Red Cross of Western Massachusetts Executive Director, Jen Garutti, joins Nathan O'Leary at the Majestic Theatre on this edition of Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the work of the Red Cross, including blood donation and disaster relief.
For children to realize their full potential, the influence of caring adults can help them avoid risky behaviors and focus on academics. Eric Clemons’ guest is the Director of School Programs for Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Allison Holst-Grubbe.
Children’s Literacy Foundation provides free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. Erika Nichols-Frazer talks about the impact of learning to read.
The pillars of the United Way are education, income and health. Green Mountain United Way Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen, joins Newsmaker to discuss initiatives improving the overall quality of life in the Vermont communities they serve
Teaching youth strong financial literacy skills, like how to live within a budget and how to handle credit, while they are young will prepare them for a future with financial success. Vermont Jump$tart Coalition Co-President, Nancy Zorn, explains.
The American Red Crossis the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. and is also a first responder to 64,000 U.S. disasters each year. Kevin Mazuzan, Executive Director of the Vermont and New Hampshire Region joins Newsmakers.
In 2015, Mayor Martin J. Walsh created the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services which is focused on substance use disorder and addiction issues in Boston. ORS Policy Director, Brendan Little explains how people can access addiction recovery services.
Highland Street Foundation was formed to meet the most pressing needs of children and families in Massachusetts and California, whether it be access and opportunities in education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment, and the arts.
Interview recorded on August 22, 2017 at Suffolk University.
When the TD Garden did not fulfill their promise to host three fundraisers a year to support neighborhood recreational centers, it was the youth of Hyde Street Task Force who in 2017 uncovered the 1993 agreement. Celina Miranda joins Jenny Johnson.
Interview recorded on August 22, 2017.
61 percent of low-income families have no age-appropriate books in their homes. Junior League of Greater Springfield has made it their top priority to donate books and keep them stocked, little red bookshelves in sites in Springfield and Holyoke. Another program making a big impact is "Done is a Day", whether a diaper drive, turkey drive, canned goods drive or back packs.
The Junior League of Greater Springfield is an organization of?women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained?volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior?Leagues reach out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
The Junior League of Greater Springfield will improve the?lives of children and families in the community by collaborating with other organizations to assist families in need and to promote literacy and education.
Interview recorded on May 23, 2017 at the Majestic Theater. Hosted by Eric Clemons.