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How the University Environment Affects a Changing Demographic

By: Rohini Anand
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College students’ social encounters on campus shape their college experience. Therefore, it is imperative that campuses foster inclusive environments where all students feel valued, respected and celebrated. This in mind, the need for a sense of belonging is more pressing than ever. Our society’s tendency to display racial intolerance, cultural disengagement and lack of understanding across differences calls for more culturally aware campuses.

5,000 Students Will Spend Their Spring Break Working Alongside Habitat Homeowners in Local Communities

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ATLANTA, March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — More than 5,000 college and high school students will spend their spring break this year helping people in need of a decent and affordable place to call home. The students will travel to 35 U.S. states to help build homes and improve local communities through Habitat for Humanity’s alternative spring break program, Collegiate Challenge.

Handbook Helps Texas Homeless Youth Understand Legal Rights

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On March 2, 2017, The Texas Appleseed Board of Directors hosted a reception to honor Weatherford for the Company’s partnership in creating the Texas Homeless Youth Handbook.

In a joint pro bono effort, Weatherford, Texas Appleseed and Baker & McKenzie partnered to create a guide to help homeless youth better understand their legal rights, responsibilities and resources. Texas is the fourth state in the U.S. to have this particular resource, found at www.homelessyouth.org/texas.

Quantifying Skills-Based Volunteerism: Common Impact Launches Pro Bono Calculator

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March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Common Impact, a nonprofit that connects corporate employees to high-impact nonprofit organizations through skills-based volunteering engagements, launched the Pro Bono Calculator today.  The Pro Bono Calculator is a tool that supports nonprofit leaders and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals in quantifying the value and estimating the investment of engaging pro bono talent to address nonprofit capacity building

30 Pacific Northwest Leaders Unite for Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service

Registration for this three-day experience now open
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SEATTLE, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media – Points of Light announced today that a dynamic group of influential Pacific Northwest leaders will serve as Host Committee members for the annual Conference on Volunteering and Service to be held June 19-21 in the Emerald City.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Supporting Women in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
Blog

For over 100 years, International Women’s Day has been a reminder to recognize women’s contributions to the American workforce and economy. Women in the workplace have come a long way, but there is still a long way to go before women are treated equally to men when it comes to financial compensation and social acknowledgment at work. For example, men still receive more recognition at work for their successes than women according to a recent survey by Bamboo HR.

Through Strategic Volunteer Engagement, KPMG and Freeport-McMoRan Promote Youth Education

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There are a variety of ways companies support education initiatives across the country, from philanthropic investments and fundraising to employee engagement activities and skills-based volunteering. For 2016 Civic 50 sector leaders KPMG and Freeport-McMoRan, investment in education translates to a firm-wide commitment and strategic business opportunity.

AkzoNobel and SOS Children's Villages Partner to Fight Youth Unemployment With the Power of Paint

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AMSTERDAM , March 2, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel and SOS Children's Villages are joining forces to use education and renovation to drive a positive impact on youth unemployment. The partnership aims to reach the young people of SOS Children's Villages with AkzoNobel's "Let's Colour" program and professional training through AkzoNobel's painter academies around the world. The partnership kicks off with three countries in 2017: Brazil, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Translating Tech Skills to Nonprofits by Engaging Tech Talent

What Taproot is discovering as part of our Town Hall Series
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We should have known that when we asked our community to weigh-in and help us shape the future of pro bono service, you would show up. 

How Can Pro Bono Service Cultivate Your Leaders?

What Taproot is discovering as part of our Town Hall Series
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We should have known that when we asked our community to weigh-in and help us shape the future of pro bono service, you would show up. 

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