During the month of February, the United States celebrates National African American History Month, a time to commemorate the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans nationwide. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the impact that African Americans have had on everything from technology to medicine. Taking time to reflect on these often hidden figures, who have changed our country for the better, reminds us of why diversity and inclusion continues to be such an important part of both our history and our future.
Centennial, Colo. February 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -As a leading global technology company, Arrow Electronics is committed to serving the communities in which its employees live and work. Each year, many Arrow employees partner with local nonprofits around the world, extending the company’s collaborative and innovative culture into the broader community.
It has been a nightmarish week. The new president has kicked off his reign with a series of illegal and immoral executive orders and a set of preposterous appointments. Every day we wake up and remember that this is really happening. Many of us are looking to the upcoming Super Bowl more and more for solace and distraction. Today on Sea Change Radio we are having a Super Bowl special of a sort. Our guest is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports podcast, best known for his articulate treatment of the intersection of sports and politics.
Collaborating with nEbO, the junior membership arm of the Labour Movement (NTUC), on Headstart, a signature project that prepares secondary school students to be more work-ready, Marina Bay Sands organized a visit in November for 54 students from Springfield Secondary School. nEbO is also a lifestyle club that actively reaches out to youth ages 12 to 25 by socially engaging them to create a vibrant community. The organization empowers youth to be “work-ready, world-ready and life-ready.”
Produced by Clamorhouse and featuring performances by 6 leading acts
LOS ANGELES, February 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, Whole Planet Foundation, Clamorhouse and other valued partners will honor Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, co-founders of Alaffia, for alleviating poverty in Togo and around the globe. The celebration will take place at Whole Planet Foundation’s biennial pre-GRAMMY benefit, which will be held at OHM Nightclub in Los Angeles.
Money will fund 25 School Garden Grants and an Educational Institute for 15 Regional School Garden Organizations
This past holiday season, Whole Foods Market collaborated with Blackhawk Network, a leading global stored value and payments provider, to introduce a selection of carefully curated gift cards from leading brands in stores throughout the U.S. Through an innovative program, a portion of sales from these cards generated more than $100,000 for Whole Kids Foundation over the holidays to further the nonprofit’s work improving children’s nutrition and wellness.
Linda Silverstein, Ford Motor Company general manager, recognized for industry leadership and community involvement; Northwood University student receives $10,000 scholarship
NEW ORLEANS, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Automotive™ presented the 12th annual Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year Award to Linda Silverstein, general manager, remarketing and rental operations, Ford Motor Company.
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.”
January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics donated more than $8,000 this past holiday season to the Arrow Scholars Fund, a scholarship program launched by Arrow employees to benefit students at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Africa.