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Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA Celebrate “International Day of Happiness” Discussing Science-Based Practices to Achieve Sustainable Happiness

– Student and Educators Celebrate International Day of Happiness by joining Day of Learning Twitter Chat to Explore the Science Behind Happiness –

Press Release – Silver Spring, Md. (Tuesday, March 19, 2019) – In celebration of the International Day of Happiness, LG Electronics USA and Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced the International Day of Happiness Day of Learning – a nationwide, day-long conversation designed to create meaningful dialogue around the importance of happiness and deliver new resources and tips for practicing happiness skills with teachers, students and families.

“LG is committed to teaching students and educators around the nation that happiness is more than a fleeting feeling, the goal of the ‘Life’s Good Experience Happiness Initiative’ is to unlock the potential of a sustainable life through science-based happiness skills for 5.5 million youth over 5 years,” said John Taylor, senior vice president of Public Affairs and CSR, LG Electronics USA. “Empowering our world with a unique opportunity to work on decreasing the chances of suffering from stress, anxiety and depression is so important to our mission of providing a safe space to practice the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.”

On March 20, 2019, educators are invited to share videos or pictures of how they are celebrating the International Day of Happiness. Students are also invited to share videos by joining a special Twitter chat with @LGUS and @DiscoveryEd to answer the question: “which happiness skill are you practicing and how has it impacted your life, your classroom or your school?” Participants are welcomed to use #DiscoverYourHappy and #ExperienceHappiness to follow the conversation.

Discovery Your Happy resources are available at no-cost at learnexperiencehappiness.com and within Discovery Education Streaming Plus. An award-winning comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build the important critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills needed for success beyond graduation.

Join the Day of Learning Twitter Chat for the following sessions:

9:00 a.m. Opening with a Get Ready to Learn exercise from Inner Explorer

10:00 a.m. This is Your Brain on Happiness with experts from Greater Good Science Center, U.C. Berkeley

12:00 p.m. The Happiness Impact with students from Sachem High School East

2:00 p.m. The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills with experts from Project Happiness

5:00 p.m. Discover Your Happy Everyday closing with resources to extend the learning

The United Nations International Day of Happiness is a global celebration to recognize happiness as a fundamental human goal that lays the foundation for the well-being of people worldwide.

The Day of Learning will enlighten students and educators across the country about the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills: Mindfulness, Positive Outlook, Purpose, Gratitude, Generosity, and Human Connection, provided by happiness experts from The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Inner Explorer and Project Happiness. During the Day of Learning experts will demonstrate how happiness impacts our physiology and psychology.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents age 12-17 in the United States. Research from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America shows that one in four children are affected by anxiety disorders; these youth are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and engage in substance abuse. Happy people are healthier, live longer, earn more money, and do better in school and life.

“Discovery Education is proud to partner with the ‘LG Experience Happiness Initiative’ to host a day dedicated to teaching the importance of consciously pursuing happiness, while providing students and educators with the digital tools they need to foster social emotional learning and improve focus,” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Discovery Education. “The ‘Day of Learning’ will highlight critical ‘Discover Your Happy’ work which promotes ways for youth to reduce stress, anxiety and live mentally healthier lives.”

Launched in 2018, Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA joined forces to create the Discover Your Happy program, an initiative designed to teach students that happiness is a learnable skill, as an extension of LG’s Life’s Good: Experience Happiness corporate social responsibility initiative. Discover Your Happy introduces skills and practices aimed at achieving sustainable happiness. These classroom tools are aligned with curriculum standards and are designed to provide engaging, hands-on activities for students to identify actionable ways to start their journey toward sustainable happiness, while bringing happiness to their communities through the Six Sustainable Happiness skills.

“The ‘Discover Your Happy’ initiative provides an awareness that stress could be alleviated through learning and practicing structured skills aimed towards your personal journey of happiness,” said Francie Snyder, Educator, Manatee County, Florida. “Celebrating the ‘International Day of Happiness’ helps me to identify resources that captive and inspire my students to understand the science of happiness, empowering them to help teach their peers, families and community those tactical skills.”

Discover Your Happy resources are accessible for free online and also through Discovery Education Streaming Plus. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital curriculum content and professional development services, visit discoveryeducation.com. Stay connected with Discovery Education through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @DiscoveryEd.


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Restocking Local Food Banks And “Feeding Our Families”: NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 & Stop & Shop Announce Massive, Tri-State Food Drive On Saturday, April 13

Over 1,000 volunteers will collect non-perishable items and financial donations at more than 250 Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 news anchors and reporters will visit collection locations to thank volunteers and encourage local giving

Press Release – NEW YORK, NY – (March 18, 2019) – Joining together to help Tri-State food banks replenish non-perishable supplies and sustain essential anti-hunger efforts, NBC 4 New York / WNBC, Telemundo 47 / WNJU and Stop & Shop are coming together in support of eight regional food banks on Saturday, April 13 for the third annual Feeding Our Families (or Alimentando a Nuestras Familias in Spanish) food drive. The food collection drive will take place at more than 250 local Stop & Shop locations between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar to access a map of Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

One of the largest, single-day, multi-state food drives in the Northeast, Feeding our Families has generated more than two million meals for local families in the first two years of the drive. With food banks facing their greatest need between the months of January and August, more than 300 tons of essential non-perishable goods have also been donated to eight regional food banks by NBC and Telemundo viewers during that time.

