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Ed McMahon on Cultivating Economic Growth and Protecting Natural Resources
Ed McMahon, esteemed author, attorney and chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., will present an open-event talk called,...more

Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarship
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announces its Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarships, which will allow medical professionals and nurses to attend...more

The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Education
At an apex forum entitled "The Role of Civil Society in promoting Education", civil society leaders convene at All India Muslim Majlis-E-Mushawarat to speak about the educational conditions that...more

Health Intervention in Low-Income, Rural US Communities is Possible
In a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, children usually don't eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the US. The researchers implemented a...more

Open Source Digital Voting Foundation Announces IRS Tax-Exempt Status as Public Charity
The Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (OSDVF) announces that the IRS has granted its 7-year old organization tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as public...more

Federal Initiative Creates Reluctance from Philanthropic Donors
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) launched by the US government stirs reluctance from its private donors. The SIF establishes the government to choose which programs merit charitable support. The...more

Genes Contribute to Behavior Problems in Preschool, Child Care Centers
Findings from the International Journal of Behavioral Development indicate some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool...more

Spreading Social Impact Globally
Nicole Darabian of Canadian social enterprise Decode Global hands her top tips for global social impact. Her top tips include: Leverage technology; Engage youth in your approach; Focus on a...more

Teens in Child Welfare System at Higher Drug Abuse Rate
According to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, teens in child welfare system are at higher risk of marijuana, inhalants and other drug use. Findings...more

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