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  • 00:24

    Brenda's Secret Sauce

    in Management

    Brenda Palms Barber moved to Chicago 15 years ago and started the North Lawndale Employment Network to assist returning citizens transition back to society through employment and other resources. She found a community that ranked in the top 6 in the state with respect to prisoners returning home.  Today, her clients as a group have a recidivism rate of 6% compared to 43% for  the country. Under her leadership, NLEN has grown from 2 to 21 employees, and provides job training and financial literacy to over 2,000 men and women. She launched the Sweet Beginnings social enterprise, which produces local honey and skincare products under the beelove brand, where 383 returning citizens have been employed, since 2007. What's Brenda's secret sauce?  Call in and see!

  • 00:31

    Ideagen - Exclusive Interview with Stacy Haller - CEO Bright Focus

    in Health

    Stacy Pagos Haller is President and CEO of BrightFocus Foundation. She joined the organization (then known as American Health Assistance Foundation) in 2010, bringing more than 25 years of executive experience in the nonprofit sector.

    With her extensive background and unique perspective, Haller has compiled an impressive record of moving organizations to the next level of success.

    Before coming to BrightFocus, Haller served as Executive Director of CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest children’s cancer research organization.

    For ten years prior, Haller was a consultant to a broad range of nonprofits, helping institutions achieve their strategic goals. Clients included the American Red Cross, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Community Housing Foundation International, Gallaudet University, LaSalle University, Mercy Hospital Fairfield, The National AIDS Fund, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

    Haller helped create one of the first outcomes measurement training programs for nonprofits. She team-taught best practices for measuring program effectiveness to hundreds of professionals and organizations.

    She launched her career at Georgetown University, where she held increasingly responsible jobs, culminating in the position of Executive Director for Regional Advancement.  In that capacity, she led efforts to coordinate and integrate alumni affairs, development, and university relations nationally and internationally.

    A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Haller is a Board member of America’s Charities.

  • 00:21

    Observing Family Heritage Month With AfricanAmericanAncestry.com

    in Family

    Going Beyond Story observes Family Heritage Month With host, DocTG, and AfricanAmericanAncestry.com Co-Founder, Gina Paige.

    No calls will be taken during the show, so please do not call-in.

  • 00:27

    Seasonal Job Search, Homework

    in Marketing

    Finding jobs is about doing your homework. If you do your job search homework you find work in less than 30days. Seasonal jobs could be helpful based on your budget. Now is the time to seek out Holiday season jobs. Apparel, apparel, Macy's  indeed, jobsonline Avon, aarp.org, snagajob, appliance jobs, AARP social security benefits calculator.
    Contact Temporary staffing agencies in your area
    Self Employment: Holiday services and products
    Yard Sales with winter clothing, Christmas decorations, furniture. Find others who will take your items on consignment