“The work of our local food banks has never been more important – and WNBC’s commitment to fighting hunger has never been stronger. Feeding our Families is one of our largest and most successful community initiatives, and our team is passionate about helping their neighbors in need. Together with our partners at Stop & Shop, we look forward to helping our food banks restock their shelves and deliver more than a million meals across the Tri-State,” said Eric Lerner, NBC 4 New York President and General Manager.

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will deliver live reports and broadcast cut-ins from local Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, April 13, including on NBC 4 New York’s Weekend Today in New York at 9 AM and News 4 New York at 6 PM, as well as on Telemundo 47’s Noticiero 47 Telemundo at 6 PM. Anchors, reporters and employees from both stations will also visit Stop & Shop stores that day to support on-site collection efforts.

“Whether it’s the loss of a job, a temporary furlough or the resulting impact of a rent increase, putting food on the table can become a burden for families in any neighborhood. This is why our Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive is so important. Working together with NBC 4 New York and Stop & Shop, we look forward to bringing our community together to help those who need our help the most,” said Cristina Schwarz, Telemundo 47 President and General Manager.

Stop & Shop is one of the Tri-State’s largest supermarket retailers, and the brand has been a strong partner of area food banks and hunger relief organizations for many years. Stop & Shop is committed to helping its communities enjoy better food and better lives – and to help put an end to hunger. Each year, the brand donates millions of meals to communities with food insecurity throughout the region.

“This is the third year that Stop & Shop has joined with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 to host the Feeding our Families food drive, and we’re looking forward to making this year’s campaign our largest and most successful yet,“ said Jennifer Brogan, Stop & Shop Director of External Communications and Community Relations. “We know that food insecurity remains a challenge in every community and together with our customers, we’ll be helping local food banks to restock their shelves and to deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to our neighbors who need them the most.”

Unique to NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s Feeding our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive is the “Give 4” recruitment initiative. Those that register to volunteer four hours of their time every four months at local food banks can aid in more ways than stocking shelves, packing supplies and making local deliveries. “Give 4” donors can also assist local food banks and rescue operations through non-physical, customized tasks including accounting, social media, digital marketing and advertising, among others.

For more information on the April 13 Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive, please visit NBCNewYork.com, Telemundo47.com, StopandShop.com or any participating food bank or food rescue organization.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC

NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for 75 years.

The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.

In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU

Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2019 Copa America, the 2019 and 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments.

Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.

As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at Telemundo47.com, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.

About Stop & Shop

A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, today’s Stop & Shop is refreshed, reenergized and inspired, delivering new conveniences for customers. Committed to helping its communities enjoy better food and better lives, Stop & Shop has a longstanding history of giving back to the neighborhoods it serves with a focus on fighting hunger and helping children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs more than 61,000 associates and operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit stopandshop.com or facebook.com/stopandshop.


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BNP Paribas USA and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy Launch “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1” in New York

-to turn today’s underserved and deserving tennis hopefuls into tomorrow’s champions-

  • BNP Paribas and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy join forces to give young deserving American tennis players equal opportunities and the best chance of reaching the highest levels of competition.
  • The new program will be comprised of 10 young players – boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17 – selected and trained under the direct supervision of Patrick and John McEnroe.
  • This new team expands on “BNP Paribas Young Talent Team” launched by BNP Paribas in May 2018 with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and the French Tennis Federation and the “BNP Paribas Kids Fête le Mur Team” partnership announced March 15 with Yannick Noah.

Press Release – BNP Paribas, a dedicated partner to world tennis since 1973 with engagement to the younger generation a main component of its core policy, has decided to show further initiative by training young players who embody the future of tennis. Together with the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), BNP Paribas launches “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1” to help the most promising and deserving young American talents to reach the next level. This program builds on initiatives announced last year with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Yannick Noah March 15.

Starting September 2019 and backed by an operating budget of $500,000 during its first full year – with additional support from the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) and with matching underwriting support from Sportime LLC – the “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1” program will be able to provide year-round training and coaching to American hopefuls. The program will take place at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Sportime Randall’s Island in New York City and will be under the direct supervision of Patrick and John McEnroe.

Team BNP Paribas Mac 1” members will be supported in their on and off court training as they progress to new and greater heights:

  • Financial assistance to allow intensive training and access to local, national and international competition;
  • Personal assistance in preparing for the demands of collegiate and professional tennis, including image management, educational success, literacy, life-skills and more.

