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CUP Announces New Board Officers on December 9th, 2010

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2010 the Council of Urban Professionals welcomed new Board Officers! Our newly elected leadership is poised and ready to continue pushing forward the mission of the organization and looks forward to connecting, empowering and mobilizing urban professionals throughout the state. Take a moment to read about your new officers and welcome…
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December 2010 Leadership Board Spotlight – Juan Maldonado

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I am a program manager / senior financial coach for The Financial Clinic, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting financial security for the working poor.  I started as a volunteer with The Financial Clinic during the 2009 tax season and was…
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December 2010 Corporate Spotlight – Nielsen

Please describe Nielsen’s approach to diversity. Diversity is critical to our success in delivering insights about how consumers watch and buy, developing our workforce, maintaining accurate and representative panels, and forging meaningful relationships with communities in the markets where we operate.  Understanding and promoting diversity within Nielsen is critical to our business not just because it’s…
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CUP 2010 Holiday Party, Dec. 8th

The Council of Urban Professionals invites you to the: 2010 CUP Holiday Party Purchase your ticket today! Highline Ballroom 431 West 16th Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues) New York City Host Committee Tish Archie, Rodneyse Bichotte, Levar Burke, Liz Caldas, Ayisha Devonish, Tamara Dews, Waziri Garuba, Vincent Harris, Diana Hilson, Sandy Hussain, PJ Kim,…
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CUP 2011 Fellows Applications Now Available!

Are you a change agent with a vision that can strengthen our communities?  The CUP Fellows program was created to empower you with the skills, connections and resources to take this vision to the next level. Who are CUP Fellows? CUP Fellows are talented and visionary minority and women professionals aged 25 to 45 with…
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November 2010 CUP Leadership Board Spotlight – Rodneyse Bichotte

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this area? I have two occupations, one in corporate finance and the other in government. During the day I work in the Mergers and Acquisition Group at American Express. After receiving my MBA from Northwestern University a few years ago, I transitioned from…
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2010 REACH Payout

On August 11, 12, 17 and 18, 2010 at a branch of JP Morgan Chase 1,270 REACH Scholars earned over $372,000, based on incentive scholarship awards of $500 for each AP exam score of 5, $400 for each 4 and $300 for each 3 achieved (students who didn’t complete REACH’s free Learn, Earn, Win! (LEW)…
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August 2010 CUP Political Spotlight – Senator Betty Little

What motivated you to get into politics? I left a teaching career to raise a family of six children.  Like most stay-at-home parents, I was busy volunteering for many organizations and developed a strong interest in being a part of something I knew would help others.  That included volunteering on the campaigns of local candidates,…
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