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The JetBlue Foundation and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Host Hands-On Aviation Camps in Seven JetBlue Cities

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This summer, the JetBlue Foundation has partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to host seven Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy summer camps for future aviators. Thanks to a grant from the JetBlue Foundation, OBAP was able to bring the program to additional cities this year. The camps were held in seven different locations – New York, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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.

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Teams Up with Actress Lauren Potter for Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge

Ashford and Potter compete with Special Olympics Athlete Mike Van Zee
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SEATTLE, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford participated in the first-ever ESPN | Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge, held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the University of Washington’s Husky Ballpark. Ashford was among an exclusive group of executives who competed with employees, celebrities and Special Olympics athletes in multiple Unified Sports challenges – all to raise money for Special Olympics and the Seattle community.

The JetBlue Foundation and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to Introduce Nearly 200 Students to Careers in Aviation

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-- OBAP and The JetBlue Foundation to Host Hands-On Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Initiatives in JetBlue’s Six Focus Cities --

-- As Part of the Ongoing #100x35JetBlue Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean, JetBlue and OBAP to Bring the Program to San Juan, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands --

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-- OBAP and The JetBlue Foundation to Host Hands-On Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Initiatives in JetBlue’s Six Focus Cities --

-- As Part of the Ongoing #100x35JetBlue Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean, JetBlue and OBAP to Bring the Program to San Juan, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands --

I Was a Millennial Mentor at Citywide Speed Mentoring Day

By Rita Papadogiannis, CSR Coordinator at Viacom
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As a twenty-something woman, my generation is more commonly associated with avo-toast and Keeping Up With The Kardashians rather than exceptional community service. So, when I was recently given the opportunity to support the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative through Viacom's participation in “Good for Me.

“Feed a Fever” Takes on New Meaning for Tech-Inspired Students of Color

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Felecia Hatcher’s high school guidance counselor told her she would never make it in college.  Her response?  She taught herself to code, earned $130,000 in scholarships, and became one of the nation’s leading advocates for innovation and entrepreneurship among young people of color.

Eureka! Girls Inc. Helps Girls Find Their Passion in STEM Fields

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Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have grown substantially in the last few decades, but the number of women working in those jobs has not. In fact, in 2017, the U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration found the number of women in computer science and math actually declined.

The gender disparity in STEM occupations is consistent with findings that less than 30% of college graduates with STEM degrees are women. So just when does the divide between women and men — or girls and boys — with an interest in STEM careers begin?

Digital Literacy Unlocks Opportunity for All

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For many of us, making connections or finding information online is second nature. But for others, navigating the internet is a small triumph that can lead to life-changing independence. It’s the spark that can ignite a new passion and open doors to future career paths.

The keys that unlock these life-changing moments? Digital literacy and access to technology — two areas of strategic investment at Comcast NBCUniversal that empower people and create opportunities for those who need it most.

Learning Online, 24/7

Bridging the Opportunity Divide

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. One of our highest priorities as a company is helping more people participate in the innovation economy.
  2. Comcast’s Internet Essentials has connected more than 4 million low-income Americans.
  3. We’ve provided $350 million in support to fund digital inclusion efforts reaching nearly 5 million people nationally.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. One of our highest priorities as a company is helping more people participate in the innovation economy.
  2. Comcast’s Internet Essentials has connected more than 4 million low-income Americans.
  3. We’ve provided $350 million in support to fund digital inclusion efforts reaching nearly 5 million people nationally.

Kicking off Grilling Season with the Chicago Spark Program

Jess Hines, Manager, Social Media and Digital Analytics
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Last week, we kicked off grilling season on the beautiful rooftop deck at our Chicago office, complete with hot dogs, cornhole and beautiful weather.

We were joined by several special guests, including our CEO Tom Hayes, talented Tyson Senior Chef Kang Kuan, and the VP of Marketing for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Sanjiv Gajiwala.  But perhaps more notably, we were joined by a group of 7th graders from Frazier International Magnet School, an affiliate of the Chicago Spark Program.

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