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This Year's Teacher Appreciation Week Elevates Recognition of Teacher Contributions Like Never Before – Companies Have a Role to Play in Supporting Them

Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director Corporate Social Responsibility
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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in the United States, and it sure will be a memorable one! As I write this, UNESCO estimates that more than 70% of students around the world are impacted by educational institution closures due to COVID-19. In the U.S. alone, Education Week estimates that over 55 million students are out of school.

With COVID-19, Getting Through the Next Few Months of College Just Became More Stressful

How will first-generation students from low-income backgrounds navigate the uncertainty?
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Bottom Line partners with students from underserved communities to get into college, graduate, and launch a thriving career. Their model is predicated on the power of relationship-based, data-driven advising to provide first-generation students from low-income backgrounds with the best possible opportunity to graduate from college and achieve economic mobility. Legg Mason has been proud to partner with them over the years, understanding that personalized services are crucial to helping students navigate the pressures of higher education.

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
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April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge Opens to Inspire Virtual Collaboration Between Teachers, Students, and Parents

Contest Elevates Financial Literacy Learning with Opportunities for Schools to Win $10,000 For Educational Resources
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SILVER SPRINGS, Md., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, and Discovery Education today opened the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge. This challenge enables communities to collaborate virtually, empowering students and local schools with financial literacy.

Open P-TECH Goes Live!

Free Tech and Professional Skills - Anytime, Anywhere.
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The newly released platform, Open P-TECH, is a free digital education experience launched by IBM to equip young people, aged 14-20, and educators with foundational knowledge about topics like cybersecurity, AI and cloud computing, plus professional skills like Design Thinking and Agile. 
 

Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19

Free Creative Cloud tools offered to students through May 31, 2020
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The past few weeks have shown us that, even in times of uncertainty, our schools and business communities remain strong and resourceful, all while continuing to find creative ways to maintain learning and business continuity.

Innovative Sodexo and University of Rhode Island Partnership Prepares Registered Dietitian Candidates for 2024 Exam Requirements

Collaboration Supports Career Development and Boosts Participation in Top-Ranking URI Online Master’s of Dietetics Program
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. and SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., March 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, one of the largest employers of registered dietitians globally, partners with University of Rhode Island to boost participation in URI master’s of dietetics program.

Bringing STEM to Students With Help From Cox Enterprises

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Imagine a world where Netflix makes your kids smarter, and Youtube is safe. A world where K-12 children can live-stream classes from the very best instructors in courses like robotics, microbiology, chemistry and engineering (like Peleton classes, but for STEM education). 

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

iD Tech & Adobe Team Up to Provide Life-Changing STEM Experiences for More Than 150 Underserved Bay Area Students

Student-produced projects tapped into creativity to cover issues including bridging socioeconomic divides and gender disparities
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BAY AREA, Calif., February 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This summer, 161 underserved students in the San Francisco Bay Area learned video production, digital photography, YouTube channel creation, game design and more, thanks to a partnership between iD Tech Camps, the world leader in summertime STEM education, and Adobe.

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