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New Funds Help Lift Low-Income Families, Attract Businesses to Distressed Areas Across the Country

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NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are driving new resources into troubled neighborhoods to revive deserted commercial corridors, build affordable homes and create jobs where they are needed most.

A $3.75 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will help low-income people transform their struggling cities and rural communities into places that thrive.

A Sweet and Delicious Job – Former Sponsored Child Enjoys the First Taste of Success After Escaping Childhood Poverty in Guatemala

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A Sweet and Delicious Job

By Javier Carcámo and Lindsey Quinn

Former sponsored child Shirly Alvarado lives in one of the impoverished zones at the margins of Guatemala City. Her community was formed by people termed “land invaders.” It’s a negative phrase that hits close to home: Shirly’s father had to become an “invader” – or squatter – when they didn’t have another place to live.

ARAMARK Invests an Additional $1 Million To Help People Get Healthy and Ready For Work

Renewed partnership with Families International, Inc. strengthens community centers and supports vulnerable families
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Philadelphia, Pa. – June 13, 2013 -- ARAMARK, a global leader delivering food, facilities and uniform services, today announced it will invest an additional $1 million in grants, in-kind resources and volunteer support to continue to help vulnerable families improve their health, secure jobs and ultimately move from poverty to success through partnerships with local community centers.

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