Drives PNC's Commitment to Support Black Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment
PITTSBURGH, October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The PNC Foundation today announced a five-year, $16.8 million grant to create The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship – aimed at building resources and support for Black business owners across the country. The center will support expanded opportunities for Black entrepreneurship with enhanced educational, leadership and capacity-building resources and programs nationwide.
Like the man in whose honor the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was founded, Akasha Perez has a burning passion to support people who join together to represent themselves in the workplace.
“There is an African Proverb that says: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” Perez said recently. “This quote puts into words a principle that Michael Weiner embodied throughout his career: the power of collective action. I too believe that the best way to create change is through the empowerment of others.”
They came by bus. They came by train. They spent hours commuting to Baxter's facilities in Deerfield, Ill. and Round Lake, Ill. – and for some it was one of their first opportunities to spend much time outside the urban Chicago neighborhoods where they grew up. But nearly all of them said it was one of the most enriching and confidence-building weeks of their lives.
Baxter makes it a priority to give back to the community. Through a mix of financial contributions, product donations, grants and employee volunteer efforts, the company strives to make a meaningful impact in expanding access to healthcare, promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and addressing other critical local needs.
Undergraduates build skills by tackling complex financial accounting issues
WILTON, Conn., April 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ — By demonstrating a solid understanding of critical financial accounting issues, a team from Howard University took top prize at the Deloitte Foundation’s 18th annual National Student Case Study Seminar. Competing against five other national finalist schools, the winners applied their burgeoning skills to successfully solve and present a real world business case study. The five members of the winning team will each receive a $2,000 scholarship and the school will receive $10,000 in support of its accounting program.