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Shaping More Social Entrepreneurs
Jennifer Hirsch, Founder of Marked Point, writes that the most important thing for a social entrepreneur is to create a new business model that's in line with their goals. Hirsch rounds up five...more



Volunteerism as Free Career Building
Brazen Life, a lifestyle blog for young professionals, brings four ways on how to look good professionally by doing some voluntary work. Contributed by Betsy Mikel, a dedicated volunteer herself,...more

nFocus Teams Up with CIS President Dan Cardinali to Fight Rising School Dropout Problems
nFocus Solutions has recently joined forces with Communities In Schools (CIS) President Dan Cardinali to discuss ways how to prevent school dropouts and further academic success among...more

Tax Seminar Enrages Board Members
Community Development Director Laura Scott and Windham Economic Development Committee Chairman Bob Young braced themselves to reproachful inquiries associated with the tax seminar during the Feb. 25...more

Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program visited schools and districts throughout the state that have demonstrated sustainable practices and environmental leadership in public...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more

Beaufort County To Earmark Business License Funds For Economic Growth
Beaufort County is planning to earmark some of the license money it gathers from local businesses back into supporting those businesses. County Council members plan to launch an economic...more

Is Play The Key To Solving Social, Economic Challenges?
A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of Hildesheim in Germany learned a "surprisingly high" interconnection between childhood play and social success in adulthood. The...more

United Way Lancaster County Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers
The United Way of Lancaster County is currently seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program is a free tax-preparation service for lower-income individuals and...more




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Social Enterprises Impact 100,000 lives in 2015

Social Enterprises Impact 100,000 lives in 2015
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