with Dr. Jim O'Connell on Caring for the Homeless Population
Posted Jan 26, 2018
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You've heard of Doctors making house calls, but Dr. Jim O'Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless makes street calls to the cities homeless population. He and his team provide contiguous medical services to patients where they are.
Hosted by: Jenny JohnsonProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
New Hampshire Career and Technical EducationExecutive Director, Christine Carr, talks about bridging the gap between NH's businesses and CTE schools to ensure students are receiving robust career and technical training and employers are gaining a skilled workforce.
United Ways worldwide strengthen communities through honing in on 3 building blocks of a strong quality of life; education, income and health. Granite United Way Executive Director, Patrick Tufts, talks UW support services and resources in NH.
Girls Scouts of the Green and White Mountainsprovides girls with skills they'll need in the future; from the entrepreneurial cookie program to STEM. The girl led council helps build character, confidence, courage and many more qualities for success.
New Hampshire's nonprofits work to make communities stronger. The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits supports the growth and the leadership of the sector while providing a unified voice. Executive Director, Kathleen Reardon, explains the impact of nonprofits.
National Collaborative for Digital Equity Founder, Dr. Bob McLaughlin, explains what digital equity is and its impact on both schoolchildren who do not have broadband access or computers in their homes as well as adults who lack access to the internet.
Families in Transition-New Horizons is working on solutions to end homelessness in New Hampshire. Cathy Kuhn, FIT-NH Vice President of Research and Training talks about providing affordable housing and supportive services to individuals and families.
Youth programs with legitimate alternatives, as discussed here, may be more appropriate than jail in ending youth gang violence. These programs may also help break the cycle of younger gang members filling the void of those who get incarcerated.
Margot Parrot, Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, talks about recent MA legislation supporting equality in the workplace. Pay equity, Family and Medical Leave and Pregnant Worker’s Fairness are topics reviewed on Comcast Newsmakers.
There is enough food on the planet and locally to feed everyone that needs to be fed. Much of our food supply is wasted. Rachel's Table Springfield, a project of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts,has a mission to alleviate hunger and to reduce waste of our food resources in Western Massachusetts. Director, Debbie Rubenstein sits down with Eric Clemons to discuss how they go about rescuing food from restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, farms etc. and redirecting it to agencies that serve the hungry.
Interview recorded May 23, 2017. Hosted by Nathan O'Leary.
Go outside and learn about nature. Serving 35,000 girls, Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the 10th largest Council in the nation and number one Council for camping, provides opportunities from the many camp locations to STEM programs.
Interview recorded on April 13, 2017. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
Who We Are
Nationally, we're 2.6 million strong-1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe every girl can change the world. In eastern Massachusetts, we're 50,000 strong-35,000 girls and 15,000 adults.
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.
Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.