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Bringing Poetry to Prisons

It’s rare, if not completely unheard of, to hear a recent college graduate speak about the social responsibility that compels him to reach the community at-large as well as the individual spirit. And quite possibly, it’s even more unique to hear this from a young poet, one who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from […]

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Five Trends to Watch in Corporate Social Responsibility

Much has been written about the current state of corporate social responsibility (CSR), and depending on your point of view, its waxing or waning influence inside the world’s largest corporations. While it may be true that some companies have de-emphasized their CSR programs while they were fighting for survival or focused on maintaining some semblance […]

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Making the Best Use of What We Have

I was born in Fairbanks, AK, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, now Denali State Bank. Our town has gone through many changes, but we remain the same spirited people that I remember as I was growing up. People from all walks of life choose to live here and there’s a special thread that weaves us all […]

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Volunteering: Good for Business, Good for the Soul

We all know we should be doing more of it—heading down to the local soup kitchen to ladle some cream of potato or signing up for a Habitat for Humanity build to put our hammering skills to good use. Sure, volunteering is great for society, but besides leaving us with that warm and fuzzy feeling, […]

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