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How Social Enterprises Get People Back to Work
Social enterprises and its entrepreneurs that run workplace solutions, have been shown to usher in more than traditional business models. Most of these social enterprises are helping those...more



HHS Report Details New Efforts to Improve LGBT Health
US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently released a report documenting the Department's efforts in advancing the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...more

Women\
It has recently been reported that the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County has given a sum of $36,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations that focus on helping women and young girls in the...more

Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers
In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are...more

Lack of Staff, Expertise on CCSS Poses Major Challenge to Implementation
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010 was adopted by various states, but during the first year it became available, the lack of staff and expertise on CCSS hindered its...more

Expanded State and Local Poverty Measurement Developed
Major cities, states, and research institutes across America have been developing the expansion of the state and local poverty measures. State and local expanded poverty measures have been used...more

Charities Partnering with Social Enterprises
According to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, charitable organizations should welcome the growth of social enterprises since its boom in the social enterprise market is the way to counter the seizure of...more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more

Philanthropy: Perspective Transformation
To kick off the second century celebration of the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation and contributor for the Huffington Post, talks about the...more

Loras College to Host Civic Engagement Summit
Loras College, a Catholic college in Dubuque, will host the Campus Compact Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit. The summit will engage various college and university students in Iowa, Minnesota...more




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