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Student Loan Forgiveness Program: The PSLF Program promotes full-time public sector employment. Public employees may qualify for Loan Forgiveness after making 120 payments toward their student loans while working full-time in public service. This means that nurses, policeman, firefighters, public health, and government employees can be eligible for participation. The PSLF Program was designed uniquely to provide relief to those who are doing the most good for our communities every day. Find out more at Public Service Loan Forgiveness (here).
You Could Win up to $500 from GuideStar: GuideStar, the nonprofit reporting service, is giving away more than $2,000 in donations to nonprofits through its Nonprofit Winter Games contest. There are four events with prizes ranging from $100 to $500 for various tasks, including posting on social media and updating your organization's nonprofit profile. The contest runs through March 2.
Free Tax Assistance: File your own taxes electronically with 24/7 free telephone support. Visit www.myfreetaxes.com. For in-person tax assistance, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. Find a VITA or TCE site near you HERE.
New County Health Rankings are now available with a new website and lots of great tools and new ways to utilize this information.
What Does the New Facebook Newsfeed Mean for Nonprofits: examines how the new format will impact nonprofits and others that rely on their Facebook Brand Page to reach their audiences and stakeholders. Click here to find out more.
6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season: Seasonal flu activity has been intense this season. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been most common so far this season. H3N2-predominant seasons have tended to be more severe. Here are some important things to know right now to protect yourself and your loved ones.
New Year, New askHRgreen.org Website: It's bigger, brighter and blooming with more great green info! Just launched, the new askHRgreen.org website is now available. Featuring bold imagery, fun new tools and an incredible amount of content delivered to your fingertips, the new askHRgreen.org was created to provide a more engaging and informative experience for our Hampton Roads communities. READ MORE
GM Humane Society’s Walmart Wish List: The GMHS has a “wish list” of some of the supplies the animals need daily for Walmart. Click HERE to view the listing.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at VIMS? Click here for a video.
Interested in becoming a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer? Visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
The Gloucester Cooperative Educational Partnership is a joint venture with Gloucester County Public Schools, Gloucester Educational Foundation and members of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. This is an exciting opportunity for the business community to be a part of launching the future careers of our next generation employees and employers. Is your business interested in hiring a local high school student part time, while collaborating with a Career and Technical Education Teacher? Interested employers are asked to make a semester long commitment per position/student. If interested, please submit a job description to the Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com. Please reach out via email with any questions.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Ellis W. Rowe Memorial Scholarship for students from Gloucester County. Students may visit our website at http://www.hamptonroadscf.org/scholarships/ and follow the steps for applying through our online application. Applications are due on March 1, 2018.
Two New Fairfield Preservation Initiatives: Documenting and Preserving Sites Across the Middle Peninsula
The Fairfield Foundation has long supported preservation efforts on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas through public archaeology, historical research, oral histories and preservation advocacy. As our Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education (CAPE) nears completion we are redoubling our efforts within the community to broaden our impact and demonstrate the value of historic places. ...
New Tool to Attract Greater Funding: A new online tool is available to assess how your organization performs in seven areas of strategic leadership: strategy, mission, board governance, impact evaluation, funding and organization and talent. This tool is based on Engine of Impact by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker of the Stanford School of Business. They believe nonprofits can apply the principals of strategic leadership to attract greater funding and maximize impact. Take the free survey to receive an evaluation of how your organization performs in each strategic leadership area.
City of Virginia Beach Develops Housing Resource Center for Homeless: Unique to this area and Virginia Beach, the new resource center, which will open this spring, will provide efficiency apartments, family and single shelters, supportive services, a health clinic and other community resources in one facility, making it the first of its kind in the region. Go here for more information.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-2394 for more information.
2-1-1 Virginia: A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mobile for Good's Fundraising Success Checklist breaks down how to know you're covering your bases for email campaigns, social media, your website, crowdfunding, and more.
Easy way to remember stroke symptoms: click here to see a video with a unique way to identify symptoms.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
KIDS COUNT Report: Report: Economic Success Depends on Children's Economic Security -- This KIDS COUNT report provides the link between current demographic trends and their impacts on future economic security.