Patrick McEnroe, Co-Director of JMTA and President of JMTP, said: “This program will address a major challenge to many young American tennis hopefuls, especially those in the greater NYC area with the cost of their training, which adds up to tens of thousands of dollars each year.”

John McEnroe, Co-Founder of JMTA and JMTP and Mentor of the Team BNP Paribas Mac 1”, explains: “The major goal of ‘Team BNP Paribas Mac 1’ will be to find and support young American players who do not have the personal or financial resources to train or compete with the best in the world.”

Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of BNP Paribas USA and Chairman of CIB Americas, said: “BNP Paribas has a long and dedicated history of supporting all types of tennis programs around the world, including those which help young New York City area boys and girls fulfill their potential and become world class tennis players, such as our “CityParks Tennis” program. We are excited to be working with John and Patrick McEnroe and the JMTA again.”

Players will be recruited from among the most talented students currently enrolled in the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, through ongoing cooperation with the City Parks Foundation, with other tennis charities, and through an open talent search, including a well-publicized public try out in the spring of 2019, with annual try outs thereafter.

Participants will be selected between now and September 2019 on the basis of both tennis and athletic criteria (results and future potential) and more general and ethical criteria, including attitude, team-involvement and academic outcomes.

Means testing will be part of the application process through which “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1” players will be chosen by a Selection Committee made up of:

John McEnroe, Co-Founder of JMTA and JMTP and Mentor of the “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1”;

Patrick McEnroe, President of JMTP and Co-Director of JMTA; and Lead Coach for the “Team BNP Paribas Mac 1”;

Jordan Botjer, Executive Director of JMTP;

Caryn Epstein, Head of Events, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropic Initiatives Americas at BNP Paribas

Members of the team will receive support for one year, be aged between 11-14 years old on entry to the program, and will receive support for one year, renewable annually at the discretion of the Selection Committee up to a maximum of 3 years.


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Fourth Annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships Awarded To Local High School Students

BNP Paribas Open Scholarship Program Doubles In Size and Expands To Four Students

Press Release – INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 16, 2019 – BNP Paribas and Bank of the West, global leaders in supporting both amateur and professional tennis, have awarded the fourth annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships to Daniel Ramirez (Desert Mirage High School); Maria Lopez (Desert Mirage High School); Emily Santillanes (Coachella Valley High School); and Gilberto German (Coachella Valley High School).

“BNP Paribas is very happy to present these four outstanding students with scholarships,” said Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of BNP Paribas USA and Chairman of CIB Americas. “Daniel, Maria, Emily and Gilberto have all made significant contributions both on and off the court to their respective communities, families and schools, as well as shown tremendous dedication to their studies. We are proud this year to expand our scholarships to help even more deserving students pursue their dreams.”

Each student received a $15,000 college grant on Thursday, March 14 at an event at their school and will be recognized today during an on-court presentation at the BNP Paribas Open, the largest combined WTA and ATP Tour event in the world. In 2019, the BNP Paribas Open Scholarship program was doubled in size, from two to four recipients.

“These young adults bring passion to all they do, and have demonstrated that they have the ability and ambition to set and achieve goals,” said Nandita Bakhshi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Bank of the West. “It is our hope that the BNP Paribas Open Scholarship will help provide these students with the opportunity to further their education and will assist in opening up a world of possibilities. Congratulations, Maria, Daniel, Gilberto, and Emily – we can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Daniel, a senior at Desert Mirage High School, excels not only in the classroom, but also in extracurricular activities such as Advanced Band and tennis. Demonstrating his leadership abilities by training new members of the team, Daniel was named captain of the tennis team his junior year. He plans to use this scholarship to help him pursue a degree in computer science at UCLA.

Maria has become an integral part of the Desert Mirage High School community, participating in organizations such as varsity tennis, varsity soccer, Aztec Dance, the Youth Organizing Council, Ram Squad Club and more. Maria has excelled in her coursework and hopes to parlay her work ethic into either a Nursing or Psychology degree at Cal State University San Marcos.

Emily has immersed herself in a variety of leadership roles at Coachella Valley High School by joining programs such as the School Site Council, Associate Student Body and the varsity tennis team. She plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Education and pursue her goal of teaching English abroad as a foreign language teacher.

As a member of the Coachella Valley High School varsity tennis team, Gilberto has developed a love and passion for the sport. Along with growing his game on-court, he has helped around the local community by volunteering as a ball boy at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the Oracle Challenger Series. Gilberto hopes to pursue a degree in either Chemistry or Law Enforcement at Imperial Valley College.

About the BNP Paribas Open

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, and is held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament offers more than $15 million in prize money, and is the only event to provide the Hawk-Eye line challenge system on all match courts, including qualifying rounds. For more information, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com.

