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Lexington, Mo. Poised for Economic Development
Lexington, Missouri receives an assistance package from the University of Missouri extension. The package is effective for two years maximum and will be used for economic development in the context...more



Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

Artists as Natural Resource for Community Development
Laura Zabel, a Kansas University graduate and executive director of a Minnesota-based economic development organization called Springboard for the Arts, led a talk at the Lawrence Arts Center about...more

Heart Gallery Colorado Features Children Waiting for Adoption Exhibit
Heart Gallery Colorado, a moving display of pictures of children available for adoption in the state, features "compelling and highly emotional" stories through the photos of kids who are in need...more

Photo Project Brings Awareness about the Homeless
A photo project coordinates a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help the community experience a new side of Oklahoma City. Ranya Forgotson, editor of...more

Dispelling Santa Cruz Homeless Stereotypes through Telling Stories
Annette March, founder and project director of the Not the Other: The Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness, aims to banish misconceptions regarding Santa Cruz's homeless residents by...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Crowdfunding to Support Independent Journalism
Spearheaded by Sasa Vucinic, IndieVoices has jumped into the crowdfunding bandwagon by having its website cater to crowdfunding initiatives to support independent journalism. IndieVoices is...more




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