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Consumers Energy Contributes $75,000 to Kellogg Foundation's Small Business Loan Fund

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by Natasha Blakely

In June, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a new loan fund for small businesses in Battle Creek. The target was $10 million, with the foundation committed to matching each $1 given to the fund with $2. 

The fund moved another step closer to that final goal with a $75,000 contribution from Consumers Energy, presented in a ceremony on Wednesday.

How Companies Can Showcase Leadership in the Face of Climate Change

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Over one year ago the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) developed recommendations that help companies disclose climate-related risks and opportunities in their financial filings and help investors make better-informed decisions.

LA Kings Team Up With Team Smile to Provide Free Dental Care for 300 Students in Crenshaw, Los Angeles

Event coincides with LA Kings G.O.A.L.S. program in partnership with Blue Shield of California, which provides character building and wellness activities for youth
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AEG’s LA Kings and Kings Care Foundation teamed up with Team Smile, a national advocacy group that provides life-changing dental care to underserved children, to host and provide free dental care to 300 students from the Crenshaw area in Los Angeles on Friday, October 12.

Pro Bono Week 2018: Leaders for the Future

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By Lindsay Firestone Gruber, Taproots President & CEO

When Taproot was founded in 2001, we knew our mission to drive social change through pro bono service didn’t have to start from scratch. The legal profession in particular served as an example of the potential that can be realized when you engrain an ethic of service into an industry and build programs and resources so nonprofits can leverage it. But outside of the legal profession, that type of access to pro bono services for the nonprofit sector was still rare.

Pentair Helps Transform Lives in Kibera

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by Marybeth Thorsgaard

Imagine living in an area the size of New York’s Central Park with one million other people without access to clean, safe drinking water. This is the reality for residents of Kibera, an impoverished settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Up until recently, there was no reliable clean water in Kibera, and Kibera residents often paid ten times what Nairobi city residents paid.

Places That Matter: Clyde, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio: A Small Town Full of Big Hearts
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Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life is a 1919 series of short stories written by American author Sherwood Anderson. The series is set in a fictional town loosely based on the author’s childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. Now, nearly 100 years later, it’s considered one of the most influential portraits of industrial small-town life in the U.S.

Modern-day residents of Clyde, Ohio still sometimes refer to their town as “Winesburg,” and continue to echo the plain talk and small-town sentiment that made the novel popular.

A New Home for Homecoming

By Samantha Thompson
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Family moves into their new Habitat home on Indiana University homecoming weekend

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Family moves into their new Habitat home on Indiana University homecoming weekend

2018 Youth Homelessness Summit | Faces of Collaboration: Marquan and Patricia

The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit
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The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit in Las Vegas. Below are two stories from this collaboration between Las Vegas Sands and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

Marquan's Story

Providing Education, Tools and Services to Help Protect Foster Youth

Symantec highlights six months of progress in fostering a secure tomorrow
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By Tess Hetzel, Sr. Corporate Responsibility

Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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