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VI Bar Association Holds 26th Annual Moot Court Competition

The competition was just a week away when the pandemic occurred, and the government instituted a prohibition on in-person gatherings. As such, the competition was delayed indefinitely until further information about the pandemic was available

Island Green Living Elects Two New Board Members

Island Green Living Association has elected two new board members to its board of directors: Curtis Penn and Shena Esannason, both USVI residents and pillars in the community.

STX Foundation Joins 450 U.S. Philanthropies in Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut Census Short

On Aug. 5, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development joined approximately 450 philanthropic organizations in an unprecedented letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau calling for a retraction of cutting the census short. A full press release facilitated by Gary Bass of the Bauman Foundation is as follows.

CFVI, Funded by National Endowment for Humanities, Requests USVI Proposals

In the absence of a humanities council in the USVI, CFVI applied for and was awarded National Endowment of the Humanities funding that CFVI will sub-award to eligible entities through the USVI to support humanities programs and activities.

Red Cross Preparing for Tropical Cyclone Nine; Residents Need to Ready

The American Red Cross of the Virgin Islands is preparing to respond and urges residents in the path of this storm to get ready now.

FirstBank Donates $40,000 to Nine Local Non-Profits

The Community Reinvestment Program of FirstBank is focused on projects and programs developed and managed by non-profits with priority given to initiatives that serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

2020 National Kids Count Data Book Paints Compelling Picture of Children Living in Poverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 31st edition of the Kids Count National Data Book on June 22, which highlights indicators of child wellbeing in 16 areas. St. Croix Foundation for Community Development was invited in January 2020 to lead the Kids Count initiative for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Community Foundation VI Offering Rapid Response Mini-Grants for Youth Programs

Funding is intended to address critical one-time needs associated with programs, projects and initiatives serving children and youth (ages birth through 24) in the territory.

World Central Kitchen Awards ‘Plow to Plate’ Grants to Support V.I. Farming, Fishing

In the long-term, Plow to Plate aims to decrease the high rate of food imports into the USVI by supporting local food production.

VI-PR Friendship Committee Awards Scholarships to Two H.S. Graduates

The recipients of this first-time scholarship award were Neisha Bennett and Shazim Ajani Brandy, who each received $1,000 from the committee.

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