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Scotiabank Targets $10 Billion Commitment in Support of Affordable Housing in Canada

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TORONTO, April 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank announced that it is the first large financial institution in Canada to align with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to transform housing affordability across the country. Scotiabank plans to mobilize $10 billion over the next ten years in support of CMHC's aspiration – that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home they can afford and that meets their needs.  

American Express Ranks 10th on Fortune's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

This year’s ranking marks the company’s second consecutive year among the Top 10 companies on the list.
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NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – American Express (NYSE: AXP) has ranked 10th on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., marking the company’s second consecutive year among the Top 10. This placement reflects American Express’ strong focus on backing colleagues and providing opportunities to learn, grow and have a meaningful and unique career journey.

Fifth Third Bank Hosts Inaugural HBCU Leadership Conference

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Recruiting and engaging an inclusive and diverse workforce is a top priority at Fifth Third Bank. Its collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities is one way that the Bank works to nurture a multicultural employee base.

Making Financial Literacy Accessible to All With No-Cost Resources From Discovery Education

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How much students understand finance largely influences their ability to make smart financial decisions in the future, according to research from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Simply put, the more you know about finances and managing money, the better you’ll be at it.

California Leads the Nation with 1.4 Million People Connected to Internet Essentials on its 10 Year Anniversary

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Comcast announced it has connected more than 10 million people to its Internet Essentials program, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Internet Essentials offers internet access for low-income families and individuals for $9.95 per month, along with digital literacy training programs and access to low-cost computers.  

California continues to lead the nation with more than 1.4 million individuals benefiting from the Internet Essentials program since its inception. The top 10 cities in California are: 

Reducing the Economic Opportunity Gap

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Northern Trust has been giving back to the community since 1893 when founder, Byron L. Smith seeded a relief fund for victims of a devastating fire that broke out at the World's Fair.

In 2020 we built on that heritage, introducing a new, highly focused philanthropic strategy. Learn more about our current strategy and hear from Director of Philanthropy Shana Hayes in our annual report: http://bit.ly/3r8drhT

Ecocentricity Guest Blog - Environmental Justice and the Soul of America: A Conversation with Rev. Gerald Durley

Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Weekly Blog
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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Help Students Reach Their College Dreams

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The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week on Telemundo’s Hoy Día the scholarship recipients of the College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores campaign that guides Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process.

Reflecting on Women's History Month at Hershey

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When I joined The Hershey Company as an Associate Brand Manager in 2019, I knew I wanted to impact both the business and the people. I was a freshly-MBAed marketer with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on her mind. Within six months, I threw myself into two things that fill my energy tank to the brim: recruiting and empowering women through joining the recruitment team and Women's Business Resource Group (WBRG).

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