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HanesBrands Pivots to Virtual Learning to Preserve Employee Continuing Education Program During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thousands of employees working toward high school diplomas and enrolled in college, technical and vocational programs in Central America and Caribbean
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In addition to emergency production of face masks and re-opening manufacturing facilities in a safety-first manner in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, HanesBrands also has pivoted to remote learning to preserve its popular continuing education program for employees in Central America and the Caribbean.

Bringing Equity to STEM Education

By David Tong, Director, TGR EDU: Create
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At TGR EDU: Explore, our mission is to empower educators, students and families to achieve their best in their academic and professional lives. This work includes helping every learner develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications outside the classroom.

Black & Veatch eBook Addresses the Rural Digital Divide, Provides Co-ops a Path to Fiber Deployment Success

New eBook outlines eight actions to help rural electric co-ops lead fiber broadband deployments in their communities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 10, 2020, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the challenging business model facing service providers, the rural digital divide remains a major challenge across much of the United States. For many Americans, advanced communication networks and digital connectivity have provided unlimited opportunity when it comes to engaging with technology and data. This point is made even more apparent during COVID-19, which is driving entire communities to learn, work and play online.

Fifth Third Bank Joins HBCU Partnership Challenge

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CINCINNATI, September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced that it has joined the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Partnership Challenge, sponsored by the HBCU Caucus. The bipartisan initiative strengthens public-private investments in HBCUs to ensure their future sustainability, increase career prospects for their students, and advance diversity and inclusion within all sectors of employment.

Wells Fargo Gives $1 Million in Scholarships to Bridge Financial Gaps Faced by Students Amidst COVID-19

Initiative comes as pandemic continues to hamper students’ ability to pursue their educational paths
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 3, 2020 /3BL Media/--Students dedicated to making a positive difference in the world offer the greatest hope for the future, but for many their plans are threatened due to the unexpected financial gap posed by COVID-19 – sometimes prohibiting them from continuing and completing college. Wells Fargo wants to help close that gap by launching the Wells Fargo Student Impact Scholarship.

Our Shared Goodness Legacy—Milton Hershey School

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Since 1909, Milton Hershey School (MHS) has offered children from low-income backgrounds in the U.S. a residential, cost-free, quality pre-K through 12th grade education. Now in its 110th year, it is a place where students’ potential meets life-changing opportunity thanks to our shared founder, whose entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to helping youth succeed blended to create an early
“social enterprise.”

Hormel Foods to Provide Free College Education to the Children of its Employees

Inspired Pathways program will grant a two-year college degree program tuition to dependent children of the company’s employees beginning in 2021
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AUSTIN, Minn., August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods announced today that it is making a commitment to provide the opportunity of a college education to the dependent children of its inspired team members. The program comes at a time when paying for college has become a hardship for many people, and as community colleges, the foundation of so many communities in the United States, struggle with enrollment.

Freeport-McMoRan's El Abra Operation in Chile Awards 62 Scholarships Through the Indigenous Scholarship Program

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Minera El Abra recently awarded 62 scholarships to indigenous students from the nearby communities of Alto El Loa Province and Calama to further their university or technical school studies. 

The site's Indigenous Scholarship program provides financial assistance to recipients and encourages them to use what they learn to make a meaningful difference in their communities. El Abra presented the awards during a special WebEx ceremony with site representatives due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. 

Connecting Kids to Bright Futures

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From the moment Milton Hershey founded a school for orphaned boys in 1909, Hershey has continued our founder’s legacy of helping children succeed and reach their full potential. Today, we leverage our reach to increase access to education, nutrition and wellbeing for children around the world through multiple initiatives, including:

New Global Focused Education and Policy Fellowship Launches Virtually

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LAS VEGAS, August 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Continuing its focus on developing an aligned vision for state education policy that ensures all learners have what they need to thrive, NV Succeeds in partnership with Las Vegas Sands launched the InspirED Global Fellowship in July 2020. The original intent of the program, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, was to bring the inaugural cohort of fellows to Singapore during the summer of 2020 to investigate that region’s high-performing education systems, and develop solutions to be implemented back in Nevada. 

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