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School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus

By Addie Broyles - American-Statesman Staff
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One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone.

The managers at some of the 114 school cafeterias under her watch in the Austin Independent School District were posting photos of the vegetables as their cooks made baked sweet potatoes for the first time. All morning long, Tanner kept an eye on how everyone was reacting to the change.

“They have a lot of pride in their work,” she says. “They like to show off their kolaches and parfaits, especially.”

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Launch Tech Impact Day in Durham, North Carolina

One day, skills-based volunteer program provides technology support to North Carolina nonprofits
Press Release

Durham, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -  Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is partnering with Fidelity Investments on its 2nd wide scale day of service designed to build the technical infrastructure and know-how of nonprofits in the Raleigh-Durham area.  Tech Impact Day will bring together 125 Fidelity technologists to design data, networking and web strategies for 14 local nonprofits, resulting in an anticipated investment of more than $100,00

MGM Resorts International Honored for its Support of Women-owned Businesses

MGM Resorts is the only company in Nevada and integrated resort industry to be recognized by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as one of America’s Top Corporations
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Our commitment to providing women-owned businesses with opportunities for economic participation and growth is among the reasons MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises in 2016. 

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

3 QOLhacks for Creating a Fun Work Environment

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, so why not make it fun?  In fact, research has shown that creating a feeling of optimism and happiness at work can improve employee performance. A survey of HR managers showed that the majority encourages fun at work because they believe it benefits both the individual and the organization.

Whole Kids Foundation® Completes 2016 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign; Raises $2.8 Million For School Salad Bars, Gardens

Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised $2.8 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren better access to fruits and vegetables through the annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign.  

Volkswagen Partners with State of Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

VW eLabs will offer state of the art equipment and a guided learning experience, Program administered by Public Education Foundation
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce $200,000 Towards Tornado Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations helping in response to the severe weather that impacted Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Engaging Employees by Advancing the Value of Human Capital with Steph Sharma, Human Value Institute

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steph Sharma (@Maximizealot), Managing Director of the Human Value Institute and Lead the Difference (@Leadthediff). Steph discusses how her long-time passion for and research of employee engagement in the workplace led her to create the Human Value Institute, a thought leadership hub for human capital evaluation.

Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation Celebrate Innovative Approaches To Engaging Kids in the Meaning of Good Food

Healthy Kids Innovation Grants fund solutions to improve children’s health and nutrition
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We all know we should eat good food in order to stay health.  But what is good food?

Helping kids discover the answer is the reason Whole Kids Foundation and United Health Foundation have awarded $200,000 to nine schools and nonprofit organizations through the Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Program.   

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