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    BRENTWOOD, New York -- While most 19-year-olds are just starting their adult lives, Serena Liguori was in prison."It was certainly a really tough experience," said Liguori of Long Island. "Coming home as a 21-year-old from prison is not something people normally understand, and on Long Island, there's almost nobody who understands what that means."During her time in prison, she found...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. But for those who have served our country, transitioning out of the military and into civilian life isn’t easy. Workshops for Warriors is a national program making a difference in the lives of veterans. Headquartered in San Diego, Workshops for Warriors trains,...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is dropping out of a federal program that provides an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed workers and other programs that expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the decision Monday, saying the changes would take effect June 19.RELATED: Broke: Unemployed and Unprotected - IDES, IL unemployment investigationThe changes come as many...
                        The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting applications for an economic relief program providing $50 per month to help low-income families pay for broadband. “The Emergency Broadband Benefit program will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- One nonprofit is giving kids a head start. The Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is offering its Early Head Start Program to Inglewood and Hawthorne families.Maria Escamilla and her 3-year-old son Mateo have been utilizing the program for over a year now and she said it's really helped her son."Now he's very friendly, he likes to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — We have all learned over the past year how difficult social isolation can be, but for seniors with a small budget and health issues, it can be devastating. Kimberly Lewis said the I Did Something Good Today Foundation was “born out of people crying out for help and being scared and not knowing what to do.”...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Imagine starting a catering company as the COVID-19 pandemic began. That's what happened to Butter & Vine, which quickly did a pandemic pivot to become a meal delivery service.Butter & Vine delivers restaurant quality meals to customers. There's no delivery fee, if you spend $50.The company also offers Senior Happy Meals, a program offering free meals to...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley studying a gun violence reduction program found it has helped decrease gun homicides and assaults in several California cities and saved taxpayers millions of dollars while serving as a model for police reform. The report by UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Healthy Cities found that the Advance Peace program, which...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination can be very difficult for those with disabilities and their families. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is trying to change that through an in-home vaccination program."Unless you live with this, you don't understand how tough it can be to have some of these real basic things happen...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Portage Park resident has been helping her neighbors in need since the pandemic started. Now, a year later, her good deed has grown and is offering a delivery service that provides boxes filled with home essentials."I'm just happy to know that I am able to help my neighbors, whoever they are," said Jaclyn Crawford, founder of...
    PIKE COUNTY – Fluor-BWXT’s JD Dowell recently accepted a $550 donation from Mimi Clausing for the Christmas Gifts for Children (CGFC) program. Clausing made and provided homemade masks/facial coverings to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering colorful and festive holiday designs for a donation to the program. It was her final charitable act as an employee at PORTS as she...
    CONCORD (KPIX) — Contra Costa County is throwing a $75 million lifeline to renters and landlords with a new relief program funded by federal funds provided to the state. California’s $2.6 billion in federal COVID-19 rent relief money is finally going to begin helping ease the crisis facing both renters and landlords. It’s a chance for many across the Bay...
    BOSTON (CBS) — A non-profit is offering training and a promise to those trying to enter the workforce in a new career as the pandemic-related unemployment begins to recover. Thirty-five-year-old Jeovanny Tovar of Dorchester is a father of three. In 2020, he hit a rough spot when he lost his job during the pandemic as a fitness instructor. READ MORE:...
    Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Last month, as we reported, President Joe Biden in an executive order gave several federal departments, including the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, 90 days to come up with a plan for the formation of a Civilian Climate Corps—an echo of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) of the 1930s, which is widely viewed...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. This past fall, when Minnesota began to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, members of the state’s Hmong community felt a disproportionate impact. With the spike in cases came a spike...
    After months of negotiations, Congress on Dec. 21 passed a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package with much-needed financial relief for agricultural producers, funding for food assistance programs, enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program and funding for expanded broadband access, as well as additional financial resources for agricultural research and farmer...
            by Matthew Dickerson  President Donald Trump is right: There’s a lot of ridiculous gimmicks and wasteful projects in the new massive spending bill. And the good news is there’s something that Trump can do about it, even though he recently signed the huge COVID-19 stimulus and omnibus spending bill into law. pic.twitter.com/v9Rdjz6DNu — Donald J....
    With coronavirus cases skyrocketing, some Los Angeles County residents will now be able to screen themselves for infection at home. Under a newly launched county program, residents can be mailed free testing kits if they have symptoms of COVID-19, were recently in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case, or if they are a senior citizen or have disabilities...
    By MACKENSY LUNSFORD, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Even in the middle of a pandemic, Biscuit Head co-owner Carolyn Roy had extra hours to give her employees Nov. 9. A big catering order was coming in, and some of her crew would have to get to work earlier than usual. This gig, a standing weekly order for the next...
    The surveillance video says it all. A homeless person is curled up Wednesday night on the sidewalk outside the doors of St. Andre Bessette Church in downtown Portland, Oregon. Image source: Saint Andre Bessette video screenshot Then into the camera frame comes a marching group of black-clad Antifa militants. One...
