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Youth Foundation seeks to enhance self esteem and pride in accomplishment

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 30 October 2009 16:22.

Atlanta, GA – The Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation and Morehouse College have announced their partnership to mount a campaign to unite ethics and leadership and to train young people to become leaders with a conscience. Bound together through the legacy of the Atlanta’s first African American Mayor Maynard Jackson, a Morehouse alumnus, these two organizations recognize
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Addressing Young Black Male Literacy Crisis

Written by uic on Friday, 23 October 2009 18:26.

African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute
Research says there is an adolescent literacy crisis in the United States, particularly among African-American males in urban communities. Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has made a serious commitment to provide a solution through his summer institute.

Alfred Tatum, associate professor of literacy, language and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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Bosses Who Feel Inadequate Can Turn Into Bullies

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 23 October 2009 15:35.

Bosses who are in over their heads are more likely to bully subordinates. That's because feelings of inadequacy trigger them to lash out at those around them, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.

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Women and People of Color Being Recruited for Master of Public Administration Degree Program

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 16 October 2009 15:14.

National Urban Fellows, Country's Top Leadership Development Organization Seeks Leaders for a Changing America
NEW YORK -- As National Urban Fellows (NUF) makes plans to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its first graduating class, it will launch a series of national recruitment campaigns for the 2011 fellowship class. The organization will host recruitment receptions in three major cities seeking applicants interested in the fully paid fellowship program that is designed to develop the leadership for a changing America.

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Program Targets Disadvantaged Youth for Careers in Public Health

Written by University of Illinois at Chicago on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:44.

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has received a three-year, $3 million grant to prepare kids for careers in public health. The Health Careers Opportunity Program: Pathways to Health Professions, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will target disadvantaged students from elementary school through college for careers in the health professions. It is a part of the UIC Urban Health Program.

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Family Literacy Can Solve Many of Nation’s Problems

Written by National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) on Monday, 12 October 2009 16:37.

Illiteracy affects one in seven U.S. adults. And those 30 million adults are a big reason why 33 percent of fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level. In turn, the work force is ill-equipped to compete in a 21st century economy, and communities are at risk. The problem affects multiple generations, that’s why it needs a multi-generation solution – family literacy.

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Amidst School Budget Crisis New Food 4 Thought Program Brings Food and Learning to at Risk Kids

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 02 October 2009 16:19.

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Today, Foster Farms and local Feeding America Food Banks (Second Harvest and Merced County Food Banks) launch Food 4 Thought, an incentive-based program addressing two fundamental needs - hunger and education. Amidst deep school budget cuts and a substantial increase in demand for food assistance, Food 4 Thought helps bridge the gap for needy students and their families in economically hard-hit Stanislaus and Merced counties.
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Counseling Expert Offers 10 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences

Written by Wake Forest University on Monday, 28 September 2009 13:08.

Donna-Henderson-Wake-Forest-University“A good attitude and a spirit of cooperation are the keys to successful parent-teacher conferences,” says Donna Henderson, professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “Go in expecting success,” says Henderson, who has 12 years experience as a teacher and school counselor. “Go in with an attitude of collaboration and a mindset that everybody is working toward the same goal.”
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Weight Discrimination in the Workplace: An Emerging Threat

Written by Mesriani Law Group on Friday, 21 August 2009 15:34.

Discrimination in the workplace has been one of the leading employment issues a worker faces.Not only is it an illegal practice but also a condemned act in the community. Employment discrimination in the workplace may take place in various forms. It can be discrimination due to age, sexual preference, religious belief or race.However, recent studies show that another form of workplace discrimination is currently on the rise - weight discrimination.

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