Major League baseball players, through the Players Trust, are focused on identifying and funding innovative approaches to help eradicate issues associated with poverty around the world.
For example, in 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age was dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.
In addition to the Players Trust, representatives from campaign partners Concern Worldwide, Heifer International, Opportunity International, UNHCR, Unicef and The Hunger Project also convened at Milk Studios in Manhattan on Friday night to celebrate the campaign launch.
The Players Trust is joining Global Citizen’s Live Below the Line fundraising and awareness campaign in 2015 to help improve living conditions for the 1.2 billion impoverished people around the world.
The Live Below the Line campaign challeges people across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom to feed themselves with just $1.50 a day – the equivalent of the international Extreme Poverty Line – so they can better understand the lack of choice and opportunity faced by people living in poverty.
The Coca-Cola Company and Global Citizen came together for an Atlanta event in December 2014 to exchange ideas for a positive future.
The story of Atlanta is deeply entwined with both the threads of innovation and the steady progress of expanding human rights. As a constant on the front lines of America’s Civil Rights movement, and as a home to companies like Coca-Cola, Atlanta has a vibrant and peaceful, yet relentless commitment to change.
Bill and Dave founded Hewlett-Packard based on a shared idea about the future of technology. Within a few years, the two visionaries were employing technology solutions to help entrepreneurs around the world turn their own ideas into thriving businesses.
Although times, terminologies and technologies have continuously changed over the past 74 years, the rise of IT has been steady. For entrepreneurs, business and IT skills are essential to building successful companies.