Sandals Resorts Partners with Delta Sigma Theta to Educate Teen Mothers

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, and The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the local chapter of an organization that is 350,000 women strong worldwide, today announced their partnership in support of the P.A.C.E. Program, (Providing Access to Continued Education) a community-based outreach initiative designed to provide education and support to teenage mothers and promote awareness to help reduce teen pregnancy among young adults. 983013019 Read The Rest

Kelly Rowland Helps Announce Historic Partnership at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

On April 8th, Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s largest teen-serving organization, announced a groundbreaking five-year partnership to support teens on their path to graduate from high school; ready for a successful future. As part of the new commitment, the Taco Bell Foundation expects to provide a $30 million, multi-year grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America -the largest gift in the organization’s 108-year history.  The partnership seeks to create a stronger generation of future leaders by providing critical resources that will inspire and enable teens to graduate from high school and unlock opportunities for college and jobs they may have only dreamed possible.

TB-00062_zpsbc839aefThe historic announcement by Taco Bell® Foundation for Teens™ and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America made on Capital Hill in Washington, DC was attended by Grammy Award Winning Singer and Actress Kelly Rowland, John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (R-OH); Brian Niccol, President, Taco Bell U.S. and Chairman, Taco Bell Foundation for Teens; Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Kiana Knolland, 2013-2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year.

According to Education Week’s Diplomas Count 2013 report, a projected 1 million students failed to graduate with their class in 2013 and one in four American students will not graduate on time. Research shows that those who earn a high school diploma are more likely than dropouts to find a job and less likely to live in poverty and suffer from poor health.

By 2018, the partnership will provide resources to nearly all 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs, with a goal of helping more than half a million teens stay on track to graduate. This represents a 13 percent improvement over current national graduation trends and can produce approximately $14 billion in economic impact on our nation.

This new partnership will help rising eighth and ninth graders transition into high school with the tools and mindset needed to excel in high school, and beyond. Teens will have new opportunities to:

  • Participate in high school workshops and coaching programs;
  • Gain access to an online community for peer support;
  • Meet with mentors in their local area;
  • Learn about the college experience with visits to trade schools, colleges and universities across the country; and
  • Attend career preparation and course planning sessions.

Through the partnership, a unique college scholarship service for teen Club members will be established to reduce financial barriers by providing access to $83 million in scholarship and financial aid opportunities over the next five years.

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New York Needs You & ‘wichcraft Host “BBQ & You” Tues., June 18th at Bryant Park

New York Needs You (NYNY), a NYC-based nonprofit working with high-achieving, low-income college students, is pleased to announce its second annual BBQ & You fundraiser, in partnership with ‘wichcraft. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 18th, at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park with ‘wichcraft serving as the event sponsor for a second straight year. Throughout the evening, guests will dine on barbecue and seasonal American fare from ‘wichcraft, craft beer from Peak Organic Brewing Company, wine from Apothic, all while enjoying live music provided by Talisman. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about NYNY’s programs and network with young professionals.

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Spelman Alumnae Assoc. to Host Scholarship Benefit Honoring Chanel’s Maloni Goss

The New York Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College will host its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, TAKE ACTION: OUR LEGACY, HER FUTURE, will be this Sunday, June 9th, 2 – 6pm at the Ailey Studios. Among the honorees will be Spelman College 2001 alumna, Maloni Goss, Director of Corporate Strategy at Chanel.  Congrats!

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Maloni Goss, C’2001 , Director of Corporate Strategy, CHANEL Inc.

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Corporate and Entertainment Celebs Come Out for CUP 6th Annual Leadership Gala (PICS)

The Council of Urban Professionals’ (CUP) Leadership Gala was a star-studded event held on Tuesday, April 2nd. Entertainment celebrities and Hollywood Celebrities were there to recognize New York’s leading women and people of color in the private and non profit worlds.

Among the guests were Chef Roble Ali, Misty Copeland – Soloist, American Ballet Theatre, President and Chairman of Macy’s Inc. Terry Lundgren and Amex CEO, Ken Chenault.

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Evidence, A Dance Company Hosts The Torch Ball (PICS)

Evidence, A Dance Company paid tribute to the life and legacy of Beth Young, a dance enthusiast and long-time supporter of Evidence, A Dance Company, and recognized Goldman, Sachs & Co. and, Valentino D. Carlotti for supporting the arts and community outreach at The Torch Ballon March 25 at New York City’s The Plaza Hotel. Proceeds from the black tie affair support Evidence’s mission to promote understanding of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling.

(L-R) Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs Valentino D. Carlotti, Lynn Whitfield and Chairman Emeritus, of the board of the Evidence Dance Company and Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Reginald Van Lee attends the Torch Ball hosted by Evidence, A Dance Company at The Plaza Hotel on March 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Evidence, A Dance Company)

(L-R) Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs Valentino D. Carlotti, Lynn Whitfield and Chairman Emeritus, of the board of the Evidence Dance Company and Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton Reginald Van Lee  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Evidence, A Dance Company)

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She’s the Boss: Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Friends of Ebonie

Ebonie Johonson CooperA witness to the impact of community leadership and a believer that giving happens at all levels, Ebonie Johnson Cooper’s mission to give back to her community has been a life-long passion. Inspired by her parents and the kind spirit of her family, Ebonie always knew helping those around her was a fundamental part of life. Read The Rest

Google Launches “Global Impact Awards” – Gives $23 Million to Non-Profits

You may have heard about this before… But, I’m just discovering it…  Google has a new program called the “Global Impact Awards” to help jumpstart technology innovation in the nonprofit sector. They’ve given more than $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology and 50K hours of volunteer time from its employees. They’re really setting a great example for companies in giving back to the communities that support their business. Read The Rest

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