For 2019, BNP Paribas and Bank of the West celebrated International Women’s Day in a partnership with the UN’s “HeForShe” movement which saw the back walls of Stadium 1 change colors to magenta on March 8, as well as $100 donations to UN Women for every ace served on the day and $10 donations to UN Women for every photo taken by participants who opted in to promote the movement. A total of $28,630 was made as a result of 244 Aces and 423 photos taken.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,600 employees, of which almost 155,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About Bank of the West

The fundamental belief that a bank should have a positive impact on society drives Bank of the West. At a time when people demand more from companies, we are taking action to ensure our activities help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. That’s why we are investing where we can have a real impact: supporting energy transition, helping enable female entrepreneurs and financing innovative start-ups. As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West is committed to sustainable finance along with our parent company BNP Paribas, which is one of the only financial organizations in the world to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through Digital Channels and offices across the U.S., Bank of the West provides financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses.

Deposit and loan products offered by Bank of the West, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender . © 2019 Bank of the West. Doing business in South Dakota as Bank of the West California.


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Accelerator For America Partners With Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth On Opportunity Zone Investment Summit To Ensure Incentive Achieves Goal Of Benefiting In-Need Neighborhoods

U.S. Mayors to Join Public and Private Sector Organizations to Advance Inclusive Economic Development Opportunities

Press Release – PALO ALTO – On March 18, Accelerator for America, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, will host the first Opportunity Zone Investor Summit on the campus of Stanford University. Collaborative partners in this event include Economic Innovation Group (EIG), The Governance Project, Drexel Nowak Metro Finance Lab, and Stanford University Global Projects Center.

“Bottom line: opportunity zone investments are starting to flow. Our job is to level the playing field so that cities and local governments can foster inclusive, equitable, and sustainable development that help underserved populations build wealth,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Accelerator for America Advisory Council Chair Eric Garcetti.

“To realize the potential of opportunity zones, we need to encourage investments that have the greatest, positive impact on distressed communities,” said Michael Froman, Vice Chairman, Mastercard. “The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is unlocking insights about economic activity in distressed neighborhoods to help city leaders attract and direct investments to the places and projects that will allow communities to flourish over the long term. At Mastercard we are focused on finding new sustainable and inclusive paths for economic growth that improve quality of life and quality of jobs for everyone.”

The summit will connect city leaders and stakeholders from over 20 cities with allocators of opportunity zone capital to create and highlight norms for opportunity zones, with three primary go

  • Showcase innovative and impactful opportunity zone communities, funds, deals, and institutions;
  • Establish connections between cities, community stakeholders, developers, and investors to advance inclusive OZ projects;
  • Communicate a coordinated effort that prioritizes civic outcomes to serve the interests of disadvantaged places and people;

“We want this summit to spark action and partnerships that change the way American cities design, finance, and deliver economic growth that creates new models for building wealth in disadvantaged communities,” said Accelerator for America CEO Rick Jacobs.

Speakers/Panelists Include:

  • Kenny Alexander, Mayor of Norfolk, VA
  • Ruben Alonso, Alt Cap, Kansas City
  • Ross Baird, Village Capital/Blueprint
  • Sarah Bianchi, The Governance Project
  • Stephanie Copeland, The Governance Project
  • Rachel Diller, UrbanView/Hunt Companies
  • Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY and Accelerator for America Advisory Council Member
  • Arturo Franco, Vice President, Data & Insights, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Amb. Michael Froman, Vice Chairman, Mastercard
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles and Accelerator for America Advisory Council Chair
  • Rick Jacobs, CEO, Accelerator for America
  • Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, MO
  • Maurice Jones, LISC
  • Bruce Katz, Drexel University and Accelerator for America Opportunity Zone Advisor
  • John Lettieri, Economic Innovation Group
  • Lenny Mendonca, Senior Economic Advisor, CA Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Otis Rolley, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Shamina Singh, President, Center for Inclusive Growth, Executive Vice President, Sustainability at Mastercard
  • Jonathan Tower, Arctaris Impact Fund
  • Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton, CA
  • Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH
  • Erie Insurance Corporation
  • Stanford University Global Projects Center
  • City of Atlanta, GA
  • Bernardillo County, NM
  • City of Birmingham, AL
  • City of Colorado Springs, CO
  • City of Columbia, SC
  • City of Erie, PA
  • City of Guadalupe, CA
  • City of Houston, TX
  • City of Lancaster, CA
  • City of Lansing, MI
  • City of Macon, GA

ABOUT THE MASTERCARD CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth focuses on promoting equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. As a subsidiary of Mastercard, the Center leverages the company’s data, expertise and technology, along with administering the Mastercard Impact Fund’s philanthropic investments, to empower a community of thinkers, leaders, and innovators on the front lines of inclusive growth. For more information and to receive its latest insights, follow the Center on Twitter @CNTR4growth, subscribe to its newsletter, and visit www.mastercardcenter.org

ABOUT ACCELERATOR FOR AMERICA

Accelerator for America launches and replicates local initiatives to improve people’s lives in communities across the country by creating national change from the bottom up. Its work with cities across the country to develop opportunity zone “Investment Prospectuses” was done to benefit cities creating tools and models for other cities to use. This endeavor ultimately informs national urban economic development policies. The Accelerator is also working with local governments across the country to generate local infrastructure revenues instead of relying on the unmet federal infrastructure promise. An example is Los Angeles County’s Measure M, which was approved in November 2016 and generates $120 billion and 465,000 career jobs. On that same election day, which also elected Donald Trump to the White House, local governments nationwide approved $230 billion in local infrastructure improvements.


