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A sluggish man sits at his desk, lacking motivation for his job.
We've all had those days at work, when you just can't seem to muster the motivation to do what needs to be done. What happens when those days turn into weeks or even months? A lack of motivation in the workplace is draining, both for the employee and for the...
Karl has been Ervin's Big Brother since Ervin was in second grade.
Ervin didn’t like reading. So every week, Karl would come to his school, sit with him, and help him with the words. That’s what a Big Brother does. He shows up. Every time. Six years later, Karl still shows up for Ervin. “He’s helped me get through the hard times,...
Big Brothers Big Sisters defends potential in kids
Po·ten·tial (pə-ten-chəl): Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future What can we do to defend the potential in the lives of kids in our community who, through no fault of their own, may not be facing the best life circumstances? How can we...
Parents pull luggage through an airport
The family vacation: At its best, it's a wonderful bonding experience and a fond memory for years to come. At its worst, well, they made a movie about that ... (cue "Holiday Road") Whether it's a spring break getaway or a big summer road trip that you're already looking forward...
Chalkboard drawing shows the transition from a sad face to happy.
For The Village's counselors and service providers, a job well done means a life has been changed, sometimes even saved. Whether that change comes about through therapy , treatment for addiction , adoption services , financial counseling , or being matched with a Big Brother or Sister , lives are...