How inclusion helps companies, communities value diverse backgrounds

Those in a position of hiring should consider the deep backgrounds we all bring and add value for the cultural insights we will share with them.  Throughout my K-12 experience, my parents never fully understood my extensive after-school curricular activities. Staying late after school seemed off, perhaps, even wrong to them. While hard at the…

App helps California volunteers prevent food waste

California is starting to require grocery stores and restaurants to donate unsold food, but businesses need help getting it to hungry people. Many people struggle to afford food. But every day, grocery stores and restaurants toss tons of unsold food in the trash. From there, it ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and releases…

Special Olympics and Xbox Level Up for Another Gaming for Inclusion Esports Event

The second annual esports experience will include immersive leadership training for three Special Olympics athletes to become shoutcasters for the broadcast Since 1968, Special Olympics has been on a mission to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities across the world by fostering acceptance through the power of sports. Here at Xbox, we’re honored to…

Amazon helps keep college’s food pantry stocked with $100,000 food donation

Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh are donating food and equipment to help a New York City college support thousands of students battling food insecurity. As students across New York City return to in-person classes, Amazon is donating $100,000 worth of food to a local community college’s on-campus food pantry that supports thousands of students each year….

DICK’S Sporting Goods make $70K donation to Chicago youth organization

Beat the Streets Chicago is the largest wrestling organization in the state for young people, offering fitness programs and mentoring. CHICAGO (WLS) — A popular youth organization just got a big boost, thanks to DICK’S Sporting Goods. The retailer’s foundation donated $70,000 to Beat the Streets Chicago, which is the largest wrestling organization in the state…

Amid barbershop chairs, counselor focuses on mental health

Gary “Trey” Taylor encourages men to understand the connection between their minds and bodies. Gary Taylor sat in a barber’s chair for more than an hour Monday night, but instead of getting his hair cut, he mentioned a different kind of weight men need to get off their shoulders. The licensed clinical social worker, who…

Smile For Life Children’s Charity Hosts ‘Autism Awareness At Work’

A Newcastle charity is giving businesses a chance to discover the benefits of hiring people with autism in a bid to increase employment rates of people with the condition. Thursday 15 September, 12pm-2.30pm Harry’s Bar, 77 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6EF Smile For Life Children’s Charity is hosting ‘Autism Awareness At Work’, an…