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Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 31: Erica Tavares, International Medical Corps

Building Community Resilience through Skills-Based Volunteering
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Disaster Preparedness Month may be over, but our community resilience work is still going strong! This week, we revisit Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly’s conversation with Erica Tavares of the International Medical Corps (IMC), which took place in the wake of 2018’s Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.

Chevron’s 2019 Fuel Your School Program Celebrates 10 Years, Expanding its Reach and Making Over $5 Million Available for Classroom Supplies in the U.S.

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SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch of its 2019 Fuel Your School program, celebrating 10 years of supporting K-12 public school teachers and students. This year, more than $5 million will be available during October to help fund classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org in 16 U.S. communities, including one with the help of the College Football Playoff Foundation.

Gearing Up for the Future: Acorns and Chevron Announce Collaboration Allowing U.S. Customers To Support Public Schools Through Fuel Purchases

Chevron joins a high-profile roster of Acorns Found Money providers who support financial wellness in America
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Irvine, Calif., October 01, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Acorns, the country’s fastest-growing financial wellness system with 6.2 million users, has announced a new collaboration with Chevron to support local schools. Acorns, whose mission is to promote the financial well-being of the up and coming, is delighted to help bring Chevron’s  #FuelYourSchool program to the national stage digitally. As an Acorns Found Money provider, Chevron currently deposits $0.25 into customers’ Acorns accounts for every $20 of fuel they purchase.

Subaru of America Reaffirms Commitment to Pets in Need During October “Subaru Loves Pets” Month and Establishes First-Ever “National Make a Dog’s Day” on October 22

Automaker Brings Awareness to the Hardest-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs Through New Creative Campaign and Nationwide Impact Effort
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CAMDEN, N.J., October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the return of its Subaru Loves Pets initiative, dedicating the month of October to supporting the well-being and protection of animals across the country.

JetBlue and TECHO Partnered to Build Homes for Families in Need in Bogotá, Colombia

Construction took place on September 28 and 29 with more than 30 JetBlue crewmembers from Colombia and other cities in the airline’s network
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On September 28 and 29 JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) completed a volunteer project with the non-profit organization, TECHO, in Cazucá-Soacha in Bogotá, Colombia building houses for families in need. TECHO seeks to build a fair, integrated, and poverty-free society, where everyone has the opportunities needed to develop their capacities and fully exercise their rights. This initiative is part of JetBlue For Good – the airline's platform for social impact and corporate responsibility.

Young Data Scientists Help Nonprofits and City Governments Harness Their Data

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Organizations across the world are employing small armies of data scientists in order to unlock the potential of their troves of data. Employing emerging technologies like machine learning and neural networks, as well as a range of statistical analysis methods, these organizations are able to mine valuable insights from their data. However, this kind of research is expensive, often requiring highly-educated personnel. Although small organizations like municipalities and non-profits are sitting on mountains of data, they often lack the budgets to mine it with data science.

Mohawk Group Installs Latest Smartflower at Florida School as Part of Commitment to “Handprints Over Footprints”

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COCOA, Fla. September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Students at Emma Jewel Charter Academy now have a unique hands-on opportunity to study alternative energy and sustainability with the installation of an on-campus smartflower™ solar energy unit. The Mohawk Group initiative is part of the flooring manufacturer’s “handprinting” strategy to give more back to humankind and to the environment than it takes during its manufacturing processes.

Astellas Oncology Announces 2019 C3 Prize® Finalists

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  • Finalists will present their ideas during a live pitch event
  • $200,000 in total funds to be awarded
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  • Finalists will present their ideas during a live pitch event
  • $200,000 in total funds to be awarded

Top 10 Semifinalists Announced for 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

Record number of businesses vied for $100,000 to launch Detroit's next 'big' small business
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DETROIT, September 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ten of Detroit’s next big business ideas have been ‘hatched’ after being named a semifinalist in the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. The 10 businesses are competing for $100,000 from Comerica Bank, as well as more than $200,000 in pro bono support from Hatch Detroit and its partners.

Smithfield Foods Sponsors Financial Aid Advisors in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Through GRASP

Company’s $30,000 contribution provides financial aid support services to local students
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SMITHFIELD, Va., September 30, 2019 — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a partnership with GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) to support financial aid advising services at Smithfield and Windsor High Schools in Isle of Wight County, Virginia for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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