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Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more



Blint Volunteer Pianist Provides Joy To Cancer Patients Through Music
Sharon Gill, a blind pianist who volunteers at the Essentia Health Cancer Center, has been bringing joy and entertainment to cancer patients through her music. Gill might not be able to see how...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

Vets Finding a Home: Giving Homeless Veterans a Voice
A video and photography project titled Vets Finding a Home, which opened at Project H.O.M.E.'s 1515 Fairmount Avenue residence, gives a face and a voice to veterans who have experienced...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

Homeless Young Artists Squeeze Creative Juices through Artworks
The Walters Cultural Arts Center showcase creative talents of homeless artists through the help of Portland-based organization, p:ear (project: education, art, recreation). p:ear serves about 900...more

deliberateLIFE to Spur International Development Through Publishing
South African Fay Johnson founded the publication deliberateLIFE, which channeled her passion to pursue international development. The interactive publication with links to videos and products is...more

Artists as Natural Resource for Community Development
Laura Zabel, a Kansas University graduate and executive director of a Minnesota-based economic development organization called Springboard for the Arts, led a talk at the Lawrence Arts Center about...more






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The Philanthropic Legacy of Tupac Shakur

The Philanthropic Legacy of Tupac Shakur
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, the media corporation MLE Network, and the digital public relations...



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