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Caterpillar Foundation Partners with Global Communities to Improve Job Prospects for Youth in Middle East and North Africa

Press Release

February 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities today announced a $4.4 million, three-year partnership to prepare youth in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen for the labor market and job placement.

Aspen Institute Sponsors MBA Competition; Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition Ranks Resorts on Environmental Practices - CSR Minute for February 27, 2013

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The Aspen Institute is sponsoring the 2013 Business and Society International MBA Case Competition for 25 partnering schools. Students will analyze a business case study focused on a real-life business decision being undertaken by a major company to explore the influence that well-managed business can have in society. Competitions at each of the schools will determine first place campus winners, from whom five finalist teams will be chosen.

Application Deadline Approaching For Bright Minds Scholarships

Deadline to Submit Applications for PG&E Bright Minds™ Full Scholarships for College, University or Vocational School is February 28
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today reminded high school, community college and “non-traditional” students that applications for the utility’s Bright Minds™ Scholarship program are due by February 28, 2013. To date, PG&E has received over 1,200 applications from students throughout Northern and Central California.

Discovery Communications, Miami Dade College and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Provide Career Exploration and Job Skills Development Opportunities for Students

-- Partnership includes career development panels, internships, resume development and other programs --
Press Release

February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - (Miami) Discovery Communications, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) announced a partnership to provide career exploration and job skills development opportunities for MDC and MDCPS students. The partnership, which will include panels, internships, resume development and other programs, is designed to provide critical information on job and career skills and better prepare students to take advantage of available job opportunities in today’s economy.

AT&T Invests $2 Million in Communities In Schools To Develop the Next Generation of American Workers

Communities In Schools announced a $2 million contribution from AT&T that will boost the impact and sustainability of the entire Communities In Schools network.
Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va., February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Communities In Schools (CIS), the leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, today announced a $2 million contribution from AT&T that will boost the impact and sustainability of the entire Communities In Schools network. 

ISSP Consultants Cohort Program To Launch the Day Before ISSP Conference 2013 This May in Chicago

Six-month intensive program offered by the International Society of Society Professionals and led by consulting veteran Jennifer Woofter is designed to help sustainability consultants launch new practices and take existing businesses to next level
Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore., February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is currently accepting participants in their 2013 Consultants Cohort program, which is designed to help sustainability consultants launch successful practices.

Sponsorship and Community Investment Fees Increased Globally in 2012 According to SPONSORIUM Report

Education Receives Highest Percentage of Corporate Giving
Press Release

MONTREAL, February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A sign of a potential economic rebound, average amount requested in sponsorship proposals increased in 2012 globally according to data from the latest SPONSORIUM Report.

A Game Aims to Draw Attention to Women's Issues

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[From The New York Times, February 17th, 2013]

Social cause gaming, or the use of games to promote awareness of societal problems, has been growing since pioneer online projects like Food Force, the United Nations World Food Program’s 2005 game about confronting famine, and Darfur Is Dying, MTV’s 2006 offering in which players navigate the terrors of a Sudanese refugee camp.

Subsequent games have raised awareness of subjects like H.I.V., sex trafficking and political conflicts, among others.

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