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New Book, ‘The Power of the Pen,’ Gives Insights into the World of Handwriting Analysis

SEATTLE, Wash. -- With its first-ever published book, "The Power of the Pen: from the unconscious to the conscious" (ISBN: 978-1970181340), The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) showcases 23 unique perspectives on handwriting analysis and its modern uses. Each essay is penned by a respected handwriting analyst and explores topics such as handwriting research in the digital age, human resources, the effects of medication on handwriting, genealogy, deception, signature analysis, psychology, and so much more.

Filled with personal stories and handwriting psychology, "The Power of the Pen" is a rare look into the world of handwriting analysis and highlights how people around the world study and use graphology today.

"AHAF is proud to present 'The Power of the Pen,' an Anthology that captures not just the technical side of graphology, but also the spirit and passion that brings it to life. 'The Power of the Pen' represents decades of dedication, study, practical research and application of graphological principles by widely respected handwriting analysts and graphologists," said Lauren Mooney Bear, AHAF President.

"After working in this field for more than 50 years, it was a great privilege to bring together these professionals and shepherd their work into a one-of-a-kind publication. 'The Power of the Pen' anthology does what no other book on handwriting analysis does: it offers a broad spectrum of topics and perspectives on all levels of interest and expertise," said Sheila Lowe, AHAF Immediate Past President and Editor.

The foreword, contributed by neuroscientist, Dr. Mark Noble, affirms the special effects writing has on the brain and how writing by hand is more effective than the computer when it comes to learning.

"The Power of the Pen: from unconscious to conscious" is 362 pages and is now available through Amazon: https://a.co/d/9DG1JHh.

Intro Video (YouTube): https://youtu.be/vxvxbG9Xn1M

About AHAF:

The Foundation is a 501-(c)6 non-profit organization, chartered and incorporated in California, and are the sponsors of Campaign for Cursive. Visit https://ahafhandwriting.org/.

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LA Unified Appears Poised to Weaken Public Oversight, Again – This Time on a Crucial Public Health Issue

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 a majority of the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted to begin a process some fear would dismantle an oversight Committee that has been in place for decades ensuring the globally celebrated environmental policy was implemented according to the district's policy and California's Healthy Schools Act. In its place the Board is recommending establishing an Ad Hoc Committee, says celebrated children's environmental health non-profit California Safe Schools.

Concerned members of the public that included members of the Oversight Committee who signed up in advance to speak, were repeatedly disconnected, not called upon, or were unable to connect on the district's dedicated phone line.

In spite of the district acknowledging technical problems, they proceeded ahead. As a result a notice of Brown Act Violation was filed, with a request to have the Board add the item to the next Board Meeting to ensure the public had an opportunity to express their deep concerns about the misguided process.

The Los Angeles Unified Integrated Pest Management Policy (IPM) was unanimously adopted by the School Board in March of 1999 following a year-long drafting of a more protective policy. This effort was prompted after elementary school students were sprayed with pesticides by a school gardener in a hazardous materials suit as they walked into their classrooms.

"My six-year-old son had a reaction to the toxic cloud, which resulted in a severe asthma attack. Fortunately, he recovered and the Board immediately authorized district staff, members of the public, parents, medical experts, scientists, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and environmentalists to work together to craft a more protective policy. The result was the creation of the most stringent pesticide policy for schools in the nation. It was the first policy to embrace the Precautionary Principle and the Right to Know with regard to the application of pesticides in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)", said Robina Suwol, Executive Director of California Safe Schools.

To ensure implementation, an IPM Oversight Committee was formed comprised of 15 independent members which included the following: one LAUSD non-management representative from Maintenance and Operations, one District representative from the Environmental Health and Safety Branch, one District representative from Food Services, the District IPM Coordinator, one IPM expert, two parents of District-enrolled students, two community members, one public health representative, two environmental representatives, one District teacher, one District principal, and one medical practitioner.

The success of the policy led to California legislation, The Healthy Schools Act, and later AB 405 (Montanez) which prohibits the use of experimental, conditional or phased out pesticides at all California K-12 schools. Today, the policy has become a national and international model for school districts and communities.

But recent actions by the LA Unified Maintenance and Operations Management, coupled with misrepresentation from them to the LA Unified Board, may undermine the ability of the IPM Committee to oversee the IPM Policy. This includes canceling publicly noticed meetings and limiting the independence, diversity and impartiality of the appointed Committee members. We are opposed to these efforts as they weaken the very oversight mechanisms that have enabled the meaningful implementation of the IPM Policy.

