Monthly Archives: April 2014

Local Non-Profit Helps Homeless Female Veterans

Jaspen Boothe was about to be deployed to Iraq in 2005 but was medically discharged from the Army when she was diagnosed with cancer. To …
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Oakbrook Prep Students Help Orphans in Nicaragua

In 2008, Kelsey Perry, then a senior at Oakbrook, decided she wanted her senior project to help people less fortunate than herself. Using her love …
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Military Veterans Bring Value to the Classroom

Mark Street is an associate professor of visual arts at Fordham University. In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Mark writes about military …
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Nicaraguan Kids Able to Attend School Thanks To Sister City Project in Royle

Thanks to students in the Royle Elementary School, ten disadvantaged children in Nagarote, Nicaragua, will be going to school this year. Big Brothers Big Sisters …
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Boston Has Proven Strong One Year Since the Marathon Bombing

As Boston remembers the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston has learned much about itself: the city’s resilience, the courage of many and …
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Two World War II Veterans Honor 19 Soldiers Who Disappeared 70 Years Ago

Last Monday morning, two World War II veterans, Frank Kittle, 90, and Jack McMullen, 91, held bouquets of roses and boarded an old warplane at …
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GOCARE Director Develops Educational Programs in Nicaragua

GOCARE, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works to enable children and young adults with the fundamental belief that citizens may live a self-empowered life …
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New Tech Students Plan Service Trip to Nicaragua

When local teacher Anne Vallerga was a high school student in India, residents of a nearby slum would visit the school each week to use …
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Prop. 41 Provides Shelter To Homeless Veterans

California is home to nearly 2 million veterans and the number is expected to rise by more than 200,000 when the wars in Afghanistan and …
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