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Announcing the "Share Your Dream" Essay Contest Winners!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In honor of the January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, FedEx team members from across the country submitted essays answering the question – “How are you working with a nonprofit to honor Dr. King’s legacy and promote inclusion in your community?

We’re happy to announce the essay contest winners!

Dow Honors the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Crystal King, Craig Barry and Lisa Williams on behalf of Dow’s Employee Global African Affinity Network (GAAN) Leadership Team
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"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating MLK Day Through Reflection, Recommitment and Volunteerism

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.

A Day to Inspire Action and Equity

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By John Stauch, Pentair President and Chief Executie Officer

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. While progress has been made to achieve Dr. King’s vision, the events of the past year reinforced that we must confront the fact that systemic injustice and racism persist.

Looking Forward: Three Tips for Making Your Social Impact Programs Successful in 2021

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Hoping for a better year this year? We are, too! Here are three tips for making your social impact programs successful in 2021. And don’t forget – we’re here to help! Small changes can yield big results, so try a few of the tips above and let us know how it goes.

Rockwell Automation Gives $3 Million to Fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of People in Greater Cleveland and Greater Milwaukee

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At the close of 2020, Rockwell Automation was proud to contribute more than $3 million to United Way agencies serving the greater Cleveland area in Ohio and Milwaukee and Waukesha counties in southeast Wisconsin.

Make a Difference: Volunteer

Employees in Chennai connect with youth through virtual volunteering
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By Kumar Lakshminarayanan, Senior Knowledge Engineer

Make 2021 a Year of Giving Back

[Webinar] Dive into Taproot Pro Bono to Support Nonprofits Virtually
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Looking Back: The Best Signature Program of 2020

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Want to offer meaningful support to employees in these strange and uncertain times? Consider the example of health care company based north of Chicago that has succeeded not only in engaging employees through volunteerism, but also increased enthusiasm for their Signature Program and held a wildly successful virtual training despite the challenges of the pandemic. How are they doing it? And what best practices can you learn from as you plan for 2021? 

Black & Veatch's Knotts Named Society of American Military Engineers Fellow

Coveted honor for 30-year member of SAME is the highest individual recognition given by the group
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has named Charysse Knotts a fellow and is inducting her into its Academy of Fellows, citing her more than 18 years of active service and dedication to the organization, both regionally and nationwide.

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