UCF students experience service immersion over MLK weekend

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear For a group of eight UCF students, this past MLK day weekend consisted of not only sleeping in a room full of strangers but getting out of their comfort zones and learning about the issues of farmworkers and immigration in their local communities. Alicia Perez, a UCF student who is an alternative break program coordinator and volunteer has a strong vision for planning this weekend since the issues at hand are close to her heart“With everything that is going on politically and socially in our nation, I felt that it was important to inform those around me about the stories that they don’t hear in mainstream media when linked with farm worker and immigration issues even if that meant facing the pain left behind from my story,” said Perez. “To bring a face, and humanize the issues even if that face was just mine.”Perez spearheaded the planning for this particular trip because of how important the issue of immigration and farmworker injustices is, she wanted other UCF students to learn about these issues and help spread the awareness.Throughout the weekend the students interacted with local farmworkers heard the testimony of their stories and learned about the local issues of environmental racism and much more. On their first day of the weekend the students spent their Saturday morning working in a local nursery where they spent a few hours” in the shoes” of a farmworker, the students then took a tour of Lake Apopka where they then learned about the toxic history of the lake and it’s historical farming practices and farmworker treatment. The last two days consisted of working in the local Campesino’s garden to learn about FWAF’s national Agroecology movement and the students even got the opportunity to participate in South Apopka’s annual MLK day parade where community members come together to celebrate community diversity and unity.“I know that in order for me to reach the change that I want to impact later on in life with my many goals, I have to start small and I have to start now, regardless of how painful it may be for me,” said Perez. “I hope that one day I will be able to speak about my story the way Ms. Linda spoke to us about hers.” From the Farmworkers Association of FloridaMany college students consider the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as another opportunity to take a break and rest on a day off. However, for those involved in their communities and part of the community service world, MLK is a day ON not off, it is considered a day of service to others and a chance to connect with one another and remember the legacy that Dr.King, as well as many other civil rights and social justice activists, have left for us to continue.center_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSFarmworkers Association of Florida Previous articleApplication deadline for agricultural cost-share funds is next monthNext articlePhillis Wheatley PTA wins STEM grant Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Getting a reputation online

Getting a reputation online Howard Lake | 26 March 2000 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The number of charity sector Internet experts is growing. Friends of the Earth’s Media Co-ordinator Ian Willmore is a speaker at Reputation.com, a conference hosted by PRWeek about reputation management on the Internet. Mr Willmore is speaking about Building an Online Community, explaining how FoE use the Internet to build communities of interest and support for their campaigns. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Charities Aid Foundation creates social investment fund

first_imgCharities Aid Foundation creates social investment fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 June 2011 | News The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a social investment fund, the CAF Social Impact Fund, to enable philanthropists to invest in providing loans for charities to help them become stronger and expand. Once loans are repaid the funds will be recycled enabling philanthropists to support more charities. In this way a £50,000 investment could result in over £150,000 being loaned to charities over three years, or over £220,000 over five years.Since 2002, the Charities Aid Foundation has, through its social investment arm CAF Venturesome, provided over £22 million in loans to over 280 charities, community groups and social enterprises. Traditional lenders would not have been likely to make these kinds of loans.These loans have been financed by grantmaking organisations, businesses and a small number of individuals. The CAF Social Impact Fund widens this potential pool of funders, allowing all major donors to use their philanthropic capital for a social return.Donors who already hold or who open a CAF Charitable Trust will be able to make an investment into the fund of £10,000 or more for a fixed period of between three and six years. When the term is completed, CAF Venturesome expects the funds to be returned to the investor’s charitable trust in full for them to either reinvest in the CAF Social Impact Fund, or to donate to charities in the traditional way.So far CAF Venturesome has experienced less than four per cent of defaults on its loans across the risk spectrum. The CAF Social Impact Fund will provide loans to the lower end of this spectrum.A £50,000 investment by a higher-rate tax payer returning their tax relief to their CAF Trust account, could mean £83,898 becoming available for the CAF Social Impact Fund to lend to charities. Assuming loans are recycled, CAF’s anticipates that a £50,000 investment could result in over £150,000 being loaned to charities over three years, or over £220,000 over five years.John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation said: “Through CAF Venturesome, the Charities Aid Foundation has for many years been at the forefront of innovation in social investment. The CAF Social Impact Fund marks a new stage of development in this area, by enabling some of our major donors to invest their philanthropic capital, many more charities and social enterprises will have access to affordable loans.”www.cafonline.org/socialimpactfund Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Finance Major giftlast_img read more

