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Global Pro Bono and the "Human Touch"

Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
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It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.

Connect With Your Community Through Pro Bono Service

Register now for Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Week webinar
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Aflac Celebrates 12 Outstanding Employee Volunteers

Company Saw 29% Increase in Employee Volunteering in 2018
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COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that it recognized 12 employees for their outstanding dedication to service in their local community. The top employees were honored at a luncheon earlier this year alongside their management.

JetBlue and TECHO Partnered to Build Homes for Families in Need in Bogotá, Colombia

Construction took place on September 28 and 29 with more than 30 JetBlue crewmembers from Colombia and other cities in the airline’s network
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On September 28 and 29 JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) completed a volunteer project with the non-profit organization, TECHO, in Cazucá-Soacha in Bogotá, Colombia building houses for families in need. TECHO seeks to build a fair, integrated, and poverty-free society, where everyone has the opportunities needed to develop their capacities and fully exercise their rights. This initiative is part of JetBlue For Good – the airline's platform for social impact and corporate responsibility.

Thousands of Aramark Volunteers Team Up for Annual Global Day of Service

Join NFL Huddle for 100 campaign to build healthier communities for the next 100 years
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PHILADELPHIA, September 19, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Today, more than 12,000 Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members across the globe will volunteer their time at 350 service projects in 15 countries during Aramark’s annual day of community service, Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day).

The Power of Aligning Employee Engagement With a Critical Community Need

By Heather Nesle, President, New York Life Foundation
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Every day, New York Life’s field force is tasked with helping individuals and families secure their financial futures and prepare for the unexpected. We are there during some of our clients’ most painful times and we see firsthand how grief impacts families. This deep connection to people in communities across the country has driven our philanthropic focus on childhood bereavement. Through the course of this work, we began to see an urgent need for more grief support at school.

Tetra Tech Hosts Backpack Giveaway and Back to School BBQ for Camp Fire Victims

Providing school supplies and joy for the community of Paradise, California, to kick off a new school year
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Tetra Tech is supporting the town of Paradise, California, to rebuild after the town was destroyed by fire, providing both technical support and charitable outreach.

Merck Fellowship for Global Health Wins 2019 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Gold Excellence Award for Learning and Development

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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Fellowship for Global Health program, a three-month, field-based international corporate service-learning program designed to leverage the skills and talents of Merck employees worldwide, won a prestigious Brandon Hall Group Gold Award of Excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program category. The Fellowship program’s win was announced on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

National Grid Celebrates Hands-on Skills With Trades Summer Camp

Showcase of trades and energy careers, demonstrations for Schenectady youth.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y.  /3BL Media/ – National Grid, in partnership with SEAT (Social Enterprise and Training) Center celebrated the company’s first ever local Trades Summer Camp for more than a dozen Schenectady youth, ages 13 – 15.

Ready to Engage Your Employees in Pro Bono Service?

Demos Available of the Redesigned Taproot Plus, Putting Employee Engagement Metrics at Your Fingertips
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Taproot Foundation is transforming how nonprofit and social change organizations access the pro bono support they need to thrive—and how companies engage their employees in social impact—by launching the newly redesigned matchmaking platform Taproot Plus at www.taprootplus.org.

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