Community Action Program

Balkissa Daouda Diallo, Civic Action Program Fellow and PhD candidate, on balancing community engagement and thesis research

The McCormack Graduate School was founded on the principle that its faculty and students would practice what Ernest L. Boyer called “engaged scholarship,” that is, teaching and research that connects “the rich resources of the university to our most pressing social and civic needs. , and ethical issues. MGS actively …

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Represented RI at Foster Grandparents Luncheon at White House, Regina B. (Avery) Richard Dies

Saturday, May 14, 2022 Quinn Funeral Home View larger + Regina B. (Avery) Richard, resident of Warwick since 1946, died May 12, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Richard of 62 years and the mother of the late Edward F. Richard Jr. and his mother …

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Five Texas refineries exceeded EPA limit on benzene emissions, report says

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. Five Texas refineries exceeded federal pollution limits for the carcinogenic chemical benzene in 2021, according to an Environmental Integrity Project analysis of refinery self-reported data to the Environmental Protection …

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Buffalo Mayor’s Speech for More Police Spending: Faster Shooting Response and Resolution | Local News

A year ago, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown proposed spending less on police. But this year, Brown is proposing to increase funding for the police by more than $5 million. Two years after the call to ‘defund the police’ became a rallying cry at protests across the country during the …

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MVMC focuses on inclusion | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is set to launch a series of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives for its members and community partners as part of a targeted, multi-pronged approach. “Our goal is to increase the focus on diversity with outreach activities in the community; …

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Scarborough receives grant for climate-ready infrastructure

The City of Scarborough is one of 75 communities to receive a Community Action Grant to fight and adapt to climate change. Last December, the Governor announced the Community Resilience Partnership, “a Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and Futures program to help Maine communities with local climate action plans become …

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Governor Wolf announces Lewis Lumber will create 100 jobs in Clarion County with first manufacturing operation in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc.a producer of unfinished hardwood wide plank flooring, cabinet moldings and components, opens its first manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania and will create 100 new jobs in Clarion County. “I am very pleased that Lewis Lumber has chosen …

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Rent has risen nearly $300 in a month for some Cincinnatians

Some families have seen their rent go up by more than $300 this month, according to the Cincinnati Community Action Agency. The reaction of some landlords to people struggling to pay has surprised some advocates who see a new trend. “One of the things we’ve seen lately is landlords evicting …

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Community News for the Windham Edition – Hartford Courant

Windham – WILLIMANTIC – Fun Fest at First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St., will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The festival will include a tag sale, plant sale, crafts, bake sale, thrift stores and a bouncy house, weather permitting. Visit www.churchw.org or call …

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Country View Family Farms chooses Pennsylvania for $47.3 million expansion that will create 51 new jobs in Union County

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Country View Family Farms, LLC has chosen Pennsylvania for its $47.3 million+ feed mill expansion project that will create at least 51 new jobs well paid in Union County. “Pennsylvania successfully competed against other states for this expansion – a project that will have …

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New Mexico’s First Risograph Studio Is Entirely Community-Driven

ALBUQUERQUE – With New Mexico’s rich history of printmaking, as well as an enduring culture of screen printing and design through the Chicanx social activism movements, it’s surprising there has never been a of publicly available risograph in the state, so far. Risolana is a community risography studio located in …

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JVS adds new staff | News, Sports, Jobs

BLOOMINGDALE — Two new positions are being filled at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School in an effort to prepare students for the world of work. The JVS School Board met Tuesday and approved Carina Aulicino and Anthony Materna to serve as the Workforce Development Coordinator and Instructor …

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Hutchinson will refuse additional federal rent assistance for Arkansans

Arkansas is one of two states that will deny federal funding available for the second phase of pandemic emergency rental assistance, with Governor Asa Hutchinson saying the economic climate is robust enough that it is no longer necessary. Hutchinson said on Friday he was sending a letter to U.S. Treasury …

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Council Approves Community Development Manager Hiring Schedule – Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD – The town of Brainerd hopes to have a new director of community development in place by August 1. Following the resignation of David Chanski, whose last day with the city is Friday, April 22, city council and staff members began discussing the process of hiring a replacement. Council …

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Nearly $115,000 in federal funding awarded locally | News, Sports, Jobs

ELKINS — More than $114,909 in federal funding to local organizations was announced Monday by Tygart Valley United Way. The announcement listed $87,531 in ARPA-R funding and $27,378 in Phase 39 Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding to a total of 16 nonprofits in the Tygart Valley area. …

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NIU today | NIU Center for Governmental Studies better able to preserve and share knowledge, thanks to Huskie Commons

