The Kelleher International Scholarship Announces 2018 Winners Gina Upholzer and Lily Sweet King

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Scholarship Winners

Students Gina Upholzer and Lily Sweet King recently won The Kelleher International Scholarship to help fund their continuing education.

Ongoing education is incredibly important and we are glad to be able to help.”

— Company Spokesperson

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, February 1, 2019 / — It's no secret college, university, trade or design school can all be quite expensive and challenging for some students to attend. The good news is opportunities do exist for students to display their skill and passion and win scholarships to help them have the chance to achieve their potential. In exciting news in this area, 2018 saw the first annual Kelleher International Scholarship launch to “pay it forward” and help two students with their ongoing education needs. The winner of the inaugural contest which asked students who participated to answer the question “How Can Philanthropy Change the World” was the very happy and enthusiastic Gina Upholzer and Lily Sweet King, who both delivered remarkable answers. The entire event was surrounded by extremely passionate energy.

“Ongoing education is incredibly important and we are glad to be able to help,” commented a spokesperson from the fund. “We wish all the best to Gina and Lilly and have full confidence that they will continue as remarkable students and people, we can all be proud of.”

The Kelleher International College Scholarship is a project led by Amber Kelleher, an internationally renowned relationship expert, matchmaker and sought after dating consultant. Amber hosted the popular CBS Radio Show “The Rules of Engagement”.

Expect the scholarship to continue to help students in 2019 and beyond.

For more information be sure to visit Kelleher International Facebook and Blog.

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Israel Tennis Centers Foundation student team swinging through South Florida for Winter exhibition tour

ITC Winter 2019 Student Team

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation’s student team 2019 Winter exhibition tour is set to hit the east and west Coasts of Florida during February and March.

On and off the court, we teach in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect and diversity, believing that this will provide the path to building lasting peace.”

— Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 / — It was announced today that the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation’s student team will be embarking on their 2019 Winter exhibition tour, set to hit the east and west Coasts of Florida during February and March.

“When we opened our first center in 1976 no one could have dreamed how much our work would transform the lives of so many Israeli children, preparing them for life,” said ITC Founder Bill Lippy. “And to see how the organization has grown from a single center, to 14 locations, strategically built in underprivileged communities throughout Israel is gratifying beyond belief.”

Israel Tennis Centers Foundation is dedicated to empowering children through sport and education to foster lasting peace in one of the most turbulent areas in the world. Their goal is to teach children of all backgrounds how to live successful lives. "Through the skills learned on and off the court, we teach our children in an environment of inclusiveness, unity, respect, diversity and caring," states Jacqueline Glodstein, Executive Vice President of Global Development. "As we believe, this will set them on the path to building lasting peace within their communities."

On Saturday, February 23rd, the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation team will arrive in Palm Beach County, FL from Tel Aviv. The first exhibition and fundraiser will take place in Boca Raton, FL on Sunday, February 24th. The team will remain in the Sunshine state traveling from coast to coast, through March 19th.

The Florida schedule includes the following exhibitions and events:

February 24th – Boca Raton, FL at The Polo Club
February 27th – Boca Raton, FL at Boca West Country Club
March 1st – Palm Beach Gardens, FL at The Country Club at Mirasol
March 2nd – Wellington, FL at Wycliffe Country Club
March 5th – Sarasota, FL at The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life at the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
March 6th – Delray Beach, FL at Addison Reserve Country Club*
March 7th – Boca Raton, FL at Boca Grove Country Club
March 8th – Palm Beach Gardens, FL at BallenIsles Country Club
March 11th – Palm Beach Gardens, FL at Frenchman’s Creek Country Club*
March 12th – Boca Raton, FL at St. Andrew’s Country Club*
March 16th – Coral Gables, FL at The Gables Club
March 18th – Naples, FL at the Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort
*These events are by invitation only

The team includes a diverse group of Israeli junior tennis players and their coach representing various Israel Tennis Centers. During their US appearances, in addition to playing tennis, they will share their personal stories about what the ITC has meant to them, their families and the communities in which they live. The ITC represents a safe and nurturing educational environment in which these children can learn vital life values while sharpening their tennis skills.

The focus of the ITC is on empowering children everyday so they can become better human beings. Through its social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk, immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, and the Ukraine along with children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities. The ITC also recognizes the ability of tennis to bring together children from different religions as seen in its highly successful Coexistence Program.

“We are thrilled to provide our children the opportunity to travel to the US and serve as ambassadors for Israel in these communities abroad,” states Glodstein. “It is a phenomenal thing to witness, these children learn so much by having this unique educational experience and getting to meet some of the wonderful people who support them.”

