Economic Development and Community Coherence

Posted August 25, 2019
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When most economists talk about economic development, they discuss macroeconomic indicators such as annual GDP growth, nationwide employment statistics, and international trade deficits or surpluses. While all of these facets of macroeconomic policies certainly do affect the lives and livelihoods of small communities and their members, small businesses continue to play an extremely important part […]

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ZogSports DC

Posted April 11, 2019
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Creating a Sense of Community Coherence through the World of Sports When most people think of the benefits of sports, we might think about the health benefits that come with exercise or the importance of providing a healthy and safe extracurricular activity for young people in marginalized and vulnerable settings. While both of these benefits […]

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Social Sports and their Contribution to Community Coherency

Posted April 9, 2019
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Most of us know that we get far less exercise than what doctors and fitness professionals recommend. Our busy work and school lives are mostly sedentary, and by the time we are free, most people would rather spend the time at home rather than walking on a treadmill at the local gym. Lack of exercise […]

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What’s A Block Party Supposed To Do?

Posted June 21, 2018
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A Profile with Software Engineer & Photographer Steven Taylor Talent is often found in the most unsuspected places. Steven Taylor is a Philly born software engineer and photographer who truly embodies the spirit of humility and dignity. Rather than taking the route of years of formal education into a profession, he has used the contacts […]

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The Growth of an Artist from Unsung Origins

Posted June 19, 2018
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A Profile with the Artist Chuck Styles “Creating art is a constant journey of one’s self” When most people think of professional artists, we probably have an image of a person sitting in an art studio or art institute, drawing on a stretched canvas in front of a window while listening to Classical music. Today, […]

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Fresh Artists: Helping Young Artists Gain Exposure

Posted April 22, 2018
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“One of the biggest challenges that artists face is trying to gain exposure for the artwork that they produce.” A traditional artwork exhibit at a local gallery can cost thousands of dollars, and most artists,more specifically those from low income communities, will most likely not be able to afford to showcase their work. Barbara Chandler […]

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Spotlight: Project Create

Posted April 22, 2018
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“Providing accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth and families experiencing poverty and homelessness.” The workplace is a fluctuating environment and now more than ever, where analytics and logistics once dominated, creativity and innovation have taken over. College admissions counselors and employers alike are no longer simply looking for academic excellence but […]

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Own Your History: in Prince George’s County

Posted March 22, 2018
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The famous author George Orwell once wrote “those who control the present, control the past, and those who control the past control the future.” Young people often consider history to be a boring school subject that requires memorizing obscure dates and hard to pronounce names. What few people realize is that understanding one´s history is […]

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Beyond Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Posted March 22, 2018
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The Case for the Community Arts Programs Formal education is often seen as nothing more than preparation for the workplace. Instead of helping children to bring out their interior gifts and discover the wonder of trying out those gifts in the wider world, education has been reduced to a stepping-stone towards an ever-increasing competitive job […]

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The 30-Day Challenge

Posted March 1, 2018
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A look into the 30 day Challenge. Have you ever wondered about the reasoning behind the 30 day challenges popping up all over?  It may be a 30 day ab challenge or diet, or a challenge to be kinder to those around you.  The 30 day challenge can incorporate just about anything into your daily […]

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