Tag: Engage

This New Collaboration Wants To Engage More Young Girls To Get Into STEM

According to a 2015 survey, Black and Latina women workers represent 4% of the total workforce. Now, numerous organizations are coming together to help influence more women and young girls to get into the STEM field. The Intel Foundation alongside the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create The Million Girls Moonshot initiative. The collaboration will work with partners to help engage girls from underrepresented communities in STEM.

“Over its 30-year history, the Intel Foundation has a legacy of leveraging the best of Intel – our technology, philanthropy, and employee expertise – to catalyze positive social change. STEM education has been at the core of our areas of impact since we began this critical work,” said Pia Wilson-Body, President of the Intel Foundation, in an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE via email.

“We joined the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the

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Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy Calls on Chicago Companies to Meaningfully Engage with Schools to Help Close Technology and Access Gaps in Education

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Perspectives/IIT Math and Science Academy (MSA) is calling on the Chicago business community to increase its engagement with schools to help close the inequality gap that exists in under-resourced areas. Perspectives MSA credits its readiness for the 2020-2021 remote school year to its deep, meaningful relationships with several Chicago companies that have engaged by providing employee support and financial resources.

“Our corporate supporters have embraced understanding the communities Perspectives serves, and they partner with us on solutions that have led to better mental and physical resources for students, a double-digit increase in graduation rates and reduced level of suspension,” said TyNeisha Banks, principal of Perspectives. “We urge Chicago corporations to engage with us and other under-resourced schools to, eventually, erase the inequality gap altogether.”

When COVID-19 forced schools to close in March, the challenges for students of under-resourced communities were amplified, as families lacked the resources

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New Opportunities To Engage Older Consumers In Online Grocery Shopping

Director of Marketing at VOLTN, overseeing budgeting, planning, development, and implementation of all marketing strategies of the agency. 

I never thought before Covid-19 that my 75-year-old neighbor knew how to turn on a computer, let alone shop online. It surprised me that she does! After receiving a friend request, I soon learned she spends much of her time trolling on social media like many of us do, liking and sharing posts, and even tagging friends.

My delightful neighbor shops her favorite brands just like the young folks do, and for the past few months, she has relished in the fact that she can have her groceries delivered to her door. 

If you ask me, one of the most important lessons that 2020 has taught us so far is that all ages, including the baby boomer generation, are embracing technology. But for so long, it seemed we had counted

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