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3M Sets New STEM Goal to Empower Underrepresented Individuals

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As part of our overall commitment to creating greater equity in our communities, business practices and workplaces, 3M is setting a new global, education-focused goal. The company will advance economic equity by creating five million unique STEM and Skilled Trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals* by the end of 2025.

Helping Schools in Houston Create Outdoor Learning Spaces

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To support local communities, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation leads initiatives to give back and support our neighborhoods. Launched in 2018, the National Neighborhood Promise® program provides funding, in-kind products and services, and volunteer opportunities to select nonprofit organizations leading neighborhood revitalization projects across the

Retool Your School: Meet the 2021 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Winners

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For the 12th year of Retool Your School, The Home Depot is doubling its commitment to $1 million and tripling its impact. This year, 30 campus improvement projects will be funded at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – the most projects to be completed in one year through the program. Tougaloo College, one of the top performers this season, took first place in Cluster 3 and earned the Campaign of the Year award, winning a total of $120,000 from Retool Your School.  

Today is Talk With Our Kids About Money Day Across Canada

The ninth annual Talk With Our Kids About Money Day (TWOKAM Day) – supported by Scotiabank – showcases the importance of having 'money talks' with kids, particularly during the financial and mental stresses brought on by COVID-19
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TORONTO, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Talking with kids about money to improve financial literacy is increasingly important, not only for Canada's young people, but also for the future financial health of individuals, families, communities and the country and today is Talk With Your Kids About Money Day.

California Leads the Nation with 1.4 Million People Connected to Internet Essentials on its 10 Year Anniversary

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Comcast announced it has connected more than 10 million people to its Internet Essentials program, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Internet Essentials offers internet access for low-income families and individuals for $9.95 per month, along with digital literacy training programs and access to low-cost computers.  

California continues to lead the nation with more than 1.4 million individuals benefiting from the Internet Essentials program since its inception. The top 10 cities in California are: 

MilliporeSigma Partnership Spotlight: Girlstart

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Since 2015, we have partnered with Girlstart, the largest and longest-running community-based informal science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year-round educational programming. We have supported the organization’s national growth into Houston, Boston and St. Louis through funding the availability of summer camps and after-school programs.

Duke Energy Awards $375,000 in Grants to South Carolina Tutoring Programs, Education Initiatives Impacted by Pandemic

Funding supports after-school and summer programs that mentor students while improving literacy skills. Grants also address social justice, racial equity needs in K-12 education.
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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced the recipients of $375,000 in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to South Carolina organizations that will fund tutoring and reading programs in underserved and minority communities to combat learning gaps created by the pandemic.

The funds will also support environmental education programs for Title 1 schools and culturally relevant professional development, particularly as it pertains to racial equity in education.

Engaging for Engineering Advancement in America's HBCUs

By Dr. Doug Baney | Corporate Director of Education
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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) play an essential role in higher education for African American engineering students in the United States. The Higher Education Act of 1965 defined HBCUs and their principal mission for the education of Black Americans. According to the National Center for Education Statistics1, there are approximately 300,000 HBCU students, with African American students comprising 76% of enrollment.

EarthX Celebrates Earth Week 2021 With Full Line-up of Events

Earth Week celebrations have something for everyone — from new TV shows, film festival to conferences to youth programming
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DALLAS, April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - EarthX will celebrate Earth Week with virtual and in-person activities, including the EarthxTV Show premieres, a 10-day EarthxFilm festival, conferences, youth programming and more. Festivities begin on April 16th and includes an April 22nd Earth Day celebration featuring environmental and conservation leaders that represent a range of environmental interests and efforts around the globe. The Earth Day event will also stream on NowThis Earth.

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