Amazon Providing Access to Over 9 Million School Breakfasts for More Than 50,000 Students in 450 Schools Across the U.S.

Amazon today announced that its school breakfast program is projected to provide access to more than 9 million breakfasts for over 50,000 students by the end of this year. The program, a collaboration with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, enables schools to incorporate nutritious breakfasts into the regular school day and helps to remove hunger as a barrier to learning for students in need of a healthy morning meal. Amazon’s funding supports technology, education, advocacy and implementation in over 450 schools in local communities across the U.S. where…

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Enterprise Nation and Amazon launch programme to help small businesses grow on both the high street and online

Enterprise Nation and Amazon have announced the launch of Clicks and Mortar – a new programme to help small businesses grow, both in-store and online. The programme will: enable more than 100 small online businesses to sell on the high street for the first time in 10 Clicks and Mortar shops across the UK. The year-long pilot programme will explore a new model to help up-and-coming online brands grow their high street presence. Independent research on the success of the pilot will be submitted to the Government, following the call…

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Huge and Amazon Bring Second Annual “Change for Good” Hackathon to Cannes Lions

The global experience agency Huge, Cannes Lions, Amazon, and Earth Day Network, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, are announcing they will host the second annual “Change for Good” Hackathon at the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this June. The Hackathon will help create the technical solutions and complementary creative campaigns needed for Earth Challenge 2020, a global citizen science initiative of Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the Eco-Capitals Forum that will mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Working with Cannes Lions, six…

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Amazon announces programme to further boost gender diversity and inclusion across UK business

Amazon has launched Amazon Amplify – a series of initiatives designed to further increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business. This new programme builds on existing diversity-focused initiatives at the company, including programmes to ensure diverse interview panels and increase volumes of women applicants, affinity groups for women, LGBT+, BAME and disabled employees, and transgender guidelines for managers and employees to support transgender staff and their allies. The Amazon Amplify programme aims to further ramp up the recruitment and retention of women employees; encourage more…

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Code.org and Amazon Kick Off Hour of Code: Dance Party to Introduce One Million Girls to Coding

Amazon and Code.org today introduced Hour of Code: Dance Party – an online gamified tutorial that aims to teach basic coding skills to more than one million young girls during the first week of December and will continue to reach millions more kids throughout 2019. To help raise awareness of the value of coding at schools around the world, over 1,000 Amazon employees are volunteering at hundreds of Hour of Code events, from San Luis Obispo, California, to Edisto Island, South Carolina, to Tokyo, Japan, and Gdansk, Poland. Code.org’s new…

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