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2011-01-31 12:01:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sodexo Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., announced today a commitment to provide $20 million in grants and in-kind donations to support and create new, innovative approaches and solutions to ensure the 17 million children in the United States facing hunger grow up with dependable access to nutritious food to lead healthy, productive lives. Building on more than 10 years in the fight against hunger, the Sodexo...

2010-08-03 08:45:00

UnitedHealth HEROES grants support youth-led solutions to childhood obesity WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Service America (YSA) and UnitedHealth Group are encouraging youth to create and implement programs around childhood obesity in their local communities. UnitedHealth HEROES is a service-learning, health literacy initiative designed to encourage young people, partnering with schools and nonprofits, to create and implement local hands-on programs to fight childhood...

2010-04-15 14:09:00

- Young people in more than 100 countries, five continents, will improve communities. - Issues addressed include literacy, childhood obesity, and environmental preservation. WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and youth will celebrate Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), the largest service event in the world, by leading community improvement activities on April 23-25. GYSD is the only day of service that specifically highlights young people as problem-solvers. In its...

2009-12-15 13:29:00

New Holiday Version of Friends for Change Anthem "Send It On" to Debut in Celebration of the Grants BURBANK, Calif., and WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the holiday spirit of giving, Disney, together with Youth Service America (YSA), today announced Disney's Friends for Change Grants to help kids that are making environmentally friendly changes in their communities. Disney's Friends for Change is a program that encourages kids everywhere to take steps together with their...

2009-11-18 10:00:00

$50,000 available to children and youth to implement Global Youth Service Day events. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miley Cyrus recently partnered with Youth Service America (YSA) to create Get Ur Good On (www.GetUrGoodOn.org), a social network that brings together youth to support each other in their mission to do "good" in their communities. On Wednesday, November 18, YSA will launch Get Ur Good On Grants that fund youth-led service initiatives on Global Youth Service...

2009-11-05 14:00:00

GoToServiceLearning.org offers free and field-tested service-learning lesson plans WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Service America, America's Promise Alliance, and State Farm(R) Companies Foundation today unveiled an important new resource for teachers seeking to learn how to incorporate service-learning into their lessons. GoToServiceLearning.org is an interactive Web site housing a database of quality service-learning lesson plans from across the country, all tied to...

2009-08-10 09:30:00

YSA and UnitedHealth Group 'HEROES' grants to help students address childhood obesity. WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Service America (YSA) and UnitedHealth Group team up for the second year to offer UnitedHealth HEROES grants to youth-led service-learning projects addressing childhood obesity. Educators, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions are eligible to apply for service-learning project grants. Grant recipients will receive up to...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.