Stories of U.S. Blog

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Challenging Stereotypes in Construction: Della Tolliver

Local resident and union laborer at the Preservation Square construction site, Della Tolliver inspires young women to pursue a career in construction. Representation Where...

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Overcoming Barriers to Educational Support for Beecher Terrace Students

How Bellarmine University and USI came together to support students during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to abrupt closures...

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Building Dreams with One Resident in Tidewater Gardens

As relocation begins in the Tidewater Gardens community, Tionna’s dreams of owning her own daycare are brought to reality with the guidance of the...

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Supporting Norfolk Entrepreneurs One Micro-Grant at a Time

A unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and organizations in Norfolk springs up with the arrival of micro-grants awarded by People First Empowered by USI. People...

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Impacting Education in the Perkins Homes Community

Young scholars in the Perkins Home community in Baltimore work to overcome barriers to their education with the help of the USI Baltimore staff....

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