Recruiting for Good Launches Co-Op to Help Fund Tuition, Nutrition and Wellness

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Staffing Agency, Recruiting for Good launches Co-Op to reward referrals with funding for K-12 tuition (private/religious), health food, and health insurance.

Join Our Co-Op to Improve the Qualify of Your Life and Family!”

— Carlos Cymerman, Founder, Recruiting Co-Op

SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 / — Recruiting for Good (R4G) is launching a Co-Op to improve the quality of life of Co-Op members (and their families) by rewarding participation (referrals that enable the staffing agency) with proceeds to fund; K-12th grade tuition (including private and religious schools), health food, and health insurance.

The Collaborative Equitable Funding service is available for like-minded people who successfully (participate) and enable Recruiting for Good. Co-Op members earn 50% of proceeds generated from placements (fulltime hires).

According to Recruiting Co-Op, Founder, Carlos Cymerman, "People who join cooperatives are willing to work together towards a common goal; by shifting the focus of the business to place people over profit and build a more inclusive economy…Our purpose driven mission is to improve the quality of life for Co-Op members, and their family."

How to Join Recruiting Co-Op

Email Sara(at)RecruitingforGood(dot)com to schedule a time and speak with Carlos Cymerman, Founder of Recruiting for Good (Co-Op).

1. Co-Op member completes call; and is invited to participate (introduce a company hiring professional staff).

2. Recruiting for Good helps company find and hire a professional for the company; and earns a finder's fee.

3. Upon completion of probation period (90 days); co-op member receives 50% of proceeds (from finder's fee) to offset the cost of education, health food, or health insurance.

Carlos Cymerman, adds, "We will honor referrals to Santa Monica based companies, after Labor Day Weekend. This Summer (7/7 to 9/7/20), we are offering 'cost free staffing services' to companies and nonprofits hiring moms (in Santa Monica, doing our part to heal the community, where we live and work)."


Since 1998, Recruiting for Good has been a purpose driven staffing company. Companies retain our recruiting agency to find talented and value driven professionals in Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing, Operations, and Sales.

The Recruiting Co-Op purpose is to improve the quality of life for members (and their family) by offsetting the cost K-12 education (tuition for private and religious schools), health food (nutrition), and health insurance. Members make referrals enabling Recruiting for Good to provide staffing services (fulltime placements). Monies generated are evenly split 50/50 to benefit Co-Op members and staffing agency, Recruiting for Good; to learn more visit

Launching on 7/7 thru Labor Day Weekend 9/7/2020, Recruiting for Good is sponsoring 'Our Moms Work in Santa Monica;' offering cost free staffing services to companies and nonprofits in Santa Monica that would love to hire moms for professional jobs in Accounting/Finance, HR, Law, Marketing, and Operations.

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ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 / — The Georgia Public Policy Foundation distributes a weekly commentary (opinion editorial) for publication by news outlets across the state, at no charge, provided the author and his/her affiliations are cited.

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Among the healthcare legislation passed in the waning days that should be highlighted and commended is a bill intended to better regulate how pharmacy benefit managers operate.

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Yancy Encourages Kids to Run the Race with Little Praise Party's All-New 'Ready Set Go'

Yancy’s “Little Praise Party: Ready Set Go”


Yancy's 'Little Praise Party' returns, offering 8 new songs in the popular worship music series that offers everything kids love, and everything parents value.

Little Praise Party is about inviting young hearts to a relationship with Jesus…”

— Yancy

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, July 10, 2020 / — Yancy's Little Praise Party series is back with "Little Praise Party: Ready Set Go," offering 8 new songs in the highly popular worship music series that offers everything kids love, and everything parents value. The new project features animated videos for each song, complete with on-screen lyrics making it perfect for sing-along fun in the car, at home or at church.

"'Little Praise Party' is about inviting young hearts to a relationship with Jesus by beginning a foundation of theology through the discipline of worship,” says Yancy. "I wrote these songs and crafted these arrangements with an intentional focus to this phase of life.”

In today’s world, families are constantly looking for safe content for their young children. Every week, Yancy Ministries hears from multiple families thankful for music they can not only trust but also count on for developing and discipling their children with spiritual truth that has already begun to build a foundation of faith.

Yancy continued, “There is so much in today’s world that either builds up our children in the way they should go or tears them away from that direction. As a parent and a Christian, I believe it is critical to invest into their lives with lots of content that leads them in life-long character and spiritual formation.”

