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New Program Sponsored by Heritage Quilters Takes Aim at Summer Learning Loss

When the school doors close, and summer vacation ensues, millions of students will experience a phenomenon known as ‘summer learning loss.’ (for more about summer learning loss, see Wikipedia). If students lack educational reinforcement during the summer months, they may … Continue reading

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Six Years of New Generation of African American Philanthropists!

As NGAAP-Charlotte celebrated its sixth anniversary on June 6, 2012, I ask two of the giving circle’s founding members, Ms. Valaida Fullwood and Ms. Patricia Martelly, to look back on past years and reflect on collaboration, connection, and community involvement. … Continue reading

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‘Saving Principal Wilson’ Raises $22,000 for School Garden at Glen Iris Elementary

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — When asked what components are needed to be successful in both community outreach and community-based project development, Lyord Watson Jr., one of the founding members of the Birmingham Change Fund and President Owner of Watson Philanthropic Solutions, … Continue reading

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