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    Communities

    Silicon Valley Talent Partnership links talent with opportunities to improve civic life

    Aug. 7, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Posted by Lea King

    Lea King is executive director of the San Jose, Calif.,-based Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, which manages collaborations between private-sector volunteers and public agencies to improve resident services. San Jose is one of 26 Knight communities.  

    Silicon Valley is a unique place where people from all over the world come to study, work and build their families and homes. Though I have lived and worked in Taiwan, Spain, Hong Kong, China and Bangalore, India, Silicon Valley remains one of the most diverse and friendly places that my kids and I call home. There is such an amazing concentration of talent here found in the people, who pride themselves on collaboration and competition, and it’s where I work to enable a “stronger community working together,” the mission of the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership.   

    The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership is a civic innovation public-private-partnership organization that enables pro bono talent from the private and nonprofit worlds to help city governments improve and enhance service delivery. It is a unique partnership that enables people to contribute their talent to make a tangible impact in their neighborhoods, parks, libraries and communities.

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    Arts

    Last weekend of "Allure of Flowers"

    Aug. 7, 2014, 12:52 p.m., Posted by kbalcerek

    Paul Stankard "Carolina Bouquet Botanical" 2001, glass. Gift of the Charlotte Garden Club. 2001.67. Collection of The Mint Museum August 9th and 10th is the last weekend to enjoy the floral delights at The Mint Museum’s “Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, and Fashion”...

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    Arts

    Q & A with comedian Sheri Flanders

    Aug. 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m., Posted by laflor

    Sheri Flanders studied improv at The Second City Training Center and iO (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago, as well at Just The Funny’s conservatory in Coral Gables. She is a director, actor, multidisciplinary artist and cast member of Just The Funny. On Saturday, August 23rd at 9 p.m., join Flanders...

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