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United Way of Escambia County Calls on Volunteers for Flood Relief Efforts
Following the disastrous flood that hit Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, the United Way of Escambia County calls on volunteers for flood relief projects. Volunteers at these following...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more

State Grants more than $200,000 Awarded to Three Housing and Service Programs
A total of $243,000 in state funds is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to three housing and service programs serving the Wyoming area. The grants will be used...more

Accela Ushers In An App Challenge To Foster Civic Engagement
Accela Inc. kicks off its 2014 Accela Construct App Challenge, in which civic-minded developers can leverage the Accela API and to develop apps that help connect government agencies and...more

Countywide Panel Considers Economic Development District
An 18-member committee comprised of business and civic leaders have recently expressed their desire to increase the chance of projects getting funding from the federal Economic Development...more

2014 Federal Budget Boosts Programs for College-Bound Students
The 2014 federal budget passed by Congress and recently signed by President Obama grows funding for career technical education, boosts college-readiness programs for at-risk students, and regulates...more

Youth Development Intervention Aims At Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Risk
According to a report of a clinical trial published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a group of teenage girls took part in a youth development intervention to reduce high-risk pregnancy among...more

Housing Vouchers Can Do Better In Expanding Access To Good Schools In Safe Neighborhoods
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, while it helps bring families into better neighborhoods, still has the possibility of accomplishing more. The problem is, there is still lack of access to...more

ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...more

Combat Vet Created Tankchair to Enable People with Disabilities Enjoy Outdoors
Brad Soden, a combat veteran, has taken inspiration from his wife who an automobile accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down in 1999. Soden is now the owner of Phoenix-based Tankchair...more

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