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Adobe Partners With Teach for America to Bring Creativity to Classrooms

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February 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ At Adobe we believe that everyone is creative. Creativity is not exclusive or a special gift endowed only upon a lucky few. It belongs to everyone; it’s everywhere, and ultimately, creativity is what connects us all. It doesn’t just open doors. It opens worlds. It transcends borders and lowers barriers, crosses divides and dimensions.

With the explosion of devices, apps, and new media platforms, there never has been more creativity brought to the world than today, and we are in the golden age of creativity.

How a Nonprofit Partner Supports Social Enterprises so Individuals Can Gain Relevant Skills

By Stacey Faucett
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This is the fourth article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

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This is the fourth article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

Cisco Networking Academy Creates a Much-Needed Skills-to-Job Pathway for Diverse Midwest Students

This post was written by Rebecca Chisolm, she’s Senior Leader for Networking Academy North America at Cisco.
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Characterized as a ‘job machine,’ the US economy has had several years of prosperity and solid job growth. But this doesn’t mean that it’s prosperous for all Americans and all job sectors. For many Americans, particularly those in the midwestern United States, the struggle for a living wage in our digital economy has continued long after the great recession ended.

PNC Helps Children and Communities Grow Up Great

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Sally McCrady, Chair and President of the PNC Foundation, joined the Purpose 360 Podcast to explore how PNC’s Grow Up Great has made a measurable difference in the communities in which we operate.

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Sally McCrady, Chair and President of the PNC Foundation, joined the Purpose 360 Podcast to explore how PNC’s Grow Up Great has made a measurable difference in the communities in which we operate.

Bacardi Launches Shake Your Future in Spain, a Training Program in the Art of Cocktails to Address Youth Unemployment

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  • With a very high youth unemployment and a significant deficit of qualified bartenders in the industry, Shake Your Future was born with the goal to address both challenges.
  • In Barcelona, eighteen unemployed young people will be trained for ten weeks in the art of cocktails and will intern in some of the leading bars and restaurants in the sector, acquiring valuable work experience as professional bartenders that will give them access to new employment opportunities.
  • This initiative, which is carried out in collaboration with the European Bartender School, has already been carried out in France and Italy, and will be extended to 12 major cities around the world in the next three years.
  • With this project, Bacardi continues to promote talent, dissemination and knowledge in the world of cocktails on a global scale.
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  • With a very high youth unemployment and a significant deficit of qualified bartenders in the industry, Shake Your Future was born with the goal to address both challenges.
  • In Barcelona, eighteen unemployed young people will be trained for ten weeks in the art of cocktails and will intern in some of the leading bars and restaurants in the sector, acquiring valuable work experience as professional bartenders that will give them access to new employment opportunities.
  • This initiative, which is carried out in collaboration with the European Bartender School, has already been carried out in France and Italy, and will be extended to 12 major cities around the world in the next three years.
  • With this project, Bacardi continues to promote talent, dissemination and knowledge in the world of cocktails on a global scale.

Mentoring Matters: Pour Wisdom Into Others

By Monique Collins
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Every now and then, everyone gets stuck at a fork in the road, and the path forward is unclear. For me, it happened when I was 21 and had been working in retail for three years. At the time, I was an Operations and Staffing Manager, but felt there was more for me to do.

Fortunately, my manager encouraged me to follow my dream of getting a college degree. She coached me through interviews and provided the support I needed to make a change – or, in other words, she mentored me.

Keysight Steps in to Help Students Displaced by Hurricane Dorian

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When Hurricane Dorian stalled over the Bahamas islands last September, it destroyed everything in its path. The powerful Category 5 hurricane packed 355 km/hr (221 mph) wind gusts and sent a seven-meter wall of water onto the low-lying island. Buildings, homes, and the North Campus of the University of Bahamas suffered extensive damage.

Corporate Giving By The Numbers

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Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), a coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, recently released its annual survey of corporate philanthropy and employee engagement in 2018 (Giving in Numbers). This year, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of more than $7.9 trillion participated in the survey.  

How Quality Early Education Helps Shape the Future of Our Workforce

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How can businesses make a difference in children’s early years through education? PNC’s Tom Lamb and Jim Hansen tell the Committee for Economic Development how PNC's Grow Up Great is doing just that.

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How can businesses make a difference in children’s early years through education? PNC’s Tom Lamb and Jim Hansen tell the Committee for Economic Development how PNC's Grow Up Great is doing just that.

Tragedy to Triumph: How T-Mobile’s Tuition Assistance Program Helped One Employee Regain Confidence and Earn an MBA

A key company benefit gave Team of Experts rep Qadirah Bridgeman the boost she needed to fulfill a dream.
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By Jason Adams

Qadirah Bridgeman has long had a passion for higher learning. After she graduated college with a B.S. in political studies from Adelphi University, she won a summer fellowship in public policy at Harvard.

At 22, she was well on her way to law school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

And then, as it so often does, life intervened. “I got pregnant and started my family,” she says now. “I realized how important it was for me to be there for them.” Which meant putting her own dream on hold, to help create new ones for her children.

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