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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - June 2016

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GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility
The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com). Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.

Families in Houston, Chicago Join Aramark, American Heart Association Pilot for Healthy Eating

Pilot program is part of the Healthy for Life® 20 by 20 initiative, aiming to change attitudes and behaviors around food and health in local communities
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Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA) recognize that educating parents and heads of households about making healthy choices for their families is key to reversing an alarming trend toward obesity in both children and adults.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Holds Supply Drive Benefitting Local Domestic Violence Shelters

Press Release

LEMONT, Ill., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – TeamCITGO volunteers at the CITGO Lemont Refinery helped their community by holding a supply drive benefiting three local domestic violence shelters and the at-risk women and children they serve. Based on specific requests from the organizations, CITGO employees and contractors at the refinery, donated personal care products, clothing and household items for the Guardian Angel Community Services, Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center and Crisis Center for South Suburbia.

Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

Press Release

May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

EXPANDING
Here’s a look at the newest Maven urban markets:

Chicago Shelter More Than Just a Band-Aid for Healing the Homeless

A Safe Haven helps homeless in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis, addressing the root causes to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency
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One look at the brightly colored mural on the brick wall, the tall glass windows and colorful landscaping around the exterior and it is clear A Safe Haven is not just a homeless shelter, but a solace for its residents and visitors. A Safe Haven strives to combat homelessness and poverty by providing more than just a free meal or bed to sleep at night, but the chance to move forward.

Schweitzer Fellows Inspire and Serve Chicago's Medically Vulnerable

For 20 years, Baxter has supported novel programs linking young talent and public health programs
Article

Students often say they’ll start to help others when they graduate or when their financial status changes, remarks Loyola University Chicago medical student and 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellow Pablo da Silva. However, through a Schweitzer Fellowship, Pablo was able to start making a change in the community now. Pablo is just one of a series of Chicago-area Schweitzer Fellows given a chance to put their ideas to the test and see what it takes to empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives by discovering new opportunities to provide access and education in healthcare.

Recognizing Those in Our Industry Who Give Back

DRW COLLEGE PREP - Changing Lives One Student at a Time
Blog

In the November 2015 issue of MarketWatch, FIA features DRW College Prep, giving a glimpse inside the school and sharing its success despite the challenges faced by its students:

"In a Chicago neighborhood where the number of violent crime reports ranks 9th among Chicago’s 77 communities, DRW College Prep is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of high school students.

The Power of an Education

Don Wilson, founder and CEO of DRW, shares his philanthropic mission
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When it comes to donating time and financial resources, I've always been most interested in projects that truly have a long-term impact on improving the community where we live and work, reducing future poverty and creating sustainable opportunity. I think it's an approach that many of us in the industry share. Nothing comes closer to that than education.

Minding the Generational Digital Literacy Gap

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Founded in 1999, the Comcast Foundation focuses on connecting and strengthening communities by supporting programs that expand digital literacy, promote community service, and build tomorrow’s leaders.

In 2015, the Foundation donated more than $19 million to more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations nationwide that focus their efforts on the communities Comcast serves. The Gads Hill Center, founded more than a century ago and based in a struggling Chicago neighborhood, is one of those nonprofits.

GM on Fast Track to Redefine Mobility with Lyft, Maven & Self-Driving Cars

By Peter Kosak
Blog

There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry.

The GM team looks at this massive change happening and sees an opportunity to be a disruptor. A decade ago, automotive innovation and technology were centered inside the car and under the hood. Now that focus is drawn outward and beyond through connectivity.

Connectivity is the ether that everything is in, driven by smartphones as the personal computer in your pocket. It’s dramatically impacted everything…it’s pervasive. 

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