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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 …

La Prensa’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Recognize Influential Latina Women -

La Prensa Newspaper’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Luncheon, held on March 14, 2014 in Downtown Orlando gathered over 300 women to honor the accomplishments of extraordinary women in the Central Florida community.  This year’s awards highlighted accomplishments in arts & culture, business technology, community leadership, education and health. The event’s keynote speaker Monica Lozano is regarded …

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 …

Mickey’s Attic – Spring 2014 Edition -

At Walt Disney World we value our partnership with local non-profits in the five county Central Florida region.  We would like to extend a very special opportunity to our friends at non-profit organizations in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk, and Seminole Counties. Mickey’s Attic is a magical “space” where you can browse and select surplus merchandise …

Walt Disney World Resort Hosts Nonprofit Volunteer Engagement Training -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 13, 2014 – Walt Disney World Resort today hosted 26 Central Florida nonprofit organizations for Ready, Set, Go! training by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, with support from Hands On Orlando. Designed to help community groups more effectively engage youth volunteers and offer new family-oriented service activities, …

Disney VoluntEARS Strike Gold for Junior Achievement -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 7, 2014 – King Pins and Alley Cats were out in full force this past weekend when more than 5,000 Disney VoluntEARS teamed up to bowl for a cause at the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. During the three-day event, Disney Cast Members raised approximately $250,000 for Junior Achievement of Central …

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