Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Chosen as 2021 Commencement Speaker for Washington University in St. Louis

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Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will deliver Washington University’s 160th Commencement address in May at a small, in-person ceremony with guidance and approval from St. Louis regional health authorities. The university will award him an honorary doctor of humanities degree. “Abdul-Jabbar’s address to the Class of 2021, which will be video recorded in advance to accommodate the multiple…

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To Ditch the Screen, Los Angeles Schoolchildren Escape to the Great Outdoors for In-Person Science

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  It’s an experience most children have not had in a year. Eleven sets of eager eyes are fixed on the teacher who holds court in the center of the circle, storybook in hand and props at the ready. Each child has a ziplock bag packed with supplies: duct tape, plasticine, pipe cleaners, scissors, string…

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A COVID-19 Story in Three Acts: The Origin of the LAUSD-Skyhook Eco-Vans

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Dear Friends, Amidst the tragedy and uncertainty of the past year, we are thankful for all the amazing individuals in our sphere who are coming up with creative new approaches for engaging students in safe, in-person outdoor learning. This week, we are sharing an article written by Gerardo (Gerry) Salazar, administrator for the Office of Outdoor &…

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Panasonic Foundation Recognized by the Global Business Alliance as a Leader in #CSR & COVID-19 Response for their Contribution to the Skyhook Foundation Eco-Vans Initiative!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 25, 2021 CONTACT – Jonathan Samford, 202.659.1903 Panasonic and Ericsson Recognized for CSR & COVID-19 Response Leadership GBA announces this year’s CSR winners during virtual event, showcasing the unique ways international companies strengthen the communities in which they sustainably operate WASHINGTON – The Global Business Alliance (formerly known as OFII)…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks Medicine, Mistrust, & Equality

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Our lives are at risk. The health care system—and everyday individuals—have to do a better job to protect us. By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar My life is at risk. Not just because I’m 73 with the usual annoying aches and pains that accompany age, but because I’m tall and I’m Black. At 7 feet, 2 inches, I’m…

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Verizon Provides Critical Resources to the Skyhook Foundation

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Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO, announces significant support for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Foundation   What You Need to Know: Support will go toward technology and devices to support the STEM studies of underserved youth in Southern California and the LA Unified School District Digital Inclusion is a key pillar in Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible…

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