3Com Corporation in collaboration with the United States Conference of Mayors, awarded a total of $1 million in networking equipment and consulting services to 10 U.S. cities.

The gap between high- and low-income households and computer ownership is quickly closing and should disappear by 2009, according to a new analysis released by the Employment Policy Foundation. As an upshot of these new home investments, skill and productivity in the workplace will increase.

The epidemic of youth violence in the United States is not over, even though arrest rates for violent crimes by youths have dropped substantially in recent years, according to a report released by Surgeon General David Satcher.

A study released by the U.S. Census Monitoring Board finds that when comparing corrected to uncorrected 1990 Census data, minority voter opportunities could have been expanded in nine of the ten most heavily undercounted states.

New York Tri-State Hispanic students looking for money to go to college this fall can turn to their local McDonald's Restaurant for help.

Top music industry professionals will shed light on the realities of the music and recording industries to interested senior high school students around the country during the 2001 GRAMMY in the Schools Careers in Music tour which kicks off January 11 in San Francisco.

"Let them dream big" and "Tickle twice a day" exclaims several hundred billboards and bus panels now appearing across Southern California courtesy of Children's Bureau, a non-profit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

Verizon Communications and more than a dozen leading community advocacy groups in California launched an independent $25 million fund that will benefit community and educational programs serving the state's low-income, minority, ethnic and other "underserved" communities.

U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley hailed the record $42.1 billion appropriations bill passed by Congress as "a landmark in the nation's commitment to the education of our children."

About 84 percent of all U.S. adults age 25 and over had high school diplomas and 26 percent had bachelor's degrees or higher -- both record highs, a survey conducted this year and released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau shows.

The Great Books Foundation announces the launch of a major multi-year initiative, "A Latino National Conversation." The Foundation will coordinate and conduct several hundred community discussions nationwide in libraries and schools; build support for hundreds of on-going book discussion groups;

The 2000 election is the first in the history of the current regulatory regime where more television advertising dollars were spent by the major national political parties than by their chosen candidates, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice and Prof. Kenneth Goldstein.

Further exploring the critical links between art and technology, the Silicon Valley Art Museum (www.SVAM.org) unveiled a new online exhibit of American paintings reflecting the social, cultural and technological forces that influenced the period between the end o

A corporate intern and scholarship program that links college students and the classroom into the real world of work is being launched jointly through an enhanced partnership of The Coca-Cola Company and The College Fund.

7-Eleven, Inc. is sponsoring subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition for more than 1,500 teens in high schools in the Greater Chicago area.

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