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Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...more



Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...more

Community Development Block Grant and Social Services Grant workshop in October
The City Council of Naperville will host a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Social Services Grant workshop in October. The workshop will discuss funding priorities for the two grant...more

Ashoka Arab World Joins 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech
Ashoka Arab World will be joining the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) as a Knowledge partner, together with 3000 entrepreneurs, government officials and thought leaders. Ashoka Arab World...more

Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...more

Foreclosed Homes In Chicago Benefit Area Families
With the prevalence of home foreclosures On Chicago's Southwest side, a unique purchase-and-rehab program is turning the problem into a possible opportunity for Chicago's families. The program,...more

Social Enterprise Seminars Formed for Entrepreneurs in Blackburn
Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, an economic development company, plans to hold a series of seminars about starting a social enterprise. There will be an introductory session in Blackburn, which...more

Federal Grants To Help San Bernardino County\
The San Bernardino County Housing Authority has been awarded a $492,406 federal grant that will help find permanent housing for the county's 65 homeless veterans. The U.S. Department of Housing...more

Social Enterprise Guide: Attracting Community Interest While Investing Into Valuable Work
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes a handy guide for the social entrepreneurs since, like any business, in any industry and in any economy, "not everything is perfect". Saeed lists down...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.


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