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  • Holiday Giving

    In December, the Center for Public Service is featuring the topic of giving to others. The Center is featuring articles about giving, a faculty member who helps the disabled in Africa, and spotlights on organizations committed to giving to others whether it be through the gift of education, career support, or information and resources.   

    Giving to others is like giving to oneself in that the positive impact one makes on another person can generate a positive return to one’s community or the world in itself. Take for instance organizations aimed at improving educational outcomes. By improving teaching and learning or the access to education, people can gain new skills and ideas that can have positive influences in communities, the economy, or politics.   

    We invite you to explore giving and organizations that help others through education or career support. Through education and career support, these organizations are giving back not only to the individuals they help, but also to many communities.

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    Government Spotlight: USAID Giving Through Education

    This holiday season, as the Center for Public Service focuses on the topic of giving to yourself or others through the gift of education, we are spotlighting the work of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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    Dress for Success—Helping Disadvantaged Women Thrive in Work and in Life

    Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide.

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    Kaplan University Psychology Professor Helps Give the Gift of Mobility

    Kaplan University Psychology Professor Rex Shahriari, EdD gives of his time to help disabled people in Africa the gift of mobility through an organization known as Personal Energy Transportation.

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    Nonprofit Spotlight: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—Improving Education

    One organization that is helping to drive change in our classrooms, student outcomes and success, and teacher development is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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    Helping Those in Need Around The Holidays

    By Darlene A. Levy, LISW CP, ACSW, MPA 


    In early November the awareness of the poor and needy moves from the back of most minds to a central focus during what is commonly referred to as the Season of Giving. 

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    Government Spotlight: United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor offers an informative resource for anyone looking for information about labor market activity, issues related to the economy, and career or job information.

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