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PNC's Education and Expanded Learning Opportunities

From PNC's 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Report
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Opportunities for growth and development are key drivers of employee engagement and PNC’s success. We consistently motivate our employees to advance their skills, excel in their careers and achieve their goals. PNC also provides employees with diversity and inclusion education that illustrates reciprocal respect for colleagues and customers. We continue to offer seminars and workshops that focus on diversity, inclusion and employee engagement topics:

The topics include:

• (dis)Ability Awareness

• Inclusive Language

• Inclusive Onboarding

Epsilon Partners with the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Program Encourages Students to Find a Love of Reading, Preparing them for the Workforce during Summer Reading Challenge
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This summer, Epsilon is partnering with the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club to promote childhood engagement through reading even when they’re not in school. Reading doesn’t have to stop when summer starts! Children who read during the summer months are better prepared when school starts again in the fall, and Epsilon understands the importance of this academic readiness. Epsilon has been a supporter of this program for the past few years and is honored to serve as the presenting sponsor for a program that has such an impact on children in the Dallas community.

Debswana Funds Flagship School Project

Construction has begun on new classrooms for a primary school in Botswana in a project sponsored to the tune of P3.2 million (US$300,000) by Debswana.
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New classrooms are being built for Seaseole Primary School in Letlhakane, close to Debswana’s Letlhakane Mine, where a new tailings plant project is nearing completion, extending the life of the mine by 25 years.

Bakani Motlhabani, General Manager of Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa mine, said Debswana was committed to leaving a legacy of prosperity especially among host communities, and this school project was part of that. It was, he said, in line with Debswana’s ‘Show we care’ value.

Extreme Classroom Makeover: The Big Bad Wolf Won’t Blow These Houses Down

Pre-K classrooms are exposing students to technology and a healthy lifestyle with the help of DonorsChoose.org projects and flash funding by the PNC Foundation.
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Perhaps one day, a preschooler in Sara Podvasnik’s class will look back at a classroom exercise featuring the Three Little Pigs as the day that sparked their engineering career.

Podvasnik’s class of 15 students, ages 4 and 5, come from a low socioeconomic area in Duquesne City, Pa. “They always come to school; they love learning at this age,” she said.

They’re some pretty great kids, and they deserve to have the same opportunities as kids in more affluent areas. I just want to be able to get any resources I can to help encourage their love of learning.

How One Promise Is Worth $15 Million

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Inspired by PNC’s signature philanthropic program, Grow Up Great, Cincinnati employee Cheryl Rose helped to create a city-wide effort called the Preschool Promise. The approach will help children become kindergarten ready and is being studied nationally as a new collaborative model for early childhood education.

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Inspired by PNC’s signature philanthropic program, Grow Up Great, Cincinnati employee Cheryl Rose helped to create a city-wide effort called the Preschool Promise. The approach will help children become kindergarten ready and is being studied nationally as a new collaborative model for early childhood education.

Contact Your PA Senator to Support the Proposed Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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By Charles J. Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services

In the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussing the proposed budget bill passed by the PA House of Representatives. It’s time to start engaging with your PA Senator to encourage them to support a budget that includes increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

The House budget bill includes the first across the board rate increases that we have seen in a decade. It also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

Palapye Schoolchildren Get New Classrooms Through Donations from Debswana and Partners

Students with learning difficulties at a school in Botswana have moved into a new P1.3 million (US$124,000) classroom block funded mainly by Debswana
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The block at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School in Palapye contains two classrooms, a carpentry workshop, kitchen, toilets and sickbays.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, contributed P781,000 (US$74,700), with Morupule Coal Mine adding the rest.

The school, named after the legendary Botswana folk musician Ratsie Setlhako (who died in a car crash in 1976), caters for 557 pupils, including 35 with learning difficulties.

Enhancing the Pre-K Classroom Experience

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To enhance early childhood education, PNC recently announced a $5 million initiative with online charity DonorsChoose.org. The program helps pre-K teachers obtain instructionally rich school resources, such as books, art supplies, classroom technology and field trips to child-friendly museums.

Advice for Women Going into Mining, from De Beers Group's Liezl Maritz

Environmentalist Liezl Maritz explains why she works at Namdeb and offers advice for women going into mining…
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I started working at Namdeb in 2012 as a job attachment. In 2013, I began in a developmental position as an Environmental Officer and was permanently employed as a Senior Environmental Officer for Exploration and Strategic Projects in 2014. I moved over as a Senior Environmental Officer to Namdeb’s biggest operational mine, Southern Coastal Mines, in 2016 where I am still based.

Eastman brings “If I Had a Hammer” to Anniston community

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Eastman is hammering the importance of math education in Anniston, AL this week!

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