The Last Well Intensifies Clean Water Initiative in Liberia after 8 Children Die from Cholera

The Last Well Intensifies Clean Water Initiative in Liberia after 8 Children Die from Cholera
Sulphur Springs, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 International relief efforts mean that there have been very few new Ebola cases reported in the last month, leading some to believe that Liberia will be declared Ebola-free by June. However, Liberians continue dying at a startling rate from water-borne diseases. Eight children have died in a single ...

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Praises New Initiative to Teach Civilian Skills to Service Members Before Transition

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is praising a new pilot initiative to teach civilian skills to service members prior to ...

Olin College Commits to 21st Century Grand Challenges Initiative

Olin College Commits to 21st Century Grand Challenges Initiative
Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Olin College of Engineering is one of more than 120 engineering schools that announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers who will be equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. The letter of commitment was presented to President Barack ...

NCWIT, Google.org, and ACM-W Announce Initiative to Scale Student Computing Groups on Campuses Nationwide

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) March 10, 2015 At the 2015 SIGCSE Technical Symposium last week, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Google.org, and ACM-W announced a $ 500,000 investment in support of student computing groups at U.S. post-secondary institutions. This initiative will dramatically increase the capacity for student computing groups by growing ...

Initiative Nurtures Women Pursuing Weed Science Careers

(PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Today less than 15 percent of the members of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) are women. It’s a sobering statistic, but one that reflects national trends. According to data gathered by the National Academies, roughly equal numbers of women and men earn degrees in the agricultural sciences. However, ...

Prevent Blindness and the National Black Church Initiative Team Up to Address Vision and Eye Health

Prevent Blindness and the National Black Church Initiative Team Up to Address Vision and Eye Health
CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health organization and the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches across 15 denominations, are announcing today that they are joining forces to improve the vision and eye health of the coalition’s 15.7 million African American churchgoers. African ...

Initiative Aims to Transform Closing Naval Base into Career College for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Initiative Aims to Transform Closing Naval Base into Career College for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Charleston, WV (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 KVC Health Systems, the private, nonprofit organization with the nation’s longest track record of providing foster care case management services, is leading a broadly-supported initiative to transform the closing Sugar Grove naval base in Pendleton County, West Va. into a specialized career college for youth aging out of foster ...