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Remember, Remember the 11th of November – Viacom Honors Vets

by Michael Valentino
Blog

It occurs on the 11th day of the 11th month of every year: Veterans Day. Creativity and patriotism were flowing at Viacom during the lead up to the holiday this year, a time dedicated to honoring American military veterans.

This year, Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish shared his appreciation to those who have risked their lives for our country by sending personal emails along with MyViacommunity gift cards to the more than 85 employee vets. The veterans can then use the gift cards to donate to a charity of their choice.

Viacommunity Takes Talent for Good West

by Rita Papadogiannis
Blog

Last month, Viacommunity journeyed to Viacom’s Hollywood office, the Paramount Lot and the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank as par

Viacom’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Grad Ceremony Inspires Teen Coders, Employees and Company Executives

by Lisa Di Venuta
Blog

Each year since 2015, Viacom Headquarters has opened its doors to a group of teenagers, letting them loose on the floors of our tech department and off-site broadcasting control rooms.

Viacom’s Third Annual Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Opens Doors and Unlocks Keys to Diversity

by Lisa Di Venuta
Blog

Since 2015, Viacom has welcomed 60 high school girls to its Times Square Headquarters as part of the nationally-renowned Girls Who Code summer immersion program. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization driven to close the gender gap in tech by giving young girls a foundation in coding.

Nickelodeon Helps Break Bread and Boundaries for Child Refugees

by Michael Valentino
Blog

Twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution. This adds up to 65.6 million people around the world, 22.5 million of whom are refugees – a person forced from their country to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster. Unfortunately, these stateless wanderers are not always met with open arms. Many are denied a nationality and access to basic rights when the countries they flee to struggle to cope with the influx.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

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Foundation Honors Award-Winning Actress, Singer, Songwriter and Producer Queen Latifah and Presents Grammy Award-Nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki with Music Innovator Award

Producer DJ Khaled Receives #ToyotaGiving Award presented by the All-New Toyota Camry

 Host Sway Calloway and performers Wyclef with Wavie Gang, Joey Alexander, and DJ D-Nice join the celebration

Press Release

Foundation Honors Award-Winning Actress, Singer, Songwriter and Producer Queen Latifah and Presents Grammy Award-Nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki with Music Innovator Award

Producer DJ Khaled Receives #ToyotaGiving Award presented by the All-New Toyota Camry

 Host Sway Calloway and performers Wyclef with Wavie Gang, Joey Alexander, and DJ D-Nice join the celebration

Viacom Celebrates Coming Out Day on October 11 with First-Ever Global Cross Brand On-Air and Digital Campaign, “Out in 60”

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Campaign Features Coming Out Stories from Celebrities Including RuPaul, Leona Lewis, Ingrid Nilsen, Charlie Carver, Maggie Lindemann, Lucas Cruikshank, Connor Franta, Marnie Simpson, Patrick Starr, Courtney Act, Simon Dunn, Sampson McCormick, and More

Press Release

Campaign Features Coming Out Stories from Celebrities Including RuPaul, Leona Lewis, Ingrid Nilsen, Charlie Carver, Maggie Lindemann, Lucas Cruikshank, Connor Franta, Marnie Simpson, Patrick Starr, Courtney Act, Simon Dunn, Sampson McCormick, and More

149 Middle and High Schools Join Get Schooled’s Seventh Annual Fall Attendance Challenge Reaching More than 100,000 Students

In last year’s Challenge, two-thirds of active schools increased their attendance, with average attendance increases of 5% meaning 1,000 more students came to school each day
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  In an effort to combat chronic abseentism and boost attendance, 149 middle and high schools around the country have joined the 2017 Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge.  Launching today, the national competition uses Get Schooled’s award-winning gamification strategies to boost student engagement and school attendance.  Most active schools can ‘unlock the box’ and earn a $500 grant.  Top performing schools can earn a $3,000 grant and a custom-designed experience for their school.  

Cycling the Crossroads of the World with Cycle for Survival

by Michael Valentino
Blog

Times Square – the heavily nicknamed Crossroads of the World, Center of the Universe, or Heart of the World (among others) – draws an estimated 50 million annual visitors; more than 300,000 pedestrians pass through daily. It is also home to a pair of towers where Viacom keeps offices.

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