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Women\
It has recently been reported that the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County has given a sum of $36,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations that focus on helping women and young girls in the...more



Disconnected Low-Income Men: A Demographic Picture
In a demographic study of disconnected low-income males, approximately 16.5 million civilian men across the U.S. age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty...more

How Working as a Social Enterprise Apprentice Changed Life of Ex-Offender
Andy Kabeya, an apprentice at Jamie Oliver's social enterprise Fifteen, speaks about ow a social enterprise has changed his life. The 21 year-old Kabeya has been in prison four times, and sought...more

Albermale Considering Expansion of Economic Development Efforts
As Albemarles three-year economic vitality action plan comes close to completion, county staff are preparing to ask the Board of Supervisors to consider expanding economic development efforts. In...more

Walk In My Shoes Fundraiser to Help the Homeless
A fundraiser event, dubbed as "Walk in my shoes," commenced at the Welcome Mat on Logan packed with free food and drinks. It's an event where people got the opportunity to interact with some of...more

CBO: Immigration Bill to Shrink Federal Deficit
According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, a bipartisan immigration reform bill could cut down the federal deficit by growing amounts annually. To do this, US citizenship...more

Southbury Receives $400,000 Grant to Offer No-Interest Loans to Low-Income Homeowners
The town of Southbury was recently awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant from the state to offer low- and moderate-income homeowners the no-interest loans they need for home...more

Civic Engagement: Key for Unemployment Reduction
According to the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), civic engagement is capable of reducing unemployment rates across the country. In a (NCoC) data, states that have low volunteer rates...more

Elementary School Teacher Merits Phillipsburg CERT for Her Emergency Response Training
Giving praise to the Phillipsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Hurricane Sandy volunteer and elementary school teacher Ruth Cahill relied on her CERT training skills to help individuals...more

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Seattle's Pioneer Human Services presents programs for people who are re-integrating themselves back to society from prison or those who are overcoming chemical addiction and a mental...more






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Raised Concerns for Future of Long-Serving Social Enterprise


Raised Concerns for Future of Long-Serving Social Enterprise

Employees have raised concerns over the future of disability support organization Bindi, following four staff layoffs that were just recently announced.




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