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Celebrating MLK Day Through Reflection, Recommitment and Volunteerism

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.

Honoring Dr. King and His Legacy With $150,000 Donation to Atlanta's King Center

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Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy of nonviolence, equality and inclusion. As an Atlanta-based company that shares the birthplace of Dr. King, we’re committed to furthering Dr. King’s dream and the mission of his Beloved Community.  

Truist Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant for Transportation Center at Trident Tech

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CHARLESTON, SC, January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Truist Foundation has awarded the Trident Technical College Foundation a $1 million grant to support the college’s effort to create the Truist Transportation and Logistics Center on the college’s Berkeley Campus in Moncks Corner.

Medtronic: Equity and Opportunity for All

2020 marked a year of new partnerships and practices aimed at addressing systemic inequities in hiring and talent management.
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Creating better experiences for patients and customers starts with our people. A number of partnerships launched in 2020 are providing new opportunities to address systemic inequities in hiring and talent management processes, and accelerate progress in advancing inclusion, diversity and equity.

$150,000 in Grants Available to Newark-led Organizations Advancing Access to Fresh, Healthy Food

Whole Cities Foundation Newark Grant Application Window Now Open
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NEWARK, NJ, January 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit that works alongside community-based organizations to improve neighborhood health by broadening access to fresh food and nutrition education, announced today that Newark organizations can apply for $150,000 in grants through its annual Fresh, Healthy Food Access Grant from January 13 through February 16, 2021. 

When COVID-19 Struck, They Answered the Call for Help

How 211 helped people keep their homes after the pandemic threw them out of work
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When COVID-19 threw millions out of work, threatening their ability to feed and house their families, specialists at NC 211 were there to help.

People can call, text or email 211 across the country to find support for housing and utility assistance and other social services. In 2019, the service’s representatives answered nearly 12 million calls. Because of the pandemic, the agency expects that number to double in 2020.

Cummins Invests in the Future of 12 Black Female Entrepreneurs Through Grant Program

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COLUMBUS, Ind., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural WBENC Cummins Grant for Black Student Female business owners. The new grant initiative demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to future owners by providing 12 student entrepreneurs with up to $6,000 in funding to invest in their businesses.
 

International Paper Vicksburg Mill Awards $70,000 in Foundation Grants to Community Organizations

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VICKSBURG, Miss., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International Paper Vicksburg Mill awarded $70,000 in International Paper Foundation grants to fifteen area non-profits in 2020, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet.

Duke Energy Donates $10,000 to Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C.

Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

Written in Her Code

How one K-8 technology teacher is making computer programming curriculum more accessible to her students
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Ask Christine Lemmon where she’s meant to be, and she’ll tell you she’s exactly where she needs to be: standing in front of a classroom – or webcam – leading lessons on JavaScript, app design and digital citizenship for elementary and middle school students at a small parochial school in the Kansas City Metro Area.  

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