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INFINITI to Donate $1 Million Toward the Fight Against Cancer, Announces Winner of ‘Timeout For The Win’ NCAA Campaign

  • Steve Prohm of Iowa State University wins INFINITI’s Timeout for the Win, #TIMEOUTFTW, a campaign designed to raise a total of $600,000 to help fight cancer during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) basketball season
  • Fans have until March 17 to enter the “#TIMEOUTFTW One in a Million” contest on Instagram and Twitter in support of INFINITI’s $1 million overall donation to Coaches vs. Cancer and a chance to win a trip to 2019 Final Fourâ
  • On March 17, INFINITI kicks off the Bracket Pool Challenge on CBSSports.com to raise up to another $350,000

Press Release – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2019) – INFINITI announced today the winner of its Timeout for the Win, #TIMEOUTFTW, campaign is Steve Prohm, men’s basketball head coach of Iowa State University. The INFINITI campaign came to life through collaborations with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), NCAA®, ESPN, and the American Cancer Society (ACS).

“I want to thank INFINITI for their support of cancer research with the Timeout for the Win contest and I greatly appreciate Cyclone Nation for supporting me,” said Steve Prohm, men’s basketball head coach, Iowa State University. “I’m thrilled to be the winner, but most importantly thrilled to have the Iowa State University name attached to help fight cancer.”

Between Jan. 14 and March 11, 48 NCAA® Division I men’s basketball coaches competed for fan votes to win the bragging rights and the highest percentage of the $1 million INFINITI will donate to Coaches vs. Cancer overall.

“INFINITI is honored to be joined with NCAA, NABC and ESPN to raise funds for the American Cancer Society,” said Phil O’Connor, Director, INFINITI Marketing Communications and Media. “We want to congratulate Iowa State’s Coach Prohm and thank all of the participants and basketball fans for their time and efforts supporting this cause.”

As part of the $1 million contribution overall, the three winning coaches of the INFINITI #TIMEOUTFTW campaign will receive a combined $600,000 donated to Coaches vs. Cancer in their names at the end of the regular season.

“On behalf of the American Cancer Society we are incredibly grateful for the support of INFINITI and celebrate Coach Prohm in his victory,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer at ACS. “This generous donation will allow us to serve more cancer patients and their families with critical services and resources to improve and save lives from cancer.”

Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm winning first place ($360,000), Bob Huggins, head coach of the West Virginia University Mountaineers, came in second place ($150,000), followed by the Buckeye’s head coach Chris Holtmann of Ohio State University who came in third ($90,000).

“The NABC is proud to partner once again with INFINITI in the Timeout for the Win campaign,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “Through this collaboration countless funds have been raised for the Coaches vs. Cancer program in the fight to defeat cancer. Congratulations this year to Coach Steve Prohm, his Iowa State program and fan base for winning this competition in a tight race with West Virginia’s Bob Huggins and Chris Holtmann of Ohio State.”

Fans still have time to show their support for INFINITI’s $1 million donation to Coaches vs. Cancer. Anyone can enter the “#TIMEOUTFTW One in a Million” contest by posting a video of their best “one in a million” basketball trick shot including #TIMEOUTFTW, #INFINITIContest and tagging @INFINITIUSA by 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, March 17. The winner will receive a trip for two to the 2019 Final Fourâ, April 6-8 in Minneapolis.

During the NCAAâ tournament, between March 17 and March 22, INFINITI will be donating for every bracket entered into the INFINITI Bracket Pool Challenge on CBSSports.com. In partnership with CBS Sports and Turner Sports, INFINITI will raise up to $350,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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About INFINITI

INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of luxury automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing. INFINITI will electrify its entire lineup from 2021 onward. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its industry-leading client services, ranking #1 in customer satisfaction with Dealer Service among Luxury Brands by J.D. Power and being a most trusted luxury brand according to AMCI, as well as its world’s first driver assistance technologies and daring designs. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

Find more information about INFINITI, its industry leading technologies and the all-new 2019 QX50 midsize luxury crossover at www.infinitiusa.com. You can also follow INFINITI USA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

About NCAA

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals, members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. [NCAA is a trademark of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.]

About Coaches vs. Cancer

For over 25 years, the Coaches vs. Cancer program has united basketball coaches and fans nationwide in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to defeat a common enemy: cancer. Through fundraising and education initiatives including Suits And Sneakers Week and the 3-Point Challenge, Coaches vs. Cancer has worked together with the Society to help increase the number of cancer survivors to more than 15 million strong. To learn more about Coaches vs. Cancer, visit coachesvscancer.org or visit us on social media at @CoachesvsCancer.


