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SCA approves of President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative

President Barack Obama recently announced his new initiative that provides free admission to national parks and other federal lands to America’s fourth graders and their families. “Every Kid in a Park” is being heavily applauded by members of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) because of its commitment to connect more young people with our national parks.

SCA is a fan of "Every kid in a Park." Are you? (credit: thesca.org)

SCA is a fan of “Every kid in a Park.” Are you? (credit: thesca.org)

Beginning this fall the program will go into effect, in connection with the National Park Service’s Centennial that occurs in 2016. Read more

TCS New York City Marathon has named Pat Tillman Foundation an Official Charity Partner

Out of the nearly 300 charity partners that are expected to participate in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon this year, the Pat Tillman Foundation will be one of them. The race takes place on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Team Tillman will be represented at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Team Tillman will be represented at the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Team Tillman already has 25 guaranteed entries with an individual fundraising minimum of $4240 in honor of Pat’s ASU and NFL jersey numbers. Read more

Baking banana bread and money with charity: water

For one woman in Mozambique, having access to a borehole has made a huge difference not just in her baking business, but her whole life in general, all made possible by charity: water.

Baking banana bread is easier now through the help of charity: water. (Credit: charity: water)

Baking banana bread is easier now through the help of charity: water. (Credit: charity: water)

Meet Tencia, a 54-year-old single mother, whose husband passed away eight years ago. Since then, her two oldest daughters have gotten married and are gone. She is now left on her own to provide for her three sons. Read more

Show your support for the Pat Tillman Foundation in the 11th Annual Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. In late April for the past 11 years, the event has been held to commemorate the day that Pat lost his life in Afghanistan.

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat's Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Support the Pat Tillman Foundation through Pat’s Run. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Symbolic of the #42 he wore as an ASU Sun Devil, Pat’s Run is 4.2 miles long, ending on the 42-yard line of Frank Kush Field inside Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. Read more

Meet the 15-year-old President working with charity: water

In a small village within Mozambique stands five members of the local water committee. One by one they introduce themselves and their roles – the chairman, mechanic, tax collector, head of hygiene and President. What stands out most is that the President, Natalia, has a seemingly shy presence.

With the help of charity: water, a rural village in Mozambique now has clean drinking water. (Credit: charity: water)

With the help of charity: water, a rural village in Mozambique now has clean drinking water. (Credit: charity: water)

However, she is considered the most confident and determined young woman in Mozambique, not your average 15-year-old. This is a first that charity: water has seen in the time they’ve spent traveling with the group. Read more

Want $100? Tell us why college students should be On Tap with MindTap

There’s a chance that when you started your semester, one of your college instructors mentioned MindTap to you. Maybe? Not sure? Whether or not you have heard about MindTap from a friend, classmate or instructor, we at CengageBrain believe this is one of those pieces of “must know” advice that will truly benefit you during your academic college career.

Now is your chance to share with us how MindTap changed your learning experience for the better for your chance at a $100 gift card! Find out how to enter as well as explore what MindTap is and how it can be of value to you. Read more

Congratulations 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest Winners!

Last month we began a search for a group of students, who were willing to spend their spring break serving those in need. Students who were looking to utilize their leadership skills to make an impact in the community for our annual CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest.

Winners of the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest by CengageBrain. (Credit: AB Damar)

Winners of the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest by CengageBrain. (Credit: AB Damar)

Our search has ended with immense success! We at CengageBrain are proud to announce that the Alternative Breaks Damar group at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded the 2015 CengageBrain Leadership in Service Award. Joie Fan, Zenas Singh, Xuyao (Sunny) Jiang, Alma Montenegro and Connie Ruan will receive $2,500 towards funding their alternative spring break project. Read more

Need Cash for Spring Break? Enter the CengageBrain Refer & Earn MindTap March Referral Contest!

Are you a financially strapped college student who is in need of some extra cash? Looking for an easy opportunity to make a few hundred dollars this spring?

Then join the CengageBrain Refer & Earn program, where you have the chance to win a $200 bonus each week in March! Read more

Last call! Vote now in the CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest!

Want to help a group of college students make their dreams come true? Now is the time to do it! Time is running out for you to vote for your favorite service project in the Alternative Spring Break Contest.

Many college students submitted service project ideas with the opportunity to win up to $2,500 to help fund their Alternative Spring Break project. Read more

Enter the CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest!

Are you looking to utilize your leadership skills by making an impact in a particular community?

If so, let us know about it and you could win up to $2,500 to fund your very own Alternative Spring Break project! Read more