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The Mission Behind the Music
Global Citizen

The Global Citizen Festival in New York City, which aims to eradicate extreme poverty through advocacy and activism, is back for it’s eighth year. Admission to the festival is free; fans can earn their tickets by completing various community service acts, via the Global Citizen…

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Building Success in Turks and Caicos with United Way
United Way

This past December, United Way Turks and Caicos Islands opened its doors. Turks and Caicos, an island chain in the Caribbean, was in the news in September 2017 after getting pummeled by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As a result, an early focus of UWTCI has…

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LISC’s CEO Offers Valuable Insight into the Federal Reserve
LISC

This year, the Federal Reserve is taking a “listening tour” of America in order to update its economic policies and strategy. In an article for Vox, economist Jared Bernstein analyzed a recent Fed panel where LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones described how the tight labor…

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TE Connectivity Grant Supports UN Foundation’s Mission
United Nations Foundation

The TE Connectivity Foundation announced it will continue its support of three nonprofit organizations that advance its mission of connecting and strengthening global communities through access to technology and engineering for all, with a focus on women and underserved populations, by providing $1.3 million in…

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Safe Water Access During Pregnancy in Ethiopia
Water.org

A Water.org survey found that women living in rural villages in Ethiopia walk more than three hours a day to collect water, often from shallow wells or unprotected ponds they share with animals. Water.org initiative WaterCredit brings small, easily repayable loans to people who need…

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LISC to Deploy $60 Million Grant Through Subsidiary
LISC

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, part of the U.S. Treasury Department, announced the recipients of $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations for 2019. The awards include $60 million for LISC, which will be deployed through its subsidiary, the New Markets…

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The Women Fueling a Healthier Future in Uganda
UN Foundation

Phoebe Akiiki and Flavia Nambi are using sunshine, technology, and hope at Health Centers in Uganda to fuel a healthier future for themselves, their children and their people. Thanks to the Powering Health Care initiative, the Kigambo Health Center in Uganda is one of 36…

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