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Accenture Awards Conexão US$3.3 Million to Equip Young People in Brazil with Business Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

SAO PAULO, August 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Conexão today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Conexão a grant of US$3.3 million to help the organization expand its efforts to help thousands of unemployed young people in Brazil gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Conexão to more than $6.5 million since 2007. 
 
The award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizens

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Third Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School Today!
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, is again teaming up with Nestlé® Pure Life®, a brand of  Nestlé Waters North America, to announce the launch of the third Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

The Campus Kitchens Project to Serve Its Two Millionth Meal

Students raise awareness of hunger and food waste across the country
Press Release

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Campus Kitchens Project will serve its two millionth meal on August 6 in Washington, D.C. Student leaders from across the country will gather and demonstrate their power to use resources on campus to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

America Recycles Day 2013 Announces Open Registration for Local Events

Join the national celebration of recycling by hosting a local event
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Online event registration is now open for America Recycles Day, a national initiative of nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB). This year’s America Recycles Day theme, “I Want To Be Recycled,” will help to educate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being as well as motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.

Three High School Girls Awarded Scholarships to D.C. Political Summit

PG&E and the nonprofit Running Start have awarded scholarships to three San Francisco Bay Area high school girls to attend a political summit for young women in Washington, D.C., this weekend
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PG&E and the nonprofit Running Start have awarded scholarships to three San Francisco Bay Area high school girls to attend a political summit for young women in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

The scholarship winners will join 300 young women, ages 14 to 35, from around the country for the organization’s Young Women’s Political Summit from July 12-14. The summit is an opportunity for attendees to hone their leadership skills and strengthen their connections in the political world.

Amway Ukraine Among Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies

Financial Literacy for Children project described as one of the best practices in country
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Amway Ukraine has been rated among the top 50 most socially responsible companies, coming in at number 22 – the only direct selling company to make the ratings. The list was compiled by all-Ukrainian rating organization GVARDIA.

The achievement was due in part to Amway Ukraine’s Financial Literacy for Children project. It was described as one of the best practices in community development projects in the country.

Domtar Et First Book Élargissent Leur Partenariat Afin De Promouvoir L’alphabétisme

Une collaboration visant à offrir 60 000 nouveaux livres ainsi que du matériel éducatif aux enfants dans le besoin aux États-Unis et au Canada
Press Release

Keep America Beautiful Announces 2013 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced the availability of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB believes that the grant program will serve as a catalyst to combat the economic and quality-of-life setback caused by graffiti vandalism.

Vigilant Global Encourages Montreal Students and Creative Learning Programs

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Vigilant Global has always been outspoken about the cause that is closest to its heart; youth education. In Montreal youth education comes in several forms, many of which are underfunded. With FIRST robotics, Vigilant worked with high school students in a lower income area of Montreal at a school with a high-dropout rate.  Everyone at Vigilant felt that we’d made a difference in the community with the robotics program, which has lead us to look into other organisations with a similar purpose.

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