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A Letter to Nonprofits: Nonprofit Virginia

Nonprofit Colleagues: As some of you know, the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO) terminated operations last year. Several organizations from various parts of the state have been meeting to explore the creation of a new group – Nonprofit Virginia – which will immediately focus on legislative issues impacting nonprofits…...

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Community Inspiration > Thriving Communities Institute

Thriving Communities Institute Article – Valley Business Front Magazine By Randolph Walker Executive Summary: The Thriving Communities conference, held in September at the Hotel Roanoke, sought to bring governments, nonprofits and businesses together to find solutions that will work in the “new normal.” Read the full article: Click here to…...

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Pam Kestner-Chappelear, President of Council of Community Services is awarded an Emory & Henry College Citation

This year’s Emory & Henry College’s Charter Day Citations went to recipients who’ve been forces for change in the community according to Larry Harley, the speaker at the College’s Charter Day celebration Thursday, March 24th, and the executive director of Southwest Virginia Legal Aid, an organization that provides lawyers to…...

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Council of Community Services Still Going Strong at 50!

The Roanoke Star Sentinel by Gene Marrano Pam Kestner-Chappelear, president of the Council of Community Services for the past ten years and an employee for 25, says she still has to answer the question often: exactly what does the social services agency do?  In fact the Council, which celebrated its…...

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Council of Community Services 50th anniversary: A celebration of service

The Council of Community Services celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday evening at Hotel Roanoke....

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Hurt Park neighborhood seeing signs of new life

It's been as blighted and troubled a neighborhood as any in Roanoke. But change is afoot. The crumbling public housing at its core has been replaced by new, low-income town houses....

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Nonprofit network honors Nancy Bell

Nancy Bell was named the Nonprofit Leader of the Year on Monday at the Nonprofit Leaders Network 2010 Annual Celebration Luncheon....

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2010 Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards

On April 20th, Volunteer Roanoke Valley hosted the 2010 Community Volunteer Recognition and Awards at the Vinton War Memorial. Category Award Winners: Youth (6-18) Roger Fortney Commonwealth Catholic Charities Adult (19-59) Luis Warf Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank Senior (60+) Naomi McMillan Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red…...

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The Economic Impact of Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Resource Center has released a study that reveals Nonprofits contribute Millions to the Roanoke Region....

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Valley is Poised to Act on Homelessness

The current focus on homelessness is encouraging. Without emotion and motivation the trend of increased homelessness will only continue. What spurred this current focus was a report on data collected about the homeless population that was shared with Roanoke City Council....

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