Whether it's stocking a home pantry or having the supplies to support essential services at hospitals, police and fire stations, and restaurants, the items in greatest demand are riding the rails as freight trains move the goods communities need most in a national emergency.
The streets of Oak Park, Illinois, and the communities surrounding the Chicago suburb are aglow in mosaic tiles, loud colors and a lot of love, thanks to a summer youth employment program that’s helping mentor a new generation of local artists.
Everyday expressions like “buckle up,” “look both ways” and “don’t talk to strangers” commonly roll off parents’ tongues, but there’s one important topic that parents rarely discuss with their kids: railroad safety.
A turning point in community arts and culture is coming to the Council Bluffs, Iowa, area, as Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) renovates and expands the historic Harvester II building into a nearly 95,000-square-foot facility with Union Pacific’s help through the Community Ties Giving Program.
Sacramento-based Meristem focuses on four key goals for students: building a strong sense of self, mastering basic life skills, enhancing social capacity and preparing to enter higher education and the workforce.
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