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Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Shuts Down After 51 Years of Service
The board president of the Hecktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps has recently announced that the institution will be shutting down after 51 years of service to the community. A state mandate...more



Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more

HandsOn Willamette Scouts for Volunteer Award Nominations
Community action agency and affiliate of the HandsOn Network, HandsOn Willamette searches for nominations for its volunteer awards. The awards will be presented where the winners work or volunteer...more

Forward Together in Challenging Times
Forward Together, an event that will unite over 200 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups, is expected to work closely in partnership with each sector to support each other in...more

Syracuse University Wins 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Syracuse University has recently bagged the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards. The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation presented the award. Awardees were selected based...more

United Way Lancaster County Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers
The United Way of Lancaster County is currently seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program is a free tax-preparation service for lower-income individuals and...more

Rock Island Community Grants Available
Rock Island Community Development Block Grant funding is now available for agencies and organizations seeking funding to support housing, neighborhood and economic development...more

The Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum. Scobey presented the Annual Civic...more

Teens Sleep in Cardboard Boxes for Homeless Fundraiser
Minersville Leo Club teenage members spent their time in cardboard boxes to raise awareness and funds for the homeless for the club's fourth annual 24-hour "Homeless Sleepout." The members...more

More than a Nonprofit, Pioneer Human Services Helps People Transition from Prison
Pioneer Human Services is a manufacturing enterprise of Pioneer Industries where it runs a diverse range of businesses to provide on-the-job training and work experience for people who have come out...more




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Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services

Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services
A group of local doctors led a social enterprise, which has garnered a multi-million pound...

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