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4 Ways to Reduce Youth Unemployment

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By: Jaimie Matthews, Manager of Policy and Programs at the USCCF's Center for Education and Workforce.

Wegmans Leads the Way on Youth Employment

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By: Samuel Castillo, Programming and Communications Intern, USCCF’s Education and Workforce Center

UPS Foundation Donates $7.6 Million to Impact Lives

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This summer the UPS Foundation announced $7.6 million in donations to 41 diversity, education, and veteran and military support nonprofit organizations. The UPS Foundation will positively impact thousands of lives through this support.

The UPS Foundation has a long-standing committee to diversity and empowerment according to the UPS Foundation president Ed Martinez:

Technology and Education: The Potential of MOOCs

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South Korean Teacher Makes $4 Million a Year

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We Need Basic Facts to Move the CSR Field Forward

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Followers of this blog realize the great importance of CSR work for tackling society’s challenges. But beyond this fundamental understanding there is a lot of ambiguity in the world of corporate responsibility.  In particular, there is a lack of understanding of basic facts. No one quite knows how many companies are tackling social and environmental issues, which issues they are tackling, and where they are tackling them. Take recent survey results as an example.

Tactical Advancement in New Orleans: Disaster Prep in the Classroom

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The New Orleans (LA) Regional Planning Commission (RPC) has partnered with Save the Children, the University of New Orleans, and parish emergency managers in southeast Louisiana to better prepare kids for disasters. Additional partners include the Louisiana Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This is focused on modifying existing classroom curricula to excite children to learn more about preparedness.

Remaking Public Education through the Business Education Network

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Teens Claim Prize in Siemens STEM Education Competition

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On December 5, 2012 Siemens presented their highest honor to high school students for their projects in cancer stem cell research and innovative prosthetic limb technology. The 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology is one of America's premier science research competitions for high school students.

AMD’s Ward Tisdale on Community Programming and Products for Kids

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I recently interviewed Ward Tisdale, Director of Global Community Affairs for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) about the company's community activities, how to work within a tight budget, and developing educational opportunities for youth.

BCLC: How does AMD invest in U.S. communities?

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