Riley Unlikely Shares the Journey of a Remarkable Teenager
Finding a Love for Kenyan Children and a Mission to Build a School
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 2016 — At the age of 13, Riley Banks-Snyder traveled to Kenya where she sat in a classroom full of first and second graders sharing a single pencil. The presents Riley was so excited to give the kids paled in importance to the school supplies that were easily accessible back home in Branson, MO. Riley realized these kids didn’t need matchbox cars or jump ropes. They needed pencils and paper.
As soon as her plane touched down in America, Riley knew she wanted to go back. At the age of 14, Riley started a non-profit, Generation Next, to help collect school supplies for Kenyan schools and returned the following year with 200 backpacks … [Continue reading...]
For 15 years HAI a nonprofit has been helping children living in temporarily housing in the five boros of New York. Hear from Angels and please join us at Hard Rock Cafe in Times square on Saturday December 17th at 8am to 10am. Toys' For Tots gave toys, Hugg a Planet gave globes and so many more shared their respect with toys, books, wrapping, donations with the organization. Go to www.gofundme.com/FriendsofAkanke … [Continue reading...]
BP ADAMS TO ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $26 MILLION IN INVESTMENT TO BROOKLYN SCHOOLS, FOCUSED ON STEM EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH
PS 228 DAVID A. BOODY
228 AVENUE S
Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will announce more than $26 million invested in schools across Brooklyn, focused on STEM education and technology initiatives, from his Fiscal Year 2017 funds; the figure represents more than half of his capital budget and a doubling of his educational spending from last year.
He will make this announcement at PS 228 David A. Boody in Gravesend, which is set to receive a $570,000 allocation for the construction and outfitting of a state-of-the-art STEM lab; the facility will be utilized as part of the South … [Continue reading...]
With the ceasefire deal collapsing and the UN's inability to get aid into Syria, the Amaliah organization is doing all it can to aid Syrians in need; 'It is difficult to erase decades' worth of hate, but we have to at least show who we really are. We can be proud that our country does what no other country does.'
The number of wounded who have sought medical treatment in Israel since the Jewish state began accepting wounded Syrians stands at approximately 2,500 people.
In mid-August of this year, a bus from the Jewish-American aid organization Amaliah brought 21 Syrian children and their parents to the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat. The Syrians are all from the Qunietra region on the other side of the border with Israel. The … [Continue reading...]
Music for Sing-a-Long 2016
1. Songs and Agenda for 2016 in Times Square 11:30am and Central Park (11am-11:30 AM Peace Day Party Opening. 12 NOON Moment of Silence PEACE POLE Unveiling, participants say, “May Peace Prevail on Earth, May Peace Prevail in Country Name, May Peace Prevail in your country.
1. We Are the World - "We're The World (USA For Africa)"
There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We all are a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need
We are the world, we are the children
We are the … [Continue reading...]
Health Insurance, Roderick Hutcherson
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Friday, August 19, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Store
410 Gateway Drive
Brooklyn, NY 11239
We are shutting down Raymour & Flanigan @ the Gateway Center Mall for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Produced by TrueMed Health Solutions, LLC, the “Hoops for Health” Black Tie Gala was created to raise money and bring forth awareness to the community regarding health, wellness and quality of life. The organization is geared towards ensuring that the entire NYC is able to come together through various sports related activities, concerts, health related venues and so much more! We have already locked in various well-known media outlets that will not only televise the … [Continue reading...]
August 14th, 2016
Times Square New York City
To create an informed and interactive approach to environmental issues.
· To point up the problems, discuss the solutions, mobilize action and praise the achievements of those who are successfully addressing the issues;
· To promote awareness of urban and global environmental issues, i.e. clean energy and climate change;
· To showcase products, services, technology, programs and research that can make our lives more environmentally friendly;
· To provide environmental groups with space and opportunity to gain members and volunteers, while presenting their message to the general public;
· To provide the public with opportunities to get actively involved by joining and volunteering with environmental groups and learning how … [Continue reading...]
About: The British Music & Theater Festival is a celebration of British Music from the 1960s to the Present and Original New British Theatrical Productions. This is a Benefit Production and All Proceeds will go to The Goddard Riverside Community Youth Arts Program. Tickets are $12 Adults, $7 Kids.
Part 1 - New Plays 730pm. Part 2 - 9pm. Live Classic British Rock 60s - Present, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Lulu, Elton John, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Oasis & The Verve. The Festival is dedicated to our beloved friend & mentor, Sidney Bernstein, The Father of the British Invasion & Festival Producer, Marty Hyde.
Location: The Festival will take place on Saturday June 4th (730pm -11pm) at The Goddard Riverside Community Theater, 647 Columbus Avenue, … [Continue reading...]
