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SunTrust Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to 3DE National

Grant supports expansion of 3DE schools in metro Atlanta and first-time launch outside Georgia
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ATLANTA, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The SunTrust Foundation today announced a three-year grant of $2 million to 3DE National to continue the nonprofit’s expansion in metro Atlanta and launch 3DE schools outside of Georgia for the first time, bringing the innovative high school model to Florida, Texas and the District of Columbia. 

CNH Industrial Honours Nelson Mandela by Giving Back in South Africa

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CNH Industrial employees in South Africa honoured the memory of Nelson Mandela on Thursday 18th July, by giving back to the local community. Some 101 years after his birth, employees from New Holland Agriculture and IVECO brands spent the day with students at Ingqayizivele Secondary School in Tembisa, an underprivileged township in Johannesburg. The employees gave inspirational talks to the students about future job opportunities in the logistics, agriculture and transport sectors.

Secret Montreal Lab Makes Used Plastic New Again

By Kris Abel
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A secret Montreal laboratory has developed a breakthrough technology that may help save the planet – and keep your local taxes low at the same time.

While you dutifully separate household waste into a rainbow of colorful recycling bins, many cities aren’t able to recycle household plastics any more. Calgary recently found itself holding 1,400 tonnes of plastics — with nowhere to send them.

Episode 1: America’s Housing Affordability Problem

What makes housing affordability a looming crisis? Top experts discuss a legacy of the housing bust that is impacting millions of Americans across income levels and the U.S. economy at large.
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Wells Fargo recently committed $1 billion by 2025 to help solve the nation’s housing affordability challenges. In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America — and how to bring about systemic change.

Queens Public Library and JetBlue Kick off the Airline’s Soar With Reading Literacy Initiative With a Special Story Time Featuring Noted Children’s Author David Ezra Stein

Popular literacy program lands in NYC for the first time, placing six free book vending machines throughout New York City, including Central Library in Jamaica
Press Release

JAMAICA, N.Y. July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, JetBlue Chief People Officer and JetBlue Director of Corporate Responsibility Icema Gibbs today hosted a special story time at Central Library for kids ages 3 to 5 with award-winning children’s author David Ezra Stein to celebrate the launch of the airline’s popular “Soar with Reading” literacy program. They were joined by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Libraries Committee.

Housing Affordability: An American Crisis

In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America — and how to bring about systemic change.
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The lack of affordable housing in the U.S. is putting millions of people at the edge of crisis. Too many Americans are spending more than 50% of their income to keep a roof over their heads, experts say, and the crisis is costing the U.S. economy billions each year. In this special series, Wells Fargo brings together problem solvers to discuss the housing affordability crisis in America — and how to bring about systemic change.

HanesBrands Earns Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Supporting At-Risk Youth in El Salvador

Hanes and its employees partner with Glasswing International to improve schools and offer afterschool programs to keep children safe and engaged
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has earned the CSR Footprint social impact award for supporting at-risk youth in El Salvador.

Steve Hagood Elected to Project Scientist Board of Directors

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CHARLOTTE, NC, July 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Project Scientist, a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating STEM experiences for girls, announced today that it has elected Steve Hagood, senior vice president and chief information officer at Ingersoll Rand, to its Board of Directors.

Smithfield Foods Contributes $60,000 to Bladen County Read and Feed Program

Donation will provide meals and books to more than 4,000 students throughout the summer
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SMITHFIELD, Va., July 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a donation of $60,000 to Bladen County Schools Foundation to fund the purchase of a new mobile van for the district’s “Read and Feed” program.

Climate Action: Spurring New Investments for Clients

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Climate action drives business resiliency and new investments, and is just one of the four key global megatrends BNY Mellon addresses in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. BNY Mellon is committed to addressing climate-related risks and opportunities through a comprehensive approach.

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