News From Around the Country

  • Let's use attention on DACA to call for reform for all immigrants
    on January 16, 2018 at 3:33 am

    That's why in 2010, I created the Latino Educational Fund, a non-profit that provides scholarships for college students and provides them career development, financial literacy and zero-interest, low-cost microloans. We've helped both American and undocumented students with small stipends to pay for ... […]

  • The Importance of Financial Literacy
    on January 16, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Financial literacy is considered as one of the most essential components of everyday life in today's world. In fact, an individual these days need to re... […]

  • Healthcare, workforce flexibility tops agenda of new SHRM CEO
    on January 16, 2018 at 2:26 am

    And in addition to physical wealth, financial wellness is worth talking about. It's not just about offering a financial literacy class anymore, Taylor says. “Living to 90 is a nonevent,” he says. “As you have a significant portion of your population coming through who are living longer, even if the federal ... […]

  • Free Citizenship and Financial Literacy Classes / Clases de Ciudadanía y Educación Financiera ...
    on January 16, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Free Citizenship and financial literacy classes with a Spanish-English bilingual instructor. Students must have a green card. […]

  • Okafor fans thank her for work as head of New Haven Community Services Administration
    on January 16, 2018 at 12:22 am

    “Dr. Okafor brought an extraordinary skill set to New Haven and used it to advance programs and services provided by CSA to address hunger and food insecurity, financial literacy, and work for homeless residents,” she said. “The City's nascent Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, to help ... […]

  • These States May Force Medicaid Recipients to Get a Job
    on January 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Those who lose coverage will have to pass “a health literacy or financial literacy course” to get treatment. ... waiver approval on this count remains pending in Washington D.C. The governor's requests for savings account data and other personal financial records of Medicaid beneficiaries also sit on hold. […]

  • Students tasked to contemplate their 'life's blueprint'
    on January 15, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    ... which will hold monthly events that will teach residents financial literacy, job search and employability skills, and help them obtain their GED. Project R.E.B.I.U.L.D. is an AmeriCorps program funded through a $61,742 grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service ... […]

  • In Newark, remember MLK's call for economic equality
    on January 15, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    “We want to provide our expertise around financial literacy, both to individuals and entrepreneurs, so they can do that. So we mentor companies as well,” said Michael Hopkins of Broadridge Financial Solutions. King said, “What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter, if he ... […]

  • For a brighter financial future
    on January 15, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    But now, more than ever, financial literacy and awareness is equally important to move forward. About 80 million Filipinos or 78 percent of the population reportedly do not have access to financial services and are forced to rely on inconvenient and often risky means to manage their money. If this trend ... […]

  • AngelList and Accomplice's new program gives founders up to $1 million for angel investing
    on January 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    AngelList and Boston-based VC firm Accomplice have launched the Spearhead program, a $35 million total fund that will be dedicated to teaching founders the foundations of angel investing — and they're looking for Canadian founders. The 15 founders accepted to the program receive their own fund ... […]

  • Harry G. Schafer Mentorship Program comes full circle
    on January 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    It's becoming a chilly tradition. On Jan. 10, Mount Royal University kicked off another year of the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Programas temperatures continue to plummet early into 2018. With the temperature on the decline, the program itself continues to be on the rise. Now in its sixth year of ... […]

  • 'Genuine relationships' across city help propel grad
    on January 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Johnnie Nguyen barely scraped by in high school. Passive and reserved, the Denver youth of Vietnam refugees found few resources for Asian-Americans at school and had limited mentorship at home, as his parents juggled multiple jobs so their children could pursue the American dream. Nguyen ... […]

  • Happy bees make for happy gardeners
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    This January also marks the start of the Sooke Garden Club's 48th year, a year that will revolve around the notion of 'Bee-ing Friendly.' To this end, the Club will be introducing two new programs at this month's meeting, the Mentorship Program and the Friendly Greeter Program. The Mentorship Program ... […]

