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Accenture and Amref Health Africa to Improve Healthcare Services for Hundreds of Thousands Across Africa

Vodafone and its partners – Safaricom, Mezzanine and M-PESA Foundation – to expand mobile health training platform
Press Release

LONDON Mar. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Amref Health Africa an additional grant of US$3 million to help the organization enhance and scale its mobile health training program to 3,000 community health workers in Kenya.

Cisco is Committed to Helping Military Veterans

By Patrick Finn
Blog

As the U.S. Air Force’s first female airman to complete the grueling, 18-hour Army Cavalry Spur Ride, Courtney Beard is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Even with her experience, Courtney faced a much greater challenge when she returned from her deployment — finding a job that aligned with her career goals.

Keystone XL Pipeline's Gift: 42,000 jobs

Caterpillar CEO calls for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Chicago Tribune
Article

The United States has climbed out of the great recession, but we need to keep creating good jobs. U.S. manufacturers are doing their part — hiring 740,000 additional workers since 2008 and paying nearly $25 per hour. They want to do even more.

U.S. manufacturers want construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to finally begin.

Proud to Be a Military Friendly Company

Blog

On Veterans Day, I want to acknowledge and honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces … as well as the families, friends, and coworkers who have supported them.

Cisco is a military friendly company and we are proud to be recognized today as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media.

Cisco’s corporate veterans program started in June 2011. It 1is focused on helping veterans find meaningful jobs and providing access to career training resources. For example:

New Solutions Needed To Reintegrate A New Generation of Veterans

Summary: 
Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...
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Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...

Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
Press Release

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.

IDB Launches USD $500 Million Education, Youth and Employment Bond

First-of-its-kind vehicle to improve economic inclusion of young people
Press Release

LONDON, September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Citi priced a $500 million four-year Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) bond on behalf of The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB) on Tuesday – a first-of-its-kind investment vehicle, created with the support of Citi Microfinance. Proceeds from the note sale will be directed to programs that build human capital through early childhood care and education, formal primary and secondary education, as well as labor market placement and vocational training.

Social Impact Partnerships: A New Model for Funding Social Change

Newsletter

Partners in a first-of-its-kind, pay-for-success program will discuss a new, scalable, replicable model for financing social change. On the heels of introducing a social impact partnership to reduce recidivism and increase employment in New York State, the panel will discuss the new model for social impact partnerships as an example of how public, private and nonprofit sectors can work together to achieve positive social outcomes.

This can’t miss session at the COMMIT!Forum will discuss a new model for funding social change.  

Marcone Backs SkillsUSA at the National Leadership & Skills Conference

At the NLSC & in partnership with SkillsUSA, Marcone is contributing to national tech & trade education.
Article

Just a few weeks ago, SkillsUSA wrapped up their 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), which it calls "a showcase of career and technical education students." Around 15,000 students, teachers, and business partners were in attendance at the Kansas City conference.

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