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Disney Dreamers and Doers Accepting Student Self-Nominations -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 21, 2014 – Central Florida’s youngest humanitarians and community service leaders are invited to come forward and be recognized as Disney Dreamers and Doers. Through April 25, the Disney Dreamers and Doers Program is accepting nominations for local students who inspire others as role models in their community, at school …

Disney VoluntEARS Help Bring Healthy Play to Nearly 6,000 Oakland, Fla. Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 7, 2014 — In a matter of hours this past weekend, a KaBOOM! volunteer construction crew including 125 Disney VoluntEARS built a new playground in Oakland, Fla., providing a safe place to play for nearly 6,000 children who live near the town’s Westside Park. More than 200 volunteers – including Disney VoluntEARS and …

Meg Crofton Honored for Orlando Economic Development Achievements -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 - Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, accepted the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) James B. Greene Award for hercontributions to Central Florida’s economic prosperity. Crofton received the honor at the organization’s annual awards dinner last evening at Amway Center. First presented in …

UCF Will Host 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 – In a celebration of diversity, higher education and football, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney will kick off at Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Now in its 10th year, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) …

MANRRS Conference Showcases Careers in Science and Agriculture -

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote participation in agricultural and related science careers among ethnic and racial minorities. Networking, mentorship, leadership development, communication and organizational skill advancement are all part of the opportunities that MANRRS provides for its members. The Minority …

2014 Application-Based Disney Grants Recipients -

Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties $55,000 The Summer of Illumination program targets summer learning loss by offering learning opportunities in academics, arts, character development, sports, and health/life skills. Covenant House Florida $25,000 The Bright Beginnings Program provides a stimulating curriculum for homeless children that will foster stronger family dynamics, help children attain developmental milestones, build their …

Disney Grants Benefit Community Endeavors with $3.8 Million -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 26, 2014 — Amid a cascade of confetti, a serenade of inspiration and a high-five from Mickey Mouse today, Walt Disney World Resort awarded $3.8 million in Disney Grants to dozens of community groups that will positively impact the lives of more than 85,000 Central Florida children in the coming …

Construction Begins on State-of-the-Art Laundry Facility at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 25, 2014 - As a reflection of recent growth, Walt Disney World Resort has begun construction of a new, state-of-the-art laundry facility that will create new jobs and be a model for the textile industry. Scheduled to open in spring, 2015, this new facility will support the expansion of resort hotel rooms …

Disney Green Thumbs Behind Festival’s Blooms -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 25, 2014 - A lot of mulch, sweat and shears have gone into the 21st annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV. For the past year, a team of 400 gardeners, horticulturists and landscape architects has been keeping their green thumbs busy preparing for this 75-day festival. From …

Walt Disney World Recognized for Supplier Diversity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 21, 2014 – Recognized for its consistent efforts to promote supplier diversity in Central Florida, Walt Disney World Resort recently received the Corporate Leadership award presented by the Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (cnFMSDC). cnFMSDC is a corporate member organization that connects companies with minority-owned business enterprises to …

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