The recent audit of the IPM Program, completed June 29, 2022, includes troubling recommendations that would eliminate the ability of the public representatives on the Committee to self-appoint members most representative of their group and replace those members with individuals hand-picked by Maintenance and Operations or others. Such a change is in direct conflict with the IPM Policy.

Additionally, the audit's recommendation of term limits without the ability of public groups to select their representatives would eliminate members with vast experience in upholding the IPM Policy and knowledge of institutional history essential to understanding the successes and challenges of years past.

​Further troubling was the abrupt decision to cancel the publicly-noticed meetings beginning July 8, 2022, and "all further meetings until further notice", without sufficient notice or explanation. Meetings for the IPM Committee are required by the IPM Policy to be held monthly. In the past 24 years, only one meeting has been cancelled because of weather conditions. Due to the recent pandemic, the meetings have been held online on the second Friday of each month.

​There are other serious issues the IPM Committee is currently addressing, including:

1 - District use of an unauthorized and unapproved agricultural pesticide product on school campuses.

2 - The June audit revealing widespread violation by the District of its own IPM Policy and the Healthy Schools Act.

3 - Increased pest activity due to failure to address issues in a timely fashion.

4 - Reports related to the lack of needed supplies to properly address pest issues.

Executive Director of California Safe Schools Robina Suwol added, "The IPM Committee meetings must continue as publicly noticed in order to properly address the issues and ensure compliance with the IPM Policy, which over the years has set the gold standard in keeping our children, teachers and all school stakeholders safe from pesticide exposure."

Over the years, the LAUSD went from using 160 products to fewer than 25 - many of which have never been used. Additionally, Round Up and any other herbicides have also not been used on any Los Angeles Unified school grounds for more than 20 years. This has resulted in Los Angeles Unified avoiding the lawsuits that other districts experienced and has protected the health and safety of countless students, faculty, staff and parents.

​"The IPM Committee must be permitted to continue its work to oversee and implement the IPM Policy without further interference or efforts to weaken the inherent internal mechanisms that protect the independence, diversity and impartiality of the IPM Committee and its important oversight role, said Sandra Schubert, Esq., Advisory Board Member California Safe Schools.

Note: This information was prepared by Robina Suwol, Executive Director California Safe Schools and Sandra Schubert, Esq. Advisory Board Member California Safe Schools. They helped spearhead the drafting of Los Angeles Unified School District's IPM policy and have served as members of the IPM Committee.

About California Safe Schools:

California Safe Schools (CSS) is children's environmental health and environmental justice non-profit committed to ensuring that all students, teachers, staff, and community members who live near school sites are in a safe, toxic-free environment. CSS works closely with diverse communities and regulatory agencies on toxic issues (air, water, soil). CSS achieved national prominence by spearheading the Los Angeles Unified School District's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy, the most stringent pesticide policy in the nation for K-12 public schools. This was the first school district to embrace the "Precautionary Principle" and "Right to Know" in a policy and led to the passage of California's Healthy Schools Act. Today, the LA Unified IPM policy serves as a national and international model for school districts and communities.

Learn more at: http://calisafe.org/

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Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Millionaire Mastermind Academy's founding was grounded in the mission to fight against poverty and end systemic barriers against minority women in business.

Since its inception five years ago, under the leadership of Dr. Velma Trayham, the organization has mentored over 8,000 individuals through vibrant, forward thinking frameworks. A Houston native who experienced poverty and many of the same struggles as the women she supports through MMA, Dr. Trayham has faced much adversity through her path to entrepreneurship and while she faced some failures along the way, she has turned them into lessons to help women across the U.S. Award-Winning entrepreneur, Author, and business-leader, Dr. Trayham has built a powerhouse group of women to help her lead the Millionaire Mastermind Academy as a premier partner of corporations that seek to show their social responsibility by fostering opportunities for minority women to become business owners.

Millionaire Mastermind Academy has put its own spin on the day of international giving, naming their Giving Tuesday campaign "GivingChooseDay," a hashtag that will be used throughout the month of November to highlight philanthropy and individual giving that makes the choice to support minority women on the rise. The organization has earned a prominent and influential reputation as a source of opportunity for minority women. Some of MMA's current partners include American Landmark, Truist Bank, and Blaylock Van to name a few.

