Remembering Wrenn Turpin

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Wrenn Turpin, an early volunteer for Project Concern International and the beloved wife of our founder. Wrenn served as a dental hygienist in one of our mobile clinics in Tennessee in the 1970s, providing oral care to children and families who had no access to…

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The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger

The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger By David A. Weiss, President and CEO, Global Communities The US House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which President Trump recently signed. The reauthorization of this important piece of bipartisan legislation demonstrates the United States’ commitment to…

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The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger

The Global Food Security Act — Reaffirming the United States’ Commitment to End World Hunger By David A. Weiss, President and CEO, Global Communities The US House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which President Trump recently signed. The reauthorization of this important piece of bipartisan legislation demonstrates the United States’ commitment to…

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Global Communities Welcomes Former Director of U.S. Trade and Development Agency to Board of Trustees

Global Communities Welcomes Former Director of U.S. Trade and Development Agency to Board of Trustees Hon. Leocadia Zak Joins Board of International Development NGO Silver Spring, MD  – Global Communities is pleased to announce the addition of Leocadia (Lee) Zak, President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, to our Board of Trustees. A lawyer…

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Global Communities Welcomes Lonna T. Milburn, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Programs

Global Communities Welcomes Lonna T. Milburn, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Programs Silver Spring, MD (September 25, 2018) – Global Communities is pleased to announce that Lonna T. Milburn, Ph.D., has joined Global Communities as Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Programs. Milburn is an experienced executive in international resource mobilization and development in…

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Kathleen Luzik of National Cooperative Bank Appointed to Board of Trustees of Global Communities

Kathleen Luzik of National Cooperative Bank Appointed to Board of Trustees of Global Communities Silver Spring, Maryland – Global Communities today announced the appointment of Kathleen Luzik, Chief Operating Officer of National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to its Board of Trustees. Luzik also serves as an Executive Vice President of NCB, is a member of NCB’s Executive…

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Social Entrepreneurship Conference in Moline

Video: Social Entrepreneurship Conference in Moline A new social entrepreneurship series by Western Illinois University took a closer look at the ongoing revitalization efforts in Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood. Global Communities is implementing the Flourishing Communities program, funded by the John Deere Foundation, in Floreciente and engaging residents to reinvigorate the  neighborhood and improve the quality of…

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Volunteers add color to Floreciente neighborhood

Photo by John Schultz, Quad-City Times Grab a brush and lend a hand: Volunteers add color to Floreciente neighborhood This article originally appeared in the Quad-City Times Written by Amanda Hancock Ask anybody here if a few buckets of paint can make a difference in the Floreciente neighborhood of Moline, and they won’t hesitate. They’ll…

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Efforts Unite Neighbors in Floreciente

Efforts Unite Neighbors in Floreciente By Jennifer DeWitt [email protected] This article originally appeared in the Quad City Times. Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood has long been a place for new beginnings. In the early days, Belgians and Swedes settled into the city’s west end to begin their new lives in America. The neighborhood later became central to the…

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Community Development in Moline, IL

Community Development in Moline, IL Global Communities is funded by the John Deere Foundation in Moline. The Floreciente neighborhood was chosen for this program because of its proximity to two John Deere facilities. Global Communities is engaging residents of the Floreciente community of Moline to reinvigorate the historic neighborhood and improve the quality of life…

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