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VIDEO | eBay Everyday Heroes: human-I-T Helps Connect a City

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Did you know nearly half of low-income households in Los Angeles do not own a computer and are not connected to the internet*? Watch how eBay seller human-I-T provides teenage mothers in LA with their own PCs to help open new doors for them.

Learn more about eBay Impact: ebay.com/everydayheroes

*USC Annenberg, 2017

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Shared Value Summit 2018 Reflection

by Danielle Holly
Blog

When Common Impact’s clients ask me what events they should attend to understand the next generation of CSR, employee engagement and for-purpose business, I always point them to the Shared Value Initiative (SVI). SVI held its annual summit this past week in the (finally sunny!) downtown NYC, where hundreds of business, investment and social sector professionals met to hear and discuss the latest in driving a social, environmental and

As the Education World Relies More on Data, Nonprofits Need Help With the Numbers

By Bill Zeeble
Article

The education world is dense with data. And all those numbers can be numbing, especially for nonprofits trying to make a difference.

One day each year, Fidelity Investments invites those groups to its complex near Grapevine Lake to help make sense of it all.

Data overload

A hundred or so people fill a big room on Fidelity’s sprawling, 5,400-person campus in Westlake. They’re all here to untangle mounds of confusing data that keeps piling up. 

One example: Regina Nippert says students are being studied to death.

Creating Employee Education with Upward Academy

Kevin Scherer, Senior Manager, Employee Social Responsibility
Blog

When I first joined Tyson Foods as a part-time chaplain in our Berry Street and Randall Wobbe Lane plants in Springdale, Arkansas, a little over three years ago, I had only a basic idea of the challenges our team members face. At Berry Street, our workforce is almost exclusively Hispanic/Latino and Marshallese. Very few of the team members speak English, and much of the day-to-day communication is done through interpreters. 
 
It turns out this is a pretty common scenario in many of our plants across the country, where nearly 30 different languages are spoken regularly.

Five Elementary School Students Compete in 2018 Sodexo Future Chefs Final Challenge

Nationwide voting begins Monday, April 23 to select the national 2018 Sodexo Future Chefs Champion
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life and student nutrition to nearly 400 school districts throughout the U.S., today announces the five student semi-finalists in the 2018 Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge. This year, elementary school students from Sodexo-served school districts across the United States accepted the challenge to create healthy Asian-Inspired recipes that children or adults will enjoy.

La Cocina VA Is Driving a Remarkable New Model to Support Communities

Here’s why it matters for companies like Nestlé
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by Alicia Enciso, Chief Marketing Officer at Nestlé USA

Tyson Foods’ Workforce Education Initiative Continues to Expand

Upward Academy surpasses 100,000 instructional hours
Press Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods’ Upward Academy, an in-plant education program that provides classes at no cost, recently surpassed 100,000 hours of instruction to more than 1,000 of the company’s team members.

Upward Academy launched in 2016 at one of the company’s plants in Springdale, Arkansas, and is now offered in 27 facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and North Carolina. Forty plants are projected to offer the program by the end of September 2018, and expansion will continue over the next several years to cover the company’s entire footprint.

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Stick

by Danielle Holly and Lauren Chasanoff
Blog

Common Impact has designed hundreds of meaningful skills-based volunteer partnerships over the years, and has watched them sustain far past the individual projects that initially bring business and nonprofit professionals together.  Along the way, we’ve asked ourselves a few questions.

What makes some skills-based engagements work better than others?

When do we see partnerships move from transactional to transformational? 

Scotiabank to Award $1.5M to Start-ups in Latest Business Plan Contest

Article

Scotiabank has launched its fifth annual Vision Achiever Programme Business Plan Competition, which will see a total of $1.5 million going to the winning entrants.

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Impact at Work: New Hope Housing Project Spotlight

by Lauren Chasanoff
Blog

As we kick off National Volunteer Week, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of our incredible skilled volunteers who support our work.

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