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ViacomCBS Gives Back With Virtual Community Day

How employees around the world have found new ways to give back for the company’s annual day of service.
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By Crystal Barnes

For 23 consecutive years, thousands of Viacom employees have gathered at hundreds of sites around the world to rebuild and re-energize their communities in an outpouring of goodwill that was called “Viacommunity Day.” When Viacomjoined forces with CBS—whose employees had their own decades-long history of giving back—last December, we looked forward to uniting and enhancing our traditions under the ViacomCBS umbrella this spring.

Then COVID-19 shut down the world.

Prudential Financial: Going Above and Beyond Through Pro Bono Service

How this global financial firm is strengthening bonds—and small businesses—in their hometown of Newark, NJ.
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As Taproot Foundation’s 2020 U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series continues, we’re releasing a series of profiles featuring companies who are on the leading edge of pro bono service as we all work towards rebuilding our communities in the face of a global crisis.

U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series Webinar | Rebuilding Our Communities: Small Businesses

Taproot Foundation brings together panelists on June 25 to explore how pro bono can support small businesses during our current crises.
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Small businesses are often described as the backbone of our communities, employing millions of individuals and providing vital services and contributions. But what does their path forward look like in the wake of our current crises?

Skills-Based Volunteering at FedEx in the Time of COVID-19

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FedEx, like many other socially responsible companies, is pitching in with our resources as best we can to help fight Covid-19. The most obvious way we are able to help is by making our network available to relief organizations through in-kind transportation support. There are a number of these organizations that we support year-round, across the globe. In addressing the pandemic, we’re helping them get personal protective gear, equipment, blood and medications where needed most in a fast, efficient and reliable way.

Launch Your Virtual Volunteering Program in Four Weeks

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Realized Worth is responding to the sudden need of our partners to adapt corporate volunteering to a virtual environ

How Do You #BacktheFrontline?

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At Johnson & Johnson, we always have and always will #BacktheFrontline. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched 30 Days of Action to channel our collective gratitude for frontline health workers into concrete ways you can act to support these fearless frontline heroes now and after the crisis peaks. They’re relentless in their commitment to providing essential health services; let’s be relentless in our commitment to them.

Building Capacity During a Crisis: The CODVID-19 Education Partnership Pro Bono Initiative

Genentech is working alongside Taproot Foundation and a collective of Bay Area companies—Blue Shield of California, Cruise, Salesforce, and others—to connect schools with pro bono support
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had major repercussions for communities across the country. Education systems have been hit especially hard through school closures, resulting in disruptions to the health and well-being of students and their families. 

STEM Research - Simple Connections Lead to Magnificent Things

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by Billie Johnson

The digital integrated circuits (ICs) I design have millions of transistors and wire interconnects. Copper routes traverse up and down across nine levels of metal creating an intricate circuit highway. Routes are connected from one level to the next with a via.

Vias are a minuscule component in the design and assembly of ICs, but these simple connections allow magnificent things to happen across a chip. That’s like me in this story – a via. A simple connection.

U.S. Pro Bono Summit Virtual Series Webinar | Rebuilding Our Communities: Workforce Development

Taproot Foundation brings together panelists on June 17 to explore how pro bono can support Workforce Development organizations in the wake of the current crisis.
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A record 30+ million individuals have filed for unemployment in recent months. Organizations in the workforce development field across the country are experiencing an exponential increase in demand, pushing them to the forefront in this changing world of work.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Relaunch of 2020 Great American Cleanup

Based on Local Health Guidelines, Annual Great American Cleanup Volunteer Events Slated to Resume June 1-Oct. 18
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STAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the national nonprofit committed to improving and beautifying our communities, today announced the annual Great American Cleanup® is resuming and will run through Oct. 18.

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