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Loan and education helps rural farm go to the 'next level'
7/21/2016
Loan and education helps rural farm go to the 'next level'
Calvin and Caria Hawkins, owners of Abundant Harvest Farm, are partners in marriage and in business. They have been farming as a business in Glen Saint Mary, Florida, since 2014. The 38-acre sustainable farm in rural north Florida grows organic vegetables, fruit and pecans. Calvin, a veteran, and Caria take their products from seed to sale.
Resident leader reaches out to 'the other'
7/18/2016
Resident leader reaches out to 'the other'
This South Bend, Indiana, woman makes is a point to identify who is vulnerable in her community and how to help them. If others aren't doing it, do it yourself, she says!
Nonprofit takes homeownership education into prison
7/15/2016
Nonprofit takes homeownership education into prison
While most services that support individuals released from prison start when they return to their community, Robert Corley, executive director of NeighborWorks Southern Mass, decided to start much earlier. Corley recently visited a local prison to teach a two-session class on how to buy a house—to a very engaged audience.
CityLift program rescues woman from 'moment of despair'
6/27/2016
CityLift program rescues woman from 'moment of despair'
Monica attended the CityLIFT launch event in San Bernadino, and was the first customer to reserve grant funds through the program.
Get to know a VISTA: Armando Sullivan
6/23/2016
Get to know a VISTA: Armando Sullivan
Armando is a former NeighborWorks AmeriCorps VISTA alumnus from Silver Spring, Maryland. He is graduate from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in geography and urban studies and he will be pursuing his master's degree in Urban Planning at Harvard University this fall.
Get to know a VISTA: Anna Jen
6/7/2016
Get to know a VISTA: Anna Jen
Anna Jen is a former NeighborWorks AmeriCorps VISTA alumna from Fresno, California who served in Roseburg, Oregon at NeighborWorks Umpqua from 2012-2013. She graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in International Business and will be pursuing her M.A degree in Sustainable International Development at the Heller School at Brandeis University this fall.
What’s in a name? Everything
5/19/2016
What’s in a name? Everything
Sometimes a name change is not just a cosmetic modification, but a way to be more inclusive in communicating who you serve. Read about how this strategy worked for a housing organization focused on Native Americans.
With LIFT, veteran returns to Detroit stronger than ever
5/18/2016
With LIFT, veteran returns to Detroit stronger than ever
Kienya and Kathy Rudolph dreamed of becoming homeowners, and Detroit HomeLIFT provided them the chance.
Bank and credit union partner to better serve the rural poor
5/16/2016
Bank and credit union partner to better serve the rural poor
When Regions Bank decided to close its branches in several remote, poverty-stricken Mississippi Delta towns, it turned to Hope Enterprise to make sure the residents had access to the financial services they need.
Alternative to predatory payday loans offered by coalition
5/13/2016
Alternative to predatory payday loans offered by coalition
The need for access to fast, emergency cash is real for many Americans. But it too often leads to trouble when residents resort to payday loans they can’t afford. In Brownsville, Texas, several organizations and businesses came together to offer an affordable form of small-dollar loan.
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