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A Big Step Across the Digital Divide: T-Mobile’s Project 10Million Connects 35,000 Oakland Students

In one of the most diverse school districts in the country, T‑Mobile partnered with school and city officials in Oakland to help close the Homework Gap.
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Friday, March 13, 2020: The President of the United States declares a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. That same afternoon, the superintendent of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in Oakland, Calif., declares that, starting the following Monday, OUSD’s 80 K-12 schools would cease in-person classes. The district’s 35,000 students would shift to distance learning through online classes and homework for at least the next month. And so began the most profound logistical challenge that Oakland school administrators had ever confronted.

Arup/WSP Joint Venture to Provide Planning and Engineering Services for BART Link21 Program

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Multi-project initiative will transform Northern California’s 21-county passenger rail network into a better-connected system that is fast, safe, efficient, equitable and reliable.

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Multi-project initiative will transform Northern California’s 21-county passenger rail network into a better-connected system that is fast, safe, efficient, equitable and reliable.

Help All Students Get “Ready Set” for School As a Tutor for Young People in Your Community – and Virtually!

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OAKLAND, Calif., August 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With over 35,000 volunteer tutors needed today to help young people prepare for the rigors of returning to school, there’s never been a better time to volunteer your skills.

Helping a Veteran Age in Place in the Community and Home He Loves

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Raleigh is a 72-year-old Army veteran who lives in Oakland, California. He served in the military for 27 years and was stationed at Oakland Army Base where he worked as an engineer building ports.

Raleigh met his beloved wife in 1994 and he retired from the military thereafter. After many years spent traveling the country for work, Raleigh and his wife purchased a home in Oakland and started a family.

Sadly, Raleigh’s wife passed away in 2002. While he now lives alone, Raleigh’s top priority has always been making sure his home is safe and healthy for his family.

VolunteerMatch and Benevity Announce Partnership, Bringing 7.5 Million Volunteer Opportunities to Benevity’s Industry-Leading Employee Engagement Software

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OAKLAND, Calif., January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the world’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Benevity Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, announced their partnership today. Benevity clients can now access the VolunteerMatch Open Network within their existing CSR programs, adding over 4.5 million volunteer opportunities to the approximately 3 million opportunities currently in Benevity’s Spark product.

Gilead Supports Future Leaders During Week of Service

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Today, our Week of Service volunteers performed maintenance and landscaping duties with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland. Together, we can help Oakland’s youth grow into future leaders and positive forces in our society. Learn more about their work to support the innovators of tomorrow: http://bit.ly/2IFQoHb.

GreenBiz Group Announces First-ever Conference on the Business of Carbon Removal

VERGE Carbon slated for October 22-24 in Oakland
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - VERGE Carbon, the first-ever conference on the business opportunities in reversing climate change, will join three concurrent events as part of the VERGE 19 conference and expo, at the Oakland Convention Center, Oct. 22-24.

The event focuses on carbon removal, the technologies and practices that result in drawing down carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and sequestering them in the soil, underground and in a wide range of innovative products and materials.

Fair Trade USA Expands Leadership Team and Invests in the Future With Key C-Suite Hires, New Board Chairman

New leadership positions organization for significant growth to reach and empower even more farmers and workers around the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomes Mark Gunton as Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Girouard as Chief Financial Officer, Anna Banks as Chief Marketing Officer and James White as Chairman of the Board.  These new hires underscore the organization’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation, drive efficient operations and expand impact on farmers and workers around the world.

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Initiative to Provide 100,000 Free Books to Children in San Francisco and Oakland Area Book Deserts

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-- JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Local Community to #BookWithUs by Voting for an Additional JetBlue City to Win $25,000 Worth of Books and a Reading Room Makeover for a Local Community Organization --

-- Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors, TV Personalities and Dancers/Choreographers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker, Along With ‘Fun Jungle’ Series Author Stu Gibbs --

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-- JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Local Community to #BookWithUs by Voting for an Additional JetBlue City to Win $25,000 Worth of Books and a Reading Room Makeover for a Local Community Organization --

-- Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors, TV Personalities and Dancers/Choreographers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker, Along With ‘Fun Jungle’ Series Author Stu Gibbs --

Epsilon Partners with OakLuv to Make the Holidays Brighter

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Making the holiday season a little brighter, associates in San Francisco from Alliance Data’s Epsilon business, partnered with OakLuv, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, Calif., to fulfill Christmas lists for families in Oakland. Not only does the organization purchase gifts from the families’ Christmas lists, they also provide these families with clothes and food.

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