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Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity Update: Creating Career Pathways through Education

By Patti Constantakis, PhD
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Education means something different to everyone. Being part of a family of educators, early on, I understood that education can open doors to opportunity. But growing up in a mixed-race family on the U.S.-Mexico border, I also saw firsthand the numerous barriers to opportunity within the education system – particularly for Black and African Americans. And for the working adults around me, those barriers were even bigger. As a society, we have not paid enough attention to such barriers and the factors that hold people back.

Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Pillars of Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion

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Fifth Third Bancorp’s $2.8 billion Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion initiative is focused on four strategic pillars that directly impact customers and communities with targeted outcomes. We will track progress and measure success in the following areas:

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Advancing Racial Equity through Entrepreneurship

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Comcast NBCUniversal recently joined leading changemakers (leaders) on a panel focused on the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Racial Equity at the 2021 Social Innovation Summit.

Closing the Gaps With Living Cities

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This blog was posted on behalf of Natasha Martell Jackson, Social Equity Program Office at Intel. She shares her conversation with guest Ben Hecht, President and CEO at Living Cities.

Intel has a long history of leadership in diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility. We recognize that a critical focus on equity is needed to achieve a fully inclusive workplace and society. This is the work we are committed to- within Intel and across our communities.

A Racial Equity Program Meets the Moment

Truist Foundation leveraged its long-standing relationship with Purpose Built Communities to boost a Racial Equity Ambassador program.
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A call for change.

The civil unrest that took place in summer 2020 shed light on the longstanding racial inequities ingrained into our society. This inequity ignited a spark within Purpose Built Communities, a nonprofit organization that works with local leaders across the country to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The organization wanted to find a way to create lasting change and meet this moment of racial reckoning.

PolicyLink, JUST Capital, FSG Launch Formal Alliance, Release New CEO Blueprint to Help Companies Advance Racial Equity

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‘2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity’ provides actionable guidance for corporate leaders to advance racial equity, combat systemic racism in the workplace, communities, and society.

Organizations form ‘Corporate Racial Equity Alliance,’ aim to convene partners and leverage Blueprint to inform development of corporate standards for racial equity launching by early 2022.

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‘2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity’ provides actionable guidance for corporate leaders to advance racial equity, combat systemic racism in the workplace, communities, and society.

Organizations form ‘Corporate Racial Equity Alliance,’ aim to convene partners and leverage Blueprint to inform development of corporate standards for racial equity launching by early 2022.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

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Hear from Yusuf George of JUST Capital, the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the issues Americans care about most. Yusuf recaps findings from JUST Capital’s Corporate Racial Equity Tracker and recommendations for how corporate leaders can act on DEI commitments as outlined in the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity.

Skills-Based Volunteers Strengthen Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation joins Common Impact for a countrywide day of skills-based volunteering
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - – A new partnership between Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation aims to provide big help for racial equity nonprofits. On June 23, Allstate professionals across the country will collaborate with nonprofits dedicated to building a more equitable society for The Allstate Foundation Day of Service to Advance Racial Equity.

Comcast Advances Economic Mobility and Racial Equity in Underserved Communities Through $10 Million Investment with Inclusiv

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NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA, June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Inclusiv and Comcast Corporation today announced that Comcast has committed to invest $10 million specifically aimed at building equity in credit unions led by and/or serving people of color through Inclusiv’s Racial Equity and Resilience Investment Fund.

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