Brooklyn, N.Y., workers fight to save hospital

first_imgIn spite of freezing temperature and strong winds, Long Island College Hospital workers and supporters had a militant noon rally on Dec. 13 across the street from this institution that has faced closing for several years. Leading the rally were members of the New York State Nurses Association whose theme was: “Be thankful for LICH.” Meanwhile, they are also conducting a toy drive for children living near the hospital who are still suffering from last year’s Hurricane Sandy.Holding a scroll of enlarged 15,000 signatures on petitions to save the hospital, these healthcare workers chanted: “All we want for Xmas is to save our hospital!” They unscrolled these petitions along the sidewalk as speakers announced plans to fight back against the closing.The workers are joining 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East in a rally the morning of Dec. 18 to stop a bankruptcy court from closing Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community.On Dec. 19, NYSNA will take the petitions to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, where they will rally to fight against letting the 1% give LICH to realtors who are seeking to make a deal with the state.Many at the rally shared the sentiment that health care is for all, that health care is a right! Save our hospitals!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tajik authorities suspend BBC’s FM broadcasts

first_img Receive email alerts May 14, 2021 Find out more TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information November 6, 2020 Find out more TajikistanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media News January 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tajik authorities suspend BBC’s FM broadcasts Apart from the BBC, only the German station Deutsche Welle can be heard in the country. Despite long time and repeated efforts Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty cannot get permission of the Tajik government to broadcast their programs on FM and Medium Wave in Tajikistan’s territory. Some foreign media still operate in the country, including the two main Russian TV stations, RTR and ORT, and several international news agencies. Organisation News to go further News Reporters Without Borders expressed great concern today at the government’s recent suspension of relayed radio broadcasts inside the country by the British BBC network for supposed “administrative reasons.” The broadcasts were suspended on 10 January because the authorities said the BBC had not presented in time the right documents needed for permission to be renewed under a 1 September 2005 revised regulation on licencing.“Bureaucratic reasons are the best the authorities have been able to find to counter foreign and independent media,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The country seems to have little access to serious impartial and independent news at the moment. As next November’s presidential election approaches, the government is afraid of a free press and fears growth of protest movements, as happened in neighbouring countries.” Tajikteleradiocom, the State Committee on TV and Radio Broadcasting, cut off BBC FM relay broadcasts under the 2005 regulation, which requires all media broadcasting inside the country to get a licence from the Tajik TV/Radio Committee, with no foreign citizens allowed to apply for it.Officials of Tajikteleradiocom told the BBC by phone on 20 December that the deadline for a new licence application was 10 January. The documents could not be produced in time. A BBC spokesperson in London said the application sometimes took up to six months to be processed in Tajikistan. The BBC can meanwhile still be heard on short and medium-wave.The media office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Center in Dushanbe, the Tajik capital, told Reporters Without Borders that a long-term ban was not in the interests of the Tajik government. August 25, 2020 Find out more #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic News Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Follow the news on Tajikistanlast_img read more

