PBHA vies for $1 million award

first_imgThe good deeds of the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) are being handsomely rewarded, and the nonprofit group may be in line for more aid shortly.The Chase Community Giving Facebook competition, which recognizes small and local charities, last month awarded the student-run, community-based public service organization $25,000. The much-appreciated award also advances PBHA to the final round of the competition and gives the organization a shot at $1 million.Voting for the final round, which calls for nonprofit finalists to publish one “big idea” that would greatly expand their services to the community, runs through Jan. 22.PBHA’s proposal is titled “200 Kids to College: Getting In, Getting Through.” It aims to send 200 low-income Boston and Cambridge high school students to college over the next four years, and also to ensure that each student graduates.“We have a pipeline that goes from cradle to college, and this million dollars would allow us to fill in this missing link of college access, really focusing on high school,” said Emily Parrott ’09, PBHA nonprofit management fellow.Currently, PBHA has mentoring programs for low-income youths in Boston and Cambridge, both after school and in the summer. But the group’s goal of helping young students get into college, and stay there, will be aided by the recent grant from Chase, and even more so if PBHA is chosen by the Facebook community, which votes on the award.Inspired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s “Getting Ready, Getting In, and Getting Through” initiative to increase college graduation rates of local youth by 50 percent, PBHA hopes that if the “200 Kids to College” program can make a difference in the lives of that many young people, the effect will be exponential.“Part of PBHA’s mission is developing student leaders, so we want to work with communities. We also want to be a community-based organization,” said Parrott. “We want to work with young people and see them come back to their community and create change on a larger scale.”Parrott added, “The leadership development programs we have so far [are] a good example of giving high school students the activism skills that they can use to engage in college activities, and college gives people the skills to go back home and really holistically change communities.”To vote in the contest, visit the Chase Community Giving page on Facebook. In addition to the $1 million prize, Chase will donate $100,000 to five runners-up.Even if PBHA’s “big idea” doesn’t go all the way, the publicity is a boon. “Another great part of this is it will get PBHA’s name out there … and our vision for social justice.”last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Arsenal his wage demands for signing new contract

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Jul 2020 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShares Advertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Arsenal for free next summer (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has requested a minimum three-year contract worth £250,000-a-week to commit his future to Arsenal.The Gabon forward, who this week became the fastest player to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal, has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates.Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep hold of Aubameyang but Arsenal will have to offer the 31-year-old a deal worth up to £250,000-a-week to ensure he stays, according to ESPN.Aubameyang has developed into one of Arsenal’s most important players since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 63 goals in 101 appearances in all competitions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTalks over a new contract at the Emirates stalled during the height of the coronavirus pandemic but conversations between the two parties have now resumed.With Arsenal’s transfer budget for the summer currently unknown, the club have made Aubameyang’s new contract a priority and the early signs are said to have been promising.Aubameyang’s current contract is worth just under £200,000-a-week, however, so Arsenal will need to find more cash from somewhere to prevent their talisman from departing, either this summer or in 12 months’ time. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tells Arsenal his wage demands for signing new contract Wolves v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:01FullscreenWolves v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/wolves-v-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2203332/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Barcelona and Inter Milan have both been strongly linked with a move for Aubameyang, who was asked earlier this week whether Arsenal fans should expect good news about his future in the coming weeks.‘We’ll see,’ Aubameyang said. ‘We’ll talk with the club and we’re going to see what’s going to happen.’Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, has offered an insight into why Aubameyang is stalling over signing a new deal in north London.‘It’s a game of chess,’ he told BT Sport after Arsenal’s emphatic victory over Norwich City on Wednesday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Aubameyang wants to get as much value for himself as possible and Arsenal will want to drive that down a bit.‘If he shows his hand too early then the club know he wants to stay and then they don’t need to go as far financially.‘But also he will be asking questions of the club. “What’s your recruitment strategy going forward? Which players are coming in to play alongside me? Can I compete for titles at Arsenal?”‘He will want to know those things before signing a new contract.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reveals William Saliba worry and plays down expectationsMORE: Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai as Matteo Guendouzi’s replacementlast_img read more

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Susan Martin exits Local Pensions Partnership

first_imgSusan MartinMichael O’Higgins, chair of LPP, said: “We’d like to thank Susan for her significant contribution to the establishment and success of LPP and wish her the very best for the future.”Martin was one of the leading architects of LPP, one of eight investment pooling vehicles created by UK local government pension schemes (LGPS). It also provides administration services to several other LGPS funds.LPP combined LPFA and the Lancashire County Pension Fund, with the Berkshire Pension Fund officially joining last year.Further readingLGPS pooling: Funds under pressure to comply About 30% of assets have been absorbed by the new LGPS pools LPP’s chief investment officer Chris Rule has been appointed interim CEO. Rule also previously worked for LPFA prior to the creation of LPP. Susan Martin, chief executive of local authority consolidation group Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), has resigned from her role.In a statement this morning, LPP said Martin left the £17bn (€19.8bn) company yesterday.Martin led LPP for three years, and was previously CEO at the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA), one of the founder shareholders of LPP. According to her LinkedIn page, Martin plans to take up a portfolio career “combining coaching, consultancy and non-executive roles”.last_img read more

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