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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).

An Experience of a Lifetime at Super Bowl LII

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Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

By Anaa Jibicho
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Teaching digital skills to young people is at the core of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. One Club member, Anaa Jibicho, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see those skills in action at Super Bowl LII, and to shadow members of the NBC Sports team as they used leading-edge technology to deliver the biggest game of the year. Read about his experience below.

Smithfield Foods Supports The Faison Center

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Smithfield Foods is proud to support the Faison Center with a grant for a driving simulator to teach driving skills in a safe environment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Faison Center and Clemson University are conducting research using the simulator to refine driver education programs. This project aligns with Smithfield’s focus on education and helping communities where its people live and work.

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Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent & Tech: Equity Along the Spectrum

Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech
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The Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech Accelerate Community has taken a deep dive into the structure and objectives of individual programs focused on tech equity in the portfolios of its members. The objective of the CECP community is to develop a framework that can render corporate efforts in tech equity more impactful.

Smithfield Foods Supports Its Local Communities Through Educational Giving

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. has recently made several contributions to support the communities in which it operates and its employees live in order to further the education of future generations.

Butler Avenue Elementary School - Clinton, NC

Smithfield Foods contributed $7,400 to Butler Avenue Elementary School. The donation provides funds to supply second and third grade level students with Chromebooks for in-class use, which help advance students for grade-level requirements and beyond. 

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.

JetBlue Encourages ‘Even More Girls - In Tech’ With an Event Focused on Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

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In collaboration with the nonprofit - Girls in Tech, JetBlue, JetBlue Technology Ventures, and The JetBlue Foundation Collaborate to Encourage Girls and Women to Dream Big, Covering the Full Spectrum of the Talent Pipeline From Early Education to Career and Entrepreneurship

Oscar® Nominee Ava DuVernay, Director of Disney’s Upcoming Film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Helps the Airline Kick-Off This Tech Empowerment Initiative

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $100,000 in Two Startups Advancing Workforce Innovation

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator graduates 11 civic ventures that are addressing ways to improve educational and workforce outcomes to prepare individuals for 21st century employment
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ATLANTA, January 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in ReciproCare (Washington, D.C.), a for-profit enterprise, and La Cocina VA (Arlington, Virginia), a nonprofit enterprise. Both ventures are focused on access and pathways to employment to help more individuals and families succeed.

De Beers Group Provides a Solution for a School's Crowded Classrooms

Pupils at a primary school in South Africa have three new classrooms thanks to some heavy lifting machinery from De Beers Group’s Venetia mine.
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The mine sent in a lowbed truck and crane and partnered with local contractors to transport unused mobile classrooms from Alldays High School to the nearby Alldays Primary School in Limpopo Province, saving the school R150,000, which is what it would otherwise have cost to move them.

The move took three weeks – because it had to be fitted in between operations at Venetia mine.

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