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Naugatuck Gets Boost from Federal Grant
Naugatuck is set to help low-income residents make the needed improvements to their homes through a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant. The Community Development Block Grant is awarded by...more



Clarkstown Submits Community Development Requests
It has recently been reported that the Clarkstown Town Board has recently submitted a request to the Rockland County Consortium asking them to consider projects that focus on replacing sidewalks and...more

Disparity in Cognitive Ability between Poor Rural, Urban Children
Dartmouth College researchers found that kids in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual, but higher on verbal of working memory tests than their urban counterparts. The Dartmouth...more

Annual Tri-City Homeless Census
It has recently been announced that Tri-CAP and the Tri-City Housing and Homelessness Task Force are conducting their annual Tri-City Homeless Census. This data is gathered at the request of the...more

San Francisco Launches New App to Get Updates on CalFresh Benefits
San Francisco has recently introduced Promptly, an application to send text message updates for clients at the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA). Code for America Fellows at City Hall, in...more

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more

Difference between First and Second Grade Attention Problems More Profound
A new study from Duke University, which appears in the Journal of Attention Disorders issue, finds the age at which attention problems arise makes a critical difference in a child's later academic...more

Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more





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