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Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to Restore Houston, Texas Neighborhood During Super Bowl-Sanctioned Event

Over 200 volunteers to revitalize historic Independence Heights neighborhood during Super Bowl LI weekend
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This marks the 22nd year Rebuilding Together has hosted this Super Bowl-sanctioned event – rebuilding homes and transforming communities in Super Bowl cities across the country. To date the event has impacted nearly 140 homes, engaged 5,000 volunteers and invested more than $5 million to communities in need. This year, 200 corporate and community volunteers will participate in various critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations.

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This marks the 22nd year Rebuilding Together has hosted this Super Bowl-sanctioned event – rebuilding homes and transforming communities in Super Bowl cities across the country. To date the event has impacted nearly 140 homes, engaged 5,000 volunteers and invested more than $5 million to communities in need. This year, 200 corporate and community volunteers will participate in various critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations.

Habitat Stories: A Healthier Home for Bia

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Maria Lucia is a single mother who works full time as a janitor in a hospital to support her 7-year-old daughter Bia. They live in a one-bedroom house in Bomba do Hemeterio, a low-income neighborhood in Recife, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil.

Before Habitat, their house was small and dark, with little ventilation and natural lighting. The roof was badly damaged from the rain, and the inside of the house was hot and moldy. Bia often had to miss school due to respiratory problems, a common affliction among children who grow up in these kinds of conditions.

Habitat Stories: 5 Amazing Kids Who Make a Difference

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Helping families have a decent place to call home takes every one of us. Children understand this. Hear from some kids who are setting up lemonade stands, giving away their birthday money, emptying their piggybanks and finding other ways to contribute so other kids can have good homes, too.

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Helping families have a decent place to call home takes every one of us. Children understand this. Hear from some kids who are setting up lemonade stands, giving away their birthday money, emptying their piggybanks and finding other ways to contribute so other kids can have good homes, too.

Helping Students Overcome Personal Obstacles to Academic Success

By: Barry Telford
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College can be a stressful time for many students. They often face greater demands, expectations and workloads than in high school. It is also the first time many have been on their own and away from familiar support networks such as friends, family and their local community. The stress of a new environment, lack of familiarity and heightened academic demands can take its toll on a student’s well-being and potentially have a significant impact on their performance and ability to succeed.

CSX Honors Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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CSX observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a National Day of Service, when many employees dedicate their personal time to volunteer. 

This past Monday, some CSX employees joined a service event at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville in conjunction with CSX’s national partner, City Year. Together, volunteers painted a mural highlighting a city skyline along with values of both City Year and Martin Luther King, Jr., such as honesty and respect.

Aramark Joins Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Volunteers spend a "day on" enhancing Warren G. Harding Middle School in Philadelphia
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Aramark employees, families and friends this week honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In Philadelphia, dozens of volunteers joined in a day of service at Warren G. Harding Middle School. The group helped revitalize the girls’ cafeteria, painting inspirational murals, sports logos and vibrant designs to create a more welcoming space for the students it serves.

Three Quality of LifeHacks for Mentoring Millennials

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Do there seem to be an awful lot of twenty and thirtysomethings walking around your office these days? Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce—they passed Generation X in 2015, according to the Pew Research Center.

With so many Millennials in the workforce, developing their talent is important to every organization’s future. Here are a few tips on how to effectively mentor this unique generation.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Passing of Patricia Riley Johnson, Founding President and CEO

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the passing of Patricia Riley Johnson, the organization's founding CEO and President.

"Through her vision and dedication to Rebuilding Together, Patty Johnson impacted the lives of tens of thousands of low-income homeowners, allowing older adults to age in place, helping injured veterans and people with disabilities to live with dignity and giving young children around the country a safe place to live and learn.

Human Cities Project Transforms Neighborhood in Uruguay

Eighty artists have helped to transform a neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a Human Cities initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s Inca paint brand.
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The eye-catching event saw muralists, graffiti artists and painters take to the streets of La Teja to create murals on more than 40 walls to help brighten up the lives of local people and make their surroundings more liveable and inspiring. The walls were chosen jointly by neighbors and the artists.

Staged over the course of a weekend, the event attracted artists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. All those who took part were from the Pintó artists group. They used more than 700 liters of Inca paint to revitalize the neighborhood through the use of essential color.

Mary Kay Has A New #DontLookAway Social Media Filter

Join us in sending a positive message of encouragement to those affected by domestic abuse
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Join us in sending a positive message of encouragement to those affected by domestic abuse. Go to our Facebook page, tag a friend!

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