A logistical problem for the Center for Government Studies (CGS) at NIU has turned into a valuable partnership with university libraries that will preserve CGS materials and make them more easily accessible to readers around the world. NIU Libraries’ Huskie Commons—a digital repository for collecting, preserving, and providing access to …

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How to Help and Get Help in Kings County | Makenzie Rankin | Lifestyles

Nanette Villarreal, who is celebrating eighteen years with Kings United Way, and I recently chatted about the organization and what it does for our community. First known as Hanford Aid Society and then King’s Aid Society, Kings United Way has been an integral part of our community since 1966. Offices …

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Santa Barbara County Housing Trust Fund Promoting Local Homeownership | Good for Santa Barbara

Posted on April 9, 2022 | 10:11 a.m. First-time home buyers Alec Missel and Stacey Walker in their new home, purchased with the help of a down payment loan from the Santa Barbara County Housing Trust Fund. (Santa Barbara County Housing Trust Fund) Finding affordable housing is a recurring problem …

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UC helps Ukrainians, low-income homeowners and the hearing/sighted

Arlington Community FCU Arlington Community Federal Credit Union staff present a $10,000 grant to representatives of the local nonprofit Rebuilding Together-Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church (AFF), which serves low-income homeowners. The grant was part of a nationwide award program from CUSO PSCU payments to be given to a local $412 million …

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Housing and homelessness strategic actions 2021-2022 of the city council

Housing and homelessness strategic actions 2021-2022 of the city council Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs, 509.625.6255 Wednesday April 6, 2022 at 3:40 p.m. In June 2021, City Council passed a resolution recognizing that the city needed to create a comprehensive strategy to address housing and homelessness in Spokane and …

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U. Greek Life ‘builds that trust’ with campus community after sexual assaults

Two months after the University of Utah temporarily suspended all fraternity and sorority activities following reports of sexual assaults, Greek life leaders have implemented a training and education program “robust”. (Don Grayston, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Two months after the University of Utah …

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Governor Newsom announces $136.6 million in rewards for 10 new Homekey projects

Once completed, projects approved to provide 488 units for people exiting homelessness California Blueprint offers an additional $2 billion, for a total of $14 billion for homelessness, which will create 55,000 new housing and treatment windows in the coming years SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced $136.6 million in …

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City Matters: crossing the color barrier with BIPOC | The city matters

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Food banks expect need for food aid to rise as gas prices soar | Local News

With the price of gasoline and other everyday items rising, some food banks in the area have already seen an increase in requests for help, while others are bracing for the inevitable. Corner Cupboard executive director Candice Tustin Webster didn’t see a jump in numbers, but she’s anticipating it. “It’s …

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Santa Barbara County homeless population increased 3.4% since 2020 survey | Local News

The homeless population in Santa Barbara County has grown 3.4% since 2020, with increases seen in Santa Maria, Lompoc and unincorporated areas by volunteers who conducted the spot count of homeless people. -shelter on February 23. In the 2020 count, homeless residents numbered 1,897, but that number rose to 1,962 …

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Let’s fly a kite for child abuse awareness on April 2

Spring brings perfect kite-flying weather, and the Kites for Kids festival brings free kites and lots of other fun – aerial and ground-based – to North Liberty as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. of Children in April, in conjunction with Johnson County Social Services, Community Partnership for Child Protection …

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Woodland City Council updates allocation of U.S. bailout law funds – Daily Democrat

The Woodland City Council received an update on the city’s American Rescue Plan Act spending plan and provided feedback to staff on the city’s proposed ARP funding allocations. The law was signed into law last year in March and included $350 million for state and local governments to respond to …

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Federal government awards $5.2 million for Santa Cruz County homeless projects – Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — Homeless services projects in Santa Cruz County have received the largest annual federal grant funding yet, officials say. The winners of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care competition awards were announced this week, totaling more than $5.2 million. The annual federal award …

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Emergency food, housing programs in Montgomery County to qualify for increased federal aid – The Daily Gazette

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Federal funding for agencies that provide emergency food and housing assistance will be tripled this year through coronavirus relief assistance. “The more money there is, the more services we can provide,” said Mary Carpenter, executive director of Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. In addition to …

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Long-term effort to address Lehigh Valley inequality takes shape as major groups step up

Any journey, whether long or short, must begin with a first step. Community Action Lehigh Valley (CALV) and a number of partners are embarking on a journey that will take more than five years, but they still had to start somewhere. Announcing the launch of a new initiative to the …

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Toys For Tots Announces 2021 Campaign Results

