E-Newsletter May/June 2013
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E-Newsletter May/June 2013

One thing we've learned from our travels is that the human spirit is pretty much the same all around the world. As Boston rebounds from the terrorist bombings at the Marathon, much is being done to spruce up our city and provide a more promising future for inner-city youths. That same determination to improve homes and lives may be seen in Foundation sites everywhere, from a music school in Ecuador to a homeless shelter in France. We hope you enjoy reading about what can be achieved wherever and whenever the human spirit says, "Yes, we can make a difference!"

Traveling for Change
Foundation News

Boston Strong
Boston associates always rise to the occasion—even when terrorists attack one of the city's most cherished institutions: the Boston Marathon.
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Composing a Computer Center
Grand Circle Foundation gives music students in Ecuador a major key to the future.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

We believe that true leadership can come from anywhere—from boardrooms to classrooms, from City Hall to city streets. It takes guts to change the world … and our leaders are helping to do so, each in their own unique way.

Ayele Shakur
Regional Executive Director, BUILD
Ayele Shakur's father firmly believed that the best way to impact a community is "to walk among the people and be a living example of the change you want to create." Today, Ayele is the Regional Executive Director of BUILD, an organization that uses entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.
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Have you visited a Grand Circle Foundation-supported school or village? Tell us your story.

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Generous Traveler
A Class Act

School visits inspire Norma and Bill Hollowell to give back in Africa.
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Worldwide Service

Soup'R Bol Thursday

Get the scoop about a project to help the homeless in Lyon, France.
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Boston Service

Spring Cleaning

Boston associates support a city-wide effort to make Boston shine.
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