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Volusia School News, May 18, 2018

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05/18/2018

A new $10,000 grant will help Daytona State College design a system that recognizes work-based experience and non-traditional business and industry certifications for students to pursue an associate of science degree in Industrial Management Technology.

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New community-based grant program led by Arts Council of Hillsborough County

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05/15/2018

Many project-based grants given to arts organizations tend to be in centralized community hubs radiating from the downtown area, but what about the folks living on the outer edges of the county that might not have access to these programs?

Starting with the current Cultural Development Grants as a guideline, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s (ACHC) has pulled together a smaller sister program called the Community Arts Impact Grants (CAIG), which aim to bring the arts to underserved communities across Hillsborough County.

Hubs of Opportunity: A Big Bank Rolls Out More Urban Support

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05/15/2018

If you live in a decently sized U.S. city, chances are you don’t live too far away from a branch of one of the Big Four banks: Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citi. You probably bank with one of them yourself. Like it or not, these companies have become a ubiquitous feature of America’s urban landscape. In recent years, they've also been stepping up their philanthropic efforts.

Like many major corporations these days, the big banks are adopting more strategic approaches to giving that draw on their assets and are more in sync with company-wide objectives, including the quest for profit. From workforce and youth to community development and entrepreneurship, banks tend to support causes that boost the urban economies and labor forces they themselves thrive on. Along the way, they've become increasingly central players in big city philanthropy. 

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