by Lana Hall, senior program manager of corporate social responsibility
Each year roughly 1.6 million students from over 22,000 high schools across America enter the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their junior (third) year of high school by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting published participation requirements. The top 1.25% of test-takers become National Merit Semifinalists and roughly, 90% of the semifinalists become finalists.
By now you’ve probably noticed that there aren’t too many jobs out there with the words “entry level” and “sustainability” in the title, huh? Don’t get too mad at COVID, it’s not the pandemic’s fault (although it certainly isn’t helping). The truth is, there never have been that many entry level “sustainability” positions out there.
That’s most likely because a lot of titled sustainability roles tend to start around mid-career level and require things like:
Innovation & People-Centered Design for a More Just Tomorrow
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Shalu Umapathy, Managing Director of New Ventures at IDEO.org, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization creates a more just and inclusive world through people-centered design. As the nonprofit arm of the innovation and design firm by the same name, IDEO.org partners with organizations to pioneer new ways of working and builds tools that help millions of people learn and practice human-centered design.
“You are going into the land of your Ancestors. Do not be afraid. They are waiting for you.” These were the words my Kaach.ádi clan Elder, Kaanak Ruth Demmert (PDF), spoke to us as we began our eight-day yaakw (canoe) journey from Kéex’ Kwáan, our community of Kake, to Juneau, Alaska. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I knew I needed to do it.
The research is clear: when families support student learning, kids earn higher grades, stay in school longer, and are more motivated. Making this reality come to life means focusing on the whole student across the spectrum of health, academics, and social skills.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — On Thursday, November 19, Walmart and America’s largest and top-ranked historically Black university, North Carolina A&T State University, announced plans to launch the Equity in Education Initiative, a new program aimed at increasing the number of African American college graduates securing careers in fields critical to the nation’s workforce. The program will support undergraduate students with tailored resources and assistance as they pursue degrees in business, engineering and other professional disciplines.
Written By: Rekha Nayak, human resources manager in India and grant advisor for Asia region
World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare.
This is an annual day of action for children and a time for generations to come together to reimagine the type of world we want to create.