Education CSR News

City Year, AT&T Team Up to Keep Kids in School and On Track to Succeed

AT&T contributes more than $1 million to dropout prevention initiative
Press Release

BOSTON, Mass, March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, is teaming up with AT&T to help keep students in school and on track to succeed.

Earth Hour 2013


How much time are you willing to dedicate to reducing your carbon footprint? A lifetime? A year? A week?

How about an hour?

Earth Hour, that is. Whether you’re just beginning your quest to live greener or you’re a seasoned veteran of reducing, reusing and recycling, participating in Earth Hour is a great way to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and environmental issues!

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry. Are you Gambling with the Cornerstone of Your Conflict Minerals Compliance Program?


If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your supply chain.

ING U.S. and Girls Inc. Expand Financial Education Partnership

Innovative Approach Brings Investing Know-How and Confidence to More Girls Across U.S.
Press Release

New York, NY, March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ After three years of creating hands-on investment experience for girls, ING U.S. and Girls Inc., announced that they will expand their innovative education effort to serve more girls in more locations throughout the U.S. The program expansion includes the addition of five new ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge teams and the creation of a new one-year program that will take place at 19 locations. For more information and images, visit the ING-Girls Inc.

Removing Obstacles to STEM Education Critical to U.S. Vitality


by: Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Embracing technology is critically important, as 21st-century jobs will increasingly require an educated and highly skilled workforce. Over the next 10 years, 5 out of 8 new jobs and 8 out of 10 of the highest paying positions in the United States will be in careers related to science, technology, education, and math (STEM) subjects.

Going Green in a Small Space: Your Eco-Friendly Apartment or Condo


Have you recently moved into your first apartment? Countless hours spent slaving over “some assembly required” furniture, and about three dozen trips to the hardware store later… you’ve finally got a pad you’re proud to call home!

Perhaps you’re a recent college graduate, or simply live in a city where condo living is the norm. If you’re currently embracing the “good things come in small packages” mindset, we’ve got a few tips for finding and maintaining an eco-friendly existence – apartment style.

Ten Teams of Middle and High School Students Win National Mobile App Design Competition

Verizon’s National Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Students’ Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ –– Ten teams of creative middle and high school students across the country are the winners of a national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their schools or communities. The winning apps range from encouraging a community to do more recycling, to making it easier for students with disabilities to take notes in class, to identifying invasive plant species in lakes.

Adobe Foundation Offers Creativity Scholarships to Support the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers


BY: Michelle Yates, director of corporate social responsibility, Adobe and executive director of the Adobe Foundation

Last year, Adobe’s State of Create global benchmark study revealed the existence of a major ‘creativity gap’ in five of the world’s largest economies. The research showed us that four in 10 people believed that they did not have access to the tools needed to support creativity in the classroom.

Putting the “Green” In St. Patrick’s Day


We all know the St. Patty’s Day traditions – temporary shamrock tattoos, beads, block parties, Irish pubs, and, of course, green beer.

This year, let’s take the “green” theme up a notch with the added flair of sustainability! That’s right – it’s possible to embrace your inner Irish and lower your carbon footprint at the same time.

Party Sustainably:

Addison’s Judy Sandford Teaching New Sustainability Communication Course at Columbia’s Earth Institute


In an ideal partnership of the private sector informing academia and vice versa, Judy Sandford, senior strategist for sustainability communications at Addison, is lecturing in the M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, jointly administered by Columbia University’s Earth Institute and its School of Continuing Education. In teaching “Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting,” a new course that she created, Judy draws on years of advising some of the world’s largest companies on the topic.


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