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Partners in Purpose: Consumers Energy Supports the Robotics Revolution

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This past weekend, Consumers Energy sponsored the FIRST Championship for high school robotics teams across the world. The competition was held in Michigan, with 90 local teams participating - more than any other state! 

By supporting events like the FIRST Championship, Consumers Energy hopes to advance the development of skills employers in the area need, from manufacturing and engineering to marketing and communications.

Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and DC Web Fest Kick Off First-Ever Excellence in Social Impact Category to Inspire Youth to Fight Against Hate and Discrimination

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Discovery Education, USC Shoah Foundation and the DC Web Fest have collaborated, for the first time ever, to uplift USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony Stronger Than Hate Challenge. During, D.C. Web Fest’s 7th Annual Festival hosted this April, film makers engaged in a meaningful dialogue about leveraging the power of testimony and film to fight against discrimination, hate and injustice.

Building A Stronger Community Food System in North Minneapolis

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General Mills is committed to ensuring our hometown communities are food secure by supporting vibrant community food systems. That’s why we partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to launch the Full Lives Program, which supports a healthy and equitable community food system by increasing food access in North Minneapolis. A $1 million philanthropic grant from the General Mills Foundation enabled 14 projects across 11 organizations to increase the strength of the North Minneapolis community food system as a whole.

Meet 3 Inspiring Teens Feeding A Better Future

By Laura Knutson
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Vote now, polls are officially open!

At least for three teens who are looking to scale big ideas into big impact.

Michael B. Jordan Wins $100,000 for Feeding America as Honey Nut Cheerios' Good Rewards Comes to a Close

Team Captains Lucy Hale and Rob Gronkowski take second, third place in friendly competition to do good
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MINNEAPOLIS, May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Honey Nut Cheerios has crowned the winner of its first-ever Good Rewards program, with Michael B. Jordan claiming the top prize of $100,000 on behalf of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization leading the charge to help end hunger in our country. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) received $50,000, and the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation received $25,000 as the second and third place charity beneficiaries of Good Rewards.

eBay | A Legacy of Generosity

GLIDE and eBay present the 20th Annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffett. The legendary charity auction runs May 26 – May 31.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GLIDE is pleased to announce the annual eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, which will run Sunday, May 26 through Friday, May 31, 2019. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary auction, which to date has provided nearly $30 million to support GLIDE’s comprehensive suite of social services that help San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents.

Duke Energy Awards $3.2 Million to Innovative Education Programs As Part of Its Powerful Communities Grant Program

131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.

“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”

Morgan Stanley Expands Partnership With KaBOOM! Through a New Grant, Creating Additional Innovative Play Spaces for Children in 21 Cities

Partnership with Over 800 Empoloyee Volunteers Continues to Provide Thousands of Children with Safe Play Spaces, Strengthening Their Healthy Start to Life
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/– Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new grant to KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. The two-year Morgan Stanley Foundation grant is a continuation of Morgan Stanley’s long-standing partnership with KaBOOM!, which has already led to the creation of 20 playgrounds, serving more than 9,500 kids around the country.

Bloomberg Employees Planted 15,000+ Trees Around the World in 2018

Bloomberg 2018 Impact Report
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More than 2,000 Bloomberg employees dedicated 17,370 hours of hands-on action supporting local greening efforts in 33 cities around the world in 2018. Bloomberg employees were dedicated to preserving and restoring our local green spaces throughout the year. In Sydney, nearly 80 employees contributed almost 200 volunteer hours to the Royal Botanic Garden’s Community Greening Project, which improves social cohesion and public health and reduces crime through communal gardening projects.

Jetblue’s Bluebud Business Mentoring Program Helps Eat Your Coffee, 9 Miles East and Sustainable Snacks Learn What It Takes to Get Their Brands off the Ground

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JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline® and the largest carrier in Boston, is helping 9 Miles East Farm, Eat Your Coffee and Sustainable Snacks learn what it takes to get their brands off the ground through the airline’s BlueBud business mentoring program.

BlueBud offers innovative and budding food and beverage brands a unique opportunity for business mentorship including access to JetBlue’s leaders and an inside look at the airline’s distinctive product development culture and award-winning onboard experience.

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