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Samsung Surprises a Newark Elementary School with $50,000 in Technology to Celebrate Girls in STEM

The gift will improve access to technology for Peshine Avenue Elementary students and help bridge the digital divide
Press Release

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., December 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Samsung announced that the company has provided a $50,000 technology grant to increase access to tools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning at the Peshine Avenue Elementary School in Newark, N.J.

Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development


Everyday, businesses work to empower individuals and entire communities around the world. Our latest report,Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development, explores how businesses are creating a better world through empowerment.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we believe that businesses are part of the solution to society's challenges. This year's economic empowerment case study report shows that businesses have a crucial role to play in building prosperous communities. The report includes chapters on:

Meet Amgen Scholar Hildigunnur Anna Hall


Hildigunnur Anna Hall

Reykjavik, Iceland

“I didn’t really know what psychologists in the lab do. I mean, yes, I’ve read scientific papers, but nothing beats hands-on experience.”

Host University: University of Cambridge
Home University: University of Iceland
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Psychology
Expected Graduation: 2016

Journey to Science

Texas No Kid Hungry Receives $38,000 Grant From Tom Thumb/Randalls To Fight Childhood Hunger

Hunger Is, a joint charitable campaign of The Safeway/Tom Thumb/Randalls Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, raises public awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in the U.S.

The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.

Coast to Coast, Action Team Captains are Giving Back this Holiday Season

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Last weekend marked the beginning of a busy holiday season for Action Team Captains across the United States. Staying true to the nature of Thanksgiving, our Captains were hard at work giving back to those in need.

CSR Food For Thought: Make Today Matter for a Better Tomorrow


The CSR Food for Thought series is a weekly roundup of relevant news from around the Web, presented to you in one bite-sized blog post. Follow us on Twitter for CSR news and trends throughout the week: @VM_Solutions.

Dell Inc. Receives Keep America Beautiful Vision for America Award for its Corporate Commitment to Driving Lasting Impact in U.S. Communities

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, honored Michael Dell and Dell Inc. with the 2014 Vision for America Award on Thursday, Dec. 4, in New York City.

Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs at 80 U.S. Public Schools

Verizon Innovate Learning Grants to Help Underserved Schools Stimulate Students’ Interest in Tech Fields
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – To help address the significant need for a U.S. workforce equipped with the skills to succeed in an increasingly tech-based economy, Verizon is awarding 80 underserved public schools across the country grants of $20,000 to stimulate student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Points of Light Receives $1.2 Million Grant from The UPS Foundation

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ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, received a $1.2 million grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to mobilize volunteers worldwide to tackle some of society’s toughest issues.

Amgen Foundation Has Committed Over $100M to STEM Education


The Amgen Foundation has created a two-pronged approach to inspire the next generation of innovators: (1) investing in and supporting science teachers; and (2) creating hands-on opportunities for students.


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