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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.

Weatherford is Advancing STEM Education

Students Learn About the Importance of Well Integrity
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For one of our latest #WeatherfordWISE events, students from Houston Independent School District's Sharpstown High School participated

PNC's Education and Expanded Learning Opportunities

From PNC's 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Report
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Opportunities for growth and development are key drivers of employee engagement and PNC’s success. We consistently motivate our employees to advance their skills, excel in their careers and achieve their goals. PNC also provides employees with diversity and inclusion education that illustrates reciprocal respect for colleagues and customers. We continue to offer seminars and workshops that focus on diversity, inclusion and employee engagement topics:

The topics include:

• (dis)Ability Awareness

• Inclusive Language

• Inclusive Onboarding

Epsilon Partners with the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Program Encourages Students to Find a Love of Reading, Preparing them for the Workforce during Summer Reading Challenge
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This summer, Epsilon is partnering with the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club to promote childhood engagement through reading even when they’re not in school. Reading doesn’t have to stop when summer starts! Children who read during the summer months are better prepared when school starts again in the fall, and Epsilon understands the importance of this academic readiness. Epsilon has been a supporter of this program for the past few years and is honored to serve as the presenting sponsor for a program that has such an impact on children in the Dallas community.

Debswana Funds Flagship School Project

Construction has begun on new classrooms for a primary school in Botswana in a project sponsored to the tune of P3.2 million (US$300,000) by Debswana.
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New classrooms are being built for Seaseole Primary School in Letlhakane, close to Debswana’s Letlhakane Mine, where a new tailings plant project is nearing completion, extending the life of the mine by 25 years.

Bakani Motlhabani, General Manager of Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa mine, said Debswana was committed to leaving a legacy of prosperity especially among host communities, and this school project was part of that. It was, he said, in line with Debswana’s ‘Show we care’ value.

Extreme Classroom Makeover: The Big Bad Wolf Won’t Blow These Houses Down

Pre-K classrooms are exposing students to technology and a healthy lifestyle with the help of DonorsChoose.org projects and flash funding by the PNC Foundation.
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Perhaps one day, a preschooler in Sara Podvasnik’s class will look back at a classroom exercise featuring the Three Little Pigs as the day that sparked their engineering career.

Podvasnik’s class of 15 students, ages 4 and 5, come from a low socioeconomic area in Duquesne City, Pa. “They always come to school; they love learning at this age,” she said.

They’re some pretty great kids, and they deserve to have the same opportunities as kids in more affluent areas. I just want to be able to get any resources I can to help encourage their love of learning.

How One Promise Is Worth $15 Million

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Inspired by PNC’s signature philanthropic program, Grow Up Great, Cincinnati employee Cheryl Rose helped to create a city-wide effort called the Preschool Promise. The approach will help children become kindergarten ready and is being studied nationally as a new collaborative model for early childhood education.

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Inspired by PNC’s signature philanthropic program, Grow Up Great, Cincinnati employee Cheryl Rose helped to create a city-wide effort called the Preschool Promise. The approach will help children become kindergarten ready and is being studied nationally as a new collaborative model for early childhood education.

Contact Your PA Senator to Support the Proposed Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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By Charles J. Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services

In the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussing the proposed budget bill passed by the PA House of Representatives. It’s time to start engaging with your PA Senator to encourage them to support a budget that includes increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

The House budget bill includes the first across the board rate increases that we have seen in a decade. It also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

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