  • Ridgewood and Glendale schools compete in international Lego robotics competition
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    A pair of schools from Ridgewood and Glendale put their programming knowledge to the test on Saturday when they competed in the FIRST Lego League qualifier for a chance to move on to the city finals. The fourth- and fifth-graders from P.S. 71 Forest Elementary and the seventh- and eighth-graders ... […]

  • S2E4 Benefits Of Marketing Mentorship Explained With James Schramko
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    In the fourth episode, Samuel P.N. Cook interviews James Schramko - business coach, mentor, investor and author of “Work Less, Make More” book. You will learn the difficulties that a digital marketer faces in the beginning of his career, the questions he asks and the solution he finds. You'll be able to ... […]

  • Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos). This year's theme was hydrodynamics. Members of The Chundayz team from Portsmouth Middle School watch carefully as their robot moves through the course. From left are Gabe Holmes, Jay Costa, Michael Fahey, Laura Boyle (in ... […]

  • Debby Lynn Flaata
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Debby quickly understood the value and important of this mentorship. Often she acknowledged she was learning more from the new recruits then she could ever pass on to them, through this she gained lifelong friendships. In lieu of flowers Debby would want people to remember her by doing something ... […]

  • Tyler Perry was about to give a speech — but one look into the crowd made him do more
    on January 15, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Tyler Perry didn't plan to donate $100,000. He planned to take a half day off from his busy schedule as a movie producer in Atlanta and give the keynote speech at the 25th annual 5000 Role Models of Excellence scholarship program, an organization that provides mentorship and support to at-risk ... […]

  • LeBron James leads criticism of Trump on Martin Luther King Day, accusing him of dividing the ...
    on January 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    LeBron James says honouring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jnr is more important than ever because “we're trying to be divided right now by somebody.” James was referring to President Trump, whom the Cavaliers star has openly criticised in the past. James credited the NBA for playing games as a ... […]

  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
    on January 15, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy | Jump$tart, a coalition of financial education stakeholders, shares a commitment to advancing financial literacy for pre-K through college-age youth. […]

  • Analysts noticed Genaro Network (GNX)'s 24 hours decline of -2.44%
    on January 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    One of the major components of the Hub is the Genaro Accelerator a resident incubation and acceleration platform that supports the creation of the DAPPS that utilize the Genaro Network. It provides mentorship technical expertise marketing support and community funding to allow the teams and projects ... […]

  • Horsemanship 104 – AERC Membership & Mentorship, Dr. Morgan on 2018 Horse Health Goals
    on January 15, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Horsemanship 104 – AERC Membership & Mentorship, Dr. Morgan on 2018 Horse Health Goals – by Omega Fields. Jan 15, 2018. American Endurance Ride Conference Membership Committee Chairman Mary Howell has a passion for riding and writing all about horses! And veterinarian Dr. Kenton ... […]

  • Joel Friant is Using This Pepper to Revolutionize the Spicy Industry
    on January 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Joel Friant has a general concern for other people and loves to help them achieve his own level of success through mentorship, and a guide program that aims to show why some people are successful and others aren't. Joel is a life coach and financial advisor to many, both career persons and budding ... […]

  • St.C. library upgrades, expands its services
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Help them understand their devices and use computers, stuff like that,” Jiga said. “I'll be doing presentations on different things, and helping with the summer reading program.” One upcoming service will be the Lego Robotics program to give technology and programming experience to young children. […]

  • Two Queens schools chosen to participate in music mentoring session and receive a grant for their ...
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    “Mentorship is one of the pillars of our educational outreach, both in Los Angeles and throughout the country,” said Scott Goldman, Grammy Museum Executive Director. “Many of our programs are focused on pairing music industry leaders and executives with young people who hope to one day have a ... […]

  • Teachers for Lego Robotics
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    American Robotics Academy (West Austin) has immediate openings available who are flexible with their schedule to work as a part-time teacher to teach Lego Robotics on Weekends, Weekdays, After-School. […]

