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New Research on Incarcerated Youth Features Possibility to Reduce Anti-Social Behavior, Recidivism
New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), the University of Miami, and the Lionheart Foundation in Boston researchers found that mindfulness training, a meditation-based therapy, can enhance...more



Northern Border Commission to Provide Federal Grants for Upstate NY Projects
The Northern Border Regional Commission program will award a total of $1.1 million in federal community and economic development grants this year to upstate New York municipalities and...more

Vermont Inmates Build Motorcycle to Support Homeless Veterans
Vermont prison inmates is building a motorcycle to be auctioned to support homeless veterans, an effort that's part of the Department of Corrections' motorcycle program --a partnership with Green...more

Mindfulness Eases Stress, Promotes Wellbeing among Children
According to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry, mindfulness could alleviate stress and even boost the wellbeing among school children. Mindfulness is a form of...more

Lowelville Announces Village Improvement Projects
The village of Lowelville moves forward with improvement projects for spring. One of the funded projects by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the Liberty Street...more

Cheap Device Can Work to Treat Cervical Cancer
During his visit to Haiti to help renovate a church, Duke medical doctor David Walmer was inspired to do something to tackle the issue of cervical cancer this side of the Caribbean. Dr. Walmer has...more

Homeless Veterans Get Housing Program Vouchers
As part of a mission to end homelessness among veterans in 2015, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides $825 monthly vouchers to veterans who do not have a place to...more

A Glimple of Homelessness in the United Kingdom
This article provides a glimpse of the homelessness issue in the U.K. But now with job insecurity, increased living costs, and welfare reform all beginning to take its toll, more and more people...more

Increase of Homeless Students in US Schools
An annual report from the National Center for Homeless Education finds that nearly 1.2 million homeless students are enrolled in schools nationwide, with a 10 percent increase from the previous...more

Civic Engagement Evokes New Economic Opportunities
Rob Horowitz, a strategic and communications consultant and GoLocalProv MINDSETTER, writes that active citizen participation can result into a robust American community. Horowitz cites a report,...more




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