Special Olympics provides year-round sports and competition for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Serving over 3,200 participants in 110 communities with 5 State competitions the NM branch is described by Victoria Gonzales.
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The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center is looking for leaders! Celebrating 30 years of operation dedicated to the recruitment and training of students in community service. Morgan Bryne reveals top projects and provides information on how the community can also engage in making a difference.
The Road Home is an organization with the mission to help people step out of homelessness and back into the community. The program provides emergency shelter andhousing services. Ex Dir. Matt Minkevitch describes joining forces with community partners to provide resources during the affordable housing crisis.
How do donations improve society? How do they impact the community and benefit the lives of people? The Sorenson Impact Center uses an all encompassing approach to analyze investments and policy to help boost performance of social impact projects discussed by Fraser Nelson.
House Bill 96, the Utah School Readiness Initiative benefits 4,000 kids through high quality preschool programs. United Way CEO Bill Crim touches on the impact of HB96 as well a other services aimed to make a positive impact on the 137,000 low income students in the region.
Ditch the phones and enjoy nature with the YMCA! Elissa Kobrin, Director of Camping describes overnight camps in which councilors focus on safety and inclusiveness. Truly be themselves in safe enviorment.
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Princess Mhoon, Director for the Prince Mhoon Dance Institute. They discuss the organization and their mission to the community. They also talks about the Politics & Protest: A Dancer’s Revolt event that will take place June 23rd at Montgomery College Cultural Art Center. For more information on Prince Mhoon Dance Institute visit their website at https://www.princessmhoondance.com/
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Yolanda Vazquez talks with Maryland State Senator from District 47, Victor Ramirez. They discuss his legislation banning Bump Stocks for Gun in Maryland. For Information on Maryland State Senator Victor Ramirez, visit his website.
According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Asian population increased 72 percent between 2000 and 2015, resulting in the fastest growth rate of any major racial or ethnic group. And as this population continues to grow, there remains a lack of involvement in politics and corporate leadership positions. Kendall Kosai, Deputy Director at OCA National discussed programs designed to help high school students explore their identity, and encourage them to become future community leaders.
Yolanda Vazquez talks with Dean Lynch, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Counties. They discuss how they advocated for the residents of Virginia during the most recent General Assembly Session.
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