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Contact Your PA Senator to Support the Proposed Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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By Charles J. Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services

In the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussing the proposed budget bill passed by the PA House of Representatives. It’s time to start engaging with your PA Senator to encourage them to support a budget that includes increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

The House budget bill includes the first across the board rate increases that we have seen in a decade. It also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

MetLife Foundation Annual Report 2016 | Our Approach

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MetLife Foundation designed its financial inclusion strategy after extensive consultation with global leaders in the industry. We wanted to ensure that our work built on, rather than duplicated, efforts already underway. And we wanted to take full advantage of our strengths: the Foundation’s global reach, MetLife’s years of expertise and stability as one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and the support of thousands of MetLife associates eager to volunteer with the Foundation.

Technology for Human Rights: UN Human Rights Office Announces Landmark Partnership with Microsoft

As communities around the world face continuing human rights challenges, the agreement demonstrates the potential to use technology to help tackle issues, and highlights the opportunity for greater private-sector support for the work of the UN Human Right
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GENEVA and REDMOND, Wash., May 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday announced a landmark five-year partnership with Microsoft Corp. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will provide a grant of $5 million (USD) to support the work of the UN Human Rights Office. This represents an unprecedented level of support from a private-sector organization.

CITGO Marketer Folk Oil Raises Thousands for Local Michigan Food Bank Programs through Eighth Annual “Fight Hunger Give Hope” Campaign

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HOMER, Mich., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Folk Oil Company, a local CITGO Petroleum Corporation Marketer, and its PS Food Mart Stores, surpassed last year’s fundraising efforts yet again during its eighth annual “Fight Hunger Give Hope” campaign. Running from March 13 to March 26 and reaching an impressive total of $88,690, this annual fundraiser works to provide more than half a million meals through local food banks, pantries and backpack programs located in the same areas as PS Food Mart locations.

New Project Reveals Science Behind Trump Voters' America

Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy reveals the science behind the revitalization of Tottenville and similarly-neglected communities of Americans who self-identify as voiceless and forgotten.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Seventy percent of New York City voters threw their support behind Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and yet 70 percent of Staten Islanders voted for President Donald Trump. No community better represents this dichotomy between New York City’s inner and outer boroughs than Tottenville, a Staten Island hamlet once known as The Town the Oyster Built and now called—by some residents—Forgottenville.

Nine Investor Insights on Transparency and Disclosure

An initiative of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)
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Growing stakeholder expectations and increasing requests for sustainability disclosures present an opportunity for the beverage sector to help ‘shape the future’ of transparency and disclosure -- a future where information sharing is streamlined to meet specific stakeholders needs, while supporting the advancement of company strategies.

Sappi North America Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s excellent performance on long-term goals
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BOSTON, May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi’s industry leading sustainability performance.

Cuppa Joe? Many of Us Love Our Morning Coffee ("The Joe"), but We Should Think More About Growers at the Source...

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.4.2017)
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Ah, that morning coffee -- so delicious for many of us.  The products of the "coffee belt," encircling the globe just north and south of the Equator, are made from a valuable commodity -- the coffee bean. Harvesting those is a US$100 billion annual commodity, writer Jodyn Cormier tells us on the Care2 web platform, second only to the value of the oil market.  And yet...she writes that the average coffee farmer gets $1,000 per season for his/her work.

Facing a Skills Gap, STEM Companies Take the Lead in Building Future Workforce

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The substantial deficiency of qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing workers in the U.S. has created a worrisome gap which will result in serious workforce and pipeline issues for companies in the technology, manufacturing and engineering spaces and beyond. STEM education remains a hot-button issue as the U.S.

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