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A program that provides free coal to Navajos to heat their homes is starting up later this month. Many Navajos still use coal as a heating source, but accessing it became harder after a coal-fired power plant and its supply mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year. The only coal mine still operating on the...
    SAN ANTONIO – EDITORS NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the businesses and nonprofits had been “awarded” the grants, though many of those tapped for the grants still needed to have their applications validated. This has been fixed in the script below. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Kristina Uriegas-Reyes shut down her vintage clothing shop, Hello Tallulah,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The NYPD is launching a new public feedback pilot initiative in two precincts as part of the department's ongoing effort to better serve New York City residents.The "How Did We Do?" program will begin in the 25th Precinct and the 113th Precinct and offer an opportunity for police to hear directly from the people."It is...
    Keeping families in their homes. MPR’s Nina Moini reports: “A St. Paul housing assistance program started before the coronavirus pandemic is keeping some families in their homes, and officials want to know if it could help in ways that other housing assistance does not. … The city of St. Paul teams up with the school district to identify 250 families...
    DENVER (CBS4)- The November election is now under seven weeks away, and Colorado voters will soon be deciding whether to approve an initiative that could provide extended paid family or medical leave to the state’s workers. The measure, Proposition 118, would give almost every family in Colorado 12-16 weeks of paid family or medical leave with wage replacement starting at...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An information campaign is underway in Los Angeles County to prevent evictions by supplying renters with legal aid and even lawyers to help them in eviction court."When tenants have legal representation, a family's chance of avoiding homelessness due to eviction increases by more than 70%," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion...
    Following record unemployment rates in Florida during the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Miami-Dade County officials announced Tuesday a program that would use federal aid to ease some of the financial burden on homeowners and renters. Officials said that $ 10 million from the Congressional Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act,...
    UNIONDALE, New York -- The love of soccer started when Jessica Monge was 10-years-old. Little did she know that her passion would later turn into non-profit, providing kids in El Salvador with the funds to continue their soccer program.Pazitos was created when Monge's uncle, who is also one of the youth soccer coaches in El Salvador, asked her to help...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With the new school year officially in full swing, it’s important to make sure every student has access to proper technology and devices for distance learning. That’s exactly why on Friday some students in Baltimore City picked up new Chromebooks thanks to a partnership with Verizon’s innovative learning initiative. This program was actually created before the pandemic,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Whether its music, dance, visual arts, and more, “The Motivational Edge” is all about engaging young lives, many who are at-risk, and empowering them through creative expression and personal growth. The organization was founded 12 years ago by Ian Welsch, a former Miami-Dade County school teacher, who saw that public high schools were pulling resources out...
    With the help of the Florida Lottery Bright Futures Scholarship, Lauryn Brown, raised in Tallahassee, enrolled at Florida State University at age 16 and graduated in December 2019 with a degree in interdisciplinary medical sciences. Lauryn’s goal of a career in medicine — “to change the way people go about their lives” — is coming into focus. Growing up, Lauryn...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- School bus drivers turned into high-speed internet providers Tuesday as part of a pilot program to improve Wi-Fi access to students going to school via distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.Eleven-year-old Brianna Montes is a Santa Ana Unified School District student experiencing a barrier to education made more difficult to overcome by distance learning."The Wi-Fi...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Help has arrived for Santa Ana siblings Brianna and Jaden Montes who have been struggling with spotty WiFi since school started. Black vans provided by JFK Transportation park in Santa Ana neighborhoods in order to provide high-speed internet for students. (CBSLA) “It’s going to be way easier than it was before,” Brianna said. The black van...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Technology is now an essential part of learning for many children across Maryland who are about to begin school virtually. But not every family can afford the computers and tablets that are needed to keep students in class. Now, United Way is working to bridge the digital gap. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced the launch of a COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program.The program will provide regular COVID-19 testing and contact tracing for school staff, students and their families, according to the district.LAUSD will start the program Monday in a "measured fashion with a focus on carefully fine-tuning systems and operational...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties are teaming up to launch a program to help local businesses struggling after the coronavirus pandemic.Discover Long Island teamed up with the Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) of both Nassau and Suffolk counties to launch a free mobile program called "Downtown Deals Travel Pass."More than 100 businesses in Farmingdale, Great Neck,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Directors will be voting on whether to invest more than $4 million to help fund affordable housing projects in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The money would come from the city’s Housing Opportunity Fund, which provides $10 million a year for affordable housing programs. The proposed housing projects would...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – About 900 elementary school children are taking part in Denton ISD’s summer learning program at campuses across the district this week, giving insight into what it may look like when students go back to the classroom in late August. “I mean, honestly, it’s not as different as I expected it to be,” said Angie Marshall, who...
    SAN ANTONIO – You are not alone during this pandemic. Evita Morin, the CEO of Rise Recovery, a nonprofit in San Antonio that helps teens and young adults overcome alcohol and drug abuse, is reminding people to ask for help if they need it. During a Q&A on Monday, Morin said the organization has received more calls for help during...
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