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Education, Workforce Development in the Palmetto State Boosted by More than $900,000 in Duke Energy Grants

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students and the workforce of the future by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives.

Through the Duke Energy Foundation, more than $900,000 in grants will go to initiatives across the state that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), increasing childhood reading proficiency and workforce development.

She Preaches and Teaches Reading and Writing

Teacher of the year does more than just help budding engineering students prepare for college, debt free
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If Deanna Cureton’s students at Charlotte Engineering Early College ever feel overwhelmed by the challenge of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college, they know their teacher can empathize.

Cureton was the first in her family to get a degree.

Qualcomm Continues Inspiring Underrepresented Students to Explore STEM Education by Expanding the Reach of the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Nationwide

Following the Success in Engaging with Thousands of Students Through Hands-on Engineering and Career Exploration Activities, Qualcomm Offers the Thinkabit Lab Toolkit Free-of-charge to Schools, Libraries, Universities and Businesses in the U.S.
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May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/- In an effort to reach beyond the more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents who have visited the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ since its opening in 2014 at the Company’s headquarters, Qualcomm Incorporated announced today the launch of the Thinkabit Lab Toolkit to be offered free-of-charge to organizations interested in creating sustainable and scalable STEM programs, such as school districts, libraries, businesses and universities across the U.S.

Palapye Schoolchildren Get New Classrooms Through Donations from Debswana and Partners

Students with learning difficulties at a school in Botswana have moved into a new P1.3 million (US$124,000) classroom block funded mainly by Debswana
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The block at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School in Palapye contains two classrooms, a carpentry workshop, kitchen, toilets and sickbays.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, contributed P781,000 (US$74,700), with Morupule Coal Mine adding the rest.

The school, named after the legendary Botswana folk musician Ratsie Setlhako (who died in a car crash in 1976), caters for 557 pupils, including 35 with learning difficulties.

In Collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Community Development, Metlife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Launch “Dream, save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families”

Summary: 
  • Global initiative rolled out in the UAE to support financial empowerment for Arab families in the MENA region, with effective strategies for spending, saving, sharing, and donating.
  • Special Iftah Ya Simsim series to air during Ramadan to help children make careful choices with their families around spending and helping others.

 

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  • Global initiative rolled out in the UAE to support financial empowerment for Arab families in the MENA region, with effective strategies for spending, saving, sharing, and donating.
  • Special Iftah Ya Simsim series to air during Ramadan to help children make careful choices with their families around spending and helping others.

 

Keep America Beautiful Expands National Network to Include First Collegiate Affiliate

Sacramento State Demonstrates Sustainability Leadership; Joins National Nonprofit’s Community-Based Affiliate Network
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STAMFORD, Conn., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/– Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced Sacramento State has become the national nonprofit’s first collegiate affiliate.

Trainer Spotlight: Keep Forsyth County Beautiful's Kevin Smith

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The Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program recently named Kevin Smith of Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) its 2016 "Trainer of the Year."

This award is given to trainers who exemplify leadership and dedication to promoting the Adopt-A-Stream program’s goals towards watershed awareness and protection in local communities.

Teachers and Technology are the Tools for the Future of STEM

Cisco encourages students to pursue STEM, and teachers help carry technology forward—see how the company invests in connected education.
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Cisco's passion for STEM education is highlighted by the company's efforts around Corporate Social Responsibility. In particular, Cisco invites young women from around the world into its offices each year to celebrate Girls Power Tech—an initiative to encourage girls to explore the fields of STEM in academia and career. 

Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.08 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America

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DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Kimberly-Clark celebrates its 25th year of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program by awarding $1.08 million in college scholarships this year to 54 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across 18 states and Canada. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $39 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Raises $4.93 Million at SEO Annual Awards Dinner

Joe Plumeri, Robert F. Smith, and Cesar Conde, honored for their commitment to providing opportunities to underserved youth
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NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Thursday, April 6, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised $4.93 million at the SEO Annual Awards Dinner. The marquee event saw nearly 1,000 guests at the American Museum of Natural History, and honored three outstanding leaders in business and philanthropy: Joe Plumeri; Robert F. Smith; and Cesar Conde.

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