New Clinic Comes to Pasadena

first_imgtop box 8 New Clinic Comes to Pasadena Carbon Health opens location on Colorado Boulevard STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 11:31 am Carbon Health, the technology-enabled healthcare provider designed from the ground up to put patient-care first, announced on Thursday that it has opened a new primary and urgent care clinic in Pasadena.“Access to care in California is still largely limited,” said Eren Bali, Co-Founder and CEO of Carbon Health in a prepared statement.“In fact, California has one of the highest number of urgent care clinics in the country, but urgent care per capita still lags far behind the national average. This changes with Carbon Health. With our aggressive expansion plan, we will introduce multispecialty services and open clinics near convenient retail locations in a range of neighborhoods. We are redefining healthcare delivery and continuing on our mission to make world-class healthcare accessible to everyone.”The clinic is located at 600 E Colorado Blvd , #120, Pasadena.The Pasadena clinic comes on the heels of the company’s first Southern California location in Echo Park earlier this summer, bringing its total number of clinics to 14.The Pasadena and Echo Park locations will soon be part of more than a dozen clinics in Southern California, as the company continues to enlarge its footprint across the nation in 2020.Los Angeles is the second major metro area Carbon Health is entering after its home market of San Francisco.The company is led by veteran entrepreneurs and medical professionals and has raised a total of $36.6M in funding from investors including, Brookfield Growth Partners, DCVC, and founders from pioneering healthcare businesses Flatiron Health and Clover Health.Carbon Health is working to shape what the future of healthcare will look like and plans to expand to 100 locations nationwide and launch specialty offerings in pediatrics, mental health, and women’s health services in the next 18 months. The near term additions of pediatrics and mental health services are slated for the first half of 2020To learn more and to try Carbon Health visit carbonhealth.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

ODC, Council to consider Hispanic Chamber funding

first_img Facebook Pinterest Daylon Swearingen competes in bareback riding during the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo at Ector County Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Local NewsGovernment ODC, Council to consider Hispanic Chamber funding What: Joint meeting with the Odessa City Council and Odessa Development Corporation.When: 5 p.m. today.Where: City Hall, 411 W. Eighth St., in the third floor conference room. Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments WhatsApp Facebook Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation The Odessa City Council will meet today with appointees overseeing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars as they consider whether to keep funding the struggling Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which faces the prospect of losing its public support following the ouster of new leaders who sought reforms.On March 8, the city’s Odessa Development Corporation unanimously voted to terminate the contract with the Hispanic Chamber after learning that CEO Price Arredondo had been fired and top ranking board members had been pushed out. The shake-up came just hours earlier as Arredondo was about to propose changes to the organization that would include ending public payments to the leader of a controversial effort to build business ties with Mexico.But the City Council would have to ratify the ODC’s decision to cut off the public funds. It’s unclear whether a majority would agree to that as Hispanic Chamber officials prepare a new request for public funding.Complicating matters are the accounts of the ousted leaders that District 5 Councilman Filiberto Gonzales was one of the organization’s members who fired Arredondo, raising questions about the councilman inserting himself in a governing position in an organization that the City Council also funds.For years, Gonzales has been a champion of the Hispanic Chamber’s “Mexico Initiative” and he is a close associate of the leader of the effort, Raymond Chavez, who collected a publicly funded salary of about $58,000 over the past six months. Since Chavez founded the Mexico Initiative in 2014, there’s been little documented progress of results such as new jobs or businesses created.Even without City Council approval, Chavez’ publicly funded position is set to expire at the end of this month — unless council members and the ODC approve restoring it.“That’s done, and whether it comes back or not, I have absolutely no idea,” ODC President Betsy Triplett-Hurt said.Last summer, city and ODC officials agreed to fund Chavez for six months as a transition while the Hispanic Chamber found professional leadership.“I haven’t seen anything in six months,” said Mayor David Turner, an early supporter of the Mexico Initiative who in recent months criticized poor management by the Hispanic Chamber and a struggle documenting results. “They’ve said basically you had six months, and we were going to reevaluate. I haven’t heard anything or seen anything.”Chavez did not respond to repeated requests for comment. Neither did Gonzales or Ben Rubio, who was introduced as the new Hispanic Chamber CEO on March 8. Rubio, a former chair of the Hispanic Chamber and mentee of Chavez, had been appointed to his post earlier that day. He declined to explain the reasons behind the upheaval but promised to “in the coming weeks, days maybe.”By Monday, Triplett-Hurt and Turner still said Hispanic Chamber officials had yet to explain the shake-up.Arredondo’s proposal would have asked the ODC to replace Chavez’ paid position with a lower paid role focused on supporting Hispanic-businesses and working with another paid employee of the organization who already works in Chihuahua.Arredondo said he had proposed changes within the organization that proved controversial such as revising the organization’s bylaws to prevent former board members such as Chavez’ family members from voting on the direction of the organization.Ultimately, Arredondo said the people who voted to fire him included Chavez’ wife and granddaughter, along with allies including Rubio and former ODC board member Mario Contreras. Arredondo lived in Tyler and commuted to Odessa a few times a month with plans to serve as CEO of the Hispanic Chamber on a temporary basis.Arredondo also said Chavez had resisted efforts to replace him and would not share information about the Mexico Initiative.“Basically I’ve not gotten any cooperation from Raymond,” Arredondo told the OA the day he was fired.Before the ODC moved to end Hispanic Chamber funding, Triplett-Hurt said the volunteer appointees on the board were “concerned about literally who is in charge and the monthly expenditures.”“I didn’t know who had the checkbook,” she said Monday.Public funds budgeted for the Hispanic Chamber this year totaled more than $305,000, paid in monthly installments. Of that money about $167,000 was dedicated to the Mexico Initiative.Triplett-Hurt said the city began reviewing the Hispanic Chamber’s finances after the ODC meeting and that she believed there was “nothing nefarious.”Turner also said he wanted to ensure the public money given to the Hispanic Chamber was accounted for and properly spent.“That’s something I want an answer for,” Turner said.If You Go Twitter Twitter Landgraf prepares for state budget debate WhatsApp Previous articleUTPB gets OK for tuition hikeNext articleFive things you need to know today, March 20 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – March 20, 2018 Virgin Coco MojitoHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Government ODC, Council to consider Hispanic Chamber funding Pinterestlast_img read more