Over the next few weeks, MMA alumni and corporate partners from across the country will share via social media their experiences with the world to showcase the importance and impact of the powerhouse and its initiatives using hashtags #GivingChooseDay and #ChooseToGive.

Dollars raised this November are needed now more than ever. The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is growing rapidly to ensure they are able to expand and provide it's programs efficiently. These initiatives need more dollars to guarantee high-quality services and operations running at its most robust capacity to meet the needs of major cities in the U.S. MMA is one of the only organizations in the U.S. that is woman-led and provides services and mentorship at the grassroots level from business leaders across the country who have net-worths in the millions or hold c-suite level appointments at million-dollar companies.

"Women's empowerment is not only equal consideration; it is necessary for sustainable economic and social development, said Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder Dr. Velma Trayham. Economic Empowerment is a powerful tool against Poverty, which is why Millionaire Mastermind Academy was created to end Poverty through empowered entrepreneurship.

To make a donation to The Millionaire Mastermind Academy in honor of Giving Tuesday, please visit our site at https://givebutter.com/mmagivingchooseday.

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy services underserved Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Texas business communities. The organization houses several impactful programs, including statewide Entrepreneur and Real Estate Accelerator Programs to help more minority women gain access to tools, resources and opportunities to succeed in business.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. Additionally, we address the barriers to economic mobility for women who have been systemically and historically underserved and excluded.

For more information, visit https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/.

Related link: https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/

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Aldon ‘Goes Beyond’ to Feed Food Insecure Communities by Partnering with Move For Hunger

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- Aldon Management, a premier owner, manager, and developer of multifamily assets based in Bethesda, Maryland, has partnered with Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, to give back to food insecure communities nationwide.

"Aldon Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is based on continuing our legacy of putting people and communities first by giving back and making a positive impact at an economic, social, and environmental level in the communities where we live and operate," said Todd Bowen, Chief Executive Officer for Aldon. "We are extremely excited to have partnered with Move for Hunger as a strategic way to launch our new Aldon Going Beyond social impact program."

The partnership with Move For Hunger will launch "Aldon Going Beyond," Aldon's new corporate social impact program. By working closely with Move For Hunger, Aldon will be able to participate in food drives, fundraisers, and other events that will directly give back to those in need aligning with Aldon Going Beyond purpose to inspire employees to give back in ways that reflect Aldon's brand Pillars: Caring, Collaborative, Purposeful and Empowering. Their food collection goal with Move For Hunger for 2023 is 1,750 pounds of donations, which will provide nearly 1,500 meals.

Since its inception in 2009, Move For Hunger has provided nearly 30 million pounds of food, equaling over 24 million meals, to food pantries across the United States. Move For Hunger now has a network of more than 3,000 multifamily apartment communities, all helping to fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in the United States and Canada.

"Our multifamily partners are incredibly important to our mission," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Having Aldon Management become a partner is exciting because we're able to further our impact that much more. We're so excited to be part of their Aldon Going Beyond program and impact as many food insecure families as possible."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 38 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 29 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 24 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at: https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Aldon Management:

Aldon has been creating better places to call home since 1947. Based just outside of Washington, DC in Bethesda, Maryland, Aldon develops, owns, and manages properties from the mid-Atlantic, to the southeast, and Texas. Grounded in a firm commitment to exceptional service, Aldon seizes every opportunity to evolve the concept of modern apartment living while enriching the lives of every resident and bringing value to the surrounding community. Learn more at https://aldonishome.com/.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier Announces 2022 Etoile d’Escoffier Culinary Scholarship Recipients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI-SF) is delighted to announce that five recipients have been awarded the Etoile d'Escoffier Culinary Scholarship in 2022. L'Etoile scholarships support outstanding female students and graduates in achieving their professional aspirations as they become the next leaders of the culinary industry. The scholarship and its recipients are a key part of LDEI-SF's mission of education, advocacy, and philanthropy.

The recipients will be honored during a fundraising reception at Nightbird restaurant in San Francisco on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00-7:30 PM. The event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased in advance. Nightbird, named to the Top 100 Restaurants by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019, is owned by James Beard Award-nominated and LDEI-SF chapter member Kim Alter, and the event will raise funds for future scholarships.

"It's our ambition to support and nurture the next generation of leaders in food and beverage through education, advocacy, and philanthropy," said Scholarship Committee Chair Chantal Martin of LDEI-SF. "The L'Etoile d'Escoffier Culinary Scholarship empowers future movers and makers in the culinary industry. We're proud to recognize this year's recipients and we raise a glass to their continued success."

