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Robotics Grant Gets Gears Turning at Inner-City Middle School

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For students at one Wichita, Kansas, middle school, robotics education just got a lot more hands-on thanks to the diligence and dedication of teacher Brian Campbell.

Uncovering What's Next at the Global Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation Releases Upshot Recap from the Annual Summit
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The Global Pro Bono Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering of leaders from across sectors and around the world with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the entire business community accessible to organizations serving our collective good.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Aviators

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Some investors are aware that the United States’ aviation industry is facing a shortage of pilots within 10 years, as 15,000 pilots will be entering retirement. At the same time, fewer young pilots are going through training due to rising training and certification costs. It is now three times more expensive to become a commercial pilot than it was in 1990.* JetBlue’s relatively young age as a company is reflected in its pilot demographics, currently giving JetBlue an organic advantage over its competitors.

INFOGRAPHIC: How the JetBlue Foundation Is Building a Diverse Aviation Industry

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The JetBlue Foundation supports aviation-related education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a strategic need for the aviation industry. No other airline has a foundation solely dedicated to supporting aviation education. We see an industry need for our strategic philanthropic focus:

Vodafone Group Plc Sustainable Business Report 2019

Vodafone Group Plc has published its Sustainable Business Report 2019
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June 6, 2019 - Vodafone’s sustainable business strategy is embedded within and helps to drive its purpose – to connect for a better future – and is accompanied by a commitment to act responsibly and with integrity wherever it operates.

Through its business, Vodafone aims to help build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet. That is why it has committed to improve one billion lives and halve its environmental impact by 2025.

Following Tragedy and Disability, CMT Empowers Dad to Return to School to Help Others

CMT’s Empowering Education provides crucial marketing expertise and talent networks to expose adult learners to community colleges
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By Stuart Winchester

When Randy Smith graduated high school in 1993, he went directly to work, first at factories, and then in the more lucrative business of painting water towers. It was grueling but adventurous labor. He was on the road nine months a year, working from sunrise to sundown seven days a week, a jagged trek through the lower 48 states.

The money was good, and he was young and strong. Then, little by little, that life of travel and manual labor became less viable.

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
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One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

Gardening Gives the Kids of Migrant Workers a Head Start

Gro More Good Garden Grants lets kids get their hands dirty and teaches them about where their food comes from.
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By: Lindsay Warner, EatingWell

When preschool teacher Tonya Langston first asked the children in her Bowling Green, Florida, classroom where milk came from, their response was: "the kitchen." When she asked them where a banana comes from, same answer: "the kitchen."

Langston's students are young—3 or 4 years old—but because they're the children of professional migrant farmworkers, Langston and her fellow teachers wanted to teach them more about what their parents do, and why it's important.

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