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Jul 17, 2012
One out of every eight households in Pennsylvania does not have the resources to put adequate food on the table, a problem only compounded by the economic downturn. In the Delaware Valley region that includes Philadelphia, there are 900,000 people at risk for hunger… learn More about Improving Operations to Fight Hunger
Jul 16, 2012
The Columbia Heights neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C., is home to one of the most diverse populations in the city. Despite a recent influx of young professionals, the area has retained strong African American and Latino roots… learn More about Transforming the Lives of Immigrant Citizens
Jul 16, 2012
There are many travel options from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, Canada. Vacationers and commuters can travel in several ways such as air, chartered boat, and floatplane… learn More about Creating Reliable, Travel Solutions in the Pacific Northwest
Jul 02, 2012
The Seattle community has been dedicated to helping poor and homeless families for decades: providing meals and investing in shelters, short-term housing and long-term housing. Still, Evelyn Allen, Director of Village Spirit Center, a program of Catholic Housing Services (CHS), which has been serving communities in crisis for 95 years, noticed seven years ago that efforts in Seattle and the surrounding King County area were falling short of addressing the root the causes of homelessness… learn More about Finding a Way Home for Families in Seattle
Jul 16, 2012
In the United States, low-income students are more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to apply for and attend college. These students often lack the support and guidance to navigate the complexities of the college application and decision process, and the role models to showcase the benefits of higher education… learn More about Preparing Low-Income Youth for College and Career