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Duke Energy Native American Employees Share Culture, Deepen Connections

New employee resource group at Duke Energy promotes inclusivity, raises awareness

First Peoples. Those two words hold meaning for many Native Americans, especially in November. The words are a connection to their identity and culture that has lasted hundreds of years.

This November, Duke Energy employees are launching an Indigenous people’s employee resource group (ERG) during Native American Heritage Month to strengthen the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

American Express Backs Emerging Artists With $1 Million in Sponsorship to the Studio Museum in Harlem

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/-- American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced artistic collaborations with world-renowned artists Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley to reimagine and create new designs of the iconic Consumer Platinum Card. The company will also provide $1 million in sponsorship to The Studio Museum in Harlem (the Studio Museum) to support its work as the nexus for artists of African descent, locally, nationally, and internationally. Early in their careers, both Mehretu and Wiley participated in the Studio Museum’s prestigious Artists-in-Residence (AIR) program.

Refresh and Reset: A Pro Bono Website Upgrade


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.

Where it Started

Army Veteran and Home Depot Associate Says Values-Based Culture is Key


Richard Cranford is an Army veteran who served our nation for 24 years. Today, he’s a contact center manager at The Home Depot’s Human Resource Service Center.

Richard was raised in an Air Force family. Born in Taiwan, his childhood was spent traveling overseas where he lived in Europe from ages three to 17. Military communities in the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium and Germany gave him unique insight into different cultures. “We were able to grow up immersed in the diverse and inclusive communities that form in the U.S. military.”

M·A·C Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

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This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honour the lives tragically lost due to anti-transgender violence.

onebillion: Using Technology to Ensure All Children Reach Their Full Potential in Reading and Math

By Kyle Thornton

The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipients that use technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

A Single Mom Returns to Work

Erica Bowman left the fast-paced world of finance to raise her family. When she decided to dive back in, our Return to Work Program was there to support her every step of the way.

When Erica Bowman left her career in financial services to become a stay-at-home mother, she understood the challenges ahead. Bowman in that time filed for divorce and became a single parent with a baby and knew that she would need to recommit to full-time work, both for the financial stability and as a role model to her young daughter.

MilliporeSigma Introduces Students to STEM Careers With Cooperative Education Program


“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.

3 Key Takeaways From COP26 for the Private Sector


Like the climate crisis itself, the headlines coming out of COP26 have been hard to ignore. For almost three decades, world governments have come together at COP to forge a global response to the climate emergency and find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ralph Lauren Launches Pin of Solidarity, Supporting New UNCF Scholarship Program

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Last week, we introduced the Ralph Lauren Pin of Solidarity – a timeless, tangible symbol of allyship and unity with Black, African, and African American communities. Designed by our Black Advisory Council, the pin is intended to be a gateway for conversation, connection, and understanding.


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