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Disaster Response and Community Healing -- How Corporations Can Make a Difference in Long-Term Community Recovery

by Michele Robinson-Pontbriand
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On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake hit the impoverished, rural community of Sichuan, China. With a surface wave magnitude of 8.0, it is now known as the Great Sichuan Earthquake and was felt in Beijing and Shanghai, over 1000 miles away. More than 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, and many homes, buildings and community structures were destroyed.

Alliance Data Associates Help Fight Holiday Hunger

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In many communities, students who are on a free or reduced cost lunch program at school go hungry over winter break when they are out of the classroom for an extended period of time. Every year during the holiday season, Alliance Data associates in Columbus, Ohio come together at the Company’s Holiday Give Back event to help eliminate this issue. Associates work together to bundle 1,500 care packages filled with food and deliver them to students at local schools to take home and share with their families over the break. 

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate Talk

By: John A. Lanier
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For my part, I want to be proactive in talking to my kids about climate change. I want to teach them the science for sure, but I also want them to feel like our family is already making a difference.

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For my part, I want to be proactive in talking to my kids about climate change. I want to teach them the science for sure, but I also want them to feel like our family is already making a difference.

Privacy Rights Are Human Rights

How youth can help push for privacy over profit
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By Gerard Chan | VP Legal, Global Privacy Office NortonLifeLock

Today is International Human Rights Day, an annual celebration commemorating the United Nations (UN) adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the UN has declared the theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. This focus recognizes the critical role youth play as motivators, speakers, and activists around the globe.

Changemaking Trends From 400+ Young People Across the US

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Today we revealed our top 30 entries in the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. Over the past three months, hundreds of changemakers ages 13–23 have told us about their ideas and initiatives to make a difference in their communities.

Keep America Beautiful Selects 2019/2020 National Youth Advisory Council

17 High Schools Students Chosen from Across the United States to Participate in National Nonprofit’s Service-Learning Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has selected 17 high school students from across the country to serve on its eighth national Youth Advisory Council (YAC) over the course of the 2019/2020 school year.

Imlay City Team Turns Garden Dream into Reality

By Nick Prusakiewicz, plant manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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It all started with an idea. High-school principal Brian Eddy and environmental science teacher Jeff Gartell wanted to provide Imlay City Schools students in Michigan with authentic, hands-on experiences with biology. He wanted a place where they could nurture a love for the outdoors in students and teach them about plants. A place for students to get their hands dirty and “live” the science.

So the idea of a school garden was born. And that’s when our team stepped in to help.

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2019 America Recycles Day

Collaboration is Key to Future of U.S. Recycling System
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2019, /3BL Media/ – A week of national recycling initiatives demonstrating the collaborative effort of government, industry, and nonprofit sectors to address the challenges in the United States recycling system, concludes today – America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® program, with the 2019 America Recycles Summit.

FCA Foundation Invests $1.6 Million to Advance Educational Opportunities for Detroit-area Students

17 academic and nonprofit organizations receive FCA Foundation grants focused on education and helping Detroit youth grow and thrive
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November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced the recipients of its 2019 educational grants (totaling $1,650,000). The grantees, all of whom are focused on improving educational outcomes for Detroit-area students, provide a wide array of in-classroom, after school, summer and weekend programming.  

Over 850 Volunteers Help Build the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Village

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Over 850 volunteers gathered together armed with tools in the newly inaugurated Youth Olympic Village (YOV), known as the “Vortex”, to help furnish the 952 rooms that will house 1,700 athletes during the Winter Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Lausanne, starting 9 January.

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Over 850 volunteers gathered together armed with tools in the newly inaugurated Youth Olympic Village (YOV), known as the “Vortex”, to help furnish the 952 rooms that will house 1,700 athletes during the Winter Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Lausanne, starting 9 January.

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