Policy & Advocacy
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1/21/2020

The nonprofit Kid Spark Education provides a hands-on STEM curriculum and teacher professional development to introduce STEM to students at an early age, CEO Jena Olson says. In the Q&A, Olson says the program, designed for prekindergarten through eighth grade, aims to build students' confidence in math and science that will be needed in the majority of future jobs.

1/21/2020

In commemorating our 25th Anniversary, CAMICB is taking the opportunity to reach out to you, our valued credential holders! We're excited to showcase our certified managers and how the CMCA program has benefited their careers. This week's manager is from California and has been a credential holder since 2014! Take a look at Kara Foley's interview.

Stay posted on the CAMICB 25th Anniversary celebration on Facebook, LinkedIn, CMCA Corner and our website.

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1/21/2020

Thinking quickly, supporting innovation and focusing on strategy are three of five traits of effective change leaders, according to research conducted by Joseph Folkman's firm. Leaders must also be able to see the big picture and inspire their team, he writes, and their effectiveness multiplies when team members are confident in their organization's success.

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1/21/2020

Residents of an HOA in San Antonio have property value, environmental and health concerns over the proposed construction of a 5G cell phone tower in their neighborhood, but business leaders say the upgraded tower is needed. The HOA has not made a decision on when to vote on the tower, but when they do, the rules say a 2/3 vote would be required to settle the issue.

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1/21/2020

A California condo association is objecting to a proposed five-story hotel located adjacent to its property. Officials voted to move the project forward, but condo residents have cited issues such as the height and design of the building, parking and traffic.

1/21/2020

A Florida judge has ordered one homeowner to cease feeding wildlife behind her home, and the homeowner has agreed to pay $53,000 to resolve a lawsuit brought by her HOA. The HOA claims the homeowner's feeding activity attracted wildlife -- including vultures and alligators -- that caused property damage.

1/21/2020

A condo community in New Jersey has spent years lobbying for a noise barrier to cut down on disturbances coming from the nearby Garden State Parkway. But government officials say their hands are tied since a recent noise study of the area showed recorded noise levels that are within the federal guidelines.

1/21/2020

The 25 largest donors in the US donated $51.6 billion to charity from 2014 to 2018, according to a study from Forbes and Shook Research that only counted contributions reaching people in need and excluded donor-advised funds along with family foundations. Warren Buffett made the largest contributions to charity every year, giving away $14.7 billion over the five-year period.

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1/21/2020

Nonprofit King Boston is planning multiple projects in Boston, including a memorial featuring sculptures of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The organization is also planning the King Center for Economic Justice to help individuals who are "breaking down the barriers to economic justice," says Executive Director Marie St. Fleur.

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1/21/2020

Healthy Charity has launched under the Faith & Learning International umbrella to provide Ugandan families with three necessities: clean water, safe lighting and portable wood stoves. The organization, started with the help of Brian and Mary Ellen Kluth, has identified three products that meet these needs and hopes to help at least 1,000 families.