The Book Bus presented by Lowe’s and the Hornets Will Distribute New Books to Five Title I Schools in Charlotte
September 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to advance youth literacy in Charlotte, the Charlotte Hornets have partnered with the nonprofit social enterprise First Book, through CBS EcoMedia, to deliver brand-new, age-appropriate books to over four thousand students. The Book Bus will travel to five Title I schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System over the course of the week and distribute approximately 4,270 books to the school children.
New book offers timely insight into the movement to ‘green’ the health care system
OAKLAND, Calif., August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In a newly released book, Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet, Kaiser Permanente’s environmental stewardship officer, Kathy Gerwig, explores a universal paradox of health care: As hospitals deliver life-saving care to individuals, their substantial environmental footprint can often be detrimental to environmental and community health.
National Mobile Literacy Program Provides Free Books to Children in the Community
Weston, WI, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As part of its national tour, mobile literacy program Bess the Book Bus stopped at the Callon Quik Mart CITGO station on May 10, delivering free books and helping promote childhood literacy by reading aloud to pre-K and kindergarten students in Weston. More than 1,000 free books were given to the children who participated in the event.
New Container Library Enhances Educational Opportunities for Children in Nairobi as Part of Children International’s Community Literacy Program
Kansas City, MO, February 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Children International is launching its first container library in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. The 40-foot container can house thousands of books and will give children in Nairobi the opportunity to increase their knowledge through reading. The new container library is only one part of Children International’s larger Community Literacy Program.
Participating fans can enter for a chance to win a custom children's home library created by designer and television host Taniya Nayak
October 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Studies show that a child’s access to books — both at school and in the home — is a key predictor of their future academic success and sets the stage for increased economic opportunity. Unfortunately, in under resourced communities throughout the U.S., gaining access to quality books is a challenge for many schools and families. In an effort to deliver age-appropriate books to students and schools in need, Capital One Bank®, in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation® and Communities In Schools, has launched
As part of HMH Volunteer Week 2013, HMH Orlando's Community Investment Council partnered with the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue to build 25 Magic Reading Corners throughout Central Florida
Written by Orlando Community Investment Council member Nikki Reynolds:
Building Reading Corners and providing them with books has become a traditional event for the HMH Orlando volunteers. HMH only began its journey and relationship with the Orlando Magic in 2012 and has already made significant impact - contributing over 8,000 books and assembling Reading Corners for children throughout Central Florida.
School children who attend the Detroit Public Library (DPL) have been in for a treat (literarily and literally) at the after school reading programs at DPL sites throughout the city. Besides words, they have been getting free nutritious snacks to help them concentrate better on the readings. The project is a partnership between DPL, Forgotten Harvest and The Chrysler Foundation.
August 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pearson's 2012 Corporate Responsibility report highlights progress of our responsible business framework, developed to reflect the needs of our stakeholders. Pearson's purpose is to help people make progress in their lives through learning, this purpose informs and shapes our company strategy, and is the starting point of our responsibility framework. We believe our commercial goals and our social purpose are mutually reinforcing.