Let’s All Cheer for a Fun-Raiser and Happy, Talented Kids

Since at least the 1860s, cheerleaders have rallied for the home team in spectator sports, stirring fans to a shared fever pitch of spirit, excitement, and joy. For Lake Oconee Academy graduate cheerleaders Madison Cantrell and Olivia Lee, along with rising seniors Ella Darby and Katie Ciavola, sharing their love

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Heartfelt giving to the community: a business model to emulate

Pictured above prior to the pandemic, Ultra Cuisine CEO Boris Katsnelson 99BBA, left, celebrates his company’s community partnership with Denver’s SAME Café executive director Brad Reubendale. In an unprecedented era of medical calamity, joblessness, and economic upheaval, Goizueta alumni have helped community members stay clean, well-rested, and fed. “We all

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Note This Entrepreneurs: First Five Years Will Be Bumpy

For Welly Bottle, partnering with charity: water and building wells to provide clean water to villagers in Ethiopia and Malawi is more than just a charitable endeavor. “Our company is mission-driven and committed to environmental sustainability and education,” said Benjamin Kander, the company’s founder and CEO. “Welly is born from the belief that

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Refugee Businesswomen Take on the American Dream

The refugee experience of settling into American life is often fraught with obstacles, but Amani Women Center (AWC) in Clarkston, Georgia and its sister venture Johari Africa are empowering new residents to survive and thrive. Founder and President Doris Mukangu notes, “Refugees are so excited to be here in America

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Leftover Paint in Your Garage? Share with the World

In developed nations the world over, garages and basements are hiding treasure troves of unused house paint. Until now, recycling or disposing of that paint was a challenge. “We created Global Paint for Charity to bring beautiful color to underserved countries that have little or no access to paint,” says

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Stressed Out and Stir Crazy? This is “Ocean Medicine”

Australian Filmmaker Darius Devas understands the mesmerizing and calming power of ocean wave imagery. In “Ocean Medicine,” his personal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Byron Bay filmmaker combines two of his passions: filming the ocean and mental health. “Like many others working in the film and television industry all

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Who is the Comeback Heroine of the Jersey Surf?

Since doors opened in 2017 for Lucky Dog Surf Co. in Sea Bright, New Jersey, Owner Melissa D’Anna has battled Nor’easters and hurricanes, a life-threatening surfing injury that blinded her in one eye, and the coronavirus global pandemic shutdown. Still, she and her shop thrive with contagious optimism. “Bigger waves

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Behind-the-Scenes Workers Keep Front Lines Strong

During World War II, millions of Americans banded together in a united front of patriotism that crossed cultural boundaries, economic strata, and community structure. Paralleling this era on the home front, our nation is once again in the throes of a new type of battle that calls upon reserves of

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The Foster Care System Needs a Boost

Nearly 450,000 children are placed in temporary foster homes across the United States to escape lives of extreme poverty, child abuse, and neglect. “That number represents so many young lives that we each have the power to improve,” says changemaker Dr. John DeGarmo, founder of The Foster Care Institute. As

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