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Visit the Newsroom to read about current events and trends that impact the well-being of children, families and communities. You can also find news of note about the work of Free To Grow grantees throughout the country. Keep up with emerging funding opportunities and track upcoming conferences and special events. Check out what our visitors have to say --- read their responses to the Share a Story, Ask a Question, and Survey sections of our website.

Grantee News

Taking back the neighborhood
May 31, 2004

Inmates gather with kids at Mother's Day event
May 6, 2004

Grass-roots efforts pay off
May 5, 2004

Task force kicks off anti-drug campaign

Hermiston strengthens nuisance ordinances
April 13, 2004

Gov. Johanns Proclaims April 12-18 Community Development Week in Nebraska, Presents Awards for Outstanding Projects
News Release

Community Development Week Award to Lincoln Free to Grow
April 12, 2004

Drug Court grads find 'I don't need it'
February 29, 2004

Maui coalition calls for more drug treatment programs
January 22, 2004

A 'no-brainer' that wasn't
Council overwhelmingly decides to delay mayor's CARE

Dodd, Officials Tour New Center

Council tables CARE proposal

Council must build support for CARE plan

Wausau Neighborhood Revitalization Effort Being Considered by City
Landlords question need for CARE - Landlords expected to oppose renewal plan

Free To Grow maximizes benefits of Head Start

Walk Down the Line

Operation Clean Hands

Cleaning Up New Britain's streets

Umatilla-Morrow Head Start Free to Grow Program Receives Community Service Award

Antidrug program shows early success
Free To Grow aims to improve families' homes, lives

Commissioner Recognizes One of Palm Beach's Funders

FTG Profiles

Craig Mathews, Free To Grow Program Monitor, St. Mary Community Action Agency
Building Leadership in the Faith Community

Elena Trueworthy, Community Development Coordinator at Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Connecticut
The Effects of Leadership Development in Urban Communities

Maria Reyes, Director, Intercultural Service Center
YWCA of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cathy Wamsley, Executive Director and Cheryl Price, Family and Community Development Director
Umatilla-Morrow Head Start

Rosa Rejon, Parent of three children

Sara Martinez, Coordinator, Hispanic Resource Center
Tulsa City-County Library

Deidra Ierardi, Member of the New Britain, CT, Board of Education

Lyn McNeff, Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start Director

Joy Citta, Captain, Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department

Funding Opportunities

New Grant.Gov Web Site Offers One-Stop Shopping for Information on Applying for All Federal Grants

National Program Office News

Integrated Partnerships to Support Community Transformation
Using Comprehensive Strategies to Strengthen Families and Neighborhoods


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Free To Grow is a national program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University.