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Refresh and Reset: A Pro Bono Website Upgrade

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This is the second in a series of blog posts tracking Common Impact's long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Read the first post here.

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MilliporeSigma Introduces Students to STEM Careers With Cooperative Education Program

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“You learn exactly what you want to pursue in your career.” That’s what Vincent Hoderny, former Lakeland University chemistry student, had to say about his cooperative (co-op) experience at the Sheboygan Falls site of MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

The HGA-designed Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is the first renovated building to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification.
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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center—an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education—is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) defines living buildings as:

GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time
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Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

Mentors Make Lasting Impact on Students

Verizon Innovative Learning taps mentors to create STEM career pathways
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By: Kenrya Rankin

In her four years as program director for the Verizon Innovative Learning Rural Young Women program at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, June Evans has seen her students blossom. Hailing from both suburban and semi-rural parts of the county, they have shifted from being uncertain about their place in STEM, to finding a home in design thinking and innovation.

STEM Enrichment Program at Clark Atlanta Lights the Way

How the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative is changing students’ ideas of what’s possible
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Before Mekhi Burgess’ first day at the Young Men of Color program at Clark Atlanta University, he liked STEM, but didn’t see how he could make a career out of it. But after going through a three-week summer immersion experience on the Atlanta, Georgia campus, he knew he wanted to major in computer science.

AISES Receives $962,500 Grant From the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Increase the Representation of Indigenous Peoples in STEM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., September 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - AISES announced today that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $962,500 general operating grant to increase the representation of Indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and careers. Over the next three years, grant funds will strengthen and build the AISES internal capacity to produce and use data and knowledge in advancing its work.

Meet Karen; Chevron's Senior Advisor of Social Investment

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Meet Karen, who’s working in local communities to advance racial and social equity in education.

Through Chevron’s educational investment programs and equity-forward partnerships, Karen is helping Chevron advance long-term social equity efforts in communities where they operate.

Read about the difference her work is making in the 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report

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Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Freeport-McMoRan Named to The Civic 50 List for Commitment to Community

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July 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being recognized for its commitment to community support and transformation. For the ninth consecutive year, Freeport-McMoRan has been named as a Civic 50 honoree.

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