Toys for toddlersthe first U.S. Marine Corps Community Action Program, distributed a 22.4 million toysbooks and games nearby 8.8 million children in need in 2021. As the effects of the pandemic continued to create challenges, Toys for Tots provided record support to families and children in times of need. Toys …

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Women’s golf back in action at UNF Collegiate

History links FORT MYERS, Florida. – After a two-week hiatus from competition, the FGCU women’s golf team resumes service on Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8 at UNF Collegiate held at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club (Par 72, 5,926 yards ). The Eagles …

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Willie Vanleer-Bledso Obituary (1929 – 2022) – Madisonville, KY

Willie Mae Bledso was born on May 11, 1929 in Pulaski, Illinois. She was the third of six children born to the late Henry Herbert Wright and the late Lula Bell Roberts-Wright. Willie Mae attended Banaker Elementary School and still remembered the name of his first teacher, Miss Anderson. Willie …

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WA Bill offers subsidy to help some families buy diapers

Dolan’s family is among tens of thousands of people in Washington who participate in TANF, which distributes money that recipients can spend on living expenses, including the cost of clothing, transportation, food and lodging. A family of three with no income can get $654 a month in TANF grants, according …

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“How are you supposed to live? Soaring heating costs are impacting vulnerable communities across the state.

Apodiakos, 55 years old, does not work because he takes care of mother, Rose, full time. Her health complications – diabetes, cholesterol, frequent seizures and painful bedsores, to name a few – make her more susceptible to cold weather. Apodiakos watches his energy bill soar in Newton with fear. “How …

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Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management Awards $21,000 to Three Local Nonprofits | The Valley Register

BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Feb. 25 2022— Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management, LLC, one of the nation’s largest independent financial advisory firms specializing in the management of institutional assets, qualified and unqualified pension plans, private wealth and philanthropic services, announced its inaugural Cornerstone Cares program by awarding $21,000 to local organizations in the Lehigh …

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‘Incredibly generous’ community helps victims of 26-unit apartment fire on February 10 | News

More than $12,000 has been donated to the White County 100 Families Alliance to help victims of the fire after midnight Feb. 10 that destroyed all 26 park apartments, according to community coordinator Dana Baker. Baker said the 25 families who lived in the apartments at 1706 E. Moore Ave. …

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CodeCrew Recipient of Nike’s Black Community Engagement Fellowship

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Nike is donating a total of $7.75 million to national and local organizations through the company’s Black Community Engagement grant. This is an initiative to support organizations that educate and empower Black communities. One such organization receiving part of the grant is CodeCrew. “We are honored …

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Belvedere residents develop an action plan to promote healthy aging

Diana Bradley (left) and Nancy Kemnitzer, seen here recently at Bradley’s home, are two members of a Belvedere committee that recently unveiled a five-year community action plan to help Belvedere meet the needs of its seniors and to align itself with its official ‘senior-friendly’ designation from AARP. (Photo by Elliot …

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Amazon: from poachers to volunteers saving freshwater turtles

Chelonians, like turtles and “tracajás”, are victims of poaching and exploitation that endanger the survival of the species and degrade the environment. The “Pé-de-Pincha” project promoted by the Federal University of Amazonas in collaboration with the Brazilian Institute of the Environment, seeks to raise awareness among the “ribeirinhos”, the inhabitants …

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Retired NBA All-Star Charles Oakley will set it all up for the

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Former NBA All-Star Charles Oakley’s “Oak Out Hunger” community project kicks off today in Los Angeles with the goal of providing food and education to underprivileged communities and raise awareness of the need for socially responsible sports betting. A coalition of …

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Retired NBA legend Charles Oakley kicks off National Oak

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Former NBA star Charles Oakley’s “Oak Out Hunger” community project by the Charles Oakley Foundation kicks off in Los Angeles this weekend with the goal of providing food and education to disadvantaged communities and raise awareness of the need for socially …

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Consultant says 80% of funds needed for marina plan have been raised | Daily Democrat

Fundraising for the multimillion-dollar Fort Madison Marina development is in the “quiet phase,” but that is set to transition to a more vocal public phase with an announcement on March 10. That’s what David Hinke, senior project manager at Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, told Rotarians at their meeting on Tuesday. His …

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Celebrating 20 years of Southside Vision – Times News Online

Published on February 08, 2022 at 11:55 am Christmas came early for the South Bethlehem neighborhood at a reception held at the Northampton Community College Fowler Southside Center at 511 E. Third St on Dec. 14. Community and neighborhood leaders, business owners, Bethlehem city officials, as well as area foundations …

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Report expected at Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting outlines efforts to end homelessness

COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ) The Columbia City Council is expected to share a report on homelessness with the public on Monday, according to its agenda. The report addresses the issue of homelessness in the community by giving citizens a deeper look at the resources provided by the city and state to …

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Parking Safely: CAPSLO Partners with City on Sites Where Homeless People Can Legally Park Overnight and Access Other Services | News | San Luis Obispo

Less than six months after San Luis Obispo County opened secure parking near the county jail for people living in vehicles, the City of SLO and the Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO) have restarted secure parking from Railroad Square. They hope that the new iteration of the program will …

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Free community health screenings, pantry in Hamtramck – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Hamtramck is a small Detroit suburb with a large immigrant community. According to Ali Ali of Muslim Family Services, a community is underinsured, uninsured and in need of access to resources. READ MORE: Detroit Metro road crews prepare for predicted winter snowstorm “They can’t go to the …

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Energy funding assistance must continue, New Haven nonprofit leaders tell Murphy

NEW HAVEN — Addie Kimbrough, a community garden organizer in Newhallville, said an elderly neighbor received a call from United Illuminating about an aid program to cover utility costs, she was convinced it it was a scam. However, that was not the case. Thanks to an overall increase in federal …

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The non-profit Bloomington-Normal Ecology Action Center will continue to provide stormwater information and information to the community

McLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) – At Monday’s Bloomington City Council meeting, the council approved an agreement with the City of Normal, McLean County and the Bloomington Water Reclamation District- Normal, for the Bloomington-Normal-based nonprofit Ecology Action Center, to continue to provide stormwater education and awareness programs to McLean County residents. …

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The California Wildfire Warning and the Actions We Need to Take

In summary With a huge investment to deal with wildfires and create healthy forests in California, we must prioritize these four actions: By Ashley Conrad-Saydah Ashley Conrad-Saydah is Head of Partnerships at vibrating planet, a public benefit corporation. She was assistant secretary for climate and energy policy at CalEPA. She …

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After record year, Market Bucks program for low-income Minnesotans expands this spring

Linda Rawson looks forward to picking fresh scallions, raspberries and tomatoes at Minneapolis farmers’ markets each summer — foods she probably couldn’t afford without the help of an increasingly popular program at statewide. Market Bucks, which provides incentives for low-income Minnesotans to buy food at farmers’ markets, is expanding this …

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Homeless population count scheduled for next week | News

HANNIBAL, Mo. – An official homeless count is scheduled for Jan. 26 when the statewide one-time count is taken. Point-in-time counting is an annual requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development conducted by the Missouri Balance of State Continuums of Care. The group partners with local agencies …

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Bulletin Board | Lifestyles | siouxcityjournal.com

Regional programs *Please call ahead to ensure programs are available.* Volunteer Tutors, part-time instructors, and substitute instructors to help people learn to read, write, or spell, learn math, earn a high school diploma through the GED program, or learn to read and to write English. 494-1964. Connections Area Agency on …

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Senior Financial Aid Advisor – Axios Charlotte

Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte takes advantage of the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an expansive classroom. Nationally recognized for its undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens combines the best of liberal arts learning with career …

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Air Force Unveils Action Plan to “Develop the Enlisted Airmen of Tomorrow” > Air Force > Article display

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As the service continues to refine what is needed to develop the Airmen needed to fight and win our future wars, Air Force officials announced the implementation of the Air Force Development Action Plan. enlisted force, located here. With the goal of fulfilling 28 force development goals …

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CapMetro should have stopped bus service earlier during winter storm, unpublished after action report says

During the deadly winter storm last February, Capital Metro workers sheltered trembling Austinites and drove dialysis patients along dangerous routes to life-saving treatment. But the agency had unrealistic expectations of how long it could operate in worsening conditions, frustrating passengers and leaving buses abandoned on frozen streets. These are some …

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JCC Program Helps Add Child Care Providers To Area Workforce | Education

WATERTOWN – After realizing that Jefferson and Lewis counties were in what was considered a ‘child care desert’, Jefferson Community College and partners came together to help resolve the issue in the area. . JCC worked with the Watertown Small Business Development Center and the Community Action Planning Council to …

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Delta Sigma Theta Sussex alumni serve as Santa’s helpers

Over Christmas, members of the Sussex County Alumni section of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. were busy helping Santa, giving to fostered youth and other charities serving the Sussex County Youth. Chapter members and community elves have organized and implemented many projects. Their Christmas sleigh was delivered to African American …

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Almost half of CT residents live in a ‘child care desert’

Babysitter Tara Kennedy receives more potential families than she has space to register. “I get several requests each week from families looking for child care, either moving to the area, returning to work, or wishing their children to return to the world of socializing after not seeing anyone for a …

