Nonprofit helps former coal miner earn degree

One former coal miner is thanking a nonprofit after he received a college degree on Friday. Brandon Pierson worked in the coal mines for five years, until he was laid off in 2015.He then received help from the Center for Rural Development’s Displaced Coal Miner Training Program. The program provides assistance to former coal miners…

Portland’s ’99 girlfriends’ give $100K to help homeless, foster & convicted youth in college 

A new women’s collective giving group, built under the moniker “ninety-nine girlfriends,” has awarded $100,000 to a Portland-based collaborative that helps students least likely to finish high school and enter college. The PDX Bridge Project helps homeless, foster and convicted youth not only start college, but finish their first year strong.It offers personalized support from coaches, high…

UCLA Student-run shelter opens doors to homeless students

Volunteers and residents of a new shelter for homeless students spent their first night getting to know each other, having dinner and watching TV. Bruin Shelter, one of the country’s first student-run homeless shelters for students, officially opened its doors last week. The shelter will house nine UCLA and Santa Monica College students ages 18…

Little 500 team raises money for women’s education charity

Source: Indiana Daily Student / Kate McNeal Fifteen thousand miles means $1,500, which means enough money to sponsor five girls in developing countries that otherwise would not have the opportunity to get an education. The Independent Council Little 500 team is pairing their biking with fundraising for She’s the First, an organization that provides scholarships…

Insight Shows Heart in a Big Way for ASU Students

Source: Insight / Nia Hughes At Insight, we believe technology and education go hand in hand. One of the ways we at Insight display our Core Value of Heart is by providing students access to the technology they need in order to succeed. You may remember last year’s event when Insight and Lenovo donated $20,000 for the…

Auburn’s Check-Out for Charity getting ready for spring move-out

Auburn University students leaving the Plains after graduation will have the opportunity to donate household items to benefit the community during the 23rd annual Check-Out for Charity May 2-8. Students will try to top last year’s total of 2,368 pounds of food and 1,055 cubic yards of household items. The event is organized by Auburn…

Sun Devils stand united for charity

For the third consecutive year, Arizona State University partnered with the Valley of the Sun United Way to present Sun Devils UNITE on April 3-9 across ASU’s campuses, raising awareness and money for Arizona’s most underserved populations. “Our goal for this week is to help raise ASU students’ awareness of the community objectives through impactful storytelling, conducting…