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Local charity gets $1M grant toward new Native American Head Start facility

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A Rapid City nonprofit will receive a $1 million grant toward the construction of a new Head Start facility for Native American children.

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United Way: Grade Level Reading aims to boost literacy

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Grade Level Reading by the numbers

  • 12,000 Rapid City youths and families served, either directly or indirectly.
  • Over 50 local partner organizations.
  • Over 175 active committee members.
  • Funded by a three-year $375,870 grant from the John T. Vucurevich Foundation.
  • Entering its third year.

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Late banking magnate Vucurevich recalled as a humble, giving man

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Dale Clement laughs while talking about the late Rapid City philanthropist John T. Vucurevich on Thursday morning during the Morning Fill Up series at The Garage meeting space.

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The Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors (Rapid City Circle of Friends)

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA-TV) - Marnie Herrmann and Bruce Long Fox are Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors. They report progress on the policing efforts regarding Native American concerns.

The Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors (Rapid City Circle of Friends) is celebrating the completion of our Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. Their journey has allowed them to "BEAM" - bridging, educating, modeling and advocating.

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John T. Vucurevich Foundation Receives International Award

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October 19, 2016

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation has been awarded the 2016 International Pioneer Award by the Grant Professionals Association.

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School of Mines lands $1.1M in grants to aid women engineers

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Rapid City Journal, Sept. 27, 2016 

Two grants totaling $1.1 million have been awarded to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to help attract, retain and graduate more female engineering students.

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First Step gets a little help from friends

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From Rapid City Journal

DEADWOOD | It all began with the idea that underprivileged children in the Northern Hills deserve a safe, affordable and educational place to stay while their parents eked out a living in low-paying service jobs primarily tied to the hospitality and gaming industries.

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NH Alliance for Children to open Ft. Meade First Step Child Care Center

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From Black Hills Pioneer

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 11:30 am

DEADWOOD — The Northern Hills Alliance for Children (NHAC) has two big announcements: One, the organization will open a new child care center called Ft. Meade First Step Child Care Center Monday in Sturgis; and two, earlier this summer, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation stepped up to pay off $500,000 in debt for the organization to boost and bolster its continued success, as well as the new endeavor.

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