  • Trump Spends Martin Luther King Day Golfing at Mar-a-Lago
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    President Donald Trump began Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a day past presidents have observed by doing acts of community service and civic work—at his golf club Mar-a-Lago on Monday. Last Friday, Trump said he encouraged all Americans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day “with acts of civic ... […]

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters held 12th annual mentoring breakfast on MLK Day
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    The breakfast celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and promotes the commitment to mentorship and service in our community. Several big names came out to support including Congressman Dan Kildee, Flint Mayor Karen Weave and Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette. The keynote ... […]

  • Why Personal Finance Education Is Important
    on January 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Financial literacy can be regarded as that knowledge that enables one to make responsible decisions involving money. It can help one to manage their debt, account for expenditures and incomes and also utilize various services that revolve around money. Such services may include bank accounts, use ... […]

  • Dubai Studio City undertakes initiatives to nurture talent
    on January 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Dubai Studio City has reiterated its support for the film production industry and has sponsored the 'Script to Screen in 48' competition with the aim of providing coaching and mentorship with in5 Media as well as access to film and editing equipment to new entrants. It will also serve on the jury of the ... […]

  • Nigeria, 16 others for All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge
    on January 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    “I can confirm to you that Nigeria will be returning to the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge this year after missing the 2017 edition. It was only confirmed at the weekend but for now, we are still considering the list and we will surely made the list of the contingent public late on Tuesday (today). Categorically ... […]

  • NY state must support NY's libraries, 'a beacon for all' (Your letters)
    on January 15, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Residents of all ages, experiences and needs turn to their local library for early literacy programs; classes in adult education and financial literacy; health groups and fitness workshops; technology assistance; civil service exam prep; English and other language classes; and many other programs and ... […]

  • Dodgers Need to Bring These Two Vets Back Home in 2018
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Ethier did prove in each of these seasons that he could be a valuable veteran to have off the bench as he played through both stretch runs and postseasons in 2016 and 2017. Like Utley, Ethier brings leadership and mentorship to the clubhouse, something the young Dodgers need to continue their ... […]

  • DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium To Empower DeSoto Students
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    This event will inspire young men to envision their potential through leadership development and mentorship. Presenters and speakers include professional males from a range of professions who will impart leadership, insight and motivation to encourage leadership and brotherhood. The mission of the ... […]

  • Catapult Competition: Rozzy Learning Co. looks to grow user base with new programs
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    The program will help classrooms focus on careers in civics, culture and financial literacy, Bischoff said. Both programs will launch in March. Rozzy is one of three finalists for the Catapult Competition sponsored by Mastercard. The finalists receive professional coaching to refine their business plans and ... […]

  • GCI's Engel to energi PR
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Stephanie Engel, senior VP-consumer at GCI Canada, has shifted to energi PR as senior VP-client services to focus on mentorship, career development and integrating the shop's social media and emerging communications platforms. With more than 20 years of PR experience, Engel has counseled ... […]

  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT Plane
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Title : Lego Mindstorms Cargo Plane. Summary : A Lego Mindstorms NXT plane I created. It had authentic airplane sounds for the engines but the NXT brick speaker blew out. Ohh well... Music: Sing Sing Sing. […]

  • The Importance of Mentorship -
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, and Donnie McClurkin, speak on the importance of mentorship with Demetria Stallings of 700 Club interactive... The Christi... […]

  • Fox Chapel Area's Seshan brothers win state robotics title
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Brothers and Fox Chapel Area students Sanjay and Arvind Seshan captured the First Place Champion's award and the First Place Robot Performance Award at the Western Pennsylvania State Championship for FIRST LEGO League at La Roche College on Jan. 13. FIRST LEGO League is an ... […]

  • Kelly Peeler: Financial Services for a New Generation
    on January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Kelly We initially started by selling online financial literacy curricula into high schools, and then started to see that one particular type of user, a low- to middle-income student, would ask for personalized and customized advice. And so, we decided to go all-in on that user, students who otherwise would ... […]

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