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Duke Energy Invests in Pre-K Education With $1 Million Grant

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  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
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  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Wells Fargo Donated $444 Million to 11,000 Nonprofits in 2018

Giving builds on increasing philanthropy over 25 years, addresses community issues around affordable housing, small businesses, education, sustainability
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Schneider Electric and DHET Sign Letter of Intent

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Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand its Access to Education training collaboration.

Schneider Electric South Africa’s Access to Education focus speaks to the large need for practical skills development within the field of energy. Since 2012, it has provided energy education to almost 9 000 people and in the next four years will increase this to 30 000, including students, community members, entrepreneurs and teachers.

Getting Syrian Students Back to School through Tech-Enabled Learning

by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs for Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP
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The numbers are staggering: More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced. Only a small number of refugees—less than 1 percent of 17.5 million in 2016—will ever be resettled. In Syria alone, more than 5 million people have fled their war-torn country since 2011, 1 million of whom have settled in Lebanon.

Carnival Corporation Donates $10,000 to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation

Donation from world’s largest leisure travel company to benefit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa
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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

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Company’s chief procurement officer, Julia Brown, presented gift as part of her participation in the Centenary Delegation honoring Nelson Mandela

HP’s Focus on Education: The Value of Shared Purpose

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
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It’s been seven years since Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer published their big idea, “Creating Shared Value,” in Harvard Business Review. I remember how it reverberated among the sustainability community—validating what many of us already believed to be true: companies can achieve both economic success and solve the world’s challenges by redefining their purpose.

Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project – Help Start a New Chapter

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Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project represents a global commitment to literacy and reading. Help start a new chapter for millions of children by enabling access to books and educational resources, empowering teachers and inspiring readers.

Learn more at theliteracyproject.pizzahut.com.

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Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Promote Student Exploration of Innovative Careers in Tech

"Career Connections: Transforming Passion into Purpose at Facebook" Virtual Field Trip Transports Students to Silicon Valley to Explore Innovative Tech Careers at Facebook
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The Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF) and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – have collaborated to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

Didier Drogba Foundation Opens its First School with the Support of Nestlé and the International Cocoa Initiative

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The Didier Drogba Foundation has built a new school in Côte d’Ivoire with the support of Nestlé and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI). The school helps address the lack of educational facilities in rural parts of the country, and is part of Nestlé’s approach to tackling child labour in cocoa-growing communities.

Cisco Networking Academy Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
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Every year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors businesses for their strategic and sustained positive impact on people, communities, the environment, and society.

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