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Qlik Scales Award-Winning Corporate Responsibility Program With Launch of Qlik.org

Expands Ability to Influence Global Sustainability and Humanitarian Efforts at Every Level of Business and Society

Press Release – Philadelphia – March 12, 2019Qlik today announced the launch of Qlik.org, the company’s corporate responsibility platform that builds on five years of dedicated work with leaders such as the United Nations, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Medair, WeSeeHope, Direct Relief and Team Rubicon. Qlik.org is the next phase in the company’s ongoing commitment to leverage its software, culture and people to transform data into meaningful action across the globe, helping to create a sustainable, data literate world within all sectors of business and society.

Qlik has deep corporate responsibility roots going back to the formal establishment of a Corporate Social Responsibility department in 2007. Over that time Qlik has provided over $8M in software, training and support grants to nonprofits, logged 50,000 staff volunteer hours globally, and drove over $5M in financial support for humanitarian, disaster relief, global health and environmental causes to nonprofits. Qlik has been recognized multiple time for its global impact, including being named a Fast Company 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Company for Social Good, and receiving three industry awards in 2018 highlighting the partnership with Medair targeting the refugee crisis in Lebanon – the Corporate Engagement Award for Most Innovative Collaboration, the Third Sector Award for Corporate Partnership of the Year and the Washington Technology Government Innovation Award as an Industry Innovator.

“There is tremendous work being done across the world – and we know that work can be extended and enhanced by the effective use of data. Qlik’s corporate responsibility program shows that by creating greater collaboration across all sectors through the power of data, we set standards that inspire action,” said Julie Kae, Executive Director of Qlik.org. “Launching Qlik.org will extend our network and impact through new and existing partners, enabling even more worthy organizations to better leverage data to fight the effects of climate change and humanitarian crisis on a global scale.”

Qlik has also established the Qlik.org Impact Fund in partnership with Tides.org as the donor-advised fund administrator. This structure will enable Qlik to streamline gifting and grant development processes, and attract high quality partners to help fund and expand the ecosystem. Qlik.org will also establish an external advisory board made up of key customers and nonprofit partners which will provide guidance and help Qlik.org advance its programs to the benefit of the entire ecosystem Qlik supports.

Qlik continues to evangelize the value of data for change in all facets of climate-related and humanitarian crisis situations. One area of focus is global health initiatives, which includes Qlik’s work with the Private Sector Round Table (PSRT) to help countries across the globe gain visibility and access to vital goods and services available from leading global healthcare device, services and pharmaceutical providers to address and prevent crisis. Qlik’s Julie Kae will join industry leaders to discuss this work next week during a panel at the South By Southwest conference on March 12 titled, “The Role of AI in Reducing the Impact of Pandemics.”

About Qlik

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, one where everyone can use data to solve their most challenging problems. Only Qlik’s end-to-end data management and analytics platform brings together all of an organization’s data from any source, enabling people at any skill level to use their curiosity to uncover new insights. Companies use Qlik to see more deeply into customer behavior, reinvent business processes, discover new revenue streams, and balance risk and reward. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 48,000 customers around the world.


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Higher Education, Philanthropy And Public Policy Sectors Unite In New Push To Develop Public Interest Technology

21 colleges and universities have partnered with the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America to launch the Public Interest Technology University Network

Press Release – NEW YORK, NY – Launching a first-of-its-kind initiative, twenty-one of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities, with the support of the Ford Foundation, New America, and the Hewlett Foundation, today announced the creation of the Public Interest Technology University Network. Bringing together a critical mass of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education, the Network is a new partnership dedicated to defining and building the nascent field of public interest technology, as well as growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists and digitally fluent policy leaders.

Public interest technology is a broadly defined and emerging area of study that combines digital innovation and public policy. Already, universities across the United States have created joint degrees, exchange programs, and cross-disciplinary initiatives to begin to develop a robust pipeline of future technologists and leaders seeking to pursue careers in the growing field. For example, law students at Georgetown University have partnered with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in order to write privacy laws that reflect the unique powers and perils of internet access, while Harvard University has created an embedded ethics program through which ethicists are incorporated into computer science classes, inspiring students to consider core questions of ethics and social impact from the outset of their work and research. Similarly, Arizona State University is leading a comprehensive assessment examining the technical needs of not-for-profit organizations and developed a multi-week workshop bringing together students with congressional staffers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

“The Public Interest Technology University Network aims to build the field of public interest technology, much in the same way that the country created the field of public interest law a generation ago,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America. “Technology has incredible potential to solve some of our society’s most pressing challenges, as well as to create big new problems to address. In either case, we need as many technologists as lawyers and economists working in the public interest, and this network of colleges and universities will help build a new generation of technologists trained to advance the public good.”

“We believe an essential element of advancing social justice is ensuring technology is a force for public good,” said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. “We’re thrilled to partner with these colleges and universities to build a new field of public interest technology and cultivate a generation of tech leaders equipped to use technology to challenge inequality in all its forms and expand inclusion and opportunity. These colleges and universities are breaking new ground and admirably setting the agenda for the higher education sector.”