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Latest water resources from the 4 states, heating bill resources

December 30, 2021 3:45 PM Posted: December 30, 2021 3:45 PM Update: December 30, 2021 3:47 PM KOAM Image Several programs have opened their application process or will soon be accepting requests for assistance with utility bills. Families or individuals can find help paying their water and energy bills. Below …

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WCCA Housing Director Sheryl Fortune retires – The Tryon Daily Bulletin

WCCA Housing Programs Director Sheryl Fortune is retiring after a 33-year career with the non-profit agency. During this time, Fortune managed the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, implemented the agency’s highly successful Family Self-Sufficiency and HCV Home Ownership programs, helped 59 families become home buyers. first home and enabled more …

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Upcoming Bottled Water Pickup Schedule for Town of Benton Harbor Residents

To ensure that residents of the Town of Benton Harbor have sufficient water for the holidays, overtime for distribution was added from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 31 at Benton Harbor High School. Residents can get additional cases of water this week as distribution sites will not …

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Advocates say Alabama housing trust fund funding could help prevent homelessness

Anne Rygiel runs a homeless men’s shelter in Birmingham called Firehouse Ministries. As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach, Rygiel has to turn away more people every night for lack of room to sleep. “It can be a matter of life or death,” she said. There are 92 …

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Federal immunization mandate poses challenges for local Head Start programs

Federal immunization mandate poses challenges for local Head Start programs By: David Forster Posted on: Thursday 23 December 2021 ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The federal Head Start program has ordered any adult who interacts with a student in the program to be vaccinated against COVID-19 soon. It got Heather Wolfe …

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Baker-Polito administration provides funding for 8 new MWRTA vehicles – Framingham SOURCE

in full transparency, here is a press release from the Baker-Polito administration *** BOSTON – The Baker-Polito administration today announced, December 21, a total of $ 8.9 million for municipalities, aging councils, nonprofits and other entities to use under the Transit Subsidy Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation …

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structures targeted for demolition at Bridgeport, Martins Ferry | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo by JD Long – Martins Ferry Mayor John Davies was tasked with demolishing the old Cravat Coal building in Bridgeport after its recent fire, but he said there were other structures in the nearby neighborhood of Martins Ferry who could also be the target of shaving. Martins Ferry Mayor …

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Commissioners approve $ 7 million for mental health programs

Kitsap County’s mental health and chemical addiction programs received a boost with $ 7 million in funding over the next year. The financial support will fund nearly three dozen projects in Kitsap County aimed at improving the lives of people with mental health issues or chemical addictions, officials said. “This …

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Vince Harper is remembered as a friend, lawyer, mentor and father figure

Ever since Vince Harper was a child he strove to pay attention to others and always managed to leave a good impression among his friends and family. It was a constant message delivered Thursday afternoon at a life-celebration ceremony for the beloved non-profit worker, who died last month at the …

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Jackson Park renovation and name change planning continue

Residents of Potrero Hill met on Zoom in October to discuss new designs, public art opportunities and potentially renaming Jackson Park. Participants generally wanted more open spaces and an American Disabilities Act-compliant community center with indoor and outdoor bathrooms. There was also support to add a dedicated off-leash dog play …

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Regional programs * Please call ahead to make sure programs are available. * Volunteer tutors, part-time instructors and substitute instructors to help people learn to read, write or spell, learn math, graduate high school from the GED program, or learn to read and to write English. 494-1964. Aging Connection Zone …

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The Damien Center is looking for young adults to participate in an HIV awareness program – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Damien Center is looking to build a team of people to help deal with an increase in HIV diagnoses among young adults. In 2019, the Indianapolis area recorded approximately 271 new HIV diagnoses. Of those, 55 were young adults, according to state data. The representatives of …

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Las Cruces City Council Reviews Nonprofit Funding Priorities

Las Cruces City Council on Monday voted to postpone the adoption of nonprofit funding priorities. The City of Las Cruces has committed $ 10.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to community and economic development initiatives. For nonprofits, this means additional resources to help community members recover from the …

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Oregon lawmakers strive for special session deal and renewed confidence

Gov. Kate Brown called lawmakers back to Salem next week to avoid a wave of deportations. Republicans, however, are reluctant to return to the State Capitol. They argued that there are more effective ways to resolve the current housing crisis in the state. This is when the negotiation, the haggling, …

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Make someone’s season shine by giving | Clothes

The need for those in a position to lend a helping hand is greater than ever this holiday season. With many local organizations seeking help, there are many options, large and small, to make a difference in someone’s life. Giving back affects both the recipient and the donor significantly and …

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