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Citizens Committee for NYC Provides Micro-grants to Neighborhood Groups to Create Parks and Gardens

Aug 01, 2012

Mott Haven in the South Bronx is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, with unemployment at almost 30%. But a relatively modest amount of funding —under $2000—from Citizens Committee for NYC has helped create a community garden on Saint Ann’s Avenue that’s bringing neighbors together and helping revitalize the community…  learn More about Citizens Committee for NYC Provides Micro-grants to Neighborhood Groups to Create Parks and Gardens

Students at Grand Canyon University

A Campus Revitalizes Phoenix’s West Side

Aug 07, 2012

Grand Canyon University (GCU) had been serving students in Phoenix since 1951. But in 2004 GCU, a private, nonprofit university faced a crisis: it was $20 million in debt and about to close its doors after more than half a century…  learn More about A Campus Revitalizes Phoenix’s West Side

Owner, Charles Kaufman, standing in front of Bread & Cie window

How a San Diego Bakery Brought a Community Together

Jul 10, 2012

In 1992, American horror films director Charles Kaufmann was at a crossroads in his life. The film industry was changing and his passion for the industry was waning. A novice bread baker, Kaufman would often sneak away from Cannes Film Festival screenings to bake bread at local Cannes bakeries…  learn More about How a San Diego Bakery Brought a Community Together

Designing a Sustainable Future for Bremerton

Jul 10, 2012

Steve Rice grew up near Bremerton, Washington, where one out of five city residents lives in poverty, and where the median household income is almost $20,000 lower than the state’s median. In 1985, he returned to the city to set up his architecture practice - Rice Fergus Miller - with the goal of becoming a “community architect” and devoting his professional life to helping improve the city…  learn More about Designing a Sustainable Future for Bremerton

Founder and CEO of The FruitGuys, Chris Mittelstaedt, in gray shirt holding two apples

How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US

Jun 28, 2012

In 1998, Chris Mittelstaedt was working in an entry level position at a high end hotel in San Francisco. With a desire to accomplish more both professionally and personally, he launched the ‘FruitGuys®,’ a company dedicated to providing fresh fruit, or “nature’s candy” as an alternative to junk food and other unhealthy snack options to local business people.  …  learn More about How One Company is Providing Healthy Eating Options to Businesses and Communities Around the US




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