“The Public Interest Technology University Network unites twenty-one of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities around a critical mission: building the field of public interest technology,” said Larry Kramer, president of the Hewlett Foundation. “Their vision and partnership is laying the foundation for an exciting new field that will play a critical role in addressing the world’s most pressing problems, from coping with climate change to abating democratic dysfunction.”

Higher education is uniquely positioned to cultivate this new field of public interest technology and to shape the next generation of computer scientists, information architects, engineers, data scientists, designers, lawyers, policy experts, and social scientists to develop new technologies and new approaches to designing and implementing public policy that better serves the public. At a time when technology is shaping every facet of modern lives, the creation of the network reflects the special obligation of colleges, universities, and institutions of higher learning – where many tech and policy leaders are trained – to ensure that future leaders and innovators are prepared to consider, evaluate, and consciously address the way that new technologies impact the world from a social, political, and economic perspective. Of particular concern is understanding how to best utilize technology in the implementation of public services and policies to meet and respond to the public’s needs.

Charter members of the Public Interest Technology University Network include Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Florida International University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Howard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami Dade College, Olin College of Engineering, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Stanford University, The City University of New York, The University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and the University of Virginia.

As charter members of the network, these colleges and universities are committing to launching initiatives on their campus to build the field of public interest technology, including:

  • Supporting curriculum development and faculty hiring needed to provide students with interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary education, so they can critically assess the implications of new technologies and develop technologies in service of the public good.
  • Developing experiential learning opportunities, such as clinics, internships, fellowships at the intersection of technology and public interest.
  • Finding new ways to encourage and support graduates who pursue careers in public interest technology, recognizing that financial considerations and debt pose barriers to entering the field.
  • Providing faculty with the infrastructure, support and resources to build this nascent area of inquiry and training.
  • Sharing institutional data that allows the network to assess the effectiveness of efforts to develop the field of public interest technology.

In addition, many universities have already begun building the frameworks to support instructors, bring in students, create new research opportunities, and explore public interest technology career paths. For example, the University of California, Berkeley, expanded its course offerings to build out a division of data science that includes training in ethics and philosophy; the college also provided approximately 100 fellowships to connect graduate students and post doctorate scholars with local organizations and city partners, and created the world’s first public cyber security clinic, working with nonprofits to conduct threat assessments and risk analysis.

Collaboration between members of the Public Interest Technology University Network is made possible by its partners in the philanthropic and public policy sectors, including the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing America in an age of rapid technological and social change. New America will manage the network, providing technical support and assistance and advising on how to enhance the exchange of information and resources between network members.

The Public Interest Technology University Network will have a fall 2019 enrollment period for universities and colleges who are interested in becoming members in 2020. Learn more here.


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BNP Paribas And Bank Of The West Celebrate International Women’s Day With UN Women’s ‘HeForShe’ Movement At The BNP Paribas Open

  • Stadium 1 Back Walls Color Changed to Magenta on International Women’s Day in support of UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality
  • Donation of $100 to UN Women for Every Ace, demonstrating commitment to gender equality

Press Release – NEW YORK, NY / INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 8, 2019 – BNP Paribas, one of the leading sponsors of tennis globally, will mark this year’s International Women’s Day by changing the color of the back walls in Stadium 1 to Magenta at the BNP Paribas Open, with a dedicated message in support of UN Women’s HeForShe movement, which seeks to engage men and boys as advocates for gender equality.

Additionally, the Bank will be donating $100 for every “ace” served on that day to the UN Women US National Committee. Tournament attendees are also invited to Bank of the West’s photo activation booth, where it will make an additional $10 donation to UN Women’s work on women and girls’ empowerment for every photo taken by participants who opt in to promote the movement.

Gender equality is at the heart of BNP Paribas’ company engagement strategy. As a major supporter of UN Women’s HeForShe movement, BNP Paribas is committed to increasing gender diversity in traditionally male or female-dominated professions within the banking industry and raising awareness of gender equality globally. The company also serves as title partner for the HeForShe movement’s advocacy and programmatic work, and leverages the HeForShe initiative to reach women entrepreneurs working to develop renewable energies around the world.

“We are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day by supporting UN Women and their HeForShe solidarity movement at this year’s BNP Paribas Open,” said Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas USA and Chairman of CIB Americas. “Gender equality is extremely important to us at BNP Paribas, and we are seeing our continued efforts taking hold – with women leaders accounting for significant percentage of this years’ senior-level promotions. I’m pleased that our pledge to diversity and inclusion, and specifically to our partners at UN Women, has come to life here at the stadium today.”

“As a female CEO – one of a few in global banking – I recognize International Women’s Day as a meaningful moment to acknowledge all that’s been accomplished with regard to advancing gender diversity,” said Nandita Bakhshi President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West and Co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc. “We’re proud to celebrate International Women’s Day alongside some of our women entrepreneur clients who are with us at the stadium today, and to support HeForShe.”

