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Keep Brevard Beautiful Removes More Than 15 Tons of Debris During Annual Trash Bash

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Remarkable results are pouring in from the Great American Cleanup events that are happening during Keep America Beautiful Month (April).

In its 36th year, Keep Brevard Beautiful’s Trash Bash covered about 40 sites with more than 1,100 volunteers dedicating more than 4,300 hours on Saturday, April 1. In just a short period of time, those volunteers removed more than 30,600 pounds (approximately 15 tons) of trash and debris from public spaces within Brevard County, Florida.

Local Family to Receive New Habitat Home Keys Saturday

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By Rebecca Frye
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

On Saturday, April 8, Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will celebrate with the Navarrete family, Warrenton’s newest Habitat homeowners, at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Supporters, volunteers and neighbors will gather to welcome the Navarettes to the community from 10 a.m. to noon at 110 Haiti St.

National Rebuilding Month: Impact of Poor Housing Conditions on Children

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Poor housing conditions can negatively impact the health of those inside – especially children. Get involved during National Rebuilding Month. Learn about how to make your home safer for your children and grandchildren. Volunteer to help your neighbor do the same. Donate to support the critical repairs that make homes safer and healthier. http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

National Rebuilding Month: Impact of Poor Housing on Children

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Poor housing conditions can negatively impact the health of those inside – especially children. Get involved during #RebuildingMonth: Learn about how to make your home safer for your children and grandchildren. Volunteer to help your neighbor do the same. Donate to support the critical repairs that make homes safer and healthier: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

Five Nonprofits Receive National Award for Driving Positive Change in Underserved Communities from The Atlantic and Allstate

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At a social innovation summit in the nation’s capital last week, The Atlantic and Allstate honored five nonprofits with Renewal Awards for their innovative, grassroots approach to solving our nation’s most pressing challenges.

GSK is Proud to Support the Movement to Build a Healthier Community in East St. Louis, IL

Working across sectors and organizations, the East St. Louis community has come together to help young people feel safe and secure in their community, be ready to succeed in school and work and empower them to create change.
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“The State of the Movement is strong,” declared Montez Holton, a junior at East St. Louis Senior High School, referring to the East Side Aligned collective impact “movement” in East St. Louis, IL.  Working across sectors and organizations, the East St. Louis community has come together to help young people feel safe and secure in their community, be ready to succeed in school and work and empower them to create change.

National Rebuilding Month: Rebuilding Together Affiliates Impact

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During #RebuildingMonth, Rebuilding Together affiliates are planning to complete over 1,700 rebuilding projects, including homes and community centers across the country. Find out ways to get involved here: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

Volkswagen Employees Against Racism

Broad Support for U.N. Initiative
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• About 40 locations, brands and subsidiaries worldwide participated in the "I am against racism" photo campaign
• Chairman of the Board of Management Müller supports the "Prominent figures against Racism" initiative
• Board of Management for Human Resources Blessing and Chairman of the Group and General Works Council Osterloh commend commitment and dedication of employees
• Joint events with VfL Wolfsburg in home game in the Volkswagen Arena

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• About 40 locations, brands and subsidiaries worldwide participated in the "I am against racism" photo campaign
• Chairman of the Board of Management Müller supports the "Prominent figures against Racism" initiative
• Board of Management for Human Resources Blessing and Chairman of the Group and General Works Council Osterloh commend commitment and dedication of employees
• Joint events with VfL Wolfsburg in home game in the Volkswagen Arena

Ten Ways to Celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month!

Simple Ideas to Create Cleaner, Greener & More Beautiful Places to Live
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Since the 1970s, Keep America Beautiful Month in April has celebrated the work led by our 620 state and community-based affiliates, local partners, businesses, public officials and millions of passionate volunteers to advance our fight to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities.

Beyond the Books: Creating a Campus Community

By: Barry Telford
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For students, the college experience is a pivotal time of growth. Not only are these individuals learning new concepts and theories through their studies, many are also taking that first initial jump from childhood to adulthood as they navigate life with an increased sense of independence. Whether these students live on campus or commute from home, their experience at college shapes their first impression of life beyond the books. Because of this, providing the foundation for a robust campus community not only enhances the student experience but improves students’ quality of life. 

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