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Florida Chamber announces Future of Florida Forum, #BringABook initiative with Volunteer Florida

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Business leaders, experts and elected officials will gather together to discuss securing Florida’s future at the annual Future of Florida Forum hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation. The forum is Sept. 28 and 29 at the Omni Orlando Resort, 1500 Masters Blvd. in ChampionsGate. As part of the first-ever event is the #BringABook initiative, a partnership between the Chamber and Volunteer Florida where organizers ask business, community and elected leaders attending the forum to bring new or gently used elementary-school-level books. Volunteer…

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Florida receives $15 million for federal AmeriCorps education projects

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In an upbeat conference call, statewide education officials — including Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and Wendy Spencer of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service — announced that Florida will be the recipient of $15.4 million for AmeriCorps-led education projects. The officials said that figure will be matched by local dollars to bring the total to more than $30 million. “As Florida’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service, we are thrilled to announce this funding for Florida schools and students,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Chester…

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