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New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Examines How For-Profit Companies Can Act as Anchor Institutions to Advance Social Impact in Lower-Income Communities

Research explores motivations and strategies of corporate engagement in four smaller U.S. cities
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BOSTON, September 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report from Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) explores how for-profit corporations can serve as anchor institutions by fostering strategic partnerships and social impact efforts that benefit residents of lower-income communities where their companies are rooted. Large or otherwise influential organizations that have deep roots in their local communities and participate in activities meant to benefit those communities are commonly referred to as anchor institutions.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E18: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Reflecting on Service 20 Years After 9/11
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This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food insecurity, taking meaningful action on DEI, and why companies actually benefit more from designing service programs around nonprofit and community needs rather than their own business results.

MilliporeSigma Makes an Impact With 'STEMpact' on Science Education

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In Missouri, three out of the four fastest growing occupations are in STEM careers.

To help students prepare for STEM careers and close the education gap, MilliporeSigma localized partner STEMpact is working to transform STEM education and provide resources to teachers and schools in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E15: Dr. Stephanie Royal, The Robin Hood Foundation

Leadership in Times of Crisis & Recovery with Robin Hood
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Dr. Stephanie Royal, Chief People Officer at The Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization, talks about community-driven philanthropy, leading with compassion, and how the K-shaped recovery from COVID-19 is further disadvantaging under-resourced communities and the nonprofit sector. Hear Stephanie’s takes on nonprofit talent management in the COVID-19 era, including new challenges with employee retention, the importance of investing in staff, building a culture of DEI, and supporting mental health and wellness.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E14: Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City (CitizensNYC)

Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for NYC (CitizensNYC), a micro-funding organization that provides support to community leaders on the front lines of change in their own neighborhoods. Hear what it was like for Rahsaan to assume his position as CEO in March 2020 right as New York went into lockdown, how he drove meaningful change during the pandemic, and why he believes many elements of pandemic era philanthropy and work culture should remain in place.

Asian American Leadership Spotlight: Stuart Shih, Fidelity Investments

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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is spotlighting members of the AAPI community who are making a difference every day through their careers and social impact work.

Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Health and Nutrition Remains Important Now More Than Ever

Herbalife Nutrition Foundation provides children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive
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Good nutrition is about more than just having enough food to eat – Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa programs provide children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive today and spread their wings tomorrow. That’s why they provide millions of dollars in funding each year to orphanages, hospitals, schools, and organizations in over 57 countries.

Healthy Recipe Cards and Food Boxes Provided to Low-Income Families Nationwide

Herbalife Nutrition Collaborates with Feed the Children to Combat Food Insecurity Through Nutrition Education and Resources
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Herbalife Nutrition in partnership with Feed the Children (“FEED”), under the Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, announced it will supply 48,000 sets of healthy snack and meal recipe cards to approximately 48,000 of FEED’s food boxes distributed to low-income families throughout the U.S.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E7: Judy Samuelson, The Aspen Institute

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Joining the Pro Bono Perspectives podcast this Global Volunteer Month is Judy Samuelson, Vice President at The Aspen Institute and Executive Director of its Business and Society Program. A leading voice on the alignment of business and purpose, Judy has published influential works on companies’ duty to society and how they can create true, sustainable social change.

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