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Curiosity Cube: Sparking STEM Investigation

Jan 22, 2018 1:35 PM ET - This 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab is featuring hands-on science experiments to "spark" interest in STEM. ...

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Republic Services Teaches St. Louis Students About Recycling

Jan 22, 2018 12:10 PM ET - What a pleasure it was presenting to 4th and 5th graders at Washington Middle School in St. Louis, MO this week! We discussed the basics of landfills and recycling. These kids were incredibly inquisitive and engaging. The future is bright....

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2018 Corporate Giving Trends: What Last Year Taught Us About the True Role of Companies in Today’s Society

Jan 22, 2018 9:15 AM ET - January is a time for new beginnings, with many reflecting on the events of 2017 and how our beliefs, practices and sense of purpose evolved as a result. In the world of charitable giving, tragedies, tensions and political triggers caused people and...

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A Timely Solution for Starbucks Community Service Program [Case Study]

Jan 19, 2018 9:00 AM ET - Starbucks needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts, fast. They wanted to continue to involve not only their employees (who they refer to as “partners”) in volunteerism, but also their customers.

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New Year, New Ways Forward for Pro Bono

Jan 18, 2018 12:05 PM ET - Did you make a new year’s resolution? Each year many of us resolve to change a disliked trait or accomplish a personal goal. Whether you love them or hate them, resolutions serve a purpose. They encourage us to make a conscious decision to improve...

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Timberland Kicks Off 26th Year of Path of Service™ Volunteer Program With In-House Event to Benefit the American Heart Association

Jan 18, 2018 10:00 AM ET - Last year, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of ServiceTM volunteer program, which offers employees up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in their communities. The brand finished the year strong...

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Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

Jan 18, 2018 9:15 AM ET - So, why create LOCUS now? We are living in times when more traditional public sources of community and economic development funding are challenged; many local governments are still struggling with revenue shortfalls and federal budget impasse seems...

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Next City Launches New Section Focused on Urban Solutions for Inclusive Economic Growth With Support From Citi Community Development

Jan 18, 2018 8:00 AM ET - Next City today announced the launch of its newest editorial section, The Bottom Line, made possible with support from Citi Community Development. Through enterprise reporting, news coverage and op-eds written by public and private sector leaders,...

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AEG Concludes Annual Season of Giving with Community Holiday Party

Jan 17, 2018 6:35 PM ET - AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, concluded its Season of Giving, the company’s annual holiday initiative that encourages its employees throughout the world to engage in charitable activities in their local communities...

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United in Service

Jan 17, 2018 3:45 PM ET - Whirlpool Corporation employees volunteer in schools, shelters and service organizations for a service initiative known as "United We Serve." The initiative calls for Americans to work together to provide solutions to pressing problems...

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Duke Energy Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day with Day of Service

Jan 17, 2018 3:30 PM ET - On MLK Day of Service, hundreds of Duke Energy employees fanned out across our communities to serve others. From teaching girls about STEM in aviation and building homes to serving meals and beautifying parks, Duke Energy In Action volunteers put...

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Bottled Water Industry Teams Up with Keep America Beautiful to Promote Value and Importance of Recycling

Jan 17, 2018 2:00 PM ET - With a common goal of improving recycling access and increasing recycling rates by educating consumers about the value of recycling, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Keep America Beautiful announced their partnership today at...

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Team Members Celebrate Nevada Recycled Art Contest Win

Jan 17, 2018 10:25 AM ET - Two Las Vegas Sands Team Members celebrated their children’s victories on November 15 after placing first during the 2017 Nevada Recycled Art Contest, sponsored by The Venetian in partnership with Nevada Recycles. The contest, open to all Nevada...

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Feeding Better Futures Seeks Young Innovators

Jan 17, 2018 10:00 AM ET - Calling all young scholars from Canada* and the U.S. who are advancing sustainable agriculture or alleviating hunger. Today, General Mills launched the “General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program,” which is designed to encourage young...

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AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where Are They Now? CommonLit's Story

Jan 16, 2018 2:00 PM ET - In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision. I came to the AT&T Aspire team with...

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Starting a Year-round Employee Giving Program: Benefits, Barriers, and Things to Consider

Jan 16, 2018 1:35 PM ET - According to America’s Charities’ Snapshot 2017 report, nearly 71 percent of workplace donors say that they want to work for employers who have missions and values that align with their own personal values. What’s more, nearly 6 in 10 workplace...

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Service Makes Good Business Sense

Jan 16, 2018 12:30 PM ET - Not many executives can say that in their first week on the job they – literally and figuratively – pulled on their boots to help restore a vacant lot in the South Bronx into a community garden. But doing just that is how I quickly began to...

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Creating College Experiences That Build Students’ Character While Strengthening the Community

Jan 16, 2018 11:10 AM ET - Making a significant difference requires courage, commitment and drive. It is those same principles that are inspiring the next generation of students at University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university founded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions...

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Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service Announce Successful Integration and Scale-up of Telemedicine Program

Jan 16, 2018 8:30 AM ET - The Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are highlighting the successful integration of the telemedicine program in national health services as a model for multisector working. National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be...

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (January 2018)

Jan 16, 2018 8:15 AM ET - The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and...

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VolunteerMatch and Forward It On Partner to Bring Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities to Corporate Employees

Jan 16, 2018 7:15 AM ET - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Forward It On, a web-based corporate giving platform, announce today a partnership to engage companies and their employees to drive social change through volunteerism...

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Honoring MLK Day With Personal Commitments to Volunteering and Service

Jan 15, 2018 11:15 AM ET - MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to remember history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream. We at Common Impact...

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Sands Bethlehem Recycles Art Pieces in Team Member Sale Benefitting Charity

Jan 15, 2018 10:05 AM ET - In an effort to ‘reuse and recycle’ excess inventory following a complete hotel renovation in 2015 and 2016, Sands Bethlehem hosted its third annual Team Member art sale.  For one day, Sands...

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Sanofi Pasteur Community Engagement Team Building Benefits Local Head Start Students

Jan 15, 2018 8:10 AM ET - On January 11, 2018, members of Sanofi Pasteur’s Global Influenza Franchise Team delivered four outdoor cabinets to Pocono Services for Families and Children (PSFC), which oversees Monroe County (Pa.) Head Start. In total, more than 30 Sanofi...

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MENTOR: Summit Sponsor Spotlight — AT&T

Jan 12, 2018 4:15 PM ET - As part of its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, AT&T connects employees with students to provide mentoring and help students discover their potential. Since 2012, AT&T employees invested more than 1.6 million hours to...

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