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HelpBridge: a New Mobile App to Get Help and Give Help During a Disaster

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HelpBridge: a new mobile app to get help and give help during a disaster

Microsoft Citizenship Team
16 Jan 2013 6:00 AM

PG&E Employees Donate $6 Million To Local Communities

Annual “Campaign for the Community” Raises Funds for Nonprofits throughout Northern and Central California
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its employees and retirees have raised more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations and schools through the utility’s annual giving initiative, Campaign for the Community. The total was the most ever pledged in the campaign’s history and exceeded last year’s total by $700,000. Employee contributions will benefit entities throughout PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California.

Round Rock's Stony Point High School Named National Champion in 2012 Get Schooled Attendance Challenge with a 5.06% Attendance Gain

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Round Rock, TEXAS, December 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas set out to improve school attendance and ended up transforming the entire school community, boosting student engagement, posting huge attendance gains and winning a national championship in the Get Schooled 2012 Fall Attendance Challenge.  Stony Point High School, part of a regional Get Schooled Challenge in Central Texas, posted a 5.06% boost in attendance.  E3 Alliance, together with Emmis Austin Radio and Incite organized the regional effort with 31 Central Texas schools participating.

Montana High School Student to Attempt Expedition From Death Valley to Mount Whitney

Missoula senior to trek 157 miles and climb 14,505 feet to raise money for a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting youth outside
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MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/– Hellgate High Senior Adam Peterman, 17,  of Missoula, Mont. will attempt to bike, hike and scramble from the lowest point in the contiguous United States to the highest in an effort to inspire more youth to get outside.  As part of his senior project, Peterman will travel from Badwater in Death Valley, Calif., to the 14,505-foot summit of Mount Whitney beginning December 20 and attempt to reach California’s highest peak in less than 48 hours entirely under his own steam. 

Microsoft Awards Imagine Cup Grants to Jumpstart Student Startups That Address Social Issues

Students from around the world awarded cash and in-kind funding to support development of technology solutions to solve global problems.
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ At the Social Innovation Summit today, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the second annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their projects into social enterprises or nonprofits that will address a specific social issue.

Accenture Awards KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – an Additional US $3.3 Million to Equip Young People with Career Readiness Skills

Grant reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Accenture Foundations today announced that they have awarded KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of charter schools, a grant of US$3.3 million to help young people in underserved communities transition from secondary education to higher education and employment. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support of KIPP to US$3.7 million since 2009.

Nonprofits Engaging Millennials: DoSomething.org’s Study and Its Real-Life Parallels

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In my previous blog post about nonprofits and economic downturns, one recommendation for volunteer engagement was to look outside of the typical generations to which your nonprofit appeals.

Scholarships Still Up for Grabs: Apply for a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship

Students, apply now for $5,000 scholarships and matching $5,000 grants to hunger charity of choice
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The application period for Sodexo Foundation's national Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program is still open; the company is actively seeking student applications for $5,000 scholarships until the December 5, 2012 deadline.

Join Us for a #YourVoiceCounts Twitter Chat

Log on to Twitter on Nov. 15 at 3 pm and search for the hashtag #YourVoiceCounts
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Guest blogger Susan Sullivan announces a Twitter Chat on November 15 at 3:00 pm ET on the Verizon Foundation's "Your Voice Counts" campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence by equipping bystanders — especially men — with tools to begin speaking up. You can diiscuss how and when your can use your voice to end domestic violence, ask questions about prevention and get information.

Just log on to Twitter (www.twitter.com) and search for the hashtag #YourVoiceCounts to follow the conversation. Add the hashtag to your own tweets to participate in the discussion.

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Guest blogger Susan Sullivan announces a Twitter Chat on November 15 at 3:00 pm ET on the Verizon Foundation's "Your Voice Counts" campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence by equipping bystanders — especially men — with tools to begin speaking up. You can diiscuss how and when your can use your voice to end domestic violence, ask questions about prevention and get information.

Just log on to Twitter (www.twitter.com) and search for the hashtag #YourVoiceCounts to follow the conversation. Add the hashtag to your own tweets to participate in the discussion.

Student Entrepreneurs from India Win Intel Award for Green Innovation

Intel Foundation Awards $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.

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