13 startups from 8 states selected to participate; two ventures will secure US $150,000 total in funding through peer review
Washington, DC – Today Village Capital in collaboration with AT&T, as part of AT&T Aspire, announced the full cohort of entrepreneurs participating in Village Capital’s “Education: US 2016,” a venture development program to support early-stage entrepreneurs bridging the skills gap between education and employment. The full cohort is listed below.
GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com). Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.
Pilot program is part of the Healthy for Life® 20 by 20 initiative, aiming to change attitudes and behaviors around food and health in local communities
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Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA) recognize that educating parents and heads of households about making healthy choices for their families is key to reversing an alarming trend toward obesity in both children and adults.
LEMONT, Ill., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – TeamCITGO volunteers at the CITGO Lemont Refinery helped their community by holding a supply drive benefiting three local domestic violence shelters and the at-risk women and children they serve. Based on specific requests from the organizations, CITGO employees and contractors at the refinery, donated personal care products, clothing and household items for the Guardian Angel Community Services, Lamb’s Fold Women’s Center and Crisis Center for South Suburbia.
May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.
EXPANDING Here’s a look at the newest Maven urban markets:
A Safe Haven helps homeless in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis, addressing the root causes to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency
One look at the brightly colored mural on the brick wall, the tall glass windows and colorful landscaping around the exterior and it is clear A Safe Haven is not just a homeless shelter, but a solace for its residents and visitors. A Safe Haven strives to combat homelessness and poverty by providing more than just a free meal or bed to sleep at night, but the chance to move forward.
For 20 years, Baxter has supported novel programs linking young talent and public health programs
Students often say they’ll start to help others when they graduate or when their financial status changes, remarks Loyola University Chicago medical student and 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellow Pablo da Silva. However, through a Schweitzer Fellowship, Pablo was able to start making a change in the community now. Pablo is just one of a series of Chicago-area Schweitzer Fellows given a chance to put their ideas to the test and see what it takes to empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives by discovering new opportunities to provide access and education in healthcare.
Don Wilson, founder and CEO of DRW, shares his philanthropic mission
When it comes to donating time and financial resources, I've always been most interested in projects that truly have a long-term impact on improving the community where we live and work, reducing future poverty and creating sustainable opportunity. I think it's an approach that many of us in the industry share. Nothing comes closer to that than education.
Founded in 1999, the Comcast Foundation focuses on connecting and strengthening communities by supporting programs that expand digital literacy, promote community service, and build tomorrow’s leaders.
In 2015, the Foundation donated more than $19 million to more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations nationwide that focus their efforts on the communities Comcast serves. The Gads Hill Center, founded more than a century ago and based in a struggling Chicago neighborhood, is one of those nonprofits.