For more information or to attend these exhibitions and events, please go to: or contact Yoni Yair, VP of Development at 954-480-6333 or With the exception of events at Addison Reserve, Frenchman’s Creek and St. Andrew’s Country Clubs, which are by invitation only, all other ITC exhibitions and events are open to the public, advanced registration is required. Tax-deductible contributions are greatly appreciated.


About the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation:

The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) is 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that works tirelessly through the medium of sport to enhance the development of Israeli youth. Since opening its first center in Ramat Hasharon in 1976, the ITC has helped over 500,000 children, many of whom come from outlying and underserved towns throughout Israel. The ITC’s 14 centers stretch from Kiryat Shmona on the Lebanese border in the North to Beer Sheva bordering the Negev Desert in the South.

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USSSA Sports Programs Run Off Volunteer Support with Help from Qualified Professionals Like Martin F. Garcia

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Martin F. Garcia

Martin F. Garcia

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) has helped youth improve their athletic ability and strengthen communities since the program first began in the 1960s. Dedicated volunteers like Martin F. Garcia serve as coaches, mentors, supporters and more and create a wholesome, supportive environment for youth.

Martin F. Garcia has taken on the role of sports manager in the Wauconda area for years, serving many youth baseball and softball teams. Partnering with the USSSA, he and other volunteers help kids in their communities grow both as athletes and respectable society members who have a strong network of support. Mr. Garcia and his peers bring the positive mission of the USSSA into their neighborhoods, providing a safe and healthy outlet for youth.

In their USSSA teams, youth learn how to play sports (or expand their existing abilities) as well as how to interact respectfully with their teammates and adults. In this way, the players are exposed to healthy traits that can help them succeed in education, physical fitness, interaction with authority and more.

The USSSA is one of the nation’s largest organized providers of sports competitions, made possible by the thousands of volunteers like Martin F. Garcia. Through the USSSA, youth can participate in competitive sports and get quality exercise all in a safe and comfortable environment where they learn positive values. The program hosts hundreds of games annually from coast to coast, spreading camaraderie and bringing together communities across America.

Headquartered in Florida, the USSSA aims to be the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, and professionally represented sports organization in the world. They accomplish this by employing only qualified adults who can translate the association’s values during practices and games. For example, before coming on board as a volunteer coach, Martin F. Garcia exemplified sports talent in his own softball career.

“In order to teach these kids how to be better players, the USSSA asks for help from qualified coaches who have proven their own sportsmanship,” says Martin F. Garcia. “I’m able to help them improve their baseball skills because I’ve already spent years learning the ropes on my own.”

Martin F. Garcia has played softball in a number of different positions, namely shortstop, second base, and third base positions. In 2002, he played for the Licorice Softball team and won in the South Bend, Indiana tournament. In 2004, he played with Maxim Softball in Marshalltown, IA, and won 2nd in Team All American and played with Miller 45’s, winning in Glendale,
Arizona. Four years later, Mr. Garcia played with Flashback and won in Crystal Lake, IL, and did so again in the following year.

“The real reason we’re here is to see these kids grow and to have a little fun playing sports,” says Martin F. Garcia. “If they become better athletes or treat strangers more kindly in the end, then we’ve done our job.”

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The Lightbody Tailor Connie Reuschlein to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 / — Connie Reuschlein is the founder of The Lightbody Tailor, an energy healing practice dedicated to awakening clients to a higher state of consciousness. Lightbody Tailoring offers dramatic transformations of your spiritual body structure, which in turn affects you on the physical, emotional and mental planes.

“I was doing my energy healing work one day with a woman, and I noticed it was as though the divine was dressing her in a new costume; her etheric form was taking on a whole new image,” recalls Connie. “I saw them putting on shoulder pads, a headdress. In my earlier career I was a dressmaker and a tailor. So as I'm watching this light body going through this transformation, I thought this is lightbody tailoring! And that name just seemed to ring true.”

The Lightbody Tailoring process offers dramatic transformations of your spiritual body structure, which in turn offers dramatic affects you on your physical, emotional & mental planes.

Connie is a clairsentient. Clairsentience is the ability to feel and experience the energy in an intuitive way.
When she connects with light language, she sees colors, feels vibrations, hears words or phrases, and can sense tastes and smells. These clues give Connie insight into what the client is experiencing and how to navigate the issue.

“I don't necessarily involve my emotions in this work. It's more detached than that,” explains Connie. “I've learned many energy healing modalities, so I work in an eclectic fashion, but what's really happening is the divine source energy is working through me, I am observing it, and I'm telling the client what the divine is doing and what information I am picking up in their energetic fields. There is no “Right or Wrong”, no “Good or Bad”, No judgment attached to the information that come thru for the client.

Connie says she has an agreement with the divine that anyone who comes to work with her is coming because they want to move into higher consciousness, higher awareness. So that is a given, that will happen. This allows Connie to concentrate on the human issues: relationships, health, career, and finances.

