Archive for April, 2018

Why Should You Support Local Businesses?

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Local Businesses

Engaging with local businesses can help fortify your overall community.

Many people are opting to move away from shopping primarily at large, big-box retailers and are moving to supporting local businesses. Everything from local grocers to artisans can offer you products that you may not have realized are even out there. For those of us in the greater Baltimore area, supporting local businesses is important—it’s an area that needs some particular care in helping boost the local sense of community. Local businesses can sometimes have higher upfront costs but there are a number of reasons to shop locally.


What to Do When Applying for a Job Online

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Online job hunting can be difficult if you don’t know how to properly follow up.

Thanks to job board sites popping up, it seems easier than ever to apply for a job online. It’s certainly more accessible for people but it can give the false impression that getting a job is easier, too. Applying to jobs online comes with just as many nuances as applying to a job in person does. While applying to as many jobs as possible online might seem like a good approach, it’s only as effective as your follow-up methods are. If you’re on the job hunt, let’s take a look at how you can make applying for jobs online easier for yourself.


Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Monthly Utility Bills

Friday, April 13th, 2018
Utility Bills

Many families feel bogged down by high monthly utility bills. Do you want to find out how to lower your monthly costs?

For some homeowners and renters, having a high monthly utility bill can mean the difference between being able to buy the proper amount of groceries and barely skimping through the month with enough food on hand. If your family has struggled with high utility bills, you’re not alone. With just a few simple tips and tricks kept in mind, you can reduce your monthly utility bills and have some more money to support your family.


Helping People, Changing Lives

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (CAP) has been helping people, changing lives and strengthening communities since 1964.

Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (CAP) has been helping people, changing lives and strengthening communities since 1964. Our mission is to reduce poverty by offering opportunities to help low-income households become self-sufficient. CAP focuses on resolving the immediate needs of a household and identifying goals for long-term success; many needs and goals are addressed through financial empowerment, housing and energy, food and nutrition and case management.


Can Volunteering Actually Help Your Career Prospects?

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Volunteering isn’t just a great way to improve your community. It can also help build up your resume.

People often think of volunteering as a wholly selfless pursuit, trying to benefit the community around you as a means of pursuing good deeds. While the humanitarian reasons behind volunteering are certainly just as important as any other cause, it’s not the only motivator for getting involved in volunteer work. Volunteering can actually be a huge addition to your resume and help your career prospects in a few other ways. If you were looking for even more motivation to get started with volunteering, consider what it could do for your professional life.


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