February 25, 2017

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Mayor, Investors and Affordable Housing Partners Announce Launch of San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund

Published: Feb 24, 2017 – 05:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24 /CSRwire/ - Mayor Edwin M. Lee, affordable housing developers and private investors announced their support on Thursday for an innovative new tool to help preserve and produce homes for working-class families in San Francisco. The San Francisco Housing Accelerator...

HanesBrands' Continuing Education Program For Employees is Transforming Lives in Central America and the Caribbean

Published: Feb 23, 2017 – 04:52 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 23 /CSRwire/ - When Felipa Benitez joined HanesBrands' Honduras operations seven years ago, she could not read or write. Today, the 34-year-old mother of two is one of the latest HanesBrands employees to hold a new high school diploma after...

Consumers Energy Employees Walk in Michigan Communities to Help Residents Stay Warm This Winter

Published: Feb 17, 2017 – 01:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 17 /CSRwire/ - Consumers Energy employees are encouraging community members to join them in Walks for Warmth across Michigan, raising funds to help families to stay warm. "Our employees live and work in the communities we serve, and we are...

Blue Cross Foundation Announces Grant Awards For Innovation

Published: Feb 08, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 08 /CSRwire/ - The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has announced the first three grant awards from its New Horizons grant fund. The three Projects receiving $10,000 awards to pilot new, innovative ideas are: Fresh Central...

Expanded Community Recess Partnership Aims to Increase Physical Activity and Support Learning Through the Power of Play

Published: Jan 30, 2017 – 03:03 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, RI, Jan. 30 /CSRwire/ - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), Playworks New England and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) announced today an expanded second-year recess partnership to increase physical activity and bolster social-emotional skills in local students....

New Research Highlights Potential Vulnerabilities of Urban Food Systems to Natural Disasters

Published: Jan 24, 2017 – 09:48 AM EST

BOSTON, Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today released new research in a report titled, The Resilience of America's Food Systems: Evidence from Five Cities. Supported by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, the study finds that...

CITGO Raises Funds for Local Community Programs with 2016 Spirit Pump Initiative

Published: Jan 12, 2017 – 05:05 PM EST

HOUSTON, Jan. 12 /CSRwire/ - CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its Marketers and Retailers, raised approximately $30,000 in 2016 through the installation of "Spirit Pumps" at participating CITGO stations across the nation. These specially wrapped, branded fuel pumps were operational at different times...

OppenheimerFunds Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Published: Jan 11, 2017 – 11:00 AM EST

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 /CSRwire/ - OppenheimerFunds employees supported the local community during this week's Distribution Symposium in Atlanta. In coordination with the Boys Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, conference attendees assembled and donated 300 College Bound Care packages that will include school supplies...

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Announces Partnership with Catholic University to Accelerate Small Business Growth in Washington, D.C.

Published: Dec 13, 2016 – 08:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 13 /CSRwire/ - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and The Catholic University of America announced today a unique partnership to accelerate small business growth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. As a part of this partnership, The Tim...

Capital BlueCross Annual Secret Santa Program Provides 600 Gifts for Local Children in Need

Published: Dec 08, 2016 – 05:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 08 /CSRwire/ - Capital BlueCross employees today packed up hundreds of gifts to send to children in need this holiday season. The company's annual "Secret Santa" program provides gifts to children, from infants to teenagers, who otherwise may not have...

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