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Oklahoma chapter of The Nature Conservancy plans to attract young people


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Lea Terry
Many environmental groups are realizing that to ensure the future of their organizations and environmental efforts, they'll need the support of the younger generations " soon to be the community's dec...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Organization provides urban space for artists to cross-pollinate, get creative


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Lea Terry
As an Oklahoma-based artist, Chad Mount sees the city's creative class growing stronger and more diverse. Now, he hopes Uptown United, a new performance venue he co-founded, will provide a platform fo...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

A local nonprofit seeks to help Ghana's schoolchildren


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Lea Terry
In northern Ghana, students begin school speaking their native language, Mampruli, and switch to the country's official language, English, in the fourth grade. Speaking the language and actually compr...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma maintains commitment


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Lea Terry
Since its founding in 1916, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has focused on providing reproductive health care to low-income and underserved women. Changes at the national level, however, repo...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Is OKC 'recession-proof' for the poor?


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Lea Terry
Looking at one set of indicators, one sees an Oklahoma that's not only surviving the national economic downturn, but even thriving: Unemployment is down, the housing market is relatively stable, the e...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Responsible land use, urban development are subjects of new organization


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Lea Terry
After decades of "suburban sprawl," Oklahoma City is seeing renewed interest in urban development. But this urban growth brings up land use and development issues, subjects some in the industry say ar...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Local nonprofits face more challenges as economy slows


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Lea Terry
Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in generosity, according to a six-year study conducted by NewTithing Group, a philanthropic research organization, which released the figures in 2006. The state's...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lost art of etiquette making comeback in metro


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Lea Terry
Etiquette and protocol training is making a comeback, but it's not just about knowing which to fork to use; instead, the focus is on improving communication and relationships, particularly those bet...
 
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Individuals, groups committed to neighborhood improvement recognized


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Lea Terry
At the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, Executive Director Georgie Rasco and her staff hear countless stories about the commitment of individuals and groups to improving the city from the ne...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Horticultural therapy program offers hope to disabled children


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Lea Terry
The Children's Center in Bethany recently established a horticulture therapy program, which isn't about playing in the dirt, but healing the young patients' bodies and minds. "It helps them see that,...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
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