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  • Gear for Goals brings joy of sports to children of Kenya.
    Wintrust Community Banks and Gear for Goals host sports gear collection drive.
    Doing its part to help bring sports and hope to kids in need, Wintrust Community Banks are teaming together with local youth charity Gear for Goals to host a month-long sports gear collection drive in August.Starting August 1, community residents...
  • Steeve Khawmy
    Steeve Khawly: a new voice for Haïti?
    As the race for the presidency of Haiti heats up, the already large number of candidates throwing their proverbial hats into the ring is increasing, (though some are more serious than others, of course). The candidacy of Steeve Khawly is one that...
  • Arizona athletes benefit from competition off the field
    Arizona athletes benefit from competition off the field
    With all of the negative headlines about athletes’ and coaches’ misdeeds clogging the media, it is time to recognize the many Arizonans in sports who are doing the right things. Linking Sports & Communities LLC (LSC) is a Phoenix...
  • Race, justice and the future of Arizona
    Race, justice and the future of Arizona
    Recently, Donald Trump’s media-swamped visit to Phoenix fit the national stereotype of the State as angry, conservative and intolerant. Most Americans would be surprised to see who received two standing ovations at Phoenix College on July 23...
  • Special Olympians for 2015 World Games are welcomed in Pasadena
    Special Olympians for 2015 World Games receive heroes welcome in Pasadena
    Rhythmic drums from the drum corps at John Muir High School welcomed Special Olympics athletes on Wednesday, July 22 at Pasadena's City Hall in celebration of the Special Olympics 2015 World Games. An enthusiastic crowd gave high fives to the...
  • Photo of two female FEMA Americorps volunteers
    It's 2015. Should women with MBAs and law degrees still pursue nonprofit jobs?
    Of the nine jobs listed in “In Nine Jobs You Can Do With A Law Degree” by Renee Sylvestre-Williams, Contributor to Forbes.com, on November 2012, only three are not in the commercial sector: Public Interest Advocacy, Government and...
  • African-Americans in Arizona are givers too
    African-Americans in Arizona are givers too
    If one only believed what is shown in the traditional media, one would think African-Americans in America are either all gangsta rappers, wasting their fortunes on cars, parties and gold chains, or inarticulate, illiterate welfare and food stamp...
  • Toronto 2015 Volunteers Luncheon July 9, 2015
    New generation of sports event volunteers goes global
    What happens when an experienced sports event volunteer from the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games teams up with a new volunteer recruit from the 2016 Summer Olympics organization in Rio de Janeiro? QUALITY. The international...
  • Debt Relief | CareConnect USA
    Altruistic endeavors are happening all across America
    Since 2005, CareConnect USA has distributed free workplace posters listing helplines for employees to call when they need financial assistance. The concept came out of sitting next to a social worker on a long flight. Today the posters hang in...
  • Toronto 2015 July 4 Luminous NIght Celebration
    PanAm torch relay lights way for right sized sports events
    Sports event planners and the Rio 2016 team should try to see Toronto this week as the city gets ready to host the 2015 Pan American Games. Building an audience for a major sports event is a major undertaking. The step-by-step approach of the...
  • Africans in Phoenix to learn may wind up being the teachers
    Africans in Phoenix to learn may wind up being the teachers
    On June 25, 2015, Arizona State University (ASU) hosted a welcome reception for 25 members of the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. The AE England Building in downtown Phoenix came to life with flags...
  • ITA raises money and funds at June event
    ITA raises money and funds at June event
    Carrie Ann Inaba is known by most as a judge on Dancing with the Stars yet the former dancer is also the National Spokesperson for Dréa’s Dream, a dance therapy program for children with cancer and special needs. As such, shewas given the...
  • Youth charity program fosters hope and sports for orphans in the Dominican
    Youth charity program fosters hope and sports for orphans in the Dominican
    Aiming to provide underprivileged children across the globe with the opportunity to play, compete, and enjoy sports through access to equipment and instruction, Northbrook-based youth charity Gear for Goals (G4G) recently boosted their efforts in...
  • Barack Obama - The United Nations Conference on Climate Change
    Will 2015 be a turning point in the fight against climate change?
    The United Nations Conference on Climate Change scheduled to be held in Paris in December 2015 will aim to reach a new agreement between the States involved in the negotiation process in order to limit greenhouse gases emissions and the rise in...
  • Arizona Cardinals continue their giving ways
    Arizona Cardinals continue their giving ways
    Charitable fundraisers by Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, and others have been featured in this column before. It is important to note that, despite all the depressing news about NFL players and teams, misbehavior that can endanger credibility...
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