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Volunteers Provide Leigh Library Assistance to Keep it Open
Leigh Library earned a helping hand from nearly 30 volunteers to keep one paid librarian at any one time in the Grade II listed building. The Southend Council hopes to begin training volunteers by...more



Gannon University Receives $520,000 Grant for Integrated Business Transformation Program
Gannon University has been provided a $520,800 Discovered in PA-Developed in PA grant to support its Integrated Business Transformation program. Gannon's Erie Technology Incubator, Small Business...more

Hartford Schools Get Boost From Corporate & Philanthropic Gifts
A recent report has stated that corporations, community groups and local agencies have contributed nearly $15 million to support the school system's reform efforts during the 2011-12 school...more

Sequestration Hits Head Start
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimated 57,265 children were cut from Head Start services due to sequestration. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide preschool for...more

Creating Programs That Mentor and Move Minorities to Majorities in STEM
Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez leads a program that influences and engages diverse groups of students to STEM at the high school level. This program is modeled to accelerate minorities to...more

Coalition for the Homeless Kick Starts Annual Back to School Project
Coalition for the Homeless is set for its sixth annual Project: Back to School, which has provided more than 10,000 backpacks crammed with school supplies to New York City's homeless...more

Study Finds School Math Competitions Remove Gender Gaps
A new study by a Brigham Young University economics professor Joe Price finds that large gender gaps disappear during math competitions in schools. While boys are known to be better at winning in...more

Homeless Children: One of the Greatest Challenges
Camilla Benbow, writer for the Tennessean, addresses homelessness among children as one of the "greatest challenges facing society today." Benbow points at educational institutions to deliver...more

Using Creativity for Civic Engagement
Students and classes they participate in are getting creative for their civic engagement requirements. A myriad of creative ideas are pouring in to address social issues like empowering youth,...more

Souther Bancorp Community Hires New Development Officer
Kimberly Hall Clement, a Marvel native, has recently been named as the new community development officer of Southern Bancorp Community partners in Helena. Clement will be responsible for...more




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Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for...

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