The 2022 scholarship winners are all students or recent graduates of accredited culinary programs. Each of them is actively seeking professional experience in various culinary fields, as follows:

* Savannah Bundy, Laney College Baking & Pastry Program (seeking broadcast food programming or cookbook publishing experience)

* Jasmine Dillard, Treasure Island Job Corp Culinary Academy (seeking restaurant experience)

* Kannanuth Lert-ariyaphokhin, City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts Management and Food Service Management Programs (seeking catering business and pastry experience)

* Silvana Marincola, Laney College Culinary Arts Restaurant Management Program (seeking restaurant and bakery experience)

* Diana Zalvidar, Laney College Baking & Pastry Program (seeking chocolatier or patisserie experience)

Employers in the culinary industry are encouraged to contact Chantal Martin, Scholarship Committee Chair, with potential opportunities for the recipients at cmartin@peralta.edu.

About Les Dames d'Escoffier International:

LDEI is an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. To do this, 2,500 members in 43 chapters worldwide provide leadership, educational opportunities and philanthropy within their communities.

For more information, visit https://ldei.org/ and follow us on Facebook, Instagram @lesdamesintl, Linked-in and Twitter @lesdamesintl.

More information on The San Francisco chapter of LDEI can be accessed at https://lesdamessf.org/. Follow our chapter activities on Instagram @lesdamessf.

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Idaho Wins Prestigious National Award

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) earns the 2022 State Association of the Year Award in the Awards of Excellence competition awarded by National Rural Water Association (NRWA). IRWA has earned this prestigious award three times in the last seven years.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from National Rural Water Association," says Shelley Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of IRWA. "We are grateful to our members and others that support our Association so we can deliver high quality service to Idaho's rural water utilities and provide statewide training to Idaho's hard working drinking water and wastewater professionals."

The competition consists of seven categories including Outstanding Achievement in Training; On-Site Technical Assistance; Communications Publications and Public Relations; Legislative Initiatives; Member Services and the most prestigious award of State Association of the Year. Every year a five-member committee is tasked at selecting the state rural water association winners in each of these categories.

IRWA celebrates its 35th anniversary this year; a milestone that symbolizes longevity and success. Through innovation and willingness to challenge themselves to new heights, they have achieved numerous, record-breaking achievements in their 35th year.

About Idaho Rural Water Association

Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing training and technical assistance to drinking water and wastewater utility systems in Idaho with populations under 10,000. IRWA is currently comprised of over 365 direct member systems in Idaho. These members elect a seven-member Board of Directors that volunteer their time to govern the Association.

For more information, visit https://www.idahoruralwater.com/.

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Economic Empowerment Event Teaches Minority Women Business Owners How to Scale using social media

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Helping minority women entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level, powerhouses Dr. Velma Trayham, founder of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a leading nonprofit organization that has mentored more than 8,000 women, and Santia Deck, the founder of TRONUS, the first sneaker company owned by a woman athlete, are coming together for a particular online event on using social media for good. The free event, Building a Brand through Social Media, takes place online on November 21 at 2 p.m. EST, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Geared towards underserved and underrepresented aspiring and established women entrepreneurs, "Building a Brand through Social Media" will share the essential steps entrepreneurs need to take to establish and expand their brands through various platforms while employing self-love. Truist Bank sponsors this program to inspire and build better lives and communities through economic empowerment.

Santia Deck of TRONUS is a history-making professional female football player and social media influencer. She recently made history by being offered the highest-paid contract in women's football history. In addition, Deck is a published author, fitness model, TV personality and host, social media consultant, and public speaker.

"Black women have notoriously been underrepresented in many ways, but things are finally changing and I'm excited to see us rise up and show the world our value and why we are the creators and trendsetters of almost EVERYTHING," Deck said.

Dr. Velma Trayham is a 2022 recipient of President Biden's Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Trayham is a dynamic personality and business leader in professional circles for Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, startup entrepreneurs, and community leaders from all walks of life. Her mission is to end poverty through entrepreneurship. To date, Dr. Trayham has mentored thousands of business owners across the country and has built community engagement programs supporting supplier diversity professionals seeking to engage diverse business owners.

