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Volunteerism: The Journey I Didn’t Expect

by Michael Bonuch, Senior Systems Engineer, AT&T
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AT&T Editor’s note: This month is National Volunteer Month. We are shining the spotlight on our employees who spend time volunteering for causes they care about. Our employee volunteers make our company and our communities stronger. We are honored to share their efforts to make a difference.

Everyone remembers where they were the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. With 2,996 lives lost in the attacks, and millions more affected, this moment in American history united the nation and awoke in me — and many others — a dormant feeling of patriotism and a desire to serve. 

Relationships Are Power for Impact

Building empathy inspires volunteers to do more
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The host mothers I’ve had on most of my 17 buildOn Trek experiences have been my age. These women are typically nearing 30 years old, already have several children, and are always leading lives vastly different than my own. In Kanari, Nepal, my host mother, Priyanka, was younger than me, with two girls ages seven and five. She had gone to school for a few years as a child, but married in her teens and had been a farmer most of her life.

5 Ways 'Play' Can Help Engage People in Parks

By Jodi Lastman
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The Park Summit, hosted by Park People and sponsored by TD Bank Group, is Canada's largest gathering of park champions. The annual event brings together park experts – from designers to community leaders -- to share innovative ideas and approaches on how to foster inclusive, urban green spaces. This year the theme of the Park Summit was about cultivating play in parks.  The following article highlights some of the key learnings from the 2018 event.

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The Park Summit, hosted by Park People and sponsored by TD Bank Group, is Canada's largest gathering of park champions. The annual event brings together park experts – from designers to community leaders -- to share innovative ideas and approaches on how to foster inclusive, urban green spaces. This year the theme of the Park Summit was about cultivating play in parks.  The following article highlights some of the key learnings from the 2018 event.

CITGO Announces 10th Anniversary Grantee Finalists for the Bronx Social Program

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BRONX, N.Y., February 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, CITGO Petroleum Corporation celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Bronx Social Program by announcing the 2017-2018 grant recipients. The 21 chosen programs were selected because of their efforts to serve the Bronx community through five focus areas, including arts and culture, education, empowering communities, environment and healthy living.

FCA Brings Passion to Our Work and to Our Community

Engagement, empathy and generosity
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FCA embraces our responsibility to contribute constructively to the greater community. To support our belief that we can be an agent of positive change, FCA promotes a varied range of initiatives: activities to support community development, education, the environment, basic social needs, and victims of natural disasters.

Every season throughout the year offers opportunities and inspiration for  FCA employees to give back to their local communities. 

We Must Change How We View ‘Community’ to Survive an Increasingly Urban World

by Douglas Nuttall, P.Eng. Senior Civil Engineer, Ottawa, Canada
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We have a problem. 

The population of the world is growing. Almost all of that growth is occurring in urban centers around the world, and each city already draws on more resources and ecological services than the land that it manages can support - many times over.

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

By Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
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Last year, as Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) conducted a strategic review as part of its leadership transition, we found ourselves asking the same questions that were being asked across the country, on both sides of the political aisle. At the heart of those questions was the recognition that our economy is not working for everyone. And a major takeaway was that rural regions, gateway cities, and the people who live there were being left behind.

Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
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After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

LBG Canada Data Stories: Want to Learn More About LBG Canada?

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There are 153 professionals in the LBG Canada Network. Participants consistently report that the top three benefits are: skill development and peer learning (66%), increased credibility of reporting (62%), and connecting to a global network (51%).

Want to learn more about LBG Canada?

Contact, Arundel Gibson at (416) 642-5461, ext. 1, or via e-mail at arundel@simpactsg.com.

Community Impact Investing

From affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, to small business development
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By Jamie Horwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Community Capital Management 

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