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2013-10-31 23:02:28

Grant Continues Support for Much-Needed Veteran Housing Projects San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Home Depot Foundation continues to lend their support to veterans and impact our local community - this time with a recent $24,000 “Team Depot” grant to Swords to Plowshares to landscape, renovate, and beautify a veterans’ family housing site on historic Treasure Island. The Home Depot Foundation previously awarded Swords to Plowshares $545,540 for critical livability...

2013-08-26 23:01:43

Bay Area employers can gain tools to successfully recruit, train and hire Military veterans. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Swords to Plowshares will host its Inaugural Veteran Employment Strategy Summit on Tuesday August 27th. Employers interested in adding veterans to their company ranks will gather at the Marine’s Memorial Club in downtown San Francisco for the event. The summit will kick-off with a keynote address by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and Craigconnects...

2013-01-25 23:04:15

75 Formerly Homeless Veterans Now Have a New Place to Call Home at 150 Otis Street (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown Community Development Center will host the grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony of San Francisco´s newest housing for homeless veterans in 12 years. The grand opening event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at 150 Otis Street in San Francisco. Spearheaded by community based non-profit...

2012-10-25 04:02:20

Law fellowships help serve more veterans with disabilities. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 Swords to Plowshares welcomes Skadden Fellow Brad Adams and Equal Justice Works Fellow Austin Baumgarten, who is sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Skadden Fellow Brad Adams is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and an Army Reserve veteran who served in Afghanistan. His fellowship will focus on expansion of legal services to low-income and homeless veterans. “I am really...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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