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National Volunteer Week Twitter Chat

Activating Civic Engagement through Skills-Based Volunteering
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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Common Impact is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 25th at 12pm EDT to explore how corporate skills-based volunteer programs activate civic engagement in employee volunteers.  Skills-based volunteerism gives employees a chance to roll up their sleeves and truly understand the challenges facing nonprofit organizations and the social sector.  The deeper understanding and relationships that are built through skills-based volunteering activate and direct employees passions and talent towa

21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Open For Submissions

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Youth Civic Engagement Activities are Critical for Empowering Young People and Bettering Society

Children International Youth Take Part in the United Nations’ International Youth Day Campaign to Promote Civic Engagement and Participation of Youth in Politics and Public Life
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Kansas City, Mo., August 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Youth civic engagement activities and programs are critical for empowering young people to develop their skills and talents; participate in political, economic and social conversations; and become agents of positive change in their communities. Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities for youth around the world to take part in these civic engagement activities, leaving one of the world’s greatest resources untapped. And, as a result, both youth and society miss out on the potential benefits.

Donated Computers Help Launch Engineering Academy at Santa Barbara High School

Providence Christian School received 10 refurbished computers as part of Edison International’s Computers for the Community program
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Ben may be 12 years old, but he’s already learning to build robots. And he can only build them if his school has the proper computer equipment and software.

Computers “are more captivating and interactive than books are,” said the seventh-grader who recently completed an introduction to engineering class at Providence Christian School in Santa Barbara.

Dream of Home Ownership Comes True for Local Family

Edison International and its employees have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low-income families.
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Two years ago, Enrique and Sonia Lopez and their three sons were living in a one-bedroom, one bath apartment in Long Beach while they struggled to save enough money to move into a larger home. Today, they are proud owners of a three-bedroom house.

Helping Make Career Dreams Come True for Verbum Dei Students

​Since 2006, Edison International has helped mentor 27 students at the all-male school.
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When you think of Southern California Edison (SCE), the trading floor doesn’t immediately pop into your mind. It certainly didn’t for Kenneth Simpkins, a freshman at Verbum Dei High School who is interning at the utility through the school’s work study program.

“What the program is mainly trying to do is get you ready for work,” said the 14 year old.

Educating for a Democratic Society

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2015 RSF Quarterly.

by Joan Caldarera, Ed.D.

What kind of education is needed for forming the minds, hearts, and hands of the next generation who will have to cope with and transform the ecological, social, and economic issues of today, issues that transcend political boundaries, cultural constructs, and economic realities?

Caesars Entertainment Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg LP and Points of Light

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LAS VEGAS, December 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Caesars Entertainment was recognized today as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service conducted the survey in partnership with Bloomberg LP. All companies with $1 billion in revenue or more are invited to apply forThe Civic 50.

Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Truck Tour Hits Chicago Again

From October 20-24, look out for Taproot’s Pro Bono Ice Cream Truck at some of Chicago’s most philanthropic corporations and famous landmarks downtown!
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October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing are partnering together again to execute a five-day, guerrilla marketing campaign across Chicago. From October 20-24, a pro bono-themed Ice Cream Truck will be touring the streets of Chicago, raising awareness about civic engagement and volunteerism. The campaign, donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, aims to inspire Chicagoans to get more involved during national Pro Bono Week.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Names Dalila Wilson-Scott Head of Global Philanthropy

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New York, October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today named Dalila Wilson-Scott Head of Global Philanthropy. Wilson-Scott will continue to serve as the President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

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