Bloomberg Pays It Forward

Through Genesis awards, former NY mayor grants “ideas that would measurably better people’s lives”

Albertsons Safeway Joins EPA and USDA Challenges to Tackle Food Waste


Albertsons Safeway believes that food waste can be significantly reduced through collaborative partnerships. As part of our commitment to address the issue, we recently joined the EPA Food Recovery Challenge and the US Food Waste Challenge, both of which encourage participants to increase diversion of food waste away from landfills to better uses, such as composting, feeding livestock and feeding hungry people.

Taproot Foundation Announces Winners of Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge

Panel of judges, including LinkedIn executive chairman and co-founder Reid Hoffman, evaluated four finalist ideas, chose two to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono professional resources
Press Release

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., September 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, Taproot Foundation announced two winners of Taproot’s MAKE IT MATTER Challenge, an innovation challenge launched earlier this summer aimed at securing ideas to connect thousands of nonprofits to quality pro bono resources.

Obama Hails Girls for Their App That Will Guide Visually Impaired


A team of middle school girls had the moment of their lives when President Obama told the story of how they built an app to help their blind friend navigate his way through their school.

The team of Latina girls and their visually impaired classmate, Andres Salas, from tiny Los Fresnos, TX, presented their Hello Navi app to the President at the White House Science Fair on May 27th. Andres inspired the idea, but what makes the app really special is that it will soon be available for all visually impaired students — and free of charge.

Jefferson School Wins App Contest

by Aim Jefferson

April 18, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, Verizon representatives joined Jefferson Township Middle School faculty at a celebratory event to recognize students from the school for winning Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

Out of nearly 1,300 submissions from across the country, the students’ "Super Science Girl" app concept was one of eight winning designs. Once built, the app will create interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) related activities to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers.

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

-- Teens Put Creative Skills to the Test in Nation's Premier Safe Driving Program --
Press Release

Silver Spring, MD, April 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota and Discovery Education announced today the top ten finalists in the annual Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, the nation’s premier teen safe driving program. Beginning today and continuing for the next two weeks, these top ten inspirational videos will appear online for public voting to not only determine the grand prize winner, but to also send a national reminder about the importance of safe teen driving.

U.S. Department of State and World Environment Center Launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to Empower Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Western Hemisphere

Press Release

February 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), is pleased to announce open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge today, February 12, 2014.

Verizon Announces Best-in-State Student Teams in National App Challenge

Middle, High School Students Now in Running to Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Eighty-one teams of creative middle and high school students have earned the title Best in State in the second Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.


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