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Posted: Oct 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Mentoring helps young people succeed, especially those youth at-risk of becoming disconnected from work, school and the community. Through consistent guidance, support and encouragement, mentors help young people set goals and achieve them. When done well, the stability and security of a mentoring relationship can be the very thing a young person needs most. It’s a gateway to the kind of skill development, goal setting, and belief in one’s self that leads to a fulfilling future.
Posted: Sep 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Starwood has a long history of taking talented, entry-level associates and cultivating them into larger roles within the company. During the last few years, Starwood’s Social Responsibility team has had the privilege of bringing this idea of skills cultivation from inside the company, out into our communities.
Posted: Sep 29, 2015 – 03:30 PM EST
Now comes the hard part: Implementing the UN’s “supremely ambitious” 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 – 03:30 PM EST
There is now a rising global tide for private sector-NGO-government partnerships and collaboration to address major social issues.
Posted: Sep 25, 2015 – 04:11 PM EST
The 70th annual United Nations General Assembly today launched a historic global blueprint for addressing the world's most challenging social problems.
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Across the world there are an estimated 8 million children in institutional care, or orphanages. As individuals, and as businesses, we often react emotionally to what we see as the plight of these children. We want to help. We want to do something for them. We want to donate our money and time to them. However, what if we were actually harming those children further by our well-meaning actions?
Posted: Sep 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What happens when you ask four 9th graders to create a solution for increasing healthy food availability or encouraging healthy behaviors within their community?
If they’re my team of freshmen from Johnston County Early College Academy, they develop the Grotesque Grocer, a program that works with normal food distributors and local farmers to sell perfectly edible but irregular produce at discounted prices.
Posted: Sep 22, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Climate change has been top of mind for many individuals, businesses and government leaders for decades, but the COP21 represents the first time the world firmly positions climate change as a critical global issue that is best addressed at scale.
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
At Listen Up Español, as in many other organizations and businesses, we have seen firsthand the benefits of corporate social responsibility. But for our team – everyone from c-suite executives to call center agents – the most important benefit of “doing good” is the knowledge that we can and do make a difference. The goal is that by using a strategic approach, our philanthropic efforts will allow our employees to experience firsthand the impact that we can all make as a dedicated team.
Posted: Sep 18, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Through a combination of project-based learning and connecting student learning to the broader community, CELF supports teachers in providing their students with learning experiences that practice 21st century problem-solving.
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