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The challenge: Reaching 350 million youth worldwide

There are over 350 million young people worldwide who are not in school, training or regular employment. Many face challenges to their futures similar to those faced daily by several million American 16 to 24 year olds — crumbling schools, poverty, disinvestment in their communities, dislocation and violence. Circumstances that easily lead to despair and [...]

April 28th, 2016|The Hill|

The One Thing That Will Get More Women In the C-Suite

In many fields, women are making modest advances into leadership positions. Twenty-six percent of college presidents are women. Among business school leaders, women hold nearly 20% of dean positions. They represent one in five partners in private law firms, and make up a quarter of U.S. federal court judges. And, for the first time, more [...]

March 8th, 2016|Fortune|

YouthBuild lauded for keeping Fresno students from repeat offenses

Fresno students who were incarcerated and enrolled in the nonprofit education and job skills program YouthBuild are highly unlikely to relapse into criminal behavior, according to a report released Thursday. “Life After Lockup” found that 11 percent of previously convicted YouthBuild students in 260 communities were convicted of another crime after one year. That’s compared [...]

January 21st, 2016|The Fresno Bee|

Eighth-graders honor MLK with day of service

Fourteen buses, one ferry, and one plane brought together nearly 400 eighth-grade students from across the state in Boston Saturday morning for a day of community service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Full Article Here

January 16th, 2016|The Boston Globe|

Two-year suspension of medical device tax an ‘important step’ toward repeal

The head of the Massachusetts medical device industry group says the two-year suspension of the tax that has hampered his members since January 2013, proposed by the House last night as part of a $1.1 trillion spending bill, would be “an important first step toward repeal.” Full Article Here

December 25th, 2015|Boston Business Journal|

The Dow-DuPont megamerger: A deal only Wall Street could love

Two of the country’s oldest companies, Dow Chemical and DuPont, have long served as the backbone for American scientific ingenuity in the modern age. Their armies of chemical researchers are the reason soldiers wear Kevlar and homeowners buy Saran Wrap, Teflon-lined pans and Ziploc bags. Full Article Here

December 9th, 2015|The Washington Post|

Give medical residents access to drug database

As part of his campaign against opioid abuse, Governor Charlie Baker has urged doctors, dentists, and anyone else who can prescribe drugs to use the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program. The database, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, collects and updates prescription information fed into it by Massachusetts hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, [...]

December 3rd, 2015|The Boston Globe|

Medical residents seek to access prescription data

The patient at Boston Medical Center needed painkillers, but Dr. Sara Schlotterbeck had concerns: The medical record suggested past misuse of opioids by the man. She wanted to check the Prescription Monitoring Program, a state-run database of every prescription for controlled substances, to see whether the patient had obtained opioids from multiple providers. But Schlotterbeck, [...]

November 30th, 2015|The Boston Globe|

South Boston lawmaker wants ‘devil rotary’ issues solved

Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games — and the accompanying proposals to upgrade the city's infrastructure — may be in the past, but state Representative Nick Collins of South Boston is pursuing improvements to one of the city’s most vexing transportation nodes: Kosciuszko Circle.Last Friday, Collins wrote a letter asking Governor Charlie Baker to [...]

October 19th, 2015|The Boston Globe|