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How a New Generation of Activists Is Changing the World

Around the globe, young people are tapping into the power of technology to make their voices heard. By Jessica Misener
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They organize international strikes for climate change awareness, launch rallies that draw thousands to protest gun violence and speak up as powerful voices for their communities, from Syrian refugees to LGBTQ youth. These campaigners are on the front lines around the world passionately fighting against racism, sexism and authoritarian political regimes. Yet, some of today’s most fervent social activists aren’t even old enough to drive or vote in their home countries.

Building Nonprofit Technology Capacity Through Tech Pro Bono

Explore VMware and Taproot Foundation's Free Step-By-Step Guide
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Transforming Technology Pro Bono is a practical guide released by Taproot Foundation and VMware for companies, philanthropies, and volunteers who are looking to offer pro bono as well as nonprofits who are looking to lead their own technology pro bono projects.  In this compilation, new research is combined with the previously released Solution Development Framew

Reflections on the Global Pro Bono Summit | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Newsletter

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We recognize that the world’s most pressing social issues are persistent and complex. Although we’re pro bono evangelists, we know that it isn’t a magic bullet—pro bono service alone isn’t enough to address the problems that society faces.
 

National Parks, Museums, and Grade 9 Civics – It’s about the Experiences that Bring Us Together

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Deciding to put roots down in a new location or a whole new country can be overwhelming. There are many reasons that can lead people to move, but what draws a person to stay? Feeling a sense of belonging to your community and society is one factor that can influence how comfortable you feel with where you live – whether you’re a newcomer or long-term resident.

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Are Unsure About How to Recycle: PepsiCo Recycling Is Changing That…Starting in K-12 Classrooms

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PURCHASE, N.Y., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Recycling today announced that, through the Recycle Rally – a free program designed to educate and instill recycling behaviors at K-12 schools across the United States – nearly 10 million pounds of waste material was diverted from landfills during the 2018-19 academic year.  Since launching in 2010, Recycle Rally has facilitated collections of close to 500 million recyclable containers.

Siblings on a Mission to Reduce Food Waste Earn $50,000

By Laura Knutson
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General Mills is proud to announce the winner of our second 2019 Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program (cue the drumroll, please) …

Ugo and Emma Angeletti!

With a mission to end food waste, Ugo developed back2earth, a nonprofit organization that picks up organic waste – think eggshells, coffee grounds and fruit rinds – and converts it into compost that’s good for the soil.

Points of Light and The Starbucks Foundation Expand Innovative Service Model in 20 Cities Across the United States

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ATLANTA, May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and The Starbucks Foundation announce the expansion of The Starbucks Foundation Service Fellows Program, an innovative service model inspired by national service.

Ending Homelessness in Silicon Valley

How Destination: Home and Cisco are advancing innovative strategies to end homelessness
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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

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“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it.” - Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco

How Splunk’s First Giving Campaign Turned a Modest Budget into Major Impact

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Engaging a workforce spread across 33 international offices in a giving campaign is no small task. Data company Splunk started with a small incentive for employees to give to their favorite causes. A whopping 61% of their people participated, but something else remarkable happened. Find out how Splunk’s modest budget had a major impact.

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