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Helping to Close the STEM Achievement Gap Through Teacher Training on Mobile Technology



By Rose Stuckey Kirk,

Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship and President of the Verizon Foundation

Top Workplaces, Large: 3. Caesars Entertainment Corp.



Caesars Entertainment comes in at No. 3 on the list of top workplaces in Las Vegas in the large-company category.

“It’s a big honor and something we’re very excited about,” says Jamie Stratton, human resources director of its Las Vegas properties. “We work hard every year to ensure we’re providing a great place to work.”

Victoria B. Mars Confirmed As Keynote Speaker For 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference

Board member of world leading family company to speak at annual conference
Press Release

November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated announced today that Victoria B. Mars, a member of its Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Great Place To Work® Conference to be held April 3-4, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Ms.

Northrop Grumman Engineer Received Diversity Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Jose Borges empowers the professional development of colleagues and inspires students to pursue STEM careers
Press Release

APOPKA, Fla., Nov. 6, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) mechanical engineer, Jose Borges, is the recipient of this year's National Diversity STAR award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The award was presented last weekend during this year's SHPE National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.


GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation

GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

Herradura Issues $100K Challenge to Artists to Transform Tequila Oak Barrels into Works of Art

Herradura Barrel Art Collection to Benefit Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program for Artists
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, KY., September 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Since 1870, Tequila Herradura has been crafting what many consider to be the finest tequila in the world.

Understanding the Spectrum of Skills Based Volunteering

This is an installment of Taproot’s “Back to Basics” series, focusing on the helpful building blocks for developing a successful corporate pro bono program.

Over the past several years there has been tremendous growth in corporate pro bono service.  From the growth of new programs, to the piloting of new 

Greenville Middle School Only School in State to Get Special Grant


Greenville Middle School has won a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. The school is one of only 12 in the nation to receive the honor.

The program is now in its second year, and Greenville Middle School was the only one in the state chosen for the program.

The program provides hands-on learning for teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms along with a $50,000 grant for the school.

 Click here to read the full story from the original source FOX 17 West Michigan.


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