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Presenting a Stage for Children to Thrive at Crown Center

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Forty years in the making, the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center continues to expand and foster childhood creativity in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. 

Since its start in 1979, it has given 13,000 performances and served more than 2.2 million youth with live theater and educational programs. Founders Judith Yeckel and Vicky Lee, two graduate theater students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, began the organization with the intention of empowering children from all walks of life. 

The U.S. Education System is Ripe for Innovation—And Investment Can Help

Words by by Laura Wise
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Education is a powerful tool. Often seen as an opportunity for advancement both socially and economically, education lies at the center of a country’s ability to grow, thrive and compete in the global economy. It’s no secret; however, that student performance and equitable access to quality education in the U.S. is lagging behind. 

Duke Energy Awards More Than $200,000 in Grants for Workforce Education and Training Across Greater Cincinnati

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  • Grants presented to eight initiatives that aim to increase training opportunities for students who want to become electric line technicians or pursue other energy industry careers

  • Announcement comes on the heels of nearly $265,000 in education grants awarded in April for initiatives in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Duke Energy Awards More Than $103,000 in Grants for Workforce Education, Training in Indiana

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Grants presented to six organizations in Hancock, Shelby, Cass, Whitley, Tippecanoe, Vigo, Howard counties

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Grants presented to six organizations in Hancock, Shelby, Cass, Whitley, Tippecanoe, Vigo, Howard counties

Duke Energy Invests More Than $150,000 in South Carolina Programs That Will Build Diverse, Talented Workforce

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  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

  • One unique program will create utility lineworker certification for high school students

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  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

  • One unique program will create utility lineworker certification for high school students

Duke Energy Foundation Provides More Than $500,000 in Grants to Support Community Resiliency in Florida

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

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  • Projects to strengthen communities by addressing economic and quality of life issues, as well as storm preparation

  • Includes Victories for Veterans program, a unique partnership with the Tampa Bay Rays and City of Mexico Beach Restoration Project

FCA Community: Motor Citizens Keep Detroit Waterways Beautiful by Land and Sea

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Even with the threat of precipitation for the second straight year for FCA’s annual volunteer cleanup of Belle Isle in Detroit, FCA Design Engineer Brad Jackson and dozens of his colleagues were ready to invest some “sweat equity” for a good cause. 

The lifelong visitor of Belle Isle Park joined his colleagues to remove trash, plastic and debris from Belle Isle’s waterways and grounds as part of the “Keep Belle Isle Beautiful” anti-litter campaign.

Duke Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 in Grants to Address Opioid Addiction in 11 Indiana Counties

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  • Grant will fund Ivy Tech scholarships to train addiction specialists, connect them to potential employers

  • Hamilton Center will use funding for treatment and job assistance for those with opioid use disorder

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  • Grant will fund Ivy Tech scholarships to train addiction specialists, connect them to potential employers

  • Hamilton Center will use funding for treatment and job assistance for those with opioid use disorder

Businesses Gather in New Zealand to Discuss the Power of Corporate Volunteering

The meeting, held as part of the IMPACT2030 initiative, explored how employee volunteer programmes can contribute towards achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ On 26 July, KPMG hosted 20 New Zealand businesses to discuss the importance of corporate volunteering, and explore collaboration opportunities with the United Nations, other businesses, and not-for-profits to harness the power of working together to fuel the prosperity of New Zealand’s communities.

Majority of Small Businesses Show Customer Appreciation by Giving to Communities, TD Bank Study Finds

In an increasingly digital age, in-person and written 'thank yous' still dominate
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – According to a recent survey, 73 percent of small businesses provide support to local charitable and communal causes to show their commitment to giving back and to express appreciation to customers and the community. The study, conducted by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, revealed that even though small businesses typically have fewer resources than larger companies, they still donate money, time and resources to support these causes.

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