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Learning the Skills to Succeed Beyond the Classroom

By Selah Bah
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As a 17-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, I’m not letting anything damper my ambition—not even a global pandemic.

This year, I’m graduating from the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn with both my high school diploma and associate’s degree in computer systems technology. Though students can take up to six years to complete the P-TECH program, I completed it in four years, which makes me proud.

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes First African Community Improvement Nonprofit to Affiliate with Keep America Beautiful

Keep Ghana Beautiful Becomes Sixth International Affiliate of National Nonprofit
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the certification of Keep Ghana Beautiful, which becomes Africa’s first affiliated organization with Keep America Beautiful. Keep Ghana Beautiful joins more than 650 Keep America Beautiful domestic affiliates and five other international affiliates that are in Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Launch of New Spirits Education Program

Hundreds sign up for BacardiTeach at FIU, part of a brand-new educational opportunity known as FIU's Bacardi Center of Excellence
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MIAMI, June 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management through its new Bacardi Center of Excellence, a unique educational program tailored for students who are interested in careers in the spirits industry, is offering its first learning opportunity, BacardiTeach.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Fifth Third Bank Partners to Offer Free Career and Financial Coaching

Expands availability of NextJob toolkit, offers Operation HOPE financial recovery services to help those impacted by COVID-19
Press Release

CINCINNATI, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced it is making its NextJob Job Seekers Toolkit available to the public through January 2021. It also is offering Operation HOPE’s financial coaching services to individuals and small businesses. These two programs are among the Bank’s efforts to assist those who are seeking jobs, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to assist people with understanding and overseeing their finances.

The Company as a Place of Learning

By Mariana Acosta Checa
Blog

Turning our organizations into places of continuous learning is our responsibility. And the key to achieving this lies in our culture.

In a world where learning must be continuous and lifelong, the times when academic institutions were the chief agents responsible for imparting knowledge are coming to an end. In the same way that with the digital revolution technology has ceased to be an independent sector and has permeated the core of all other industries, the same will happen with education in the years to come.

Truist Empowers 1 Million High School Students with Financial Foundations Program

Online personal finance education program enables thousands of schools to deliver critical, state standards-aligned curriculum
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced that Truist Financial Foundations, its digital financial education program, has reached more than 1 million high school learners across 15 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2010, these online lessons have empowered high school students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the modern financial world. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator. 

As College Students Face Uncertainty – Hormel Foods Steps Up to Launch Virtual Internship Program for 60 College Students

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has announced the launch of its virtual internship program to accommodate 60 college students from around the country.

With internships in flux at many corporations due the effects of COVID-19, Hormel Foods believed it was imperative to not only honor its commitment to their inspired summer interns, but rethink and revolutionize its entire program.

IBM Launches Open P-TECH Globally; Free Platform Focused on Workplace Learning and Skills Will Be Offered in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Open P-TECH provides students and educators access to digital learning in areas including AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity
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ARMONK, N.Y., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - At its Think Digital conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the launch of Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform focused on workplace learning and digital skills. The platform, building on the industry leading P-TECH program, equips 14-20-year old learners and educators with foundational technology competencies.

Service at a Distance: How Virtual Pro Bono Can Help Others Now

Taproot Foundation shares best practices for delivering high-impact pro virtual pro bono
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the work of nonprofits on a massive scale; many are now facing uncertainty about the future, financial instability, and an inability to serve their primary beneficiaries (a group whose needs have likely increased). Service programs must adapt in order to reach and support them. Throughout this crisis we’ve been working alongside our corporate partners to translate their in-person pro bono programs into sustainable virtual programs that can reach nonprofits in this moment.

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