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What It Means to Be Strong

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This is a guest blog from Riley Michaela Severs, a teenager who has benefited from Southwest's Medical Transportation Grant Program.

Through the years, people have told me how strong and brave I am.  It became so repetitive that it didn’t even phase me anymore.  The hardest part is that no one truly understands enough of what I go through to judge whether I’m brave or strong.

Accenture Awards Conexão US$3.3 Million to Equip Young People in Brazil with Business Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
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SAO PAULO, August 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Conexão today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Conexão a grant of US$3.3 million to help the organization expand its efforts to help thousands of unemployed young people in Brazil gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Conexão to more than $6.5 million since 2007. 
 
The award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizens

SSCS to Provide iPads to Students

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by Patricia Nicosia

Sharon Springs Central School students will have a surprise awaiting them when they head back in September: IPad 3 computer tablets. 

Beginning with the seniors and then, by mid-month, moving on to Grades 7-11, all 150 middle school and high school students and their teachers will have the iPads and wireless internet connections, thanks to grants and other funding put together by SSCS Business Manager Tony DiPace. 

“Tony really took the lead on making this happen,” said Superintendent Pat Green. 

Greenville Middle School Gets $50k Grant From Verizon Foundation

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by Matt Roush

GREENVILLE (WWJ) – Greenville Middle School has been selected as a Verizon Innovative Learning School and has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to help ensure that more students learn the skills necessary for success in higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

GE Assistance for Myanmar

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This year, the help is extended to Myanmar through a $7-million commitment to support significant training and capacity-building efforts throughout the country. Specifically, the commitment will focus on strengthening the healthcare system, improving the energy architecture and promoting the development of Myanmar's human capacity.

The Conscience of Business

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BNY Mellon provided $1 million to Pitt Business in 2011 to support CSR initiatives over a 10-year period. In addition to student fellowships, BNY Mellon's funding supports the research of faculty fellows on three research projects with a CSR perspective. The funds also support additional faculty research and have been used by the Berg Center to host the Great Case® Business Ethics Competition. The annual case competition, a spin on the TV show The Amazing Race, is open to graduate students in law, public policy, and business.

This article, which originally appeared in PittBusiness, graduate students talk about CSR recommendations that will impact the business operations and effectiveness of several Pittsburgh-based organizations. Reprinted with permission courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.

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BNY Mellon provided $1 million to Pitt Business in 2011 to support CSR initiatives over a 10-year period. In addition to student fellowships, BNY Mellon's funding supports the research of faculty fellows on three research projects with a CSR perspective. The funds also support additional faculty research and have been used by the Berg Center to host the Great Case® Business Ethics Competition. The annual case competition, a spin on the TV show The Amazing Race, is open to graduate students in law, public policy, and business.

This article, which originally appeared in PittBusiness, graduate students talk about CSR recommendations that will impact the business operations and effectiveness of several Pittsburgh-based organizations. Reprinted with permission courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.

The North Face Explore Fund Invites Community to Choose a Worthy Cause

The North Face opens voting on Facebook to give away $175,000 to non-profits
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ALAMEDA, CALIF., June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The North Face today announced that it has awarded Explore Fund grants of $2,500 to 30 projects dedicated to getting more youth outside and connected to nature. In addition to this $75,000 commitment, The North Face has chosen 10 organizations to be in the running to win up to $25,000 in grants. Beginning today, The North Face is inviting its community to vote on Facebook for the organization of their choice, giving fans a chance to be directly involved in supporting a great cause.

Accenture Grants Back On My Feet $300K to Expand Skills Based Training Initiatives

Grant reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Back on My Feet (BoMF) today announced Accenture has awarded Back on My Feet – a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness transform their own lives and achieve employment and independent living – $300,000 to expand the organization’s skills based training initiatives.

The Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries Projects

June 24th deadline for 1 page applications to promote gender equality in academia and build capacity in developing world libraries
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Boston, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 24th 2013. Grants will be awarded in December 2013 and provide one, two and three year awards between US$ 5,000 to US$ 50,000 per year for a total of US$ 100,000.

The North Face Issues a Call for Explore Fund Applicants

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April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The North Face today announced the opening of the 2013 Explore Fund™grant-giving program, which will provide $250,000 in grants to support non-profit organizations that are connecting youth to the outdoors. In previous years, Explore Fund grants have been awarded of up to $2,500, but the 2013 grant cycle is upping the ante by offering grants of up to $25,000.

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