Nonprofit helps former coal miner earn degree

One former coal miner is thanking a nonprofit after he received a college degree on Friday. Brandon Pierson worked in the coal mines for five years, until he was laid off in 2015.He then received help from the Center for Rural Development’s Displaced Coal Miner Training Program. The program provides assistance to former coal miners…

Couple donates wedding registry to charity

Source: Page 6 /  Ian Mohr A couple getting hitched in a fancy wedding at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday, followed by a party for 400 at the Plaza, is refreshingly donating their wedding registry to charity. Ernesto Arguello — who previously dated Eva Longoria — is marrying philanthropist Ashley Taylor Cooper in a ceremony…

Little 500 team raises money for women’s education charity

Source: Indiana Daily Student / Kate McNeal Fifteen thousand miles means $1,500, which means enough money to sponsor five girls in developing countries that otherwise would not have the opportunity to get an education. The Independent Council Little 500 team is pairing their biking with fundraising for She’s the First, an organization that provides scholarships…

Insight Shows Heart in a Big Way for ASU Students

Source: Insight / Nia Hughes At Insight, we believe technology and education go hand in hand. One of the ways we at Insight display our Core Value of Heart is by providing students access to the technology they need in order to succeed. You may remember last year’s event when Insight and Lenovo donated $20,000 for the…

Insight and Diamondbacks provide technology to underprivileged students

Each year Insight and several partners team up with the Arizona Diamondbacks to reward underprivileged children who are academically exceeding. Through the Helios Foundation, these children have received full-ride scholarships to the Arizona university of their choice. And due to the generosity of our partners, we have been able to provide them the technology they…

Cervical cancer survivor using music to raise awareness for HPV screenings

Source: KFYR / Megan Hahn Christine Baze was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at 31. Christine beat the cancer and wanted to teach others about the disease and the tools to prevent it. She started advocating with with a musical concert called pop-smear, which was such a success, she decided to launch a concert series across…

Cookies 4 Change helps teen entrepreneurs learn life lessons

On the second floor of Children First Academy, a K-8 school for homeless kids, there is a classroom they lovingly refer to as The Clubhouse. This is where the miraculous story of Cookies 4 Change begins. At 3 p.m. every day after school, seventh- and eighth-graders file into The Clubhouse. Before they even have a chance…