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Harnessing Infant Power to Teach Empathy in D.C. Schools
The District's Maury Elementary School's newest teachers are bald, cuddly babies who aim to teach a thing or two about kindness to children. The program is called Roots of Empathy, which was...more



Fall River As Part of Economic Development Project
The city of Fall River has been chosen to take part in President Barack Obama's pilot program that's geared to boost economic development. The pilot program is called the National Resource...more

Hawaii Senate Passes Bills to Improve Hawaii Community Development Authority
Three bills were approved by the Hawaii Senate committee on economic development. The bills aim at making the Hawaii Community Development Authority to own up more public transparency and...more

A Five-Component Plan to Ending Homelessness
The United to End Homelessness coalition will release its "Roadmap to Ending Homelessness," which present the reforms necessary to eradicate homelessness in the city. There are five feasible...more

Homeless Veterans Get the Help They Need With $2.4 Million Grant
A $2.4 million grant is awarded to Westchester Community Opportunity Program and Hudson River Housing Program to serve about a thousand homeless veterans and their families. The Department of...more

Homelessness Have Apparent Solutions, Indolence and Irresponsibility as Culprits
The author tackles the issue on homelessness solutions that should be quite clear, but lacks understanding to the ones who are victimized by homelessness. Two traits have been voiced out that...more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Talks about National Minority Health Month
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, speaks about the National Minority Health Month. This celebratory month tackles awareness about health disparities...more

Social Security Disability Benefits: Searching for Alternatives to Benefit Receipt
An IZA Journal of Labor Policy special issue, collected and co-edited by Gina Livermore, David Neumark, and David Wittenburg, examines the evolution of disability policy in the United States, the...more




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New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost

New York Green Bank Set to Open in 2014 with $210 Million Boost
The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for...

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