Staples and Vanessa Williams Support New York City Public School Teachers with “Think It Up”
Staples, Inc. announced that it funded 176 local classroom projects in New York City, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to Think It Up™, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping... Read more
NAACP’s ‘Journey for Justice’ marches into North Carolina
Members and supporters of one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization marched into the state Saturday on U.S. 1 from South Carolina as they continue a “journey for justice,” an 860-mile trek that began in Selma, Ala., and will end in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15. The NAACP... Read more
LeBron James, Akron making college possible for city kids
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance to go to college for free. The NBA star has partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in... Read more
Jennifer Hudson’s Julian D. King Gift Foundation and Staples Support Chicago Public Schools
Staples, Inc. announced that it funded 115 local classroom projects in Chicago, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to Think It Up™, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, helping to create... Read more
Opportunities Initiative Launches in Chicago with More than 4,000 Participants
One way to fight health disparities and obesity may be to turn off the TV. Food companies disproportionately target television advertising for unhealthy products like candy and sugary drinks to Latino and African-American youth, new research shows. Marking an unprecedented day of action for Chicago youth, the 100,000 Opportunities... Read more