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Tennessee Education Dept awards $27M in tutoring grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have awarded $27 million in grants for five community organizations to start tutoring programs in the 2022-2023 school year. The state Department of Education says the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps Community...

Appalachian Regional Commission funds 4 projects in WVa

Jun. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $340,000 for four projects in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday. It will help provide upgrades to lighting infrastructure in Charleston,...

US charitable giving hit record in 2021 but inflation looms

Jun. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

Charitable giving in the United States reached a record $485 billion in 2021, though the increase did not keep pace with inflation, according to a report Tuesday offering a comprehensive look at American philanthropy. The Giving USA report says donations in 2021 were 4% higher than...

Japan philanthropic group begins fund raising for Ukrainians

Jun. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese foundation announced Monday it is launching a fundraising drive to provide more than 1,200 Ukrainian evacuees in Japan with additional financial support for language studies and other needs. Jumpei Sasakawa, executive director of the Nippon Foundation, said...

Florida’s animal crossing aims to break barrier of I-4

Jun. 11, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — M34, a typical black bear who became an inspiration, was stuck. He had hopscotched north from Sebring between dwindling patches of trees until he came to Celebration. If Florida was an entire world, M34 had reached its equator: Interstate 4,...

Native American youth to be tapped for conservation projects

Jun. 10, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday rolled out guidelines for a new youth service program meant to create job opportunities for Native Americans while boosting their cultural connections to nature through conservation projects on tribal and public land. ...

Groundbreaking event planned for Muskegon museum expansion

Jun. 10, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for The Muskegon Museum of Art's $11.2 million expansion project. The event is scheduled Saturday, according to the museum in western Michigan. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2024 and will include...

Abortion funds feel frustration, gratitude at 'rage giving'

Jun. 10, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

Casie Pierce doesn't usually work Fridays. But on the Friday after the draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked, Pierce, the development director for a Dallas-based abortion fund, which helps people pay for the procedure and associated logistics, had to be at her computer. ...

Mass shootings intensify reform efforts at grassroots level

Jun. 07, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

With protests planned for Saturday after the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Buffalo, New York, gun control advocates hope to intensify pressure on Congress to pass laws and additional funding for research to help curb the growing violence. And they say they're...

Church convicts Catholic ex-priest of abusing boy for years

Jun. 07, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Germany said Tuesday that a former priest has been convicted in a church trial of sexually abusing a minor over several years almost three decades ago. The man, who wasn't identified, was ordered to pay 10% of his income to a charitable...