With the United States significantly behind in producing a qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, Caterpillar is dedicated to building a global engineering talent pipeline critical not only to our continued global growth and competitiveness, but also to the success of our communities.
“Everyone on the left side of the room say, ‘Give back,’” shouted Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish, addressing a constellation of nearly 200 Viacom employees and nonprofit partners, all gathered in the White Box at Viacom’s Times Square Headquarters one evening in early December.
“Give back,” the crowd roared.
“Now everybody on the right side of the room say, “Get down!’”
Partnership Provides More Than $7 Million to Club Youth and Awards 10 Extraordinary Individuals for their Dedication to Impacting the Lives of Local Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Maytag brand announce 10 new recipients of the 2017 Maytag Dependable Leader Award. The annual awards program, now entering its eighth year, recognizes Boys & Girls Club youth development professionals, both employees and volunteers, who have shown remarkable dedication to transforming the lives of youth in their communities. Each recipient also receives a $20,000 grant to provide scholarships to members of their Boys & Girls Club.
It’s been a challenging year for 10-year-old Teryn Buster. But on November 3, her spirits were flying high — as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons recently did — during a visit to Macy’s Parade Studio in Moonachie, New Jersey, headquarters of the world-famous parade. Inside this warehouse is where most of the parade’s balloons and floats are constructed.
As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.
Ninety-four percent of Gen Z believe companies should take actions to address critial issues that may not be relevant to everyday business operations, according to the 2017 Cone Gen Z CSR Study: How to Speak Z.
For Teryn Buster, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started well before the holiday. In early November, Columbus-based insurer Aflac flew the 10-year-old, her mom and grandmother to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Macy’s Parade Studio and VIP access to “Balloonfest” to see up close the newest balloonicles (self-powered balloon vehicles). “We looked like tiny little ants standing next to them,” said Teryn, who is from Lithonia. Her favorite, of course, was the Aflac Duck, decked in a blue hat and scarf and holding a heart to his chest.
Viacom’s OneCommunity, an impact team initiated by the Global Business Services Department, is making strides to improve the community within and around them. One example of the impactful work done comes from the team in Cool Springs, Tennessee, that has a long-standing partnership with Franktown Open Hearts to provide children with knowledge and experiences they may not have received otherwise in hope to provide greater opportunities and paths for the immediate and foreseeable future.
Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raises more than $3.5M
AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raised $3,542,448, with 15 supplier partners investing more than $950,000 to support children’s nutrition and health.
Ten-year-old Zoe Terry is the Miami-based CEO of Zoe’s Dolls, a nonprofit organization that collects and donates dolls with darker skin tones to girls of African, Hispanic, Caribbean and African-American descent. Terry founded her company in 2012 at age 5 to give these girls an opportunity to play with dolls that looked like them—something she felt was lacking in her community.