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American Express and Pharrell Williams Partner to Back Arts and Music Education in Schools

American Express to Gift $1 Million to Benefit Young Audiences Arts for Learning and Co-host Yellow Ball Fundraiser with Pharrell; Missy Elliott to Headline Yellow Ball, with Featured Performances by A$AP Ferg and DJ Stretch Armstrong
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NEW YORK, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, American Express and Pharrell Williams announced an expanded partnership and joint commitment to raise awareness and support to bring more arts education to schools nationwide. As part of the collaboration, American Express Platinum and Pharrell will host a fundraising event, called the Yellow Ball, with an all-star lineup of collaborators on September 10, at the Brooklyn Museum to benefit Young Audiences Arts for Learning.

VIDEO | Solving the Energy Challenge on International Youth Day

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There are currently 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world; the largest youth population ever. However, 24 million of them are out of school because of political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation. This Sunday, 12th August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

Developing the STEAM Pipeline

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Eastman leverages corporate and Foundation resources to invest in unique partnerships and initiatives that drive transformational change through the lens of four priority areas — education, empowerment, economic development and environment. With the convergence of innovation, technology, and sound science, we prioritize opportunities that allow us to combine the unique expertise of Eastman team members around the world with strategic partners to bring solutions to significant, real-world problems.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Sumita Patnaik Teaches the Value of Education

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In 2001, Sumita Patnaik, along with her cousin, started Twinkle Academy, a school in the rural village of Kalan, India. The school has grown from three children to 170 in this time, with the first class of seniors soon to graduate. This has had a huge impact on the community and the education of its children. Kalan is 200 miles from the nearest city and when Twinkle Academy was founded none of the children in the village attended school.

Making the World More Hospitable

How the Hospitality Industry can be Instrumental in Closing the Youth Employment Gap
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Young people will always find ways to employ their time. With more than 3.5 billion of them under the age of 30, it’s imperative that their employment is with purpose and value. Yet today, an astonishing 71 million young people around the world are left wanting for that.

Expert Interview With David Keith, African Energy Sector Expert

Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
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David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.

Reflections on World Refugee Day: Lessons from Lebanon

With a long-term commitment and fiercely dedicated local partners, HP is providing technology-enabled learning in conflict regions, one classroom at a time.
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by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP Inc.

Building Digital Literacy

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Digital literacy is key to future job growth and opportunity across the Asia-Pacific region. BNY Mellon supports a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs to prepare disadvantaged individuals in this diverse region for the modern workforce.  From India’s emerging economy to the developed economies of Hong Kong and Japan, BNY Mellon tailors programs to help people gain vital technology skills.

PNC Foundation Named a 2018 Silver Halo Award Winner in Education Category for Grow Up Great/DonorsChoose.Org Initiative

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PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2018 – The PNC Foundation has been named the 2018 Silver Halo Award winner in the Education category for its Grow Up Great/DonorsChoose.org initiative.

The Halo Awards are North America’s highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing and are presented by Engage for Good (formerly Cause Marketing Forum). This is the sixteenth year that Engage for Good will honor businesses and nonprofits with Halos for doing well by doing good.

A Message from Bill Demchak Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer PNC

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As a Main Street bank that organizes around its customers and communities – and which prides itself on the strength of the relationships we work to build and deepen through time – we recognize that success isn’t about whether we sold another deposit product or booked another loan so much as it is about whether we helped the people and institutions we serve to achieve their financial goals. It’s about whether the way we operate our business and the investments we make are helping our communities to thrive.

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