The inspiration for "Little Praise Party: Ready Set Go" came after a life-altering trip to the Ark Encounter. Seeing the actual massive size of the ark Noah built put it in a perspective that Yancy couldn’t understand before. Her big takeaway from the experience was OBEDIENCE. Noah obeyed! He heard God speak and he took action. Even when it didn’t make sense. Even when everyone else questioned him and probably laughed at him, he moved forward in faith and obedience. We live our lives today because of the fruit of Noah obeying.

"I had the idea for the title track several years ago,” says Yancy. “I thought it would just be about the Bible passage: 'running our race for the prize.' But after learning this lesson from Noah I realized you can’t finish a race you never begin. So many people sit on the sidelines in life because they never begin the race God has for them. I could have never written this song without learning how important our obedience is in life. Whatever God is asking you to do, DO IT. The ripple effect of our obedience is greater than we could ever understand.”

For families, the videos are available on Home DVD and streaming on multiple subscription services while the audio is streaming at Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming & download services.

For Church, Classroom and Camp use, there is a Digital Church Video Collection USB & DVD bundle available that includes the song videos, audio in three formats, motion tutorials, worship leader training, coloring pages with reproducible permissions and a group viewing license.

Song list: Ready Set Go, As For Me, Made in the Image, Hungry & Thirsty (Feat. Funny Man Dan from Hillsong Kids), Hungry & Thirsty, He’s Alive, He’s Alive (Easter), I Love My Mom (Mother’s Day), and Not About the Weather (Christmas).

The "Little Praise Party" videos are also made available to families through partners like Pure Flix, TBN’s Smile of a Child & Yippee, Right Now Media and Minno. Thousands of churches such as Life.Church use the music in all of their campuses where they welcomed 19,000 first time children last year. Curriculum resources like Disciplr (David C Cook), First Look (Orange), Go! (Mooblio) and I See It Productions (from the team that brought you Fellowship’s Elevate) use music by Yancy Ministries.

The "Little Praise Party" series is available everywhere via Elevate Entertainment (physical products) and Syntax Distribution (digital music).

About Yancy: Yancy is a worship leader, producer and songwriter for kids that travels the globe doing family concerts and leading kids in worship. She has a heart for the Church and a burning passion to help this generation become the worshippers God created them to be. Through her music that makes Jesus loud, she produces worship resources including the series: “Kidmin Worship” (preteen/elementary) and “Little Praise Party” (young children). She also created “Heartbeat”, a game-changing curriculum to help you teach kids the heart of worship. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Cory and sons, Sparrow and Rhythm.

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As students plan for the new school year, Loan Doctor Financial provides insight into how they could save thousands

Lower rates on student loans reduce total of education

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Medical students look to private student loans to decrease cost of education

Health professions students could look at private loans as a competitive alternative to federal loans. With low rates and no fees, they could save thousands on their education”

— Dr. Edgar Radjabli, DDS, CTA

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, USA, July 10, 2020 / — While many students are wondering whether school will be in session next year, those students in the health professions are wondering more about how to pay for the ever increasing cost of medical education.

According to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the average debt for graduates of private dental schools in 2019 was over $320,000. With yearly increases in tuition, dental students going into their first year of school in 2020 may end up with over $400,000 in student debt by the time they graduate in 2024.

“When I was in dental school, we only had one option for loans” explains Dr. Edgar Radjabli, CTA of Loan Doctor Financial. “With only one lender, the Federal Government, there is no competition or incentive to reduce cost for students”

Currently, Federal student loans have an origination fee of 4.236%. For the expected 2024 graduate of a private dental school, that amounts to nearly $17,000 in fees alone. In addition, current interest rates stand at 5.3%, much higher than other options.

“While health professions careers can certainly regarding financially, it has been a personal mission for me to find ways to reduce the cost. Without a heavy student loan burden, doctors, dentists, nurses and others have more flexibility to work in underserved areas, choose primary care over specialties, and perform more charity care”

In order to help students with alternative options to finance their education, Loan Doctor Financial is partnering with top banks to offer $0 fee, low interest loans to health care professional students

“The interest rates in the private market are very competitive. Banks are offering rates that can be a full 4% lower than the federal rate for variable rate loans, and even the fixed rate loans are more competitive. There are some important considerations that students should consider when choosing between federal and private student loans, such as forbearance etc. It’s an important conversation to have with their financial aid officer or financial advisor. If private loans make sense, there are some great opportunities for savings”

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Eastside Football Club Teams Up with Launch Consulting

Building Champions in Life Takes a Community

We're super excited to be working closely with Eastside FC, to build the best organization we possibly can. We love the mission, building champions for life.”

