Press | February 4, 2020
Company to Connect Las Vegas and Singapore through new Program
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its focus on improving the communities in which the company operates, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced a partnership with education nonprofit Nevada Succeeds for the establishment of the InspirED Global Fellowship. Sands is funding the first cohort of the Fellowship, being in the unique position to connect two of the regions in which the company operates – Las Vegas and Singapore. The Fellowship will lead Nevada teachers and administrators through an eight-month program of study ultimately designed to cultivate new ways of thinking in the Nevada school system. As a springboard for developing long-term education solutions that can be rapidly put into practice, the Fellowship includes a 10-day community immersion in Singapore, internationally recognized as a standard-bearer in education. While there, participants will study the successes and unique attributes of the region to draw inspiration for their own work.
“This is a new way of approaching improving education in Nevada, and Sands is providing the catalyst that will enable the first cohort of the Fellowship to dive deeply into the issue and develop real solutions,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications at Sands. “One of our core tenants of corporate responsibility is to improve the communities in which we live and do business. With the InspirED Global Fellowship, we’re bringing two of our business regions together to tackle an issue that is important to us: ensuring our young people have access to high-quality education, to give them the best opportunity for success in life.”
The Fellowship is built around a unique design-thinking framework, wherein participants will carefully and collaboratively work to help design the next iteration of public education in Nevada. Focusing on viewing local education through a global lens, the program will see Fellows engaged in applied, hands-on research and document their findings in a white paper and thesis presentation at a community showcase alongside statewide education stakeholders. In alignment with the work of Nevada Succeeds as a policy organization, the fellows will not only explore potential areas of improvement for the Nevada school system, but will draw on their experiences in Singapore and through the program as a whole to collectively advise on policy initiatives for the 2021 Nevada legislative session.
“The design-thinking framework is a creative, rapid approach to problem solving,” said Jeanine Collins, executive director of Nevada Succeeds. “It is intentionally collaborative and focuses on action. The framework keeps us conscious of who we are designing for, and ensures we take those complexities into account when working for real, long-term change. With Sands’ partnership, we’re looking at new ways of operating, now and into the future.”
Nevada Succeeds is currently accepting applications for the Fellowship through early March. Nevada K-12 classroom teachers and administrators can apply by visiting nevadasucceeds.org.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)
Las Vegas Sands is the world’s preeminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. We deliver unrivaled economic benefits to the communities in which we operate.
Sands created the meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE)-based Integrated Resort. Our industry-leading Integrated Resorts provide substantial contributions to our host communities including growth in leisure and business tourism, sustained job creation and ongoing financial opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses.
Our properties include The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., we have developed the largest portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, The Londoner Macao and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
Sands is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of serving people, planet and communities. We deliver a great working environment for our team members worldwide, drive social impact through the Sands Cares charitable giving and community engagement program and lead in environmental performance through the award-winning Sands ECO360 global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
About Nevada Succeeds
Nevada Succeeds is an education nonprofit dedicated to maximizing the human talent in our system, ensuring education professionals are empowered to operate at their highest levels. We work with educators, school districts, government officials and policy experts to overcome systemic barriers while engaging with those stakeholders and the business community as partners in catalyzing improvement, innovation, and success. Grounded in research, Nevada Succeeds recognizes that student outcomes change when adult actions change. How might we define and redefine success together?
For more information, visit nevadasucceeds.org.
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