Camp HOPE has been held for each of the last four summers in collaboration with CFJ's partner, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, at its accredited overnight and day camp sites in Massachusetts and Connecticut. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp HOPE was held as a day camp and also had a virtual week-long component. The camp experience never ends as Camp HOPE campers continue to work with CFJ's expert staff throughout the year as part of its Pathways to HOPE mentoring program. … [Read more...] about Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Donates $80,000 to Camp HOPE
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LA GRANGE, IL – Nov. 15, 2018 – Today, the La Grange Business Association announced the Small Business Saturday "Flash Sale" shopping promotion for 2018, an opportunity for consumers to receive extraordinary deals for a limited time at participating stores and restaurants of La Grange. In response to increased competition from online retailers, the village-wide Flash Sale is one of several unique ways that the independent businesses in La Grange are working to drive foot traffic through their doors throughout the holiday season. … [Read more...] about Flash Sale Planned On Small Business Saturday In La Grange
The night before he was ordered to leave, Garcia’s friends held a farewell party for him in southwest Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I feel kind of sad,” he told the newspaper. “I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they’re probably going to have a hard time adjusting. Me not being there for them for who knows how long. It’s just hard.” … [Read more...] about Too old for DACA, a Michigan father is deported after three decades in the U.S.
The deliberate lack of information provided has forced residents to file a Freedom of Information Act on the WSD. This has yielded unsettling results which has finally prompted residents to go to the press. Details can be seen in the attached detailed explanation. … [Read more...] about Wheaton Sanitary District’s Project in Hidden Woods
Finally, I had a reason to knock on her door. The young woman with the black hair opens it. She leads me into the bedroom where the wizened woman lies on the bed. I take in the old cracked walls, a table covered with medication bottles, a closet overstuffed with clothes. Just then, a little girl comes running in. “Are you all related?” I venture. The young woman, Patty, shakes her head. “She is like a grandmother to me,” Patty says, then tells me that she and her daughter, Melannie, live with the elderly woman, whose name is Teresa. They sleep in the living room on a pullout cot. She’s a home health-care worker, no relation at all. Ginger ale, some cookies, and a bowl of beans and rice appear next to me, as Teresa and I begin chatting about the food (too weak herself, she now instructs Patty in her recipes), her health ailments, and where she is originally from (the Dominican Republic). Her voice rises when she tells me: “My oldest sister was traded … [Read more...] about What New Yorkers Learned From Actually Having to Meet Their Neighbors