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Posted byon September 21, 2012 at 1:05 AM EDT
As a seventh grader, Bradley Blizard discovered an opportunity to combine his passion for baseball and helping others. After volunteering for a program called Miracle League, an organization that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to participate in baseball games, he brought the idea to his advisor at the Kiwanis Builders Club at Jamestown Middle School. The Builders Club has adopted the Miracle League project as an annual service project, and has helped more than 100 disabled children each year enjoy the game of baseball.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT
In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM EDT
Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT
Dr. Govind Kannan believes that the sustainability of small farms is the key to revitalizing rural communities and strengthening food security worldwide. Govind educates minoirty and underprivileged students, conducting applied research and outreach, to empower small, limited resource, and underrepresented farmers with the knowledge and technical skills needed to sustain successful agricultural enterprises.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM EDT
In December of 2003, Dr. June Henton and her colleagues launched "Auburn's War on Hunger," in partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Soon after, the program launched a higher education movement throughout the country and world, known as Universities Fighting World Hunger.
Posted byon August 15, 2012 at 11:21 AM EDT
The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) established by the Affordable Care Act allows Jill from North Carolina to continue pursuing her passion.
Posted byon August 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM EDT
The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Justice partners with organizations in North Carolina and Washington State to highlight the support available to fathers returning from prison and their families.
Posted byon August 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM EDT
While serving as PTA President, Mandy Patterson started a children’s charity, Pajama Pals, which has collected and distributed nearly 75,000 books and new pajamas to underprivileged children in North Carolina.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM EDT
Dan Richard, chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, explains the work that has gone into establishing California's High Speed Rail over the past four years.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM EDT
As Chief Executive Officer, David Bennett leads Proterra as it continues to highlight the growing market for zero-emission solutions in the transit industry.