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Cornwall Titled as First Rural Social Enterprise Zone
Cornwall has officially become the first-ever rural social enterprise zone. Establishing the social enterprise zone has been run by a large group of businesses and organisations, such as Cornwall...more

Volunteers and Disaster Response Agencies Aid in Beaver Crossing Clean Up
Following the tornado that hit Beaver Crossing, disaster response agencies like the American red Cross and a slew of volunteers were ready to help victims in their disaster relief efforts. Nearly...more

Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Fought Homelessness and Addiction
Randall Lewis used to be homeless and afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. But with some assistance from Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Nashville, he was able to find work and a place...more

Local Officials to Partner with Social Entrepreneurs
In collaboration with social entrepreneurs, local officials in Maree take action for the benefit of the Irish society. Three particular Irish "solution makers" are One Foundation, Ashoka and Social...more

Social Entrepreneur Talks about Business as Economic Development Engine
Mill Valley-based Ruth Shapiro, a social entrepreneur, has savvy experience in business innovation and social entrepreneurship. She established The Asia Business Council, a membership organization...more

SBA Expands Impact Fund, Boosts Small Business Capital
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the expansion of the Impact Fund, which was launched in 2011 as a five-year, $1 billion pilot initiative to capitalize investment funds that aim...more

Homeless Count Drops, Good News in NorCal
According to a recent survey from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), a stunning percentage of homeless veterans dropped in San Mateo County. Except for Santa Clara County, every...more

Rhode Island Social Enterprise Growth
The social enterprise sector, despite the dismissive legislation to empower social enterprise, has grown particularly in Rhode Island. Industry leaders and community officials are increasingly...more

Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues
Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan...more

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