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Businesses and Educators Come Together to Transform the High School Experience

Words by Maggie Kohn

This article series is sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Four years ago, things did not look good for Banneker High School in Fulton County, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.

It was performing in the bottom 5 percent of all schools in the state. Six out of 10 students did not graduate. Teacher retention was abysmal, and an estimated 97 percent of students lived in poverty. The future for many of the students was bleak, and they knew it.

U.S. Businesses Push Back Against China Trade Policy

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media

The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.

VIDEO | First Look: See How Mohawk Industries Champions Sustainable Flooring

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Did you know that 90 percent of our time is spent indoors? Surfaces we touch everyday impact indoor air quality and our health, so it’s critical we’re aware of the products surrounding us.

Mohawk Industries, a flooring manufacturer headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia, is committed to sustainability through better manufacturing and operations processes – providing products without negative impacts on our health and the planet’s health.

Jake Peavy and Volunteers of America Upgrade Veterans Transitional Home


Jake Peavy led a team of volunteers who spent part of the weekend building out a community area at a transitional home for more than 30 formerly homeless veterans in Mobile, Ala., called Eagle’s Landing.

The service project brought together the Jake Peavy Foundation and Home Depot together with Volunteers of America Southeast, a local affiliate of the Players Trust’s national partner that operates the Eagles Landing facility and others like it across the country.

Honoring a Fallen Soldier and His Family


On one of the coldest March mornings in recent memory, more than 30 Team Depot volunteers from District 278 (Fairfax, Va.) were gathered inside and outside of a home, swinging hammers and painting walls.

They were transforming the home of Navy veteran Marty Bodrog, the first victim of the September 13 Washington Navy Yard shooting.

The Home Depot Responds to Spring Storms with Relief and Recovery Efforts


Across the country, communities are picking up the pieces after a series of storms brought deadly tornadoes and severe flooding.

The Home Depot has mobilized emergency support to aid relief and recovery efforts in more than 20 affected communities.

A Baby Goat and Two Pieces of PVC Pipe


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Graham LaForge had a visitor. He turned around from his work in Tool Rental to see a tiny white billy goat gamboling through the aisles of The Home Depot in Ottawa. He was there to see Graham.

Forrest the billy goat was born with deformed hind legs, making it impossible for him to walk on his own. Knowing Forrest’s chance at a healthy, happy life was slim, Forrest’s caregiver came to Home Depot determined to find a fix. That’s when she met Graham.

Florida Couple Celebrates 25-year Wedding Anniversary in Home Depot Garden Center


Leslie and Robert’s wedding twenty-five years ago was a big party in the parking lot of the Midway Drive-In Theater – they rapped their wedding vows like the Beastie Boys while guests sat on the hoods of their cars eating popcorn.

Even with such an out-of-the-ordinary wedding, Leslie was horrified when her husband told her that he wanted to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at Home Depot, which now sits where the old drive-in used to be.


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