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North Carolina review say nonprofit led by lieutenant governor's wife 'seriously deficient'

Jul. 25, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit operated by the wife of North Carolina Lt. Gov Mark Robinson that she recently shuttered was "seriously deficient" in its recent operations, according to a state review examining how it carried out a federally funded meal program helping some child care providers....

Major funders bet big on rural America and ‘everyday democracy’

Jul. 25, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

Someone may need to tell Carlton Turner that he’s working to save democracy. Turner is co-director of the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production in the town of Utica, population 600, where his family has lived for eight generations. The organization, better known as Sipp...

Judge's order shields Catholic Charities from deposition as Texas investigates border aid groups

Jul. 24, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday rejected Texas' attempts to compel a deposition from one of the largest migrant shelters on the U.S.-Mexico border, dealing a new legal setback to a widening Republican-led investigation into migrant aid groups. The ruling by state...

UN cultural agency rejects plan to place Britain's Stonehenge on list of heritage sites in danger

Jul. 24, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of endangered world heritage sites over concerns that Britain’s plans to build a nearby highway tunnel threaten the landscape around the prehistoric monument. ...

New to volunteering? A how-to guide to find the right fit

Jul. 24, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

How to look for a volunteer opportunity that is a good fit for you: Know yourself Assess your goals, skills and passions. Are you seeking to find new friends, learn something new or make a change in a specific area? Tim Delaney, president...

Volunteering would feel good even if it didn't have health benefits. But it does

Jul. 24, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

After retiring from 35 years as a teacher, Jeff Kellert began volunteering as a tutor and helped with monthly dinners at his synagogue. Later, he got certified to lead support groups every other week for the National Mental Health Alliance, an organization for relatives of people...

Darren Walker's Ford Foundation legacy reached far beyond its walls

Jul. 23, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, exits the building on Jan. 1, 2026, he won’t be looking back on the institution he's led since 2013 and which has shaped his life for longer than that. “I am taking my shoes with me and the next leader will...

Darren Walker, president of Ford Foundation, will step down by the end of 2025

Jul. 23, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there are rock stars in philanthropy, Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, is one of them. And he's about to exit the stage. Walker, 64, has been named one of Rolling Stone’s “25 People Shaping the Future” and Time’s “100 Most...

Anti-whaling campaigner Paul Watson arrested in Greenland. He faces possible extradition to Japan

Jul. 22, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greenland police said they apprehended veteran environmental activist and anti-whaling campaigner Paul Watson on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan. Watson, a 73-year-old Canadian-American citizen, is a former head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society...

National bail fund returns to Georgia after judge says limits were arbitrary

Jul. 22, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that aids thousands of low-income people behind bars, said Monday it is reopening its Atlanta branch after a judge temporarily blocked part of a Georgia law that restricts organizations from helping people pay bail. Last month,...