"Women's empowerment is not only equal consideration; it is necessary for sustainable economic and social development," said Millionaire Mastermind Academy founder Dr. Velma Trayham. "Economic Empowerment is a powerful tool against Poverty, which is why Millionaire Mastermind Academy was created to end Poverty through empowered entrepreneurship.

Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-brand-through-social-media-tickets-407552489467

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy services underserved Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Texas business communities. The organization houses several impactful programs, including statewide Entrepreneur and Real Estate Accelerator Programs to help more minority women succeed in business.

About Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support the growth of women-owned business enterprises, thereby strengthening the economic impact in their community. Additionally, we address the barriers to economic mobility for women who have been systemically and historically underserved and excluded.

For more information, visit https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/.

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As the Holiday Season Approaches, Weichert Workforce Mobility Continues Partnership with Move For Hunger to Fight Food Insecurity

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- Weichert Workforce Mobility, a leading provider of global employee relocation services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, continue their partnership to provide hunger relief nationwide.

Weichert Workforce Mobility has been a committed partner of Move For Hunger since 2019. Over the past three years, they have rescued and delivered almost 2.5 million meals to food insecure communities throughout the United States.

"Move For Hunger's mission touches two of our pledges as an organization: our commitment to pursuing sustainable, environmentally-friendly ways to conduct our business, and supporting meaningful causes in communities around the world," said Chris Brunone, EVP, Talent Development and Colleague Engagement. "To date, our partnership has yielded nearly 3 million pounds of food for those most in need. And we're ready to do more."

Throughout the month of June, Weichert Workforce Mobility and another corporate sponsor collaborated with Move For Hunger to launch the 2022 Move 2 Fight Hunger Challenge. With more than 760 participants joining together to fight hunger nationwide, the month-long challenge provided over 92,000 meals to communities in need.

Brunone continues, "Here at Weichert Workforce Mobility, our colleagues are as committed to supporting families in need in their communities as they are to supporting relocating families. Our partnership with Move For Hunger makes it incredibly easy for our colleagues to make a difference and give to others in times of change, in times of need, and in times of difficulty."

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy and now has built out an elaborate network of supporters. It includes over 1,100 moving companies, including many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 3,000 multifamily apartment communities. Move For Hunger has provided over 29 million pounds of food, equaling more than 24 million meals, to those in need.

"Weichert Workforce Mobility has been an incredible partner since the day they became part of our network," said Adam Lowy, Founder and Executive Director of Move For Hunger. "With the holiday season approaching, food insecure families are often forced to choose between buying food and paying for utilities, like electricity or gas, or even giving gifts for loved ones. Our partners enable us to feed more people, allowing families to have access to food and afford their bills."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 29 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 24 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at https://moveforhunger.org/.

About Weichert Workforce Mobility:

Weichert Workforce Mobility makes work happen by helping companies unleash their mobile talent, anywhere in the world. We combine bold innovation, future-proof technology and a Legendary level of caring to ensure exceptional experiences for our clients and their relocating employees. With the deepest global service scope--including in-house expense and assignment management, freight forwarding and expatriate tax services--and nine consecutive years of earning our industry's highest Net Satisfaction rating, we are the provider of choice for progressive, discerning companies worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.weichertworkforcemobility.com/.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Rapid Deployment Solutions and M-Files Announce Sponsorship of the 2022 Special Olympics Florida Race for Inclusion – Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), in partnership with M-Files, a global leader in information management, is announcing its sponsorship of the 2022 Special Olympics Florida Race for Inclusion on December 8, 2022, in Miami, FL. Each year, Special Olympics Florida serves nearly 60,000 athletes from Key West to Pensacola. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, serving athletes in all 50 U.S. states and over 190 Countries.

As a Supporter Level Sponsor of the Race for Inclusion, RDS and M-Files will be supporting an event that raises funds to help provide:

* Sports training and competition.

* Critical health services.

* Life-changing leadership programs to Special Olympics Florida athletes across the state.

"Included in the RDS mission is to build value for our clients and those we touch in the community," said Jason McCloy Hall, Executive Vice President & COO of Rapid Deployment Solutions. "We are excited to partner with M-Files in supporting Special Olympics Florida, encouraging and supporting essential health services amongst its athletes."

"The Special Olympics Florida athletes are outstanding competitors dedicated to excellence," said Antti Nivala, Founder and CEO, M-Files. "Their commitment is inspirational, and M-Files is honored to help support them. Everyone taking part in the Race for Inclusion is a winner."

