Points of Light Conference Convenes in the Motor City Bringing Together Thousands of Global Changemakers

Featured speakers include Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit; Hill Harper, award-winning actor “CSI:NY” and author; and special remarks by Lonnie Ali during a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali
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DETROIT, June 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service kicks off on Monday, June 27 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The conference, the largest of its kind in the world, brings together nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from across the globe to learn, connect and be inspired.

Sustainable Brands Community and Flagship Conference Heading to Detroit in 2017

SB’17 Detroit will debut May 22-25, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The largest global peer community of brand leaders and sustainability practitioners focused on advancing brand value creation through sustainability-led innovation is heading to Detroit, Michigan in 2017.  Sustainable Brands® announces the next gathering point for its flagship event in the U.S. will be at the Cobo Center, May 22-25, 2017. 

10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service

The event features 11 diverse learning tracks with more than 100 workshops with nonprofit, corporate and civic leaders.

Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service – to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another, and to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

JPMorgan Chase Announces $4 Million to Prepare Detroit Students for High-Demand Jobs

Grant to United Way for Southeastern Michigan will expand economic opportunity for the city’s young people by aligning education with career pathways in growing sectors
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DETROIT, June 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced $4 million to expand young people’s access to economic opportunity in Detroit. Building on the firm’s $100 million commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, this three-year grant is designed to increase dramatically the number of young people graduating from the city’s high schools with opportunities to secure well-paying, high-demand jobs.

New Research Highlights Strategies to Increase Inclusion of Women and Minority Entrepreneurs in High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators

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DETROIT, MI May 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A new research report by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) finds that women and minorities are significantly underrepresented in high-tech incubators and accelerators, but uncovers many examples of incubators and accelerators that have been successful in attracting more diverse entrepreneurs.

Two Years in, JPMorgan Chase’s $100 Million Commitment Continues to Help Fuel Detroit’s Comeback

Firm’s new initiatives include $4 million for preserving affordable housing in neighborhoods, $1.5 million to strengthen job training and summer youth employment and other efforts to support small business growth

Financing has already supported $240 million in local community development projects, allowed hundreds of Detroiters to receive job training and provided $1.3 million in loans to minority-owned small businesses

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Financing has already supported $240 million in local community development projects, allowed hundreds of Detroiters to receive job training and provided $1.3 million in loans to minority-owned small businesses

GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Chevy Equinox Part

Material also is transformed into coat insulation for the homeless, air filters
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DETROIT, April 12, 2016  /3BL Media/ – General Motors is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into a new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from five of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless community.

Sustainable Brands Encouraging Business Leaders to Imagine a World of Tomorrow

Ford, Dow, General Motors, Erb Institute and others gathering in Detroit to conceptualize a future driven by sustainability-led brand innovation
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® is bringing together over 145 notable sustainability leaders, influential business leaders, and prominent local and government representatives this week in Detroit to visualize a future of global social and economic prosperity.

JPMorgan Chase Releases Second Report Examining Ways to Strengthen Detroit’s Workforce Systems

Report will help Detroit Workforce Development Board and other private and public efforts to remove barriers and expand opportunities for local job seekers and employers
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DETROIT, March 23, 2016 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) today released the second report of a two-part series that examines the state of Detroit’s workforce development system. The report identifies specific opportunities for the city’s workforce infrastructure, funding, organizations and programs to work together to help job seekers and employers.

Southwest Solutions, JPMorgan Chase and Mission Asset Fund Launch Peer Lending Circles to Boost Credit Scores of Detroit Residents

Lending circles will facilitate zero-interest loans to help Detroit residents build credit, increase assets and improve financial health
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DETROIT, January 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Southwest Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announced the launch of Lending Circles, a new social loan program that will allow Detroit residents to safely build credit through zero-interest loans. Participants make monthly loan payments and take turns receiving zero-interest social loans, ranging from $300 to $2,500. All loan payments are reported to credit bureaus, enabling participants to build a credit history, raise credit scores and work towards greater financial stability.


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