Incredible Nonprofits to Donate to in 2017

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Consider supporting a nonprofit through the end of this year! No matter who you choose to support, remember that we all have the capacity to make an impact in this world, no matter how big or small. Here is a list of incredible nonprofits to donate to in 2017.

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Braven Prepares Students for Careers After College

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At the age of 19, SJSU student, Nasheli Arce, can already visualize how her business career will look. She spends one night a week at Facebook as part of a course she is taking through SJSU’s College of Science and nonprofit Braven. Read how Braven is preparing students like Nasheli for strong careers after college.

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We Don’t Need More Alternatives to College

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MissionU is the latest addition to a growing lineup of startups bypassing universities and building curriculum directly endorsed by employers. But let’s think about how we can combine the best of university experiences with the best of boot camps.

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50 Black Women Founders To Watch

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Want to know what it takes to launch, run, and grow a business? Check out our CEO, Aimee Eubanks Davis, in Essence’s “50 Black Women Founders to Watch”.

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Bringing Career Support into the Undergraduate Academic Experience

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By: Aimée Eubanks Davis, New England Journal of Higher Education

Kaitlyn Iglesias is entering her senior year at Rutgers University-Newark ready to launch her career. She had internships at Ernst & Young in New York this summer and last. She is finishing up a degree in accounting and management information systems and is a member of Women BUILD (Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development). She’s beginning the semester with an offer from Ernst & Young in hand.

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The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

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First-generation students are finding personal and professional fulfillment in the liberal arts with many positive factors.

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This Accelerator Empowers Low-Income Students to Jump the College-to-Career Divide

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Jalil did everything right, but he had far fewer connections and career-related experiences than many of his more affluent peers. Braven changed that.

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Why getting out of college can be as hard as getting in

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By: Jillian Berman, Marketwatch

On a recent chilly evening about a dozen college students gathered in a third-floor classroom in downtown Newark to do one of the activities that college students do best: eat pizza and talk.

But this conversation wasn’t your typical teenage banter. Instead the students reflected on market data, consumer surveys and the pros and cons of subscription services, while chomping down on New Jersey-famous pepperoni. A few days prior, the students were some of dozens to meet with staffers from Audible, the audiobook provider and unit of Amazon.com AMZN, -0.01% and tasked with the challenge of expanding the company’s subscriber base to include more customers their age.

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These Graduates Beat The Odds, Now They Need A Job

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By: Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR: All Things Considered

Twenty years ago, Aimée Eubanks Davis taught in a middle school that served low-income kids in New Orleans. She didn’t define success in terms of test scores. Instead, she focused on the future, wanting her students to graduate from college and find a good job. Eubanks Davis remembers when some of her earliest students first began that process, sending out resumes and preparing for job interviews.”Oh, my goodness,” she remembers thinking. “This is the moment you want to see: your former students living their dreams.” But all too often, instead of job offers, they got rejection notes.

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