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2016 Nature’s Alliance – Reagan HS

Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative: In 2014 the National League of Cities and the Children & Nature Network partnered together to create the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative (CCCN) with the goal of helping city leaders and their partners ensure that all children have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in nature, from city parks to the great outdoors. The initiative believes that City leaders have extensive tools at their disposal to connect young people Continue Reading >

2016 Community First! Village – African American Youth Harvest Foundation

Background: Mobile Loaves & Fishes began in 1998 when five parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church began delivering meals out of the back of a minivan to men and women they found living on the streets of their city. Since that first truck run, teams of volunteers have served over 4 million meals, and are the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless and working poor in Austin. Today, in addition to continuing our truck ministry, we have expanded to include our Community Continue Reading >

5 Tips for Young Women with Disabilities on Finding a Career in STEM

According to the National Science Board’s Science & Engineering Indicators 2016 report, demographic groups with lower rates of participation – such as women – have long been viewed as an “underutilized source of human capital” in the science and engineering fields, particularly as focus has grown on the need for the United States to expand its capabilities in these areas. For young women with disabilities, STEM careers can not only provide suitable work environments for many types of Continue Reading >