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Illinois General Assembly Legislative Research Unit Grant Alert January 2013
I thank Melisa Fraase of the Illinois General Assembly Legislative Research Unit for providing the following listing of federal grants for January 2013. http://www.scribd.com/doc/119333189/January-2013-Grant-Alert
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women business owners still face several challenges when it comes to growing their businesses and accessing capital. we'll offer some of their views and encourage you to join in with your own ideas in the comments section. Ford Fundraiser 5 Customers You Should Fire Steve Cody shares lessons learned from 18 years of running his own business. Fund. compared to about 5% in 1970. This is good news. However. More Carey Tercentenary AME Church 90th Year Anniversary State Representative La Shawn K. Lets do it “Bigg Time!!” Saturday. http://psmalumni. More significantly. 2013 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST) Providence-St. Want to be rich in 10 years? Here are five steps that will get you there. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas. Visit http://www. Mel B. Jr.com/? ref=esfbenivte001# Underdeveloped A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. Providence ST Mel is having an alumni game in his honor. the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role. Read more In the Loop Connecting to communities online since 2003 Please Forward… Page 2 . 60624 Click onto the link for further information and to purchase tickets. Today and over the next few days. the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. Our alma mater.Recommended Reading Special Events Providence-St. Nonprofit Leaders' Advice to the President How Obama Can Ensure a Healthy Nonprofit Environment Nonprofit leaders have lots of ideas for President Obama in his second term. More Helping Women Business Owners Access Capital Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community. To all the 21st crew. Mel High School 119 South Central Park Blvd.eventbrite. Today.J. I wanted to share this event with you regarding my late friend/neighbor Buvern Francisco III aka DJ Bigg. February 16.org/underdeveloped to read the entire article. about 30% of small businesses are owned by women. including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders.compasspoint. Francisco III Alumni Basketball Game I got the following posting from my brother. we need to represent. Chicago. More Set Your Financial Goal for 2023 Today: Here's How Research shows that financially successful people are people who set plans. Theo Leonard.
CEO of Chicago Public Schools. I encourage you to notify your school’s principal.com/ Thanks for Supporting Valeriefleonard. More Plan for Your Financial Independence Today Reminder: Petition President Obama to Stop Policies that Promote Massive School Closings Let me preface my remarks by saying that we are not anti-charter school. 2013. you should be very concerned by the recent trend of massive school closings and rapid expansion of charter schools.com/ Schedule of Upcoming Public Meetings Regarding Chicago School Closures I thank Dwayne Truss.000 visits to my website. tracks plan progress & helps you get funded.000 times in 2012.com Between January 1 and January 20. Nearly 60. http://www. Schedule of Upcoming Public Meetings Regarding Chicago School Closures Reminder: Petition Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois Legislature to Create an Illinois Education Facilities Planning Board Regardless of where you stand on the issue of school closings or charter school expansion.schoolutilization. Click here Start the New Year by Getting Fiscally Fit! Read the Lawndale Alliance Testimony to the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force (Click Here) There are editions for nonprofits.000 people have visited over 210. please let me know. cluster. Click here In the Loop Connecting to communities online since 2003 Please Forward… Page 3 . current educational policies encourage mass closings of traditional public schools while also encouraging the rapid expansion of charter schools. Thank you again for your support. and the de-stabilizing impact of mass school closures on lowincome minority communities. President of PACE. Charter schools are merely a legal structure. If you have noticed any discrepancies between the utilization or other data that will be used to determine whether or not schools should be closed. More LivePlan has 500 sample plans. The legal structure in and of itself should not matter. more than 3. CTU president and President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. If you have any strategies you'd like to share. for sharing this letter from Barbara Byrd Bennett. What does matter is school quality. LSC President. and make recommendations on how best to address the financial challenges facing CPS.Education The CPS Commission on School Utilization The Commission on School Utilization is an independent body that facilitates community conversations to study the district’s current state. contractors and professional services.500 people have made nearly 14. I will be studying strategies to engage more people to visit more often. which means people are taking more time to view content and are visiting more than one page once they land. Unfortunately. Visit http://valeriefleonard. engage community members and gather input on how to improve our schools. I encourage you strongly to review the list and prepare written and oral testimony. My bounce rate has fallen 10 points.
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