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The Home Depot Launches Career Assistance Program for Military and Veterans

Mission: Transition® to provide civilian career workshops and online military skills translator
Press Release

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ -- The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced a new initiative today aimed at arming U.S. service men and women with the knowledge and resources they need to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.

The new program, dubbed Mission: Transition, is a concentrated effort by The Home Depot to assist the military community with job search strategies and tools for today’s challenging employment market.

Accenture Grants Save the Children an Additional US$1.8M to Provide Young Adults in Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines with Business Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

MANILA, Oct. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Save the Children today announced Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Save the Children an additional grant of US$1.8 million to help the organization provide approximately 7,000 disadvantaged and at-risk young people – including nearly 5,000 young women – in Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines with business skills that strengthen employment opportunities. The grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Save the Children to more than US$2.5 million since 2010.

Volunteers Spruce Up Pepper Drive K-8 School as part of Green Apple Day of Service

Santee teachers and administrators also learned how to make their classrooms healthier and more sustainable
Press Release

(3BL Media) San Diego, CA – October 8, 2012 – More than  60 volunteers completed several school improvement projects at Pepper Drive K-8 School in the Santee School District as part of Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the San Diego Chapter of the U.S.

Pink Ribbons Author Questions Value of Pinktober

Cause Talk Radio Ep28 | Interview with Dr. Samantha King
Multimedia with summary

Today on Cause Talk Radio, Dr. Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons, Inc. shares her take on Pinktober and the overflow of corporate support for breast cancer “awareness”. Samantha, Joe and Megan navigate the history of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you might be surprised to discover who is behind this effort), whether the “awareness” created is doing any good and what an ideal “Pinktober” might look like.

UPS Celebrates Global Volunteer Month: Video

Blog

For the tenth consecutive year, UPSers around the globe are coming together during October to participate in Global Volunteer Month.

September Winners Announced for Reward Volunteers 2.0

Reward Volunteers 2.0 Users Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities
Press Release

(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - October 3, 2012 - Reward Volunteers 2.0, a free iPhone app and web widget that allows users to log volunteer efforts and earn prizes for themselves, and the organizations they serve, is announcing the September prize winners following the campaign’s launch in late August. Reward Volunteers 2.0 is the second phase of the program; the first ran from February 14 though July 7, 2012.

Expanding Computer Science Education in High Schools

Blog

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be 1.5 million computer science related jobs available in America, but only 29% of those jobs will be met by U.S. graduates.

NCBA Launches “The Fix” Public Awareness Campaign to Highlight Benefits of Co-ops

Shows How Cooperatives Bring Jobs, Affordable Housing & Healthy Food Access; Mobile App & Contests Reward Individuals To Shop Locally & Live Cooperatively
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC - October 2, 2012 - A new public awareness campaign is highlighting how cooperatives are “The Fix” to many of the tough problems affecting the US, including job creation, worker empowerment, affordable housing and healthy food access. The campaign, developed by the National Cooperative Business Association and Cabot Creamery Cooperative, will also reward consumers who learn about and utilize the nation’s 29,000 cooperatives.

Seven Days Left to Register for the “Recycle-Bowl” School Recycling Competition

Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - October 2, 2012 – Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition for elementary, middle- and high-school students was created to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility. To be eligible for cash prizes, registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

All participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect during the four-week competition. The competition runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 9.

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