Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger wins award

first_imgFord Foundation Names Burlington’s Vermont Campaign to End ChildhoodHunger 2004 Leadership for a Changing World Award Recipient18 Recognizedfor Outstanding Leadership in U.S. Communities Program challengesconventional ideas about leadershipNew York, N.Y. — October 11, 2004. The Ford Foundation today announcedthat Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger (VTCECH) of Burlington,Vermont is a 2004 winner of the Leadership for a Changing World awards.VTCECH is oneof 18 awardees, chosen bya national selection committee from a pool of nearly1000 nominations, representing individuals andleadershipteams tackling some of the nation’s most entrenchedsocial, economic and environmental challenges.”These awardees, such as VTCECH, aremaking a difference incommunities across the country and are showing usnew ways to exercise leadership in challengingtimes,”said Susan V. Berresford, president of the FordFoundation. “The LCW program not only recognizestheir accomplishments but also seeks to explore whatconstitutes effective leadership today and to sharethose insights more broadly.”Each awardee will receive $100,000 to advance theirwork and an additional $15,000 for supportingactivities over the next two years. The winners willalso participate in a multi-year collaborative researchinitiative exploring how leadership is created andsustained. A full list of the Leadership for aChanging World award winners is attached.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Award and Research ProgramLaunched in September 2000, Leadershipfor aChanging World is a program of the FordFoundation in partnership with the AdvocacyInstitute in Washington, D.C. and the Robert F.Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NewYork University. By 2005 the LCW will haverecognized nearly 100 outstanding leaders andleadership teams not broadly known beyond theirimmediate community or field. LCW provides financialand other support for their programs and leadership,and engages them as partners in ongoing researchabout leadership.The Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hungerstrives to increase the access of low-income childrenand families to nutritious food. In recent years,Robert Dostis, Joanne Heidkamp and VTCECHprocured state funding to expand nutrition programsin schools and communities. They also work toimprove nutrition policies in Vermont. Act 22,VCTECH’s most recent legislative victory, requiresevery public school to offer breakfast and lunchprograms to students living in poverty. Moreover,VTCECH helps communities establish summer mealprograms, and sponsors educational programs forboth teenagers and adults. Among these, Cooking forLife, a collaboration with the University of Vermont,teaches participants how to prepare good meals onlimited budgets. Through its statewide multi-mediacampaign and trainings, VTCECH is increasing the useof the Food Stamps Program by eligible Vermonters.”In a time when the public is taking a keen interest inthe quality of all leaders, we believe the winners ofthe Leadership for a Changing Worldaward epitomize the best kinds ofleadership,” said Kathleen D. Sheekey, President andCEO of the Advocacy Institute. “These individualsand groups serve as examples of the richness anddiversity of American leadership. From them, we canlearn about the complexity of successful communityleadership, and take hope.”last_img read more

Automation pushes APG to cut 60 jobs at administration arm

first_imgABP’s main office in Heerlen The Netherlands’ biggest asset manager and pension provider is to cut 60 jobs as a consequence of continuing digitisation and automation.APG said the job losses – equating to 50 full-time positions – were to affect its administration arm, based in Heerlen in the south west of the Netherlands.APG’s administration clients include the €407bn civil service pension fund ABP – Europe’s biggest pension fund – and Huisartsen, the €10.5bn occupational scheme for general practitioners.The company’s 15 pension fund customers have 4.5m participants and pensioners in total. A spokesman for APG highlighted that the number of redundancies would, on balance, be 40, as new jobs would be created elsewhere within pension provision.APG cited increasing computerisation taking over workers’ tasks as the reason for the job losses, pointing out that participants increasingly organised their pension matters online.The spokesman said that APG intended to find new jobs for its surplus staff in the Heerlen area within 13 months.APG employs more than 3,000 staff in total, 648 of whom work in its administration arm.Between 2012 and 2017, the asset manager and pensions provider carried out several reorganisations.A survey carried out by IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pension Pro last year found that, between 2013 and 2017, the number of full-time jobs at APG fell by 14% to 3,070.According to the spokesman, the preparations for the latest round of redundancies started two years ago.He added that there were no plans for further reorganisations at the moment.Last year, APG told Pensioen Pro that, on balance, the company was set to shed more jobs rather than create new ones.last_img read more

Frustrated homicide suspect falls

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with frustratedhomicide, a man was apprehended in Bonifacio Drive, Barangay Danao, CityProper. Police served the warrant issued by JudgeNorberto Teves of the Regional Trial Court Branch 25. Amorsolo was caught on the strength ofan arrest warrant on Tuesday, it added. He was identified him as EusraqiuoAmorsolo, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of Police Station 1./PNlast_img