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Honoring The Selfless

(NAPSI)—At a time when their efforts were desperately needed, organizations helping to combat the effects of the coronavirus, champion equality and diversity, and provide medical care for those in need headlined this year’s .ORG IMPACT Awards. The awards, presented by Public Interest Registry, recognize organizations that are healing, helping, and inspiring others around the world. […]

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John Warner IV’s “Little Anton:” Love, Espionage and WWII Grand Prix Racing

(NewsUSA) “Warner takes readers on an epic, white-knuckle ride through one of history’s most chilling untold stories.” Little Anton by John W. Warner IV is a riveting historical novel from a born truth teller. Teetering between fact and fiction, it begins with a trove of historical knowledge we would remember from high school, had we […]

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BookBites: Meet Characters and Journeys You Won’t Soon Forget

(NewsUSA) “Grounds for Murder” by Tara Lush When Lana Lewis’ best — and most difficult — employee abruptly quits and joins the competition days before the Sunshine State Barista Championship, her café’s chances of winning are creamed. Lana’s normally calm demeanor heats to a boil when she runs into the arrogant java slinger. But when […]

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BookBites: 4 Books With Stories and Lessons to Guide Us Into the New Year

(NewsUSA) “The Black Swan of Paris” by Karen Robards In 1944 Paris, celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse’s position of privilege allows her to go undetected as an ally to the resistance. When her estranged mother, Lillian de Rocheford, is captured by […]

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Keeping the Lights On for Afterschool Programs

(StatePoint) Afterschool programs help students succeed in school and in life and provide invaluable support to communities. As we’ve seen this year, these programs play an especially important role when students, families, and communities are struggling. Programs across the country have stepped up in the pandemic, providing virtual educational activities, delivering meals and enrichment kits, […]

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Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Reaches All-Time High

(StatePoint) Parents of children enrolled in afterschool programs are happier with their participation than ever before, according to a new study. At the same time, there aren’t nearly enough programs available, and students from low-income families are the most likely to lack access. For every child in an afterschool program today, three more are waiting […]

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Millions of Americans are Facing Hunger This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) Millions of people nationwide face hunger every holiday season. And this year, the COVID-19 pandemic thrust even more Americans into this vulnerable position. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, one in nine people, including 10 million children, already lived in a food insecure household. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by both poverty and hunger. […]