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Laurel Creech

Cities of Service in Nashville

PRESENTED ON MAY 07, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 12

Laurel Creech, Chief Service Officer of the Mayor's Office, speaks about Cities of Service, started by 19 different Mayors across the United States, including Mayor Karl Dean. Specifically describes Nashville's flood recovery efforts through programs such as Impact Nashville, the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, and Neighborhood Challenge.

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Got Dog?

BY JUDY KEENE
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

In gratitude to our courageous military heroes, Judy Keene left corporate America two years ago to become a full-time volunteer and administrator for Next Step Service Dogs. Here, an inspiring group of people train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Next Step trains rescue dogs to be amazing service dogs, whose job is to serve their veteran with trained behaviors that diminish or prevent seizures and sense anxiety. 

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To help those who are unable to afford the cost of a service animal, we created a guide that breaks down the total costs of obtaining a service dog, and provide a list of several alternative methods for financing these costs.

We also included a list of accredited organizations who provide complete or partial financial assistance for several different causes and individuals in need.

Please follow the link below to our Guide:

https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/how-to-afford-a-service-dog/

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Giving Back to the Community

BY WALEED SALEH
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 22, 2014

يتحدث وليد صالح عن العمل التطوعي و عن اهميه ان يكون الفرد جزء من العمل التطوعي الخيري

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The Art of Community

BY ANGEL POVENTUD
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Angel Poventud is the unofficial mayor of Atlanta, which he has become through his dedication to bringing people and his community together. He discusses how community projects are facilitated by strength in numbers and create more accessibility in cities. 

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Service About Self

BY HALEY GILLESPIE
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Haley discusses service groups and how they are adapting and need to adapt to attract the next generation of leaders. 

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Cities of Service

BY LAUREL CREECH
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 18, 2016

Laurel Creech shares about he experience volunteering in Ingwavuma, South Africa.

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All I Need to Know I learned in a Community Newsroom

BY CAYLEY DOBIE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Cayley Dobie takes us through the important life and other lessons she's gleaned while cutting her teeth in community newsrooms. 

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Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography

BY JONATHAN H. LEE
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."

In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.

Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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Designing a Better Transport Service

BY GEOFF GARDNER
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

The new train carriages on the Heathrow Express are a masterpiece of design: cool, calm and emulating first class cabin fixtures and fittings. But how about the design of the service? It is seamless, relaxing and user-centric? This talk covers the basics of transport planning, but also considers how Service Design might help providers improve the experience at their touchpoints and how better design might be prototyped. Geoff Gardner, Freelance Transport Planner with experience of working at Heathrow, TfL and AstraZeneca.

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Service Dogs

BY KATRINA WILBERDING
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Katrina Wilberding shares some of the amazing things that service dogs are trained to do for their person, how the dogs are trained, why the dogs are needed and some important ways that you can help.