financial health needs of low- to moderate-income Americans. Standing out among more than 150 entries, Onward Financial received a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation.
American Forests and Epsilon Help Dorchester Add Trees, Fresh Fruits, Greens and Shade
Washington, D.C., October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Volunteers from Boston’s Dorchester area will gather to plant fruit trees to complete the set-up for the new H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center Inc. Hope Garden (H.E.R.O. is for Hope, Empathy, Redemption, Oasis), on Geneva Avenue, October 25 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The former vacant lot will serve as a community garden, food forest and gathering space for the neighborhood.
The Global Volunteerism Journey Report shares insights on family volunteer trends in Brazil, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and United States
ATLANTA, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, released the “Global Volunteerism Journey Report,” a first-of-its-kind study that examines the similarities and differences in family volunteering from five countries around the world. Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company, the study was commissioned to assess the global state of volunteerism and key barriers to overcome, identify solutions and opportunities to increase family volunteering, and understand the best ways to communicate opportunities.
We are thrilled to welcome Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud to Pro Bono Perspectives. In her day to day role, Rachel is responsible for global corporate social responsibility, leading the company’s 3,300 associates in efforts to serve and give professionally and personally. She is committed to the core philosophy that “good is for everyone,” championing positive change and inspiring individuals to integrate service into their development.
LONDON, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman Peter T. Grauer signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which is changing how people across the UK are thinking and acting with regards to mental health problems. By signing, Bloomberg is committing to change the way we think and act around mental health in the workplace.