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Truist Donates $40 Million to Launch Innovative Nonprofit Fund Supporting Ethnically, Racially Diverse and Women-Owned Small Businesses

Commitment to the CDFI sector designed to significantly increase investment in communities and entrepreneurs that have experienced decades of underinvestment
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September  23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the purchase of 25% loan participations.

PayPal Continues to Expand Nonprofit Partnerships in the San Jose Community

Code Nation, Pivotal and Year Up to receive $250,000 from PayPal in grant funding for programs supporting underserved youth in an effort to strengthen the financial health of the San Jose community
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SAN JOSE, Calif., September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Whole Kids Foundation and Mikaila Ulmer to Host “Dream Like a Teen” Young Entrepreneur Virtual Round Table on October 3

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Top youth entrepreneurs from across the country are joining Whole Kids Foundation in a virtual event to share their wins, insights and key learnings with the aim of helping other kids start or grow their businesses. The online event is free and open to the public. 

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HP Inc. Deepens Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Launches Distance Learning Business Challenge

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News highlights:

  • HP is expanding its partnership with HBCUs by providing financial support during COVID-19 and implementing an innovative pilot learning program focused on 3D printing at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • HBCU students will tackle critical business problems, gain valuable experience to kickstart their career journeys, expand employer networks and identify job opportunities.
  • Previous challenges attracted more than 300 students across 44 HBCUs, select participants later becoming full-time employees or interns at HP.
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News highlights:

  • HP is expanding its partnership with HBCUs by providing financial support during COVID-19 and implementing an innovative pilot learning program focused on 3D printing at North Carolina A&T State University.
  • HBCU students will tackle critical business problems, gain valuable experience to kickstart their career journeys, expand employer networks and identify job opportunities.
  • Previous challenges attracted more than 300 students across 44 HBCUs, select participants later becoming full-time employees or interns at HP.

Comcast NBCUniversal, BUILD.org Partner on Digital Curriculum for Under-Resourced Students

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - BUILD and Comcast NBCUniversal are introducing a new virtual digital curriculum to help teachers and out of school providers as students struggle to adapt to remote learning across the country.

Join a Global Community of Virtual Volunteers on Taproot Plus

Learn how to partner up with social good causes at Taproot’s latest webinar
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Wednesday, September 30 at 7 AM EST / 11 AM GMT / 4:30 PM IDT

Make a difference by teaming up with social good causes…virtually! More people than ever are turning to NGOs and charities for support during this challenging time. By donating your professional skills, you can help these organizations build the capacity they need to do even more amazing work for communities around the globe.

Bright Ideas: GoCreate Provides the Tools to Accelerate Members' Ideas

Koch’s investment in community makerspace helps people bring concepts to reality
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Stepping inside the 18,000-square-foot GoCreate makerspace on Wichita State University’s (WSU) campus, the cacophony from numerous machines printing, buzzing, welding and punching captures your attention. But to focus on them would be missing the true goal of GoCreate: helping its members bring ideas to life. 

Building Communities That Work: A Taproot Foundation Webinar

A Guide to Pro Bono for Workforce Development Nonprofits
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Thursday, September 24 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT

IBM Envisions Accelerated P-TECH Growth for More Diversity and Opportunity. Is Your Region In?

By Joel Mangan
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With a global network of 220 schools, 150,000 students, 200 community colleges and 600 industry partners in 24 countries, P-TECH has become the biggest international public / private education and career readiness initiative of its kind. In the U.S., there are 127 P-TECH schools in 11 states, with five states already producing P-TECH graduates. Get ready for more — perhaps a lot more.

Beyond School Walls: Empowering the Potential of Tomorrow's Workforce Through Workplace Mentoring

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Today’s release of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2020 Beyond School Walls Report highlights the organization’s pioneering workplace mentoring program and underscores the importance of innovation to keep kids connected during these unprecedented times.

98% of youth enrolled in the Beyond School Walls program report improved grades and 95% report an increased sense of belonging and better relationships with their peers

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Today’s release of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2020 Beyond School Walls Report highlights the organization’s pioneering workplace mentoring program and underscores the importance of innovation to keep kids connected during these unprecedented times.

98% of youth enrolled in the Beyond School Walls program report improved grades and 95% report an increased sense of belonging and better relationships with their peers

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