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Breaking the Gridlock on Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking affects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and more than 20 million people globally — yet the crime is often hidden in plain sight. Many traffickers strategically target locations along the nation’s highways, which means that the logistics industry is uniquely situated to help identify and stop the practice.

Cerritos Student Scores $40,000 Edison Scholarship

by Mary Ann Milbourn
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When Hannah Chen saw the camera crews at Gretchen Whitney High School in Cerritos, she figured it was part of a video being shot to promote her award-winning school.

She even played along when she was called up to the front of her Advanced Placement Psychology class while the cameras were rolling.

What she wasn’t expecting was what came next — being presented with a $40,000 college scholarship by Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison.

The Nonprofit 10 Percent

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Those of us who work for or support the nonprofit sector have always known how important it is to the nation’s health, environment, safety net, creativity and quality of life. From churches to cultural centers to food banks, schools and humanitarian organizations, the nonprofit sector feeds the nation’s soul, its heart and its body. But, it’s also critically important to the nation’s economy and job market.

American Express Hosts Its Largest-Ever Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit to Back the People Who Move the World Forward

MOVING TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE SUMMIT HELPS EMERGING SOCIAL PURPOSE LEADERS GAIN THE TRAINING AND CONTACTS TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT
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American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced today its annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit on April 1.  The intensive two-day immersive program offers professional development and networking opportunities to cultivate emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders. Marking its fifth year, the summit will convene outside New York for the first time, taking place in Washington, D.C., a major hub for nonprofit organizations.

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Launch New “Concept and Create” Virtual Field Trip Nationwide to Empower 21st Century Makers and Doers

Students Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) Concepts at Stanley Black & Decker’s Makerspace, Inspiring Cross-Disciplinary Learning through Action in Innovation
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SILVER SPRING, Md., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Stanley Black & Decker, the world's largest tools and storage company and leader in engineered fastening and security, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced Innovation Generation: Making an Impact’s inaugural Concept and Create

PHOTO GALLERY | Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Gro More Good Grantees Get Kids Growing, Learning in the Garden

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On the First Day of Spring, March 20, 2019, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation announced its 2019 Gro More Good Grassroots Grantees with KidsGardening. The Gro More Good Grassroots Grants initiative focuses its support on garden and greenspace projects that connect more children with the life-enhancing and transformative benefits of gardening.

How Hallmark Has Been Supporting Strong Women for 40 years

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For 40 years, Hallmark supported the Girl Scouts in their mission to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” In 2017, Hallmark was humbled to receive the Girl Scouts’ Corporate Philanthropy Award in recognition of its long- time commitment.

Today’s Leaders Need to Be Great Storytellers

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Ken Chenault, the former CEO of American Express, often paraphrased Napoleon in saying that leaders need to define reality and give hope. Essentially, it is up to leaders to tell their people what is happening now and inspire them by outlining the opportunities that the future holds for them both individually and institutionally.

In sum, leaders need to tell a good story. An authentic, believable and realistic one. But, one filled with promise of a better day, and how we’re going to get there.

Better the Balance, Better the World

Symantec supports TechWomen and a gender-balanced tech industry
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By Eileen Brewer, Director in Product Development, Symantec

Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme #BalanceforBetter focuses on how gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

Gifts from SunTrust Foundations to Launch Idea Accelerator

SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Trusteed Foundations enhance student entrepreneurial opportunities at UGA
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ATHENS, Ga., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A $500,000 gift from the SunTrust Foundation and the SunTrust Trusteed Foundations will support the University of Georgia’s Entrepreneurship Program. The gift will help launch a student incubator/accelerator space and provide support for the student-led UGA Kickstart Fund.

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