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A Pet Pig and a Lifetime of Lessons on the Farm

By Ramona Kastenbauer
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France, and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this post, we reached out to Ramona Kastenbauer, who grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and today uses life lessons she learned on the farm in her role as administrative services coordinator at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For many guests at World Headquarters, Kastenbauer is the first person they will meet when they check in at the visitor reception desk. When you learn how she was raised, you’ll see why she’s a perfect representative of General Mills, as she lives and breathes our corporate values.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France, and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

For this post, we reached out to Ramona Kastenbauer, who grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and today uses life lessons she learned on the farm in her role as administrative services coordinator at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For many guests at World Headquarters, Kastenbauer is the first person they will meet when they check in at the visitor reception desk. When you learn how she was raised, you’ll see why she’s a perfect representative of General Mills, as she lives and breathes our corporate values.

AIDA Cruise & Help Is Financing Four More School Projects

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September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — With the opening of the first AIDA school in the Philippines in the spring of 2019, the initiative AIDA Cruise & Help launched its first aid project. Now, AIDA and its partner, the Reiner Meutsch FLY & HELP foundation, have selected the next four projects to be funded with over 230,000 euros.

Chevrolet and NNPA Honor 'Discover the Unexpected' Summer Fellows

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DETROIT, September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/— Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association this summer hosted a ceremony celebrating the fourth year of the award-winning Discover the Unexpected program. The annual program has awarded nearly a half-million dollars in scholarships and stipends since its inception in 2016.

Building the Female Leaders of Tomorrow at General Motors

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At General Motors, diversity is crucial to our success. We believe that diversity in all its dimensions — including of thought and experience — creates a stronger workforce and promotes fresh, innovative thinking.

GM China Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report details vision and efforts of GM and its joint ventures in China for sustainability
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General Motors China has issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to provide an update on its CSR efforts and commitment in the areas of safety, sustainability, education and the community. The report also provides an update to its stakeholders about the actions taken by the company and its joint ventures in China to help achieve GM’s global vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Highlights from the report include:

Whole Kids Foundation Offers Grant Funding for School Gardens & Bee Programs: Grant Applications Window Open from Sept. 1 – Oct. 15, 2019

Grants valued at $2,000 available for K-12 schools and nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada
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WHO: Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on children’s nutrition and wellness, invites K–12 schools and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to apply for 2020 Garden Grants and Beehive Grants valued at $2,000.

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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Interns Learning From Comerica Bank

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Getting a head start can help you gain better position, and that’s what the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program and Comerica Bank are doing for several students this summer.

Young professionals from the GDYT program joined the team at Comerica as interns to learn different aspects of the banking industry. The group of talented young men and women work with staff to build their professional portfolios.

Orbis Delivers Sight to a Child in Jamaica

By Jason Baker
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When Trevorn was 8 years old, he found himself in the midst of an absolute living nightmare.

At his primary school in Jamaica, one of his classmates made a catapult that fired a pencil which struck Trevorn without warning, squarely in the eye. After two emergency surgeries the pencil was removed and the lens was replaced, but his vision was severely damaged.

Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?

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Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing democracy. In fact, one writer suggested that I write about what democracy can do to renew philanthropy!

An Udderly Amazing STEM Day at ON Semiconductor

by Billie Johnson
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How does a herd of tech professionals and engineers divide 290 students for an on-site field trip?

With a Cow-culator.

Or at ON Semiconductor in June, with five Cowculators. Three engineers, an operations manager and an administrative assistant donned cow suits to welcome an unprecedented number of students to the Pocatello, Idaho factory for an extensive day of STEM investigation and discovery.

Why the cows you may ask?

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