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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...

2010-04-16 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In these tough economic times, Big Brothers Big Sisters is recognizing National Volunteer Week by celebrating donors as well as volunteers. Funding makes it possible for the country's largest donor-supported network of volunteer mentors of youth to carefully match the children in their program with adult mentors and provide the ongoing support that sustains those matches and helps vulnerable kids beat the odds. Throughout the National Volunteer...

2009-09-23 10:04:00

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell & Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez to Speak WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The economic recession has challenged lawmakers from Sacramento to Austin and Tallahassee to Albany - and in city and county halls around the country - to find innovative ways to fund vital transportation infrastructure projects. As Congress continues work on the next multi-year surface transportation authorization bill, industry leaders and...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.