It’s mid-August, which means some high school students have just started a new school-year, while their peers from other parts of the country are inching closer to doing the same. Over the past two weeks, we have shared some back to school tips in the Action Team blog, including tips from a few Major League baseball players.
Eight communities receive grants of $10,000 to support local projects
STAMFORD, Conn., August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, and Waste Management (NYSE:WM) today announced that $10,000 Think Green® Grants were being awarded to eight KAB community-based affiliates across the country.
Numerous national conversations over the past few years have been concerned with how best to find and prepare talent to provide US industry with skilled and capable workers. A recurring theme in these discussions has been a somewhat generalized call for “partnerships” between industry—representing the “demand side” of the challenge—and educators—representing the “supply side.” However, exactly how such partnerships should work efficiently and remain effective has largely been undefined.
Nonprofit founded to support homeless, families along collection route
On August 13, Waste Management driver Arnold Harvey, alongside his wife, Theresa, visited the White House to meet with Jonathan Greenblatt, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.
Donald Takes on #IceBucketChallenge and Challenges CNBC's Simon Hobbs, CNN's Richard Quest, BBC's Katty Kay and CBS's Peter Greenberg
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Over the weekend, Carnival Corporation’s chairman, Micky Arison, challenged CEO Arnold Donald to participate in the #IceBucketChallenge, designed to raise much-needed awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
MIAMI, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leave it to Carnival Cruise Lines to take the #IceBucketChallenge to another level!
The world’s most popular cruise line enlisted all 24 of its “Fun Ships,” as well as President and CEO Gerry Cahill, to participate in the #IceBucketChallenge, designed to raise much-needed awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Carnival is also making a $100,000 donation to the ALS Association.
Public-Private Partnership Provides Millions of Visitors Opportunity to Connect at Select Parks
August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today announced that, thanks to Toyota and American Park Network, free public Wi-Fi is now available at six popular Los Angeles parks and beaches. This comes on the heels of a similar announcement last week by authorities in New York State of a program in four highly-visited parks there, as well as one in New Jersey.
Employees come together to help local charity pursue its core mandate
One of the charities DRW is committed to helping is the Chicago branch of Year Up. For two consecutive years DRW has hired an intern from the organization to work with the Desktop Support team, but DRW’s support extends beyond this. DRW, thanks to many employees, is setting up a computer lab, the first one of its kind for Year Up across all its branches in the U.S.
Fashion brands have been jumping on the cause marketing bandwagon, exchanging “likes” or “pins” for dollars donated and enlisting celebrities to be a mouthpiece for a cause – a movement we noted in our 2013 trends wrap up. Now, an organization with a long history of supporting social issues is looking to get consumers even more engaged in social efforts, enlisting some new partners to take the social good message even further and turn consumers into digital advocates.
LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Progressive® Insurance, as part of its Apron Project that celebrates unsung people and companies making progress in unexpected ways, has teamed up with TakePart.com, the digital magazine and social action platform of Participant Media, for a new campaign around the important issue of high school football safety.