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Carnegie Science Center’s Little Learner Clubhouse, Powered by PNC Grow Up Great, Provides Space to Explore STEM Skills

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Aspiring scientists age 6 and under have a new exhibit space to explore at Carnegie Science Center. Little Learner Clubhouse, powered by PNC Grow Up Great®, is a nature-inspired hub for free-play and hands-on activities that opened to the public on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Informing Citizens of Tomorrow: How Discovery Education Connects with Classrooms

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For businesses, doing “social good” yields more benefits than positive PR. When corporations collaborate to advance a mission, such as engaging young learners in science or preventing drug misuse, they are opening up doors of opportunity for future customers, employees and partners.

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable: A Senior Development Leader’s Perspective

Reflecting on lessons learned from a development career working in and out of Peru
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Thomas Reilly is a senior leader in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services division who oversees business and field operations in more than 40 countries. He is a former Chief of Party for the ProDecentralization Peru (PRODES) project. In this post, he reflects on lessons learned from a career working in and out of Peru. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Thomas Reilly is a senior leader in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services division who oversees business and field operations in more than 40 countries. He is a former Chief of Party for the ProDecentralization Peru (PRODES) project. In this post, he reflects on lessons learned from a career working in and out of Peru. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Participatory Planning Produces Strategic Blueprints for Cities

Using participatory planning to efficiently deliver public services in urban municipalities
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Graeme Thompson, communications specialist for the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Urban Municipal Governance project (UMG) in Guatemala, discusses how the project executed a three-month technical assistance initiative to help four municipalities deliver high-quality operating plans to the Ministry of Finance. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Historic Donation Boosts Education in Mexico

Working to provide access to education to millions of Mexicans who never had the opportunity to study
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Meeting her daughters’ teachers used to be difficult for María de la Luz Vázquez. A single mother from the community of Calamanda, in Querétaro, Mexico, during parent-teacher conferences Vázquez felt ashamed of the fact that she herself did not know how to read or write.

Today her daughters are 28 and 19, and it’s Vázquez’ great pleasure to do her own homework alongside her young granddaughter after successfully receiving her primary school certificate through the literacy program of the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA).

Empowering Kids to Learn About Money

It’s never too early to teach kids about saving money. PNC’s School Bank Program offers on-site learning to enhance elementary and middle school classroom curriculum.
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With pen and paper in hand, 10-year-old Brycen Carter eagerly awaits customers to approach him during lunch hour. Perched atop a stage in his school cafeteria, Carter sits behind a table draped with a PNC- branded tablecloth alongside two fellow fifth graders from Eastside Elementary in Anderson, Ind.

Every month, a handful of students like him are trained to volunteer as tellers for the PNC School Bank Program.

Expanded TransCanada Scholarship Program Helps Remove Barriers to Education

TransCanada is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.
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CALGARY, Canada, January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Media Advisory - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it is expanding its successful community scholarships program, that will further help hundreds of North Americans gain skills to realize their goals and prosper in the workforce.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

UN Recognition for British American Tobacco’s Programme to Inspire a New Generation of Farmers in Brazil

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BAT’s Novos Rurais programme in Brazil, which is run by the company’s Souza Cruz Institute, provides entrepreneurial training and opportunities for young people to receive financial support for setting up new agricultural businesses.

The programme was recognised in 2017 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, which awarded it a Certificate of Good Practice for Sustainable Rural Development.

30 Million Reasons to Focus on Vocabulary

PNC has extended its successful multi-city vocabulary initiative with an additional $3.65 million investment.
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In 2014, PNC announced a multi-city, $10 million initiative designed to promote families’ awareness of the positive impact that talking to their children has on their vocabularies. Just as important, the initiative focuses on providing parents with the skills they need to do this effectively.

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