— Paul Kim, Chief Revenue Officer for Launch Consulting

BELLEVUE, WA, USA, July 10, 2020 / — Launch Consulting is proud to team up with Eastside FC in a multi-year partnership. We know the Eastside FC community takes the long view in their goal of "Building Champions in Life," and we're honored to join together in this mission.

The coaching staff at Eastside FC is one of the most credentialed, experienced, passionate, and caring groups in the Northwest. But more importantly, they are committed to developing young men and women of character. This aligns perfectly with Launch’s focus on creating meaningful human experiences in a digital age.

“The possibilities of technology today are endless, and are creating new opportunities for all organizations, not just the big enterprises,” noted Paul Kim, Chief Revenue Officer for Launch Consulting. “We're super excited to be working closely with Eastside FC, to really leverage that power to build the best organization we possibly can. We love the mission, building champions for life, and we want to make sure that they have all the tools and resources possible.”

We’re very excited to announce the partnership between Launch Consulting and Eastside FC,” stated Chance Fry, Executive Director of Eastside FC. “Working with Launch is a lot of fun, not only from the standpoint that everybody is open-minded and they think that we can conquer anything, but the employees that we work with make me and our club feel important.”

Why it made so much sense for us to work with Launch is that they understand who we are and what we're trying to accomplish,” added Tom Bialek, Director of Coaching at Eastside FC. “And instead of just trying to have their name on the front of our shirt, they want to be engaged and help us become a better club.”

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Kathy Stricker of Day Star Natural to be Featured on Close Up Radio

WYOMISSING, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 / — There are all different ways to help people get well. No matter what modality we use, we must listen to the feedback that our body gives us.

Kathy Stricker is the founder of DayStar Natural, where she is dedicated to helping people achieve whole body wellness.

“People are always looking to get healthy without the use of surgery and drugs,” says Kathy. “Many of my clients come to me because they are tired of all of the medications and serious side effects. They’re interested in doing things more naturally.”

The author of Redesign Your Life: A Blueprint For Health, Kathy’s journey was inspired by her own experience.

“I couldn't breathe out of my nose no matter the season,” recalls Kathy. “It was just an ornament on my face. My body was failing me. It was exhausting and frightening.”

“Natural therapies take a little longer because your body has to build itself to a level of health and wellness it maybe never had,” says Kathy. “In my case, one day I woke up and realized I had no symptoms. I felt good. This was how life is supposed to be!”

From that experience, Kathy was able to tailor a program to help other people to get well without the use of surgery and drugs by helping them to change their eating habits and lifestyles.

Kathy has since advanced beyond nutrition to be certified in The Emotion Code and Body Code, an energy healing modality using muscle response testing or kinesiology.

“I had been doing nutrition response testing for several years, but there was always a piece missing: the emotional aspect of the chemistry of the body,” says Kathy.

That missing piece was The Emotion Code and The Body Code.

“Emotions can be trapped in our organs,” says Kathy. “Through muscle responding testing, kinesiology, we receive precise feedback from the body to design a program specifically for them.”

Today, Kathy offers a combination of nutrition and emotion code to get to the root of her clients’ problems.

“The body is happy because we're giving it everything it needs to be nutritionally supported and then we clear the static energy.”

Close Up Radio will feature Kathy Stricker in an interview with Jim Masters on July 13th at 12pm EDT

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Consider Services First When Selecting a Food Service Provider

Costs and contractor investments are important, but mean little if the services don't meet your needs and standards.

KINGSTON, NH, USA, July 10, 2020 / — July 10, 2020



Colleges and universities, companies, government agencies and other institutions thinking of changing their food service contractors should focus on current and desired levels of operational performance before considering costs and contractor investments, Tom Mac Dermott, president of Clarion Group, a dining and hospitality services consulting firm, advises.

“Costs are important, of course,” Mac Dermott says, “but lowest cost (or highest commission) and size of the food service contractor’s investment offer won’t be assets if the result is mediocre food, poor services and dissatisfied employees or students.”

