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America’s Promise Alliance and ING U.S. Announce the 100 Best Communities for Young People

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Make Youth Well-Being and Educational Achievement Top Priorities
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC — September 12, 2012 — America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) today announced the 2012 winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The competition spotlights communities that demonstrate a lasting commitment to, and cross sector support for, youth development through innovative programs and services in schools and throughout the community.

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

(3BL Media) Paris, France - September 10, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Ashoka France today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages All Americans to Plant Native Species on National Planting Day and Throughout the Fall Season

Sept. 8 to Mark First National Planting Day
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - September 6, 2012 - With the fall planting season now underway, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging the public, municipalities and civic leaders to plant and re-plant using native species instead of exotic and ornamental plants that are less adapted to local ecosystems.

Accenture Grants Plan International an Additional US$3.65 Million to Equip Young Adults in Thailand and Indonesia with Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release
(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 6, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Plan International today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Plan International an additional grant of US$3.65 million – distributed over a three year period – to help provide approximately 7,100 disadvantaged young adults in Thailand and Indonesia with the technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to find employment or build a busines

ING Foundation Awards Scholarships to Young Investors

NYC Investment Divas Win ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge
Article

How would you like a 54.55% return on your investment portfolio? The NYC Investment Divas who participated in the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge can boast about the solid results they delivered managing a $50,000 virtual portfolio the past three years as part of an integrated investment- and economic-literacy curriculum.

America Recycles Day 2012 Announces Open Registration for Local Events

Join the national celebration of American recycling by hosting a local event. Get free resources!
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC - August 21, 2012 – Online registration is now open for Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day (ARD), the one day to educate and motivate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and for our environmental well-being.

Recognized annually on Nov. 15, ARD celebrates the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year.

ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge Empowers Young Girls to Become Smart Investors

ING Money Makers See Their Investment Pay Off
Article

The ING Money Makers, the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge team in Alameda, Calif., celebrated their successful money management skills during a Girls Inc. annual event Friday, July 27, where they received a “big check” from the ING Foundation. The team received $15,500, the gains from the initial $50,000 virtual portfolio that the girls participating in the program managed during the past three years.

Keep America Beautiful Launches National Planting Day

U.S. Department of Agriculture Joins Nonprofit in Issuing Nationwide Call to Plant Native Species on Sept. 8 and throughout the Fall
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - August 14, 2012 - Keep America Beautiful (KAB), its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs, and plants through a new call to action. The first National Planting Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, with the KAB initiative continuing with activities through Nov. 30.

Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face Announces the Entire The North Face Family to Take the Role Models Pledge

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If you’re a fan of The North Face on Facebook, you might have seen the Role Models Pledge, which we launched earlier this summer. I’m excited about this project because at the heart of our company our mission is to inspire a global movement of Outdoor Exploration. Role Models asks you to get outside this summer -- and take someone with you.

Sierra Club's Best Internship on Earth: Military Families and Veterans Initiative, DESTINATION: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Wow, what an incredible week! Weeks like this justify the title of this internship – the best on earth. Right now I’m in Puerto Rico for the annual Sierra Student Coalition summer training program, but I’m taking a moment to reflect on my Fourth of July holiday with the our nation’s military families.

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