“When I first touch a person’s aura, I pick up that they are already perfect! They are a perfect being of light! As I continue to connect with that light form, it lets me into its denser fields: the mental, emotional, and physical parts of self. I explain to my clients, that we are these perfect beings of light, but at birth we “zip up” this human costume and forget our true essence. That is why we spend so much time asking ourselves the question, “Why am I here? What is my Purpose? We want to remember the light form that we truly are.

“We all have these emotions and we struggle with things because we are in human form,” says Connie. “Everything that comes through is empowering, beautiful information. I'm picking up on your essence. The process allows us to be more imaginative and creative. It's more exploratory. You can have fun with it. You can be playful. I think that's where a lot of the answers are: reconnecting with our playfulness and joy.”

Connie encourages her clients to explore outside of their boundaries to expand them. That's what helps us grow.

“Helping others has just been a natural part of my whole life,” says Connie. “Asking me why I want to help others is a peculiar question. Why wouldn't anybody want to do that? Isn't that what brings us joy? That’s what lifts me up: the excitement of helping others grow and empower themselves.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Connie Reuschlein in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 5th at 1pm EST and with Jim Masters on February 12th at 1pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

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Nexford University Launches Globally Affordable Degrees With $6 million in Funding


Nexford University’s first year in stats

Nexford University is a one-year-old startup preparing for its Series A funding to scale its undergraduate and graduate programs.

We're building a next-generation university. It offers world-class competency-based education powered by the latest AI technology. This requires significant investment to reach global scale.”

— Fadl Al Tarzi, CEO, Nexford University

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 / — One-year-old startup Nexford University is preparing to launch its Series A funding to scale globally affordable degree programs.

Nexford, based in Washington DC, is an accredited university with a startup mentality now in the process of raising money to enhance the learner experience, benefitting students across the globe. Students in the US can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for $120 per month.

The American university’s CEO, Fadl Al Tarzi, has built a distinguished team including machine learning engineers and full-time faculty with terminal degrees. He said: “We're building a next-generation university. It offers world-class competency-based education powered by the latest AI technology. This requires significant investment to reach global scale.”

New funds will bolster the next-generation university’s marketing, course production, and technology development.

On February 1, 2019, the online university opened its virtual doors to its first cohort of BBA and MBA learners. MBA student Damilare Ogunmola said: “Nexford’s online content is a major advantage – it means I don’t have to move abroad to get a great American education.”

Another milestone came in January 2019 when former Nigerian Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, became a member of Nexford’s Advisory Board and announced a scholarship program for Nigerian women studying on the university’s BBA program. The university also launched a scholarship program with Dangote Cement, the largest cement producer in West Africa.

Dr Sonal Minocha, Chief Partnership Officer at Nexford, commented: “We’re building our collaborative capital by partnering with like-minded influencers and organizations to co-create a new kind of university. Our inaugural scholarships and partnerships have set a strong foundation toward delivering education with impact."

Nexford is licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission in Washington DC and accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities. It has designed a curriculum based on learner and employer needs with an online competency-based education model.

So far, the university has solicited funds from investors including family offices as well as angel investors in New York, Dubai, Cairo, Geneva and London.

“We're talking to organizations worldwide to partner with us in bringing high-quality education to their communities and employees, at a truly affordable price. No other university offers degrees of comparable quality at our price point,” Al Tarzi ended.

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Distinctive Schools National Board Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder Dr. Joseph Wise Named Executive Chairman, CEO Scott Frauenheim Brings Proven Record Leading Innovative Education

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 / — Distinctive Schools National Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Scott Frauenheim as the first ever full-time Chief Executive Officer of Distinctive Schools. Dr. Joseph Wise, co-founder and current CEO, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Distinctive Schools National Board along with David Sundstrom, co-founder, continuing as a board member and Chief Administrative Officer.

Scott Frauenheim has been an integral part of the development and growth of Distinctive Schools and has been part of the Distinctive Schools family from its foundation.

“We are exceedingly confident in Scott’s ability to bring Distinctive Schools into the next generation of innovative education. His tenure with Distinctive Schools began in the classroom, and through thoughtful leadership, incredible initiative, and endless creativity, Scott advanced from Teacher to Dean, Dean to Director, Director to President, and now, President to Chief Executive Officer. He is well positioned to lead Distinctive Schools into the future.” said Dr. Joseph Wise.

Frauenheim’s leadership has been a driving force in creating systems, structures, and processes for Distinctive Schools. “I am honored to assume this new role, and help move Distinctive forward with a vision for the future that builds upon the amazing foundation that our co-founders, Dr. Wise and David Sundstrom, have built,” said Frauenheim. “As an organization, we will continue to focus on sustainability, growth, and investing in our teachers and staff. The culture that drives Distinctive Schools is rooted in optimism and innovation, and I look forward to continuing to build a national reputation of innovation and personalized learning.” Frauenheim is committed to thriving culture, strategic vision, meticulous operations, inspirational leadership, and nimble adaptability. 

