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Jul 17, 2012
Established in 1965 in Charlotte, NC, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provides employment, job training and career services for adults and youth in 18 counties throughout North Carolina and South Carolina… learn More about From Goodwill to Good Jobs
Jul 16, 2012
Every night, more than 7,000 men, women and children in the City of Boston have no place to call home. They lack decent wages and affordable housing. More than half of homeless adults suffer from mental health issues or substance abuse problems… learn More about A Safe Place to Call Home for Boston’s Needy
Jul 18, 2012
Three years ago, Wiegel Tool Works was faced with a challenge many companies would like to have. After having weathered the downturn of 2009 thanks to Wiegel’s conservative focus, the company saw demand for their products pick up and had to consider whether they had the manufacturing capacity and financing they needed in place… learn More about Helping a Third-Generation Precision Stamper in Chicago Retool to Meet Demand
Jul 16, 2012
Pennsylvania Avenue on Baltimore’s Westside was once the city’s heart for jazz and blues music. But starting in the 1960’s, Pennsylvania Avenue experienced decades of economic decline… learn More about Housing Development Anchors Renewal
Jul 19, 2012
Citing deterioration and neglect, Baltimore’s Westside neighborhood was placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of most endangered historic places in 1999. The neighborhood’s Empire Theater, at 315 W. Fayette Street, with its neoclassical terra cotta and granite façade, was one of the Westside’s landmarks – and it, too, was at risk… learn More about A Theater Company’s Historic New Home