Imagine that you are the mayor of a major U.S. city. How would you handle the very real challenges of city life, fed by a news cycle of endless stories of poverty, crime, failing schools and infrastructure issues?
By Tina Morefield, AT&T Director, Community Engagement
AT&T joined Give Kids the World Village to host a volunteer day in Orlando. Nearly 600 people worked together to make it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to celebrate a year’s worth of holidays in a week. This event kicked off the annual Revolution dealer conference, hosted by DIRECTV — part of the AT&T family — for dealers, partners and employees.
A recent Gallup poll of 1 million students in the U.S. found that only half report feeling engaged in school and one-fifth are actively disengaged. The poll showed engagement levels decline significantly as students get older, bottoming out in 11th grade.
According to Gallup, several things might help explain this trend, including the “lack of experiential and project-based learning pathways for students.”
Taco Bell Corp. is the nation’s leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. But at their core, they are a business fueled by much more than food. Their purpose is to feed people’s life with más: engaging with and supporting the communities they serve, investing in the potential of their team members and today’s youth through education, and evolving their menu and restaurant design to meet the needs of their customers.
Company Recognized for Inclusion, Social Responsibility Initiatives
DEERFIELD, Ill., April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) and the Baxter International Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, continued to advance access to healthcare through a recent collaboration with World Vision India to develop a mobile health application. In addition, Baxter and its foundation made financial and in-kind donations valued at nearly $25 million in 2015 to create lasting social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders, including the communities in which its employees live and work.
The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched the National Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Today, individuals, businesses and community groups across the country participate in National Dress in Blue Day by wearing blue and encouraging others to do the same.
A large company in your community wants to partner with your nonprofit. You’re excited – this partnership could pave the way for new funding, fill knowledge gaps at your organization, and raise your nonprofit’s profile in the community. The company loves your mission and wants to know how their employees can help. They have some ideas for volunteer service, and can articulate what they want their employees to get out of the experience – but they’ll look to you to define if and how their employees can meaningfully contribute to your mission. Are you ready?
The funding helps the science program continue serving local Title I students
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ —The Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation (CCOF) recently received $25,000 for its P.S. Science program, thanks to a grant from Astellas USA Foundation. CCOF is an Institutional Community Service initiative of Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a progressive, independent K-12 school in Santa Monica. Astellas USA Foundation strives to inspire students to develop an interest and proficiency in STEM subjects by supporting organizations like P.S. Science that reach directly into the classroom.
We know the story. We know that, while tremendous progress has been made, a significant mentoring gap still exists in America for young people. We know that students from families and communities enduring economic hardship are less likely to grow up with adult mentors outside their family. As a result, these students are less likely to graduate high school and go on to college. We’ve heard it before, and we’ll likely hear it again – unless we choose to act differently.
By Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania
Seven years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania (BBBS SEPA) started a relationship with Comcast, not knowing the tremendous path it would take and the impact it would have on the lives of youth in Greater Philadelphia – and across the country. This transformative journey was so powerful it led us to recognize Comcast NBCUniversal with our Corporate Partner of the Century Award during our 100th anniversary celebration this week at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. We were thrilled to have Comcast Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Brian L.