Elena Russo talks with Lidia Soto-Harmon, the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, about the "Raise Your Hand" initiative and getting girls outdoors. Also discussed is STEM and how Girl Scouts programs help empower girls.
Hosted by: Elena RussoProduced by: Beltway Newsmakers Team
Elena Russo talks with Wayne Cole, Project Chair for the Federalsburg Lions Club. They discuss two events that the Federalsburg Lions Club will be part of. The first is Comcast Cares Day that will take place April 21st at Chamber Park in Federalsburg. The 2nd event is the Marchyhope Frogfest that will take place June 30th at the Federalsburg Marina Park. For more information, visit the Federalsburg Lions Club website.
Elena Russo talks with Pastor Martin Hutchinson from Camden Community Gardens. Camden Community Garden is for the Camden neighborhood. For teaching gardening, growing veggies, eating healthy, and community. For more information on Camden Community Gardens, visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with Lisa Nicholson McKinnon, the 2018- 2019 Teacher of the Year for Wicomico County Public Schools. They discuss her winning the award and how it feels. For more information on Teacher of the Year and Wicomico County Public Schools, visit the Wicomico County Public School website.
Elena Russo talks with Laraine Buck, Deputy Director for the Wicomico Department of Emergency Services. They discuss general preparedness during and emergency and the need for having a NOAA Weather Radio. For more information the Wicomico Department of Emergency Services. Visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with Joe Maciey, President for Round of a Lifetime. They discuss their mission, which is to create lasting memories for those suffering from congenital heart disease and their loved ones by providing the opportunity to play an unforgettable round of golf at a world-class course. They also talk about the 2018 ROAL Golf Classic that will take place May 5th at the back Creek Golf Club in Middletown, DE. For more information on Round of a Lifetime, visit their website.
Elena Russo talks with Jayme Hayes, President for the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also talk about the Delmarva Power Golf Tournament that will take place May 3rd at the Glen Riddle Golf Course, the War Admiral, Berlin, MD. For more information on the Delmarva Power Golf Tournament and Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, visit the website.
When urban development in Boston's South End displaced many people and families, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accian (IBA) developed a 435 unit affordable housing community and it became and still is an example in the areas of civil rights, social organization, affordable housing and arts.
Interview recorded on April 13, 2017. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accian is a non-profit organization and a dynamic community development corporation that started in the South End neighborhood of Boston, to address displacement of low-income families due to urban development. IBA offers affordable housing and supportive programming to improve the knowledge, life skills and health of participants of all ages.
One of the most important goals of IBA is proving safe and sustainable affordable housing. For more than four decades, IBA has developed housing that is associated and financed by different supportive programs, while developing leaders who support and encourage themselves, their families and their neighbors.
Who we serve
Through education, basic needs services and financial empowerment programming we serve 818 low-income people in the following age groups:
370 children from 3 to 8 years old;
104 youth from 13 to 19 years old;
165 adults from 25 to 64 years old;
179 elderly 65 years old and older
Over 300 million dollars sits unclaimed at the Utah State Treasurery department. Learn how you can check if you are entitled to unclaimed money as Sen. Lyle Hillyard explains HB 175 an updated unclaimed property law.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
The Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore is focused on positive youth development. Through teamwork, dedicated staff and volunteers the Boys and Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore are changing statistics in the community and inspiring youth.
Dakota Crow of the Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon Lakeshore joins host Laurel Hess to discuss how the club is inspiring and enabling all youth in the Musekgon community.
Interview recorded September 21st, 2017.