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Driving Communities Forward: Insights from Cross-Sector Leaders Closing the Opportunity Gap

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The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility.  Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.

LA Kings Host “We Are All Kings” Youth Camp

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AEG’s LA Kings recently hosted the club’s first week-long “We Are All Kings Camp” at the Toyota Sports Performance Center in El Segundo on August 2-7. Free for children ages 5-and-up, the camp focused on introducing new players to the game of hockey.

Always Helps Girls Build Confidence Through Sports.

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Why sports?

Taking part in sports is about way more than the cheers or the wins. Playing sports helps girls develop confidence and important life skills, such as teamwork and resilience. Additionally, over 2 in 3 people agree playing sports during puberty has a positive impact on academic performance and future career success.

Despite all these benefits, nearly 1 in 2 girls drop out of sports during puberty, mostly because they feel the need to focus on other things (27%), they no longer find it fun (23%), or they don’t feel good enough (19%).1

Innovating to Live Better, Walmart Foundation and Nonprofits Fight Childhood Food Insecurity

By Eileen Hyde, Director, Sustainable Food Systems and Food Access
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The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

FedEx Custom Critical Delivers Bagged Lunches for 120,000 Students

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When Richard Smith, FedEx Express Regional President and Executive Vice President, U.S. Domestic and U.S. International, received a request from Ron Redwing, President and CEO of Redwing Group, LLC., for a temperature-controlled truck to transport lunches for students in Memphis, he called on FedEx Custom Critical to find a solution.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $275,000 Grant to YMCA of East Tennessee for Youth Development

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation announced today a $275,000 grant to the YMCA of East Tennessee to expand its youth development programs that focus on financial wellness, academics, leadership and well-being. On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank Knoxville market president, presented Jim Dickson, CEO of YMCA of East Tennessee, with the grant at a special event Tuesday, July 9, at West Side Family YMCA in Knoxville.

AEG Concludes Annual Season of Giving with Community Holiday Party for More than 700 Children and Families in Los Angeles

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AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, concluded its Season of Giving, the company’s annual holiday initiative that encourages its employees to engage in charitable activities in their local communities, with a community holiday party near the company’s global headquarters in Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Convention Center on December 18, 2018.

Brown-Forman Donates $2 Million to Fund YMCA in West Louisville

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For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.

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For over 90 years, Brown-Forman has called the same neighborhood its home. Last month we announced a $2 million gift to the YMCA being built in our backyard. Learn more about how this gift will impact our local community.

LA Kings Team Up With Team Smile to Provide Free Dental Care for 300 Students in Crenshaw, Los Angeles

Event coincides with LA Kings G.O.A.L.S. program in partnership with Blue Shield of California, which provides character building and wellness activities for youth
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AEG’s LA Kings and Kings Care Foundation teamed up with Team Smile, a national advocacy group that provides life-changing dental care to underserved children, to host and provide free dental care to 300 students from the Crenshaw area in Los Angeles on Friday, October 12.

Ready for Summer: SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center Opens

Racine Community Joins U.S. Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones to Begin a Season of Safe, Aquatic Fun
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RACINE, Wis., May 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Just in time for summer, a celebration will be held today to commemorate the grand opening of the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center, the first aquatic center to be developed in Racine County, located in Racine’s Pritchard Park. The Aquatic Center is funded by a $6.5 million donation from SC Johnson, and will open to the public June 2.

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