By Mary Wong, President, Office Depot Foundation
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This article first appeared on Mashable and I'm sharing it here because the business leaders we work with are always interested in effective ways to engage with local officials to solve community challenges.
Half a world away from where I sit today, 70% of the population lives in poverty in Nigeria’s nine-state Niger Delta region. Of the 30 million people who live in this mostly rural area, 62% are younger than age 30.
Last week I attended an event at the White House focused on the Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) initiative that the Obama administration launched in July 2011. The program is a customized pilot initiative to strengthen local capacity and spark economic growth in local communities.
Upon announcing the 5th-ever round of finalists in the annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, today BCLC founder and executive director called American cities "hotbeds of social and environmental innovation."
Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history.
By Michael Dupee, Vice President of CSR, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
BCLC's report, Together For Recovery: Business is Part of the Solution, is a compilation of stories about how the business community is helping individuals, non profits, communities, and small businesses weather the economic storm.