“We advise clients to focus on these factors first when evaluating proposals from food service contractors,” Mac Dermott says.
> Plan of operation: Which proposer’s plan for managing the services make the most sense within the context of your organization’s facilities, resources, standards and objectives?
> The people: Does the candidate on-site manager appear competent, likely to fit into your organization and remain for more than a year or two?
> Management plan: Is the plan for overseeing and supporting the on-site services realistic and effective? Will the district manager and regional vice president understand your requirements and expectations and provide the leadership and resources the service requires?
> And lastly, what are they doing now? The promises in the proposal mean little if the proposer can’t demonstrate it’s providing the same level of services and features for existing, comparable clients.

“The company or companies that effectively demonstrate they provide satisfactory answers to these questions are the ones to consider,” according to Mac Dermott. “Financial arrangements, investment provisions and contract terms can be negotiated to a mutually-advantageous agreement.”

Clarion Group prepares Requests for Proposals, manages or participates with clients in the competitive process, advises in selection of the company most likely to be successful and prepares and negotiates a fair operating agreement that fully protect our client’s interests.

About Clarion Group:
Clarion is an independent consulting firm, now in its 25th year of providing solutions and uncovering opportunities in food service, catering, conference and related hospitality services for companies, professional firms, colleges and universities, government agencies and international institutions. Clarion publishes Dining Insights, a newsletter for the managers and administrators responsible for their organizations’ food services and hospitality services.
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Clarion Group
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Students Needing to Take Shelter Can Now Access New Paths to University Without Losing a Study Year

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Many say that uncertainty is the new normal, but a novel partnership in the educational industry is helping students find peace of mind.

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2020 / — Not every high school graduate is prepared to make the leap into the academic rigors of tertiary education and decide on their future path.

Students and families around the world are having their study plans disrupted for a variety of reasons, such as:

• Concerns about health and personal safety due to COVID-19
• Changing financial situations
• Problems getting standardized test scores
• Language proficiency scores
• Problems obtaining a study visa

"NCUK's in-country options are an ideal fit for students who want to start their international education journey a little closer to home. All of our students benefit from our 30 years of experience," says Georgina Jones, Market Development Director for NCUK. "At the same time, Concourse is the perfect platform for students to discover and access new higher education opportunities. We're delighted to be working together to increase access to the options available from NCUK and help any student who is uncertain about getting to university."

NCUK Qualification Process & Guaranteed Access

Upon successful completion of high school, students undertake an NCUK qualification. These are designed in collaboration with NCUK university partners and guarantee access to their universities, including well-known UK institutions such as:

• University of Manchester
• University of Leeds
• University of Sheffield

NCUK's reach isn’t just limited to the UK. Additional opportunities exist at institutions around the globe, including top universities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Concourse Global Clearing Pilot a Huge Success

The ongoing disruption in international education has left both students and universities unsure about how to proceed in a safe and timely fashion. Global Clearing is a new system, powered by Concourse, that connects students to offers from a comprehensive array of global university opportunities. It happens in real time and with no application necessary, helping everyone involved avoid problems related to uncertain travel and other restrictions.

In a collaborative effort, counselors and students work together to develop accurate academic profiles and capture them on Concourse. Next, curated lists of well-matched student profiles are delivered to Global Clearing participating universities for accelerated review. This is critical in 2020 when time is often of the essence due to unforeseen delays and challenges.

Universities participating in the initial pilot were able to make direct offers of admission and scholarship to students directly on the Concourse platform in under a week from start to finish – considerably compressing the standard admission life cycle time.

About Concourse Global Enrollment

Concourse is a technology platform with a mission to create more higher education opportunities for students around the world. Concourse's unique structure links students, counselors, and universities, and revolutionizes the process of engagement and enrollment. In the few short years since its founding, Concourse has been used to connect tens of thousands of high school students and universities, allowing for more opportunity and exploration than ever before.

About NCUK

The Northern Consortium of the UK (NCUK) is a consortium of leading universities in the UK and other countries, providing university preparation and pathway qualifications for international students. NCUK’s renowned Study Centres enable students to obtain needed qualifications and progress onto NCUK universities. Since 1987, NCUK has placed over 35,000 international students in over 4,000 degree programs at leading universities.

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Armin Lear Releases First Book of Shakespeare at Home Series

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Founders Shine a Spotlight on the Meaning of Macbeth

BOULDER, CO, UNITED STATES, July 10, 2020 / — The founders of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre have distilled their thirty years of experience directing Shakespeare’s plays into a Shakespeare at Home series, featuring annotations by Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong. Print and Kindle versions of the debut book, Macbeth, were released today.