The Hellenic Education and Language Program (H.E.L.P) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt community-based initiative of the Hellenic Diaspora of America and its main purpose is to sustain our Hellenic Heritage, Culture and Language --and for the preservation of our Hellenic Ideals, Identity and Knowledge for our youth and generations to come. Good News was proud to attend. www.hellenicedlucation.com Astoria, NY
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Toll Free: 800-598-1123
“Orpheus Luxury Collection”
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LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE
Imagine witnessing history in the making. Join in live video discussions with youth from around the world who are sure to be our future world peace leaders. Hear their ideas on how to make the world a more peaceful place for all of us.
These young Ambassadors of Peace are not only our future,
They are our present.
Seats are LIMITED - Please reserve your place today!
(this is a free event)
Creating a Visible Change
We invite you to join us on April 30th for our first live video webcast with youth panelist from around the world who will discuss The Fuji Declaration and share their views of world peace and how they are making a viable difference in the world today.
Learn more about our International Speakers
Introducing World Peace Youth … [Continue reading...]
New York Center for Children (NYCC) - Good News Special Video. We speak to Board Member Lauren Vernon. She shares her love for the New York Center for Children and what does Peace mean to her with touching words about Ecuador Earthquake Tragedy. More video from this wonderful event coming.
The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is hosting its 21th Anniversary Spring Cocktail Reception on Monday, April 18th, 2016 between 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Clement Restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City. Please join the NYCC in celebrating over 20 years of helping the most disadvantaged children achieve their potential. The event will feature a Live Auction where participants can win a customized Vespa. There will also be a Silent Auction where guests can bid on exquisite gifts and … [Continue reading...]
The Film “Remember Us”
A Collection of
Memories from Hungarian Hidden Children of the Holocaust
By Terri Hirsch
On the occasion of the Hungarian Holocaust Remembrance Day Saturday, 16th April 2016, a special screening of the film “Remember Us” was hosted by Ambassador H.E. Ms. Katalin Annamaria Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations. Present were Chaim Litewski, Chief of United Nations TV, Rudy Vegliante, Executive Producer (Green Leaf Productions) and Evi Blaikie, survivor, who introduced the film and shared some of her own experiences of the war and its aftermath.
Directed by Jason Auerbach and Rudy Vegliante, “Remember Us” is a collection of memories from Hungarian Hidden Children of the Holocaust which focuses not only on who these children were but … [Continue reading...]
A Veteran Explains How Navy Federal Credit Union is Supports
Our Troops by Helping Them Start & Grow their Own Business
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America¹s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. www.navyfederal.org.
To kick off National Small Business Week, we have a special interview with Jim Salmon, the head of Business Lending at Navy Federal Credit Union.
to discuss what¹s needed to start and grow a business, and he¹ll share information about programs designed to help military … [Continue reading...]
New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way
• LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on, elementary science solution that develops science practices in the classroom through a robot-based learning system.
• Correlated to standards-based projects, the solution engages and motivates students to solve real-world science problems by working with engineering, technology and coding through the LEGO® brick,
classroom-friendly software and 40+ hours of hands-on projects.
• LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 strengthens students’ understanding and develops competencies across key science topics including physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences and engineering.
CES - LAS … [Continue reading...]
Embracing Technology for Future Generations of Seniors, 50+
What: SeniorNet 30th Anniversary Celebration, est. 1986.
Where: Microsoft HQ NYC, 11 Times Square (41st and 8th)
When: Tuesday May 24, 2016 (For details go to the agenda)
Why: SeniorNet has so much to celebrate. Our nonprofit, all volunteer management teams have helped educate over 2 million students to learn how to use technology worldwide.
How: SeniorNet could have never accomplished their success without Corporate, Nonprofit, Government, Foundation and Donor support. The 30th Anniversary event celebrates these partners.
For more information:
Please contact Paul Sladkus, Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Committee for participation and sponsorship opportunities. email@example.com 212 647 … [Continue reading...]
By Peter King Special to Newsday
Most of today's grandparents say they use a computer daily,
according to a survey. Photo Credit: iStock
Today’s grandparents, many of whom are boomers, are different from grandparents of past generations in many ways. But one common thread unites them, especially this time of year. The warm glow many feel during the holiday season is stoked by the family hearth. “The biggest mood boost that they have was a visit from family,” says Susan Kostman, chief nursing officer for health-insurer Aetna. Along with grandparents.com, Aetna conducted a wide-ranging survey to find out how today’s grandparents feel about a number of subjects, including health, family issues, retirement and technology.
“The lifestyle now is very different than what we would have … [Continue reading...]
Toys for Tots began in 1947 with one U.S. Marine Unit delivering 5,000 toys to less fortunate children in Los Angeles. Today, the organization has representation in nearly 780 communities and all 50 states, delivering joy to our nation’s neediest children. With the significant support of Toys“R”Us over the past decade, the Marines have fulfilled the Christmas dreams of an average of 7 million children each year.
Learn How Your Listeners Can Get Involved in the 12th Annual Celebration by Donating Toys or Cash at Local Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores
Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), President and Chief Executive Officer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
STATISTICS ON LOCAL TOY DRIVES AVAILABLE BY MARKET
There are currently 15.5 million U.S. children living below … [Continue reading...]