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Qualcomm Gives Custom-Built, Cellular-Connected Laptops to San Diego United for Distance Learning

The donation comes with three-months of cellular data to support continued online learning for students this coming school year
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By Mike Freeman

In a bid to help close the digital divide, Qualcomm donated 900 custom-built, cellular-connected laptops to the San Diego Unified School District on Thursday to support continuing distance learning programs.

The computers run on the company’s Snapdragon processors and include built-in cellular connectivity, giving students with limited access to Wi-Fi another avenue to learn remotely.

Qualcomm Technologies Donates Hundreds of Always-Connected Personal Computers to San Diego Unified School District for Distance Learning Support

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SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the COVID-19 crisis struck and forced the closure of school facilities, an unprecedented move to distance learning placed an emphasis on digital equity. Maintaining its commitment to equitable access, the district’s Integrated Technology (IT) Division distributed more than 50,000 district-funded devices to students throughout the district.

Alexion's Commitment to Virtual Volunteering

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Alexion is committed to serving local communities through volunteerism, even when circumstances do not allow us to do so in person. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and local stay-at-home orders, Alexion has begun offering virtual volunteering opportunities to employees. 

Girl Scouts is Fueling the Future of STEM

By: Beth Meyer, Vice President of Partner Success at Discovery Education
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The evidence is clear – the number of STEM jobs are growing, but not equally.

LA Kings Blake Bolden Joins Black Girl Hockey Club's Juneteenth Discussion on Race, Hockey and Community

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AEG’s LA Kings scout Blake Bolden, the first African American player in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), recently joined the Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) for a Juneteenth Celebration panel discussion on race, hockey and community.

Learning the Skills to Succeed Beyond the Classroom

By Selah Bah
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As a 17-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, I’m not letting anything damper my ambition—not even a global pandemic.

This year, I’m graduating from the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn with both my high school diploma and associate’s degree in computer systems technology. Though students can take up to six years to complete the P-TECH program, I completed it in four years, which makes me proud.

Digital Resources to Spark Conversations About the Prevention of Underage Drinking

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Parents are the leading influence on their kids’ decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol. Research shows that since 2003 underage drinking has declined 50% and conversations between parents and their kids about alcohol have increased 73%.

Students Engineer for Social Impact through ON Semiconductor Grant

Written By: Cassandra Savel, CSR Intern
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At ON Semiconductor, we value the opportunity to innovate and use technology for positive social impact, in whatever form that may be. Alongside developing and manufacturing key technologies that power society, we are also dedicated to supporting technology education and community impact work through grant-making. 

Yum! Invests $100 Million to Fight Inequality by Unlocking Opportunity for Employees and Communities

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Hello everyone, 

The events of 2020 have made it even clearer that one of the most pressing issues we face together in society is inequality and the lack of access and opportunity that goes with it. Around the world, this unfortunate reality has many faces, and it pressures the lives of too many individuals, families and communities. Though addressing inequality is challenging and complex and there is no easy fix, as the world’s largest restaurant company, we’re at an inflection point where our actions can, and should, make real and lasting change.

Trane Technologies, Discovery Place launch free, public art exhibition in Charlotte

Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet features 35 globe sculptures to inspire climate education, awareness and action
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CHARLOTTE, NC, June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Several local artists are among those whose creativity is being spotlighted on giant globe sculptures installed throughout Uptown Charlotte and beyond.

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