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SC Johnson and 4th Family Team Up to Empower Youth in Underserved Communities by Leveraging the Power of STEM and Sports

Program to reach 4,000 middle school-aged children in Racine, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois
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RACINE, Wis., April 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson, the maker of household consumer brands including Windex®, OFF!® and method®, today announced a partnership with 4th Family, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth in underserved communities by combining the relevance of sports with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. The partnership will create the “STEM & Sport Team Up,” a learning program that features the science behind the sports children love to play.

Where Are They Now? Students' Future Goals Influenced by Immersive Stem Program

Five alums reflect on Verizon Innovative Learning experience
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Before participating in Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, Cerenity Brant struggled through middle school science, squeaking by with a 69% average. After attending the STEM-enriched educational experience, which aims to empower middle school students from under-resourced schools to build STEM and entrepreneurship skills, her mindset changed. “When I did the program, I was like, ‘Wow! Science is important. I do need to learn this,’” Cerenity says. She now proudly reports she is a steady A and B student.

Freeport-McMoRan United Way Campaign Tops $10 Million

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Freeport-McMoRan and its employees continued the tradition of giving back to the community by pledging more than $3.8 million in 2021, which raised more than $10 million when combined with the company’s matching funds.

Women in Leadership Spotlight: Katie Franco, Girl Develop It

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Common Impact is proud to spotlight women who are making history by championing gender equity, uplifting other women, and strengthening their communities. Today we hear from Katie Franco, Executive Director of Girl Develop It, a national nonprofit organization that creates welcoming, supportive opportunities for women and non-binary adults to learn coding and software development skills.

Our 10 Must-Read ESG and Sustainability Books for 2022

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Did your New Year’s resolution include spending less time on-screen and more time curled up with a good book or audiobook? We are a few months into the year now but good news, you still have plenty of time to reach your goal… and even learn while you do it!

Antioch University Receives $1 Million Gift to Create the Tom Wessels Environmental Scholarship

Scholarships to be Awarded to Historically Underrepresented and Most Academically Qualified Students
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February 24, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Antioch University is pleased to announce a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to create an endowed student scholarship fund. Named after Environmental Studies Faculty Emeritus Tom Wessels, the Tom Wessels Environmental Scholarship will be awarded to historically underrepresented and the most academically qualified students who wish to pursue graduate and doctoral training in Environmental Studies at its New England campus in Keene, NH. 

National Engineering Week Observances in K-12 Classrooms Get a Boost from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

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SILVER SPRING, MD, Thursday, February 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National Engineers Week nationwide. Established in 1951, National Engineers Week immerses students in the future of engineering and helps create pathways to careers. Discovery Education is the worldwide EdTech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. 

MilliporeSigma Sparks Curiosity in the Minds of Future Scientists at KIPP St. Louis

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For 10th-grade student Rashad Greenwood, hands-on science education, access to the right equipment, and an inclusive learning environment he received at KIPP St. Louis charter school are keys to achieving his dream of becoming a pharmacist.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Projects in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico

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February 11, 2022 - The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently awarded 39 grants to communities and non-profit organizations for projects supporting a range of locally determined priorities from education and workforce development, to childcare and housing.  Funds were awarded through the company’s six locally-based Community Investment Funds, each led by a committee of local stakeholders empowered to evaluate projects and determine awards, playing an active role in determining what is most needed to bu

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Projects in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico

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February 11, 2022 - The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently awarded 39 grants to communities and non-profit organizations for projects supporting a range of locally determined priorities from education and workforce development, to childcare and housing.  Funds were awarded through the company’s six locally-based Community Investment Funds, each led by a committee of local stakeholders empowered to evaluate projects and determine awards, playing an active role in determining what is most needed to bu

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