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2010-12-07 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa, Inc. ("Independa") today announced its acceptance into the EvoNexus(TM) high-tech incubator program, helping accelerate Independa's launch of its technology-enabled independent living system for family caregivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101204/MM12213LOGO) EvoNexus, a nonprofit incubator from CommNexus(TM), focuses on high-tech startups and provides subsidized resources to a select group of companies and...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Are You Really Connected or Just Linked? How to Create Powerful, Inspiring Conversations that Lead to Greater Success Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2010 Bill Gates, Bono, Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong have reached the pinnacle of achievement in their individual walks of life, but what do they really have in common? They all found out that ultimate success comes through the power of relationships. They discovered that by themselves they were limited, but by adding strategic advisors...

2010-11-16 14:45:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making it possible for 1500 more Illinois children of prisoners to have a specially trained Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor. A $4.5 million three-year HHS grant is enabling the Big Brothers Big Sisters Illinois State Association to provide consistent, enduring, success-focused mentoring services to the children, their custodial parent or guardians, and their volunteer...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 9, InSys Consulting CEO Linda Magnusson-Rosario shared the honors at a gala reception with Mary-Jean Eastman, Principal Perkins Eastman Architects, and Mark Wenitzky, Vice President, Bank of America Home Loans. The event highlighted their service to the community, and also helped fund Exploring Program's work, so it can continue to serve more than 6,500 young people throughout the Five Boroughs. With the support of...

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2010-11-07 07:22:33

With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics "Your game is annoying," one student at the Be the Game summer camp tells another. The boy just laughs. "That's because you can't beat it," he says. This is an exchange between a sophomore at Suitland High School in Forestville, Md., and a seventh grader at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton, Md. Both students...

2010-09-22 10:11:00

Online platform provides mentoring, behavior tracking, and attendance tools that will aid in managing successful internship experiences BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McKinley Technology High School has incorporated it's learning (www.itslearning.net), an individualized learning platform for K-12 and higher education, into its internship program to provide the framework for increased organization, program structure, and accountability measures. The Washington,...

2010-09-15 07:10:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- entrepreneurshipEDGE has now launched innovation101, a 4-day Fellowship that connects young and aspiring social entrepreneurs to their peers and mentors for the purpose of transforming the ideas of these young and aspiring social entrepreneurs into successful social ventures. The innovation101 Fellowship will be held at the Columbia University School of Engineering between January 13 to January 16, 2011, and entrepreneurshipEDGE is currently...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzz about the Participant Media film, "Waiting for Superman," to be released this fall, is energizing parents, educators, child advocates, policy makers and others to take action to improve the odds that children will succeed in our nation's schools. Big Brothers Big Sisters advocates for quality mentoring as part of the solution. Waiting for Superman examines challenges within the nation's school system and raises questions about limited options...

2010-09-13 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing "Bigs," "Littles," families, staff and supporters who make their Hispanic Mentoring programs successful. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/PH62038 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100913/PH62038 ) Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor-supported network of volunteer mentors for youth, carefully makes and supports mentoring...

2010-09-08 07:29:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning September 7, interested organizations may submit grant applications for Cox Virginia's own charitable giving initiative Cox Charities. Grant submittals are accepted in electronic format only until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010. Cox Charities provides funding, through a competitive grant process, to organizations which further the academic achievement and development of young people in our local communities. "Through our 2009 Cox...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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