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Co-op Bank Introduces Free Bank Account to Boost Social Enterprises
Personal and online banking service, Co-operative Bank, partnered with Social Enterprise UK and Social Enterprise Scotland to create a free bank account exclusively for social enterprises. The...more



Homeless Coalition Supports Community Safety Act
Coalition for the Homeless strongly supports the inclusion of "housing status" in the proposed anti-profiling police reform legislation. The inclusion of housing status will score a point in...more

Study Finds Physical Fitness Improves Academic Performance
A new study set for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics declares shows the connection between physical fitness and academic performance. Irene Esteban-Cornejo, MSc, Autonomous University of...more

Cell Phone Coaching May Improve Parenting, Study Finds
University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers learned that when parenting coaches texted and called participating moms in a home-based parenting program, they were more likely to learn and use...more

NY Nursing Professor Garners $1.5 Million Grant from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention grant to New York University...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Community-Based Weight Loss Intervention Produces Greater Weight Loss than Self-Help Approach
An Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine documents that overweight and obese adults who have participated in a community-based weight loss intervention, specifically Weight Watchers,...more

Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013
In this Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013 Day Two Morning Plenary video, the Master of Ceremonies Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, opens with a...more

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
IRS-certified volunteers are going to start to offer free tax preparation services in an effort to assist workers who are earning less than $57,000/year in the process of determining if they qualify...more

Personal Finance Is Not Just Mainstream Finance
Personal finance sees to the monetary decisions made by families and individuals. But for low- and middle-income families, personal finance takes into account the importance of homeownership and...more






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Social Enterprise Supplies “Mother’s Best Friend” to Provide Communities with Homegrown Solutions

Social Enterprise Supplies “Mother’s Best Friend” to Provide Communities with Homegrown Solutions
Oakland-based social enterprise Kuli Kuli has produced a snack bar with moringa. Moringa is known as one...



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