“Starting with Macbeth, every book in the series is designed to offer everything you need to truly understand every moment of the play,” said Khan. “We treat this work not as literature, but as a script to be performed.” The book’s layout supports the vision by offering the Bard’s verses on the left page and annotations explaining them on the facing page.

Khan and Armstrong have created dozens of Shakespeare productions and concluded that none of the available editions of the plays provided everything the reader needed to understand the them. So, they created their own edition, from a director’s viewpoint, which distills their detailed notes on every line of the play – what is being said, why it’s being said, what the drama of the scene is, and why Shakespeare included it.

“It’s everything you need, whether to perform the play in front of an audience of thousands, or just to read it to yourself,” noted Armstrong.

Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong co-founded The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in 1996.

Carmen Khan is the Artistic Director and has personally directed almost all of the company’s sixty productions. She holds a Bachelor of Education from St Mary’s College, University of London, England, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. She has been a professional actor, director and producer for over thirty years. She co-founded The Laughing Stock Theatre, an all-comedy theatre, and was Artistic Director of The Red Heel Theatre, which was devoted to the little-known classics of the Jacobean era, both in Philadelphia.

Jack Armstrong has written or edited most of the company’s proposals and strategy papers over the years. He has also written two novels, two screenplays, several stage plays, and scores of essays and poems on a wide range of topics.

About The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

The mission of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (TPST) is to create matchless and transformative experiences that empower audiences of all ages to expand and challenge their worldview, through the engagement with and performance of Shakespeare’s text, using a unique artistic methodology.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre was founded as The Red Heel Theatre in 1989, initially focusing on classic works of the Golden Age of English theatre. In 1993, Carmen Khan became the Artistic Director of Red Heel and in 1996 focused the company's efforts on the works of Shakespeare. To date TPST has staged 60 productions, encompassing the majority of the plays in the canon, and performed for audiences totaling more than 210,000 people- 110,000 adults and 100,000 students.

About Armin Lear Press LLC
Armin Lear was founded in 2019 with the purpose of publishing books connecting people with ideas that make our lives richer, more fulfilling, and happier. Its founders have 25 years of publishing experience. The company headquarters is near Boulder, Colorado with a production office in Arlington, Virginia.

TITLE Macbeth
SUBTITLE Shakespeare At Home, Book 1
AUTHOR William Shakespeare, Carmen Khan, Jack Armstrong
ISBN 978-1735169804 (Print)
PRICE $11.99 (Print and eBook)
PUB DATE July 10, 2020
REPRESENTATION Gary M. Krebs, GMK Writing and Editing

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National Honor Recognizes MCU’s Commitment to First-generation Students

Marymount California University continues distinction.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA, USA, July 9, 2020 / —

Marymount California University has been named a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and The Suder Foundation. 
The designation recognizes higher education institutions focused on continuing the success of and improving experiences for first-generation college students across the nation. Participation gives MCU the opportunity to build upon existing programs, explore solutions to institutional challenges and generate new knowledge alongside a community of peer institutions and like-minded professionals.  
First-generation college students are generally categorized as those who are the first in their family to attend college. MCU reported 22% of its students earning undergraduate degrees from July 2019 through June 2020 self-identified as first-generation. 
“First-generation students can face many unique hurdles during their college experience, so MCU is making investments in the creation of opportunities to help them achieve their educational goals,” said Ryan Alcantara, vice president of student affairs.  
For example, MCU offers a first-gen student support group led by the Student Wellness Center, in addition to a new community hour that carves out time in the class schedule for students to connect over common interests and an alumni mentoring program to help first-gen students better prepare for that next step after college.  
MCU has the advantage of numerous faculty and staff who are also first generation and understand the kind of guidance and support a first-generation student may need to have a fulfilling experience from their first day of college right up to graduation.  
“Small means more at MCU, and we want to show our first-gen students you’re not a number here. We’re here as faculty, staff and fellow students to help you at every step of your educational journey, and most importantly, feel a sense of belonging,” Alcantara said. “Knowing you have academic, social, personal and career support can mean a lot.”  
Marymount joins 76 other colleges and universities to receive the First-gen Forward Institution 2020-2021 designation. The Center for First-generation Student Success was launched in 2017 with the mission of being the primary source of best practices, professional development and information for the higher education community on the success of first-generation college students. 

Marymount offers undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers. For more information, visit

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