Washington D.C.

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May Letter

The Washington D.C. Issue

José Montero, Jr. — Trekking For Kids

José Montero, Jr. — Trekking For Kids BY PAKSY PLACKIS-CHENG José Montero, Jr. is part of the Montero Group that launched the first-ever television reality show about social entrepreneurship and innovation in Colombia, in which social entrepreneurs compete for capital and supporters. More than anything it is to inspire, empower, and encourage innovation in Latin America. Apart from advising corporations […]

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Featured Artist: Lara Morabito — Nationals Ballpark Garden Designer

Lara Morabito: Nationals Ballpark Garden Designer BY PAKSY PLACKIS-CHENG Lara Morabito has designed more than 33 gardens, from Washington, D.C., to the Bay Area of California. Most recently, she designed the garden spaces at the Nationals ballpark. Currently, Lara Morabito is building formal gardens for a private residence, The Reach, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  The residence was designed by renowned […]

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Featured Artist: Jerome Gordon — Playing with Usher and Pope Francis

As a studio artist, Gordon has played on Frozen, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Help, and Saving Mr. Banks. Gordon has also performed with the New World Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. He has been part of Celine Dion’s band since the show started in Las Vegas. We asked Jerome Gordon what the difference is playing with Usher and Pope Francis.

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Charita Castro: Sweat & Toil — an App that Matters

The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking launched an app named Sweat & Toil, available on iTunes and Google Play! impactmania had a chance to sit down with Charita Castro, who leads a team that produced more than 1,000 pages of research that form the foundation of the app.

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24th District Congressional Candidate: Katcho Achadjian

Five candidates who are vying for the 24th District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Lois Capps in November, spoke with impactmania about their experience, goals and impact maker. Katcho Achadjian is the current 33rd & 35th District California State Assembly Member.

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24th District Congressional Candidate: William Ostrander

Five candidates who are vying for the 24th District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Lois Capps in November, spoke with impactmania about their experience, goals and impact maker. William Ostrander is a San Luis Obispo resident and farmer.

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24th District Congressional Candidate: Helene Schneider

Five candidates who are vying for the 24th District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Lois Capps in November, spoke with impactmania about their experience, goals and impact maker. Helene Schneider is the current Mayor of Santa Barbara.

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24th District Congressional Candidate: Salud Carbajal

Five candidates who are vying for the 24th District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Lois Capps in November, spoke with impactmania about their experience, goals and impact maker. Salud Carbajal is the current First District Supervisor of Santa Barbara County.

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24th District Congressional Candidate: Justin Fareed

Five candidates who are vying for the 24th District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Lois Capps in November, spoke with impactmania about their experience, goals and impact maker. Justin Fareed is Vice President of his family’s business, Pro Band Sports Industries, Inc., specializing in the design and manufacturing of sports medical devices.

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Deepa Biswas Willingham Addresses The World Bank and the Second Half of Life

PACE Universal is committed to ending trafficking and uplifting communities through the education of girls and women living in extreme poverty – girls who don’t have access to schooling and whose societies devalue and discard them. An education changes girls’ lives. It gives them a future.

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Alyse Lo Bianco's Morning Meditations and Angel Lunch

Alyse Lo Bianco’s Morning Meditations and Angel Lunch BY PAKSY PLACKIS-CHENG Originally from California, Alyse Best Muldoon, now Alyse Lo Bianco, moved to the East Coast to be the White House Liaison for Mrs. Nancy Reagan. In March of 2008, Alyse’s husband, Joseph A. Muldoon, Jr., and Alyse’s father died of cancer within a day of each other. Her mother […]

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