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New Effort to End Homelessness among Veterans in Connecticut
A coalition of groups ranging from homeless shelters to the Connecticut Department of Labor planned a statewide action to end homelessness among veterans in the state. According to Greg Behrman of...more



Facebook Users Dabble In Philanthropy
A group of Facebook users has recently announced the launch of the A3 Foundation at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The foundation, spearheaded by Philip Fung, a long time Facebook veteran,...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

Affordable Care Act Saved Consumers $1.2 Billion on Health Insurance Premiums
The US Department of Health & Human Services reports that the healthcare reform law saved consumers $1.2 billion in 2012. The health care law under the Affordable Care Act's "rate review"...more

Minnesota Coalition Pursues $100 Million in Bonds to Tackle Homelessness
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hopes that the Legislature will approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. According to Willmar-based Rhonda Otteson, southwest...more

New Initiatives to Increase New Yorker Access to Healthy Farm-Fresh Produce
Two food and nutrition programs are being announced to increase New Yorkers' access to farmers markets' produce and foster healthy eating. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is being...more

Wates Launches First Social Enterprise Brokerage Service
Wates, UK's premier building and construction group, launches first-ever social enterprise brokerage service. In partnership with Social Enterprise UK, the Social Enterprise National Brokerage...more

Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...more

Improving Low-Performing Schools, New Findings on School Improvement Grants
The Mathematica Policy Research led a large-scale evaluation which presents new evidence on the implementation of four intervention models designed to help struggling schools and foster student...more

Startup Success Stories Built On Research at OSU
Business startups reared on research at Oregon State University (OSU) assemble at the school's Linus Pauling Science Center with success stories to tell the Corvallis Economic Development Commission...more






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New Social Enterprise Inspires With Paper

New Social Enterprise Inspires With Paper
Cassie Dewar, who used to work within the confines of a corporate office, is the...



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