Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Celebrates Nine Nonprofit Projects With Cross-Country Summer Road Trip

Sun Club shines a light on $1.3 million in sustainability partnerships in four states
Press Release

HOUSTON, June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is charging up and setting out on a cross-country trip to celebrate the completion of its nine new projects.  The nonprofit organization will be unveiling $1.3 million in innovative sustainability-related donations to nine nonprofits located across Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

MLBPA Teams with A-Rod, MLB, New York State, Harlem RBI for Urban Youth Academy in the Bronx


The Players Association, its longest tenured member, Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are joining with New York State and Harlem RBI in a public-private partnership to create the Roberto Clemente Urban Youth Academy in the Bronx.

Together, the MLBPA and MLB are contributing $4 million from their joint Youth Development Foundation to the project announced Wednesday (July 20) in which the existing baseball and softball fields at Roberto Clemente State Park will be renovated and programs developed to provide world-class baseball opportunities for New York City kids.

All Star Code: Enabling Tech for Good

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T

In 2015, AT&T sponsored 7 young men of color for All Star Code’s 2015 Summer Intensive program. Since the end of the program, our AT&T scholars have continued to develop their computer science and coding skills and grow into remarkable leaders. Below is an update from one of these scholars, Kwaku Kessey-Ankomah Jr.

All Star Code: Teaching Coding and Leadership Skills

By: Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T.

In 2015, AT&T sponsored 7 young men of color for All Star Code’s 2015 Summer Intensive program. Since their graduation, our AT&T scholars have continued to develop their computer science and coding skills and grow into remarkable leaders. Here is an update from one of these scholars, John Abreu.

CITGO Announces Finalists of the Eighth Edition of its Bronx Social Grants Program

Press Release

BRONX, N.Y., October 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently announced the more than 30 local community organizations that became grant finalists in the eighth year of its Bronx Social Program as part of its continued commitment to social initiatives in the South Bronx. The 2015-2016 finalists represent a diverse mix of focus areas, including arts and culture, education, community empowerment, environment and health. The full list of this year’s finalists can be found at‎

CITGO Welcomes Bronx Youth Orchestra Back from Venezuela

“El Bronx en Caracas” Celebrates El Sistema’s 40th Anniversary
Press Release

BRONX, N.Y., July 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CITGO has proudly welcomed home a delegation of 40 orchestra students who it sponsored to participate in musical activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of El Sistema, Venezuela’s national system of youth orchestras and choirs. 

CITGO-Sponsored Bronx Youth Organization, UpBeat NYC, Travels to Venezuela to Expand Their Musical Studies with El Sistema

Press Release

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Forty students from UpBeat NYC, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical training for underserved South Bronx children, have arrived in Caracas to participate in a multi-day music workshop with world-renowned music education program El Sistema. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was made possible by an invitation from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, after he visited the Bronx community in 2014 – and will culminate in a joint concert on July 5, as part of Venezuela’s Independence Day celebration activities. 

Fox Searchlight Connects Young Filmmakers to Industry Professionals


At the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 9, Fox Searchlight hosted an exclusive screening of its upcoming film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, as well as a Q&A with the director and cast, for students and alumni of the Ghetto Film School program in New York City. Ghetto Film School is a Bronx-based nonprofit that teachers filmmaking to young people from traditionally low-income neighborhoods.

Benjamin Moore Empowers Students to Achieve College and Career Goals

Benjamin Moore employees mentor Publicolor students and revitalize schools through paint in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem and Manhattan
Press Release

March 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing the importance of preparing high school students to succeed in college and tomorrow’s workforce, employee volunteers from premium paint maker Benjamin Moore & Co. mentored high school students in the Bronx while painting and rehabilitating IS 80 on Saturday, March 22.

Charitable Foundation of CITGO Accepting Letters of Interest for Bronx Grants

Press Release

BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Simón Bolívar Foundation, the charitable organization of CITGO Petroleum Corporation, is accepting letters of interest for grants from qualifying organizations that offer services to South Bronx residents in the areas of education, environment, healthy living and arts and culture. Eligible 501 (c)(3) organizations can apply online at the Foundation’s website: Applications must be received by March 27, 2014.


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