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Emerging From Dark Past, and Forgiving

New York Times Philanthropy - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 23:00
After being released from prison, Leché Cornish is taking steps to rebuild her life after years of drugs and prostitution, and the loss of her children.
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For an Immigrant, a New Home Brings Comfort but Also Isolation

New York Times Philanthropy - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 23:00
Yefim Zadov, a 79-year-old immigrant from Ukraine, likes his newly built apartment in Manhattan, but he misses his friends — fellow Russian speakers he left behind in Brooklyn.
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After Family Turmoil, a Commitment to Her Two Siblings

New York Times Philanthropy - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:00
Life for Krystine Dykes, 25, has been a progression from neglect and abuse to foster care and depression, and last year she became the foster guardian of her younger brothers.
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Axe, Switching Gears, Strikes a More Earnest Tone

New York Times Philanthropy - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 23:00
Along with donating $250,000 to the nonprofit Peace One Day, Axe is promoting it on its website and Facebook page.
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After a Loss, Siblings Try to Reconnect

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:00
In September 2012, a family that was already marred by poverty and mental illness lost its beloved matriarch. Three siblings are now trying to mend their once-strong bond.
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Foundations Aim to Save Pensions in Detroit Crisis

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:00
The money, from a group of philanthropic organizations, could also relieve the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts from having to sell works to pay the city’s debts.
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A Mother Faces More Travails After the Loss of a Son

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:00
A Brooklyn mother’s grief at her son’s death during a family reunion in the Dominican Republic was compounded by funeral expenses and then a steep rent increase.
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Staying Drug-Free, and Providing for His Son the ‘Right Way’

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 23:00
Justen Henderson had several run-ins with the law, but now he works two jobs and is considering a career as a nurse.
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Dreaming a Dream for a Daughter Talented in Art

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 23:00
Despite living under threat of homelessness, Alicia Guillén, 41, wants most to help her teenager pursue educational opportunities.
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Taking Responsibility for a Child, Then Raising Five More

New York Times Philanthropy - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 23:00
In addition to her daughter, Bridgett Webb cares for her niece, who has contended with depression and developmental delays, and the niece’s four children.
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After a Brush With Death, Focusing on the Next Step

New York Times Philanthropy - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 23:00
Rescue workers were astonished that Azzura’e Wilson was alive after a brutal car accident that left her paralyzed, and now she is determined to walk again.
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When the Loss of a Job Feels Like the End of Life

New York Times Philanthropy - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 23:00
A woman who taught elementary school for 20 years lost her position when she became ill. Without her job, she is depressed and even ashamed.
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For Survivor of Political Strife, the Journey Continues in the Bronx

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 23:00
After organizing protests against Cameroon’s president, Angele Nogue, now in the Bronx, was arrested and lost her business and her home.
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$20 Million Donation for Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:00
Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced that Robert J. Appel, a financier and philanthropist, has pledged $20 million to benefit the organization’s performance, education and broadcasting efforts.
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Seeking Independence, Three Men Start in the Kitchen

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:00
Next Generation Caterers in the Bronx helps the young adults who serve as interns in their quest for jobs and self-reliance.
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After Decades of Unexplained Mood Swings, a Quiet Place to Call Home

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 01/04/2014 - 23:00
At age 54, when she was living in a homeless shelter, Cheryl McCray learned she had bipolar disorder.
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Lower East Side Students Have a Gift of Uniforms, and Better Focus

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 23:00
Educational Alliance, an agency that runs an after-school program at Public School 188, drew money from The Neediest Cases Fund to buy uniform shirts for 184 students there.
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She Once Worked on a Roller Coaster, and Now Her Life Resembles One

New York Times Philanthropy - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 23:00
With discipline and poise, Sharae Turner, 24, has survived a life marked by abuse, unemployment and homelessness, including as a single mother.
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Two Months in a Homeless Shelter Spurred a Teenager’s Desire to Study

New York Times Philanthropy - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:00
Oscar Ibarra, who entered the shelter system with his mother and several siblings, is the first member of his family to attend college.
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