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Letter: Grateful for your support of our elderly

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02/18/2018

A host of corporate sponsors, including title sponsors the Watson Clinic and Publix Super Markets Charities, along with food vendors who donate their product, and over 100 volunteers, make this event an evening to remember. This year, special thanks is owed to Sun 'n' Fun for their generous hospitality ...

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Cross College Alliance connects graduates with local employers

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02/17/2018

One of the goals of the Cross College Alliance is to provide the higher education opportunities that create a match between area employers and job-seeking graduates. Creating effective links between the local business community and our students ensures the talent we educate stays in our region to bolster our workforce.

Improving talent connections between the Cross College Alliance students and our local employers was an early Alliance initiative. We received valuable support through the Manatee Community Foundation from the Knight Community Fund to pursue this work.

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Results Warrant Investing in Our Schools

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02/17/2018

The revolution has been technological, instructional, and—most significantly—cultural, forever changing the way teachers teach and students learn. First, every middle-school math and science classroom in Sarasota County was overhauled with new technology. Teachers were trained in innovative teaching methods that leveraged that tech and captivated their students. And hundreds of business partners became just that—partners—by sharing real-world experience and opportunities within and beyond school walls.

This science and math transformation was so successful that the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation doubled down and asked Gulf Coast to partner on applying the model to every social studies and English language arts middle-school classroom too.

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Lake Worth program helps families read, spend time together

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02/16/2018

The group, Ansell said, received a $5,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council, $1,000 from the Lake Worth Rotary Club and $1,000 from the Friends of Lake Worth Library to cover expenses. She added she'd love to duplicate the program around Lake Worth. To do that, Table Talk will need places ...

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Junior Achievement offers students business knowledge

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02/15/2018

In order to help secure essential funding for its impactful programs, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is participating in Give Where You Live Collier, the county-wide movement led by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard Schulze Family Foundation that celebrates ...

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Investors get a chance to connect with startups at upcoming CED conference

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02/15/2018

During the conference, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Duke University will also host the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum, which showcases 19 life science companies from about a dozen universities. Duke companies Microelastic Ultrasound, which specializes in medical diagnostic devices, and ...

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500,000 reasons to Give Where You Live

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02/15/2018

When Community Foundation of Collier County CEO Eileen Connolly-Keesler brought a new fundraising idea from her native Wisconsin in 2014, she had modest expectations. For the foundation’s 30th anniversary, she proposed a Give Where You Live campaign, a 24-hour online (and in-person) fundraising dash benefitting a number of local charities. This year’s Give Where You Live Collier takes place from noon Wednesday, Feb. 21, to noon Thursday, Feb. 22.

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NetHope Emergency Response SitRep #1 Cyclone Gita

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02/14/2018

In these enhanced situation reports, we aggregate information about the region affected by the disaster and share it with consortium members and key partners. NetHope and NetHope members thank Cisco and The Patterson Foundation for their generous support of NetHope's Crisis Informatics work.

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Educational Attainment Is Up, but Gaps Remain

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02/12/2018

New data from the Lumina Foundation show that in 2016, 46.9 percent of Americans aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary degree or certificate. That is a 1.1 percentage point increase in a year and a nine percentage point increase since 2008, but Lumina's report says that the rate of increase isn't large enough to meet a goal of 60 percent by 2025. Further, the Lumina data show significant gaps by race and ethnicity. 

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