As a network leader, Frauenheim leverages the strength of Distinctive Schools’ healthy culture to drive the organization forward. He acknowledges the challenges of leadership and harnesses the strengths of his team to move the work. “Frauenheim is a dynamic leader, and one of his greatest gifts is his ability to set a clear and colorful vision. Even more powerful is his ability to lead people to coalesce around that vision toward tangible and successful outcomes. He is confident in his beliefs, steadfast in his values, and people are excited and motivated to follow his lead,” stated Katherine O’Connor, Chief Academic Officer for Distinctive Schools.

To realize his vision to design schools that prepare future ready students, Frauenheim will continue to engage the strengths of the Distinctive Schools board, leadership team, staff, students and families to transform and reimagine the school experience.

To learn more, please visit

Distinctive Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. The team includes passionate educators and determined leaders who innovate, trailblaze and collaboratively lead a public education transformation, as well as ensure that each and every one of Distinctive Schools students thrives in college, career and life.

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Attorney Janet Pittman Reed is organizing community seminar in North Carolina on Expunction in March 2019

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

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Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

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At the event for Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, and Jones Counties, attorney referrals will be available for consultations for those seeking to expunge criminal cases

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One unfortunate after-effect of even small missteps is that they stay on the record for many years. This may prevent someone from getting a job, renting an apartment, or even getting a home loan”

— Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 / — Jacksonville-based attorney Janet Reed, in cooperation with community organizations, is planning a community-focused seminar on expunction (expungement) of criminal records and driver's license restoration. The tentative date is March 23, 2019, the location is the Public Safety Building, 1pm to 3pm. Lunch will be provided, as well as door prizes, and community resources. At the event, the presenters will explain Barriers to Reentry to Society, focusing on Expunction and Driver’s License Restoration. Also at this event for Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, and Jones Counties, attorney referrals will be available for 30-minute consultations for those seeking to expunge criminal cases. Attorneys from other counties may also be available for on-site consultations.

Janet Reed explains that "One unfortunate after-effect of even small missteps is that they stay on the record for many years. This may prevent someone from getting a job, renting an apartment, or even getting a home loan. In sum, having a criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life, even when the event was long ago and you are a completely different person now."

The potential solution is called “expungement” “or expunction.” In the common law legal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which someone with a criminal matter on record seeks that that matter to be sealed. When a judge grants such an expungement, it is, for many purposes, like the event never occurred.

Qualification for an expungement of an arrest, investigation, detention, or conviction record is based on the law of the jurisdiction in which the record was made. Usually, the person requesting expungement, called “Petitioner,” must meet several requirements.

This is a complicated area of the law, and it is advisable to at least consult with an attorney before beginning an expungement proceeding, even if one wishes to proceed “pro se” (meaning without an attorney).

The North Carolina Judicial Branch provides relevant information on its website at, entitled “Petition And Order Of Expunction Under G.S. 15A-145.5 (Nonviolent Felony Or Nonviolent Misdemeanor); Instructions For Petition.”

The List of required affidavits under G.S. 15A-145.5(c) includes: (1) An affidavit by the petitioner that the petitioner has been of good moral character since the date of conviction of the nonviolent misdemeanor or nonviolent felony and has not been convicted of any other felony or misdemeanor, other than a traffic violation, under the laws of the United States or the laws of this State or any other state. (2) Verified affidavits of two persons who are not related to the petitioner or to each other by blood or marriage, that they know the character and reputation of the petitioner in the community in which the petitioner lives and that the petitioner’s character and reputation are good. (3) A statement that the petition is a motion in the cause in the case wherein the petitioner was convicted. (4) An affidavit by the petitioner that no restitution orders or civil judgments representing amounts ordered for restitution entered against the petitioner are outstanding.

But the court documents also caution that the expunction of one’s case information from the records of the court and of other State and local government agencies does not guarantee that the information will be expunged from all other sources. Private companies routinely acquire copies of criminal records from State and local criminal justice agencies. Certain private entities are required to expunge your case information upon receiving notice of the expunction order, but there may be a delay between entry of the order of expunction and deletion from the entity’s records. Further, that duty to expunge does not apply to all private entities. If a private entity distributes information about your expunged case, contact the private entity to determine which government agency was the source of the information, and then contact that government agency to determine whether or not the expunction order was received.

For further information, and to confirm participation in the seminar, please contact The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed, Phone: (910) 381-1758.

About Janet Pittman Reed

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, as well as Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver’s License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.

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