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High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

By Jim Witkin
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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

De Beers Helps Fund a New Book to Tell Tłı̨chǫ Stories From Long Ago

A De Beers Group donation has helped capture important cultural lessons for Tłı̨chǫ communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
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Tłı̨chǫ Whaèhdǫǫ̀ Godıı̀ (Tłı̨chǫ Storıes from Long Ago) and an accompanying Teachers’ Guide were launched at an event held in Behchokǫ̀.

Tammy Steinwand-Deschambeault, Culture and Language Coordinator for the Tłı̨cho Community Services Association (TCSA), said: “These are our stories from long ago that have been passed down to us. When young people are out on the land, the evidence is out there for them to see. Our history helps them know who they are as Tłı̨cho people.”

So Many Good Jobs, But Where Are the Workers?

America’s workforce has evolved since the nation celebrated its first Labor Day in 1894. Learn what skills tomorrow’s workers will need.
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As Labor Day approaches, we take a closer look at the nation’s evolving workplace. The U.S. recently celebrated a 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. Yet, employers are still looking to fill a record-breaking 6.2 million open jobs. 

So with millions of job opportunities still available, where are the qualified workers?  And what skills do workers need to compete for current and future employment?

Students Benefit From a Better Learning Environment

Schools and non-profit organizations benefit from an office furniture redistribution program where company donations revitalize classrooms, reduce waste and help the environment.
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Back to school time for many students often means new clothes and supplies. For the students and staff of the Monessen School District – a small, urban public school district south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – returning to school also means upgraded classrooms and facilities with new desks, chairs and bookcases.

FSR Names The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. a Winner of Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Awards

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FSR member companies strengthened their local communities by supporting over a million volunteer projects, donating over $1.1 billion dollars for the second year in a row, volunteering nearly 8 million hours, and completing close to 700,000 financial literacy projects.

The recipients of FSR’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Awards are:

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company

Associated Banc‑Corp

The Power of Education: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer
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Today’s hyper-connected, tech-driven world opens doors to abundant opportunity for those who are equipped to seize it. Yet 330 million children across the globe are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. As the educated capitalize on economic success, children without education and skills are left behind to perpetuate the cycle of poverty.

Weatherford Hosts High School STEM Externs

7 externs. 25 mentors. 12 business and technical disciplines.
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We have to brag on our Weatherford IPAA/PESA summer externs from Westside High School and Young Women's College Preparatory Academy. Over the course of their two-week externship they met with more than 25 mentors from 12 business and technical disciplines. Each day, the young ladies learned something new and grew more confident in their abilities. And each day, they left a lasting impression on our team. #WeatherfordWISE

Successful Summer STEM Externship at Weatherford

Providing Career and Education Advice to High School Youth
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We are incredibly committed to STEM education at Weatherford, especially when it comes to supporting women and underprivileged youth. In 2016, we provided approximately 2,220 students with STEM mentorship through our Weatherford Worldwide Initiative Supporting Education (WISE) program. In June, the Weatherford WISE program hosted seven high school girls from the Houston area for their IPAA/PESA summer externship. This is our first year participating in this program, though Weatherford has been engaged in a variety of other educational activities with IPAA/PESA.

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