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Brazilian Gangsta Rapper, Once an Addict and Drug Dealer, Now Uses His Music and Passion to Reach Kids With the Truth About Drugs

CUIABA, Brazil, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Growing up surrounded by gangs, crime, and violence that plagued his neighborhood in Cuiabá, Brazil, in the '80s and '90s, Diogenes Luiz de Oliveira tried to escape from that life by using and trafficking drugs. Now, he uses his own story and the drug education materials of Foundation for a Drug-Free World to help keep kids out of the trap that consumed and nearly destroyed his life.

National Postdoctoral Association Announces Free Membership for HBCU Students

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today announced that it would provide free membership to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at any Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU). The same is true for any postdoctoral scholar ("postdoc") working at such an institution.

LA Sports Council Announces New President & CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato's first initiative will be the organization's 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.

BioAustinCTX Adds Cindy WalkerPeach and Ryan Hawkins to the Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BioAustinCTX, Central Texas' Life Science industry organization, announced today the appointment of Cindy WalkerPeach, PhD and Ryan Hawkins to its Board of Directors. BioAustinCTX is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas focused on advancing the life science industry in the Central Texas Region.

Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation Celebrates First Annual Catalyst Awards

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation recently held the first annual Catalyst Awards luncheon at LaCigale in Delray Beach. Pastor Bill Mitchell of CityLead Boca and Delray Beach police Sgt. Danny Pacheco Jr. of Delray Kicks were each honored as the inaugural recipients of cash grants of $32,500 each. The Catalyst Award program was established to celebrate the spirit of the late entrepreneur and humanitarian Carl Angus DeSantis.

10th Annual Cursive is Cool Contest Launches for Students in North America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation announced that their annual "Cursive is Cool"® contest is now open to North American students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest dates are January 23 through April 15, 2024. Students are encouraged to enter early. Prizes will be awarded for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place based on legibility and neatness.

BHERC To Cap-Off Their Monumental Season With 29th Annual S.E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase Closing Weekend

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is pleased to announce the 29th Annual S. E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase (SEMAASFS) closing event, the weekend of January 19-21st, it will include 50 short films. BHERC is also hosting students to see the must-see film Origin, by talented and prolific filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, the first weekend of its release nationally. "We must go out and support our filmmakers and help make their films a success at the box office," noted BHERC President Sandra Evers-Manly.

Concordia names Porto, Portugal as host city of its 2024 Europe Summit on May 28-29

PORTO, Portugal, Jan. 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Concordia has named Porto, Portugal as the host city for its 2024 Europe Summit, taking place May 28-29, 2024. Building on the 2023 Concordia Europe Summit, which took place last June in Madrid, Spain (view the report), Concordia's fourth Europe Summit will bring together 100 decision makers for a set of high-level, interactive, and largely closed-door conversations on key challenges, opportunities, and priorities dominating the European agenda.

Las Positas College Students Launch Financial Literacy Nonprofit

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Four students from Las Positas College have taken on the challenge of improving financial education and resources among college students in California. Their non-profit organization, FinLit Initiative, has recently gained 501(c)(3) status and has already made a significant impact on students across the state.

California Safe Schools Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Honoring Environmental Health Heroes!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, December 4, 2023 at the California Endowment in historic downtown Los Angeles, California Safe Schools, a celebrated children's environmental health and environmental justice non-profit celebrated its 25th Anniversary with an event called "Your Life is Now" honoring seven trailblazing health and safety heroes and organizations.

Lowell Chamber Orchestra Receives Three-Year Funding for Advancement Of BIPOC Composers

LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Lowell Chamber Orchestra (LCO) has been inducted into the Barr Foundation's "Creative Vitality Grant Program," in order to continue its mission of providing the greater Lowell area with the most diverse classical music.

Reimagining Wellness: At Charles E. Smith Life Communities The Age-Old House Calls Are An Innovative Approach To Healthcare

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) announced the recent promotion of Dr. Elisa Gil-Pires to executive vice president, medical affairs/chief medical officer and medical director of Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Dr. Gil-Pires leads a team of world-class doctors who still make house calls.

U.S. News & World Report Names Hebrew Home of Greater Washington on the Charles E. Smith Life Communities Campus the Best in Maryland

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is proud to announce that their skilled nursing health center, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, has been recognized as the Best Nursing Home in Maryland for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Hebrew Home has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Glancy Wine Education Foundation wraps Auction 2023 Seeking Pledges for Giving Tuesday November 28

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Glancy Wine Education Foundation (GWEF) raised $21,949 at the 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction with the San Francisco Wine School on November 11. A lively event with a signature Somm Olympics component featuring past scholarship winner Tonya Pitts.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy Receives Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced it received a recent grant from Truist Foundation to support program operations, technical assistance, and support services for diverse entrepreneurs. The academy has helped over 8,000 women entrepreneurs develop and grow businesses nationwide.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute announces the opening of the 2024 season for the Great Communicator Debate Series

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is proud to announce the start of the 2024 season for the Great Communicator Debate Series (GCDS). The debate competition features a series of regional competitions across America culminating in the National Championship hosted at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. Finalists compete to receive their share of $50,000 in college scholarships.

Move For Hunger sets the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most Cereal Boxes Toppled in a Domino Fashion

DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It was just confirmed, Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization that fights hunger and food waste, successfully broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most Cereal Boxes Toppled in a Domino Fashion with Topple Hunger. The previous record, set in 2021, stood at an impressive 6,391 cereal boxes.

2023 SOMM Olympics Spotlights Rising Wine Talent and Supports Educational Scholarships for Students in Need

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, November 11th from 3:30-8pm, San Francisco Wine School invites the public to join their 12th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction featuring their signature Somm Olympics event benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to wine & hospitality professionals from diverse communities demonstrating financial need.
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Charles E. Smith Life Communities Sets the Stage for Artful Living

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) today announced the launch of a new LifeLAB program offering complimentary community classes, events and webinars for today's modern elder. The program offers fun and interactive learning opportunities to tour and learn about the benefits of living at Charles E. Smith Life Communities while enjoying music, wine, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, interactive art and more.

Announcing the Launch of the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC)

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Beyond Benign, in partnership with sponsors and partners including the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI), is excited to announce the launch of the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC): an online hub for everyone in the green chemistry community to share, connect, learn, and grow together.

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