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DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories

By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T and President of the AT&T Foundation,
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A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students with special needs.

These are just a few of the digital storytelling-focused projects that teachers have submitted for funding on DonorsChoose.org. The platform makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.

No Barriers Youth, Wells Fargo Select Winners of Global Impact Challenge

Student competition sparked ideas for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination
Press Release

FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo announced the winners of their year-long Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark ideas from high school and middle school students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination.

Are You Ready for an Accelerator?

By Nasir Qadree, Associate Director of Social Investments, AT&T
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Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact on others.

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

By Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)
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WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

6 Things For-Profit and Nonprofit Startups Can Learn From Each Other

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

We’ve had 3 classes come through the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. And we’ve learned that the differences in our startups’ structures is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn. We asked 2 of our current cohort members, one that leads a nonprofit and one a for-profit, to share the lessons they’ve learned from each other.

Roadie Recap: Balancing the STEM Equation

By Roadtrip Nation
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Hopefully by now, you’ve heard all about our latest women in STEM-themed series, A Balanced Equation! But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, an awesome bunch of Roadtrip Nation roadies—Mimi, Jen, Kelsey, and Ellen—have been visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and STEM-focused organizations across the country, screening clips from the series for over 2,000 students and young adults.

Voya Financial’s Christina Hack Joins Board of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Press Release

October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Christina Hack, senior vice president, Strategic Financial Management, Planning and Analysis, has joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeastern Pennsylvania, serving greater Philadelphia. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Voya’s longstanding partnership with JA spans more than 15 years and, Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O.

New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess

By 826 National
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -  Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to write a persuasive essay to change their bedtime, raise their allowance, or increase their candy quota. A new, pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital (826digital.com), will make this type of engaged and creative learning possible anywhere in the world when it launches on November 1. The teacher-facing platform will enable students everywhere to experience the transformative power of writing at a price all educators can afford.

Italian Students Become "Guardians of the Coast" With Carnival Corporation's Costa Crociere Foundation

A citizen science project promoted by Costa Crociere Foundation, in collaboration with MIUR, OLPA and the School of Robotics in Genoa, involving more than 200 Italian high schools
Press Release

September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Making young people more aware about protecting the sea and the Italian coastline is the idea behind the "Guardians of the Coast", the citizen science project promoted by Costa Crociere Foundation, which aims to create a long-term environmental snapshot of Italy's coastline, from Liguria to Friuli Venezia Giulia, as well as Sardinia and Sicily, with the active participation of teachers and students from over 200 Italian high schools

Scotiabank Engages Employees through Experiential Learning for Students

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Scotiabank supports organizations and programs that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential, particularly in the areas of health and well-being and education. The Bank sponsors Enactus Canada’s experiential learning platform to develop leadership and entrepreneurial talent. The platform engages university and college students to apply business skills towards addressing social and environmental issues.

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