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Volunteering With Youth Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day
The Youth Service and Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers and provides them with paid job and leadership training, academic programming, and extra support through an approach that enhances...more

Gateway Health(SM) Announces Medicare Contract With University of Pennsylvania Health System
Gateway HealthSM and the University of Pennsylvania Health System signed three-year Medicare contract to boost the quality of healthcare and its services for Gateway Health Medicare AssuredSM members...more

Nelson Mandela: The Real Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship
Njideka U. Harry, a Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, explains how the late South African icon, Nelson Mandela, taught people all over the world about the true meaning of social...more

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more

Disparity in Cognitive Ability between Poor Rural, Urban Children
Dartmouth College researchers found that kids in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual, but higher on verbal of working memory tests than their urban counterparts. The Dartmouth...more

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Saturday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Appalachian State University. The week-long recognition brings attention to issues of national poverty,...more

CLASP Report Details Challenges of Young Black Male Unemployment
In CLASP's new report, "In Feel the Heat: the Unrelenting Challenge of Young Black Male Unemployment," it features the employment and job hunting challenges black male youths often...more

Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more

Homeownership and Rent Subsidies: Do They Give Protection from Material Privations?
An Urban Institute research notes how homeownership and rent subsidies give protection to individuals from experiencing material hardships. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as...more

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA. Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more

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