Two more men arrested in connection to illegal republican parade

first_img Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Two more men have been arrested in connection with an illegal republican parade in Derry on Easter Monday.The 29 and 64 year old were arrested in the city yesterday and are expected to appear before court on April the 25th.It brings to 7, the number of people arrested in connection with the parade, where the crowd attacked police vehicles with bricks, bottles and petrol bombs in the Creggan area of Derry Monday. Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleColeraine councillor says City of Derry Airport should closeNext articleTwo patients awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – April 6, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two more men arrested in connection to illegal republican parade Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

State Pension will not be abolished – Minister Doherty

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 4, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Government has categorically ruled out any prospect of abolishing the State Pension.It’s in response to media coverage of a new report in which a member of the Pensions Authority raised the prospect of the State Pension being scrapped, once a pension scheme in which workers are automatically enrolled is established.But Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has stated unequivocally the State Pension will not be abolished:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DohertyPension-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. State Pension will not be abolished – Minister Doherty Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDonegal defeat Derry to record first win in Division 2B of NHLNext articleDonegal Ladies earn late draw against Galway News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Sixth-graders design ‘Smart School Bus Stop Sign’ to help save bus riders

first_imgiStock(HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.) — Though the school bus is the safest vehicle on the road — students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely compared with traveling by car — almost one-third of the students who died in school-transportation-related incidents from 2006 to 2015 were killed approaching or leaving the bus, according to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services.Last October, three siblings were boarding a school bus when they were struck and killed by a motorist. In 2018, school bus drivers across the nation observed about 84,000 stop-arm violations — when a driver illegally zips past a stopped school bus that has its lights flashing.Now a group of 19 sixth-graders has created a device to help drivers see exactly when and where a bus will stop.Students at Holly Grove Middle School in Holly Springs, North Carolina, have designed the “Smart School Bus Stop Sign,” which uses technology to activate flashing lights and alert drivers before the bus arrives.The device was a part of the students’ submission that won top prize in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Debbie Schelin, a sixth-grade science teacher who oversaw the project, said a mobile app tracks bus routes and stops, and it sends signals to stop signs as the bus approaches. When the bus is 400 feet away, the lights flash yellow, then red as the bus arrives.“There is a school bus ahead sign, but there is no actual school bus stop sign,” Debbie Schelin told ABC News in a phone interview. “When we’re driving, and there’s a school bus ahead, we don’t know when the bus is going to stop. We don’t even know when the stop arm is going to come out.”Schelin said the students started working on the design in October after one of the students saw her friend nearly get hit by a car whose driver ignored a stop arm. She said the students received help with designing the “Smart School Bus Stop Sign” from North Carolina Department of Transportation engineers, police officers and Wake County Public School Transportation administrators.The team won $110,000 in the contest and also will be spotlighted at a luncheon in May in Washington, D.C., where the students will present their project to congressional leaders.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more