The Race for Inclusion is part of Special Olympics Florida's broader movement to build communities of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. Participants can register for as many events as they like. A complete list of events and locations is at RaceforInclusion.org. Most events will take place during the last quarter of 2022.

You can join the RDS/M-Files Race for Inclusion Team at http://give.specialolympicsflorida.org/goto/teamrds and start supporting Special Olympics Florida athletes.

About Rapid Deployment Solutions:

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) is a woman-owned IT company delivering services powered by M-Files, SAP, and OpenText to Fortune 1000 and SMB companies globally. RDS combines unmatched experience and specialized capabilities globally. RDS provides the core values of integrity, healthy relationships, and unwavering commitment to customer service. For more information, visit https://rds-consulting.com/.

About M-Files:

M-Files is a global leader in information management. The M-Files metadata-driven document management platform enables knowledge workers to instantly find the right information in any context, automate business processes, and enforce information control. This provides businesses with a competitive advantage and substantial ROI as they deliver better customer experiences and higher-quality work with lower risk. For more information, visit https://www.m-files.com/.

About Special Olympics Florida:

Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition, crucial health services and life-changing leadership programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It serves nearly 60,000 Special Olympics athletes annually, at no cost to athletes or their families. To learn more, visit https://www.specialolympicsflorida.org/.

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Beyond Benign Launches Initiative to Support Green Chemistry Educators at Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Beyond Benign announced a new Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Initiative, designed to provide green chemistry educational support for faculty and students at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Being built and executed in collaboration with MSIs, the initiative is intended to ensure the next generation of world-class chemists and scientific leaders are reflective of the diversity of the global community and prepared to address sustainability through chemistry.

"It is critical that MSI leadership and expertise is included in the growing green chemistry education community. The inclusion and involvement of institutions that serve students from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities into our Green Chemistry Commitment program is central in ensuring the talent pool of sustainable scientists is diverse and equipped with a diversity of perspectives and approaches that will solve global and local challenges," says Dr. Amy Cannon, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beyond Benign.

The key objectives of this initiative include: partnering with MSI chemistry and science departments, through funding opportunities, professional development and leadership opportunities, to evolve chemistry teaching and practice at their institutions to include green chemistry and sustainable science; building inclusive, diverse community spaces for MSI and BIPOC faculty to collaborate, learn, and share about green chemistry; and engaging and supporting green chemistry student leaders.

The MSI initiative is a critical component of the Beyond Benign Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC) 25x25 program, which seeks to ensure that 25 percent of graduating chemists in the U.S. have a background in green chemistry by 2025. The Commitment program offers higher education institutions a flexible model to expand green chemistry education through their science departments. Through signing the GCC, higher education institutions become part of a broad network advocating for green chemistry education, and gain access to professional development opportunities, funding opportunities, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, and much more.

Through this initiative, Beyond Benign will conduct outreach and discussions with faculty members across a variety of MSIs to better understand the unique needs and challenges they face in incorporating green chemistry into their classrooms, labs, and departments. By bringing their leadership and expertise to the table, MSI faculty will help shape adaptable models to scale green chemistry educational programming for higher education students across the nation. Beyond Benign intends to support MSI faculty in their green chemistry work with resources, peer networks, and funding and professional development opportunities.

About Beyond Benign:

Beyond Benign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit envisions a world where the chemical building blocks of products used every day are healthy and safe for humans and the environment. Beyond Benign's mission is to foster a green chemistry community that empowers educators to transform chemistry education for a sustainable future. Beyond Benign is working to equip educators from K-20 with the ability to teach chemistry and STEM through a lens of sustainability grounded in the 12 principles of green chemistry. By providing educators with tools, training and a peer support network, educators are equipped to train the next generation of scientists and citizens with the skills and knowledge to create and choose products that are safe for human health and the environment.

Co-founded in 2007 by Dr. John Warner, the co-founder of the field of green chemistry, and Dr. Amy Cannon, who holds the world's first Ph.D. in Green Chemistry, Beyond Benign has an extensive history of service. Over the past 15 year, Beyond Benign has trained over 6,500 K-12 teachers in sustainable science and green chemistry, designed over 200 open-access lessons, reached over 35,000 youth and community members through outreach, & partnered with 103 universities to transform chemistry education. Together we can catalyze the development of green technological innovations that result in safer products and processes in support of a sustainable, healthy society.

Learn more at: https://www.beyondbenign.org/

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