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Visiting Our Partner Fonkoze in Haiti
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Loosely translated, borrowers from Fonkoze’s Okoto branch are singing ‘Women are like reeds. They can cut us down. They can uproot us. But when the rain comes back, we will bloom again.’ 

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Loosely translated, borrowers from Fonkoze’s Okoto branch are singing ‘Women are like reeds. They can cut us down. They can uproot us. But when the rain comes back, we will bloom again.’ 

Growing Beyond Europe, Korona Candles Lights Up U.S.

Poland – 4,630 miles away – is an unexpected place for a U.S. manufacturing success story to begin. But in the small city of Wieluń is where the story of Korona Candles started in 1992.
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Today, a new chapter is being written in Dublin, Virginia, at the company’s first production facility in the States.

Back in Poland, the company started the manual production of candles with a team of about 20 workers and several basic machines. It was very labor intensive, Agnieszka Fafara, the company’s president and CEO, explained.

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Bring Financial Empowerment Initiative to Families in Kumamoto

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TOKYO, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, introduced “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Everyone” to Kumamoto children and their families at the Hiroyasu Nishi Elementary School on June 2-3.

The Call of a Global Movement: Laying the Groundwork for the Future of Changemaking Around the World

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From the time I lived in South Africa in the late 1990s, I’ve had this idea of a “future memory.” It’s an experience you know as clearly as a recollection from your past – say, jumping off a rope swing into a mountain lake as a child – but it hasn’t happened yet. It’s more than a premonition. It’s something you can visit over and over in your mind. You just haven’t lived it.

Cisco’s International Volunteers Make a Difference in China

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Note: The leadership team of Cisco’s Connected Asian Affinity Network (CAAN) would like to thank its executive sponsors and supporters for supporting this international give back the initiative. This program would not have been possible without them.

Beauty On A Mission To Make A Difference Around The World

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We’ve all been there, walking the aisles of the store or browsing online when a compelling message pops up saying “Buy this product and make a difference!” Before you know it you’ve got a lifetime supply of dish soap to help oil-spill affected animals and everyone’s getting pink dish towels for Christmas because Breast Cancer needs a cure. You can’t remember why you were shopping in the first place, but it sure feels good to know you’re doing your part!

The Search is On at the UN Global Compact for SDG Pioneers!

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The UN Global Compact, as part of its Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, has launched the search for the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers – business leaders who are doing an exceptional job of taking action to advance the Global Goals.

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The UN Global Compact, as part of its Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, has launched the search for the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers – business leaders who are doing an exceptional job of taking action to advance the Global Goals.

How Can we Better Support Hiring and Job Retention?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What is the Labor Market like for Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

What Are Employer Concerns in Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated?

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WhenPeopleWork is an online employment matching system that aligns formerly incarcerated men and women—as well as prisoners on track to be released—with employers who already know that their job candidates from our program will be people who have been incarcerated. The "check the box" question about a criminal conviction history is eliminated, as is the stigma attached to it. The result is a fair chance at meaningful employment.

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