As title sponsor of the tournament since 2009, BNP Paribas’ commitment to the sport of tennis – above its partnerships at all levels of the game – is reflected by a wide range of social, educational and charitable activities across the tennis world, including the annual BNP Paribas Open. BNP Paribas has been engaged in major philanthropy initiatives for 30 years through its Foundation, focusing its activities on three main areas: the Arts, Social Inclusion, and the Environment – giving over 40 million Euros per year.

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Why MAGENTA?

The United Nations worked with the Pantone Color Institute to find a color that expresses the passion and excitement of HeForShe. Bright and bold, magenta is created by uniting both ends of the color spectrum, making it the ideal color to represent the solidarity movement for gender equality. As men begin to identify and join with issues more closely associated with women, stereotypical color usage is beginning to melt away. While over the last 100 years pink shades have traditionally been seen as a sensitive expression of femininity, in the 21st century pink has a contrasting function with strong, hard shades of pink replacing red with a different call to arms.

About HeForShe

Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime. HeForShe invites people around the world to stand together as equal partners to craft a shared vision of a gender equal world and implement specific, locally relevant solutions for the good of all of humanity. www.heforshe.org

About the BNP Paribas Open

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, and is held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament offers more than $14 million in prize money, and is the only event to provide the Hawkeye line challenge system on all match courts, including qualifying rounds. For more information, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,000 employees, of which more than 154,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. www.group.bnpparibas

About the BNP Paribas Group in the USA

BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs close to 14,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. Bank of the West serves over 2 million individuals and small businesses through a network of around 600 branches and business centers. Large corporate and institutional clients are serviced by BNP Paribas’ Corporate & Institutional Banking franchise that has a presence in the main US cities, in addition to a global reach through a network of offices in EMEA and APAC. The bank also offers asset management services through BNP Paribas Asset Management as well as Real Estate and Fleet Services through partnerships. www.usa.bnpparibas

About Bank of the West

The fundamental belief that a bank should have a positive impact on society drives Bank of the West. At a time when people demand more from companies, we are taking action to ensure our activities help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. That’s why we are investing where we can have a real impact: supporting energy transition, helping enable female entrepreneurs and financing innovative start-ups. As the bank for a changing world, Bank of the West is committed to sustainable finance along with our parent company BNP Paribas, which is one of the only financial organizations in the world to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through Digital Channels and offices across the U.S., Bank of the West provides financial tools and resources to more than 2 million individuals, families and businesses. www.bankofthewest.com

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More Than 500 Journeys Store Managers To Fit 900 Middle Tennessee Youth With New Shoes

In collaboration with United Way, employees donate time, resources and footwear in community service outreach at Journeys 2019 Global Sales Conference

Press Release – NASHVILLE, Tenn., (March 7, 2019)— On March 12, more than 500 Journeys store managers from across the U.S. and Canada will come together to fit approximately 900 Music City youth with new shoes at three Nashville area community centers. The citywide event is part of the company’s community outreach at its annual global sales conference held in Nashville.

Journeys, the leading specialty footwear retailer for teens, will fit new Adidas shoes to Kindergarten to Grade 12 age students who are part of the McGruder Family Resource Center, Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary and Boys and Girls Club.

In addition to the shoe fitting, Journeys employees will take part in United Way’s “Stuff the Bus” initiative, packing 1,200 backpacks for high school students. Others will sort and pack non-perishable foods at the Second Harvest Food Bank, which will be distributed to more than 400 agencies across Middle Tennessee. Those looking to flex their creativity will be at Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary painting a 9×20 foot mural.

“It is simply in Journeys’ DNA to service the community that has supported us throughout the years,” said Mario Gallione, president of Journeys. “We value not only taking the time to connect with the youth of our community, but also giving back through a meaningful donation of our time and resources.”

Journeys prioritizes community outreach as a company, reflected in the various charitable events and volunteer programs it organizes each year, but also encourages employees to get involved on their own by offering eight hours of paid-time-off each year to volunteer for any recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

“Our kids were overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude as they received their sneakers at past Journeys community events. We are thrilled to participate again this year,” said Alisha Haddock, director at C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center. “It is inspiring to see Nashville-based companies like Journeys give back to the community.”

ABOUT JOURNEYS

Journeys is a teen retail leader with an emphasis on footwear and unique specialty items including apparel, backpacks, hats and accessories. With more than 840 stores in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico and Canada, Journeys offers the most popular brands that cater to the teen lifestyle such as Vans, Converse, adidas, Timberland, Dr. Martens and UGG. Through strategic artistic partnerships, event sponsorships, exclusive content, creative collaborations with musicians and a focus on giving back to the community through charitable events and volunteer programs, Journeys has become more than just a retailer, but a universal part of teen and youth culture. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear – and an attitude that cares! Journeys is a division of Nashville-based Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO).


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