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Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association Welcome Applications for Gro More Good Garden Grants

Program aims to connect one million Head Start children to garden education, fresh food each year
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Too many children and families living in at-risk communities don’t have access to enough fresh, healthy food. And far too many of them have never had the opportunity to see, taste or eat some of the garden’s best-tasting, good-for-you produce.

Studies show that many children from at-risk backgrounds don’t have access to fresh produce on a daily basis. However, research also shows that children who grow fresh food eat more fresh food and are healthier as a result. 

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Award $10,000 in Scholarships and Prizes to 2019 ‘Stronger Than Hate Challenge’ Winners

Challenge Winners Use ‘Stronger Than Hate’ Grant Awards to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in California and Pennsylvania School Communities
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Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation, established by Steven Spielberg after his experience filming “Schindler’s List”— which gave voice to survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides through  education and action – and Discovery Education, today announced the Te

Q&A With Jenny Kim: How You Can Help Criminal Justice Reform

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Transforming the criminal justice system into one that is more equitable and just for all is an undertaking that requires individuals and groups from across society working together.

In a recent interview with Thrive Global, Jenny Kim, deputy general counsel and vice president, public policy at Koch, offered several ideas for people in communities and government to make a difference.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

State Prison Directors Honor Koch’s Holden for Justice Reform ‘Leadership’

By TCR Staff
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State prison directors have honored Mark Holden of Koch Industries for his “extraordinary and consistent leadership on criminal justice reform.”

The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) gave Holden its National Leadership Award at a gathering this week in Washington, D.C.

Read more here

Arrow Electronics Employees Support Residential Center for Developmentally Disabled Children and Adults in the Philippines

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DENVER, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Manila, Philippines office donated sports equipment, clothing, furniture and other essential items to the Elsie Gaches Village, a residential care facility for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders. 

“We really enjoyed interacting with the residents and getting to know them better,” said Hai Ling Wong, senior human resources manager, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) at Arrow. 

The Ongoing Fight for LGBTQ Civil Rights

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in the pursuit of LGBTQ equality and civil rights in the U.S
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Viewpoints invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Christopher Rudisill, executive director of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives.

With the recent gains made by the LGBTQ community in social acceptance and inclusion, it can be easy to forget how different things were just last decade, let alone 50 years ago.

Mobile Solutions to Improve Access to Healthcare

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Health inequality is a growing concern in Canada and the United States.1 Where you live can play a big part, especially for those living in remote communities, but so can employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity. And in turn, there is a link between the state of your health and your finances. The cost of care, the ability to carry a job or to participate in society can have health impacts.

While many things need to fall into place for health inequalities to be addressed, advancements in technology are already starting to make a change.

Amplifying Diversity in the Arts

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North America is one of the most diverse regions globally, but is this reflected in its arts? Arts and culture capture the spirit of the time and communities. They help bring people together by sparking conversations, raising awareness on important and relevant issues, and fostering a sense of belonging as viewers relate to the story behind a piece.

But the arts sector has faced the challenge of creating a space that is reflective of everyone. Whoever creates and curates art impacts who feels reflected within it and how people can engage with it.

Tetra Tech Supports the UN Global Compact

Leading with Science® to eliminate poverty, inequality, and climate change
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As part of its corporate commitment to sustainability, Tetra Tech joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, which supports UN efforts to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change.

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