Community

North Little Rock School District seeks community mentors as violence and loss of learning increase

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In the North Little Rock School District, data shows an increase in violence and learning losses among its students. The district says positive role models are needed more than ever, as they have seen an increase in behavior problems and a decline in academic performance. …

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University community lobbies to support Afghan evacuees – The Williams Record

Students and faculty are pushing for the College to admit students evacuated from the American University of Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Inside higher education.) After the Western-backed democratic government in Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last August, many Afghan university students face an uncertain and intimidating future. Some have fled …

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Resident-led Montbello organizing committee responds to community needs with FreshLo Hub

We all have the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food. However, decades of underinvestment in infrastructure and community resources have left residents of many low-income neighborhoods across the country with no grocery stores nearby. Without these grocery stores, residents are often forced to depend on small markets and convenience …

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Soup Stroll brings community together in downtown Cohoes

COHOES – People gathered on the streets of downtown Cohoes on Saturday to participate in the Small Business Saturday Celebration, where more than 50 vendors participated in the town’s first ‘soup walk’. Music from several stores set the tone, and there was even a special performance of Santa and one …

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“I’ll Never Forget It:” Community Gives Free Thanksgiving Meal for Everson Flood Victims

“I’ll Never Forget” Community Gives Free Thanksgiving Meal for Everson Flood Victims On Thursday, residents of Everson gathered to provide food and community for flood victims. EVERSON, Wash – On Thursday, residents of Everson gathered to provide food and community for flood victims. After historic flooding that ravaged Whatcom County, …

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Newcomers Club reunion showcases Chile and community – Estes Park Trail-Gazette

A chili bake was the tasty highlight of the Estes Park Newcomer Club general meeting on November 18 at the community center. Nine residents vied for the honors of “best chili chef”. The top spot went to Andy Brittan-Willabus, who only revealed that his “secret sauce” contained cocoa powder and …

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Helena, MT Jewish community seeks to buy back synagogue building sold for $ 1 in 1930s

(JTA) – It has been 86 years since the Jewish community of Helena, Montana, sold their first synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, to the town of Helena for just a dollar. Now the small Jewish community that remains in the city is trying to buy it for almost a million dollars from …

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The community recalled Zoom’s safety advice

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Students, faculty, and staff at Penn State are reminded that there are many tools available to help secure Zoom Meetings as the University continues to offer hybrid work and classroom arrangements. To help secure Zoom meetings, individuals should not share the meeting password. Additionally, to discourage …

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Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Charlotte physician and community leader, has passed away | DFA 90.7

Charlotte physician, minister and author Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown has died, according to a notice posted on the Novant Health site on November 17. She had battled cancer of the brain and kidneys. Garmon-Brown touched countless people with her work and was a celebrated community leader, having served on the Opportunities …

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