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Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Susannah Maltz Sees Critical Need to Protect Workers’ Rights

This is the fourth of a five-part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship recipients.
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Since 2015, the Major League Baseball Players Trust has annually awarded a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to five deserving law or graduate school students pursuing careers aimed at protecting and defending workers' rights. The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s late executive director.

This is the fourth of a five-part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 winners.

Susannah Maltz

Consumers Energy Foundation Contributes $150,000 to Provide Access for Free Tax Assistance, Support 2-1-1

Help Available for Customers Paying Final Winter Heating Bills
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JACKSON, Mich., March 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $150,000 to support free tax preparation services and Michigan’s 2-1-1 network– resources that help families and individuals statewide as they receive their final heating bills from this winter.

10 Steps to a Successful Corporate Volunteer Program: A Conversation with Roger Hancock of CSAA Insurance Group

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“You’ve got to have something in place; you can’t do this on excel spreadsheets or emails back and forth, you’ve got to have some type of system.” - Roger Hancock

First-Ever National Geographic Teen Service Award Honors Young People Fighting Illiteracy and Climate Change in Their Communities

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21st Century Fox’s National Geographic has selected three high school students as the recipients of the National Geographic Student Expeditions Inaugural Teen Service Award, a new program recognizing young people who have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in their communities. Alexa Grabelle, Delaney Reynolds, and Kaimana Idica will each receive $500 college scholarships, and Grab

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Supports Keep Maryland Beautiful's Affiliation with Keep America Beautiful

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Members of the Maryland Housing and Community Development Neighborhood Revitalization team joined Deputy Secretary Tony Reed and Keep America Beautiful's Senior Vice President/Recycling Brenda Pulley in Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood on March 20 for the launch of Keep Maryland Beautiful, coinciding with the launch of Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup.

This Free Course on Employee Volunteering Is What You've Been Looking For!

Transform employee volunteerism with free online course ‘Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering’
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Companies across the globe are gatekeepers of a valuable experience for employees, providing support and resources for employees to take action and make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

As a corporate social responsibility leader you realize that providing volunteer opportunities and support can build morale, encourage team building, increase productivity and help to develop and build your company culture.

But what’s the best way to create or strengthen volunteer programs? 

One Volunteer Opportunity, Unparalleled Reach

Where does a volunteer opportunity on VolunteerMatch end up?
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For nearly 20 years, VolunteerMatch has connected good people with good causes. From our launch in 1998 to date, we’ve grown to support a community of over 110,000 nonprofits, over 7,000,000 registered volunteers, and over 100 companies.

Born in Palo Alto and raised in San Francisco — America’s tech capital — we launched smart and early. Today, we’re the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. To illustrate the reach of our network we created this “sweet” video.

Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

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BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

Proud to Serve

By: Deborah Roberts
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There have always been female warriors, and Women’s History Month is an appropriate time to remember them. While many civilians are aware that the number of women on active duty in all branches of service has risen dramatically, few know the extent of women’s service to our country, particularly in combat roles.

WTRMLN WTR Partners with Whole Planet Foundation® To Alleviate Poverty

Mission-oriented brand aligns with Whole Foods Market® to help women entrepreneurs
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NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – WTRMLN WTR, the pioneer in cold-pressed juiced watermelon, announces today that it has teamed up with Whole Foods Market’s nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to alleviate poverty. A percentage of sales from all WTRMLN WTR BLNDS products (including GNGR, CHRRY, and LME) will benefit Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

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