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National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps is sponsoring a grant program which offers loan repayments to medical students (MD and DO) who are in their last year of school. In order to be eligible for the...more



Five Airport Businesses For Tax-Exemption Possibility
Washington County signed five contracts to lease land at Hagerstown Regional Airport ten years ago. However, the properties are being made taxable when the state agency discovered they are being used...more

Cork County Council Plans Festive Lighting Funding Economic Development for Towns
Cork County Council is planning on providing its towns with festive lighting this upcoming holiday season. County officials consider using its Economic Development Fund (EDF) to fund Christmas...more

Young Enterprise Firm Devises Innovative Child Education App
One of the Young Enterprise firms, 'Making A Future Difference' (MAFD), has created an innovative mobile and tablet application to encourage children up to the age of 10 to read and write in...more

Doctors Rx: Take a Stroll in the Park
Dr. Robert Zarr, seeking to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., has a different prescription for his patients: take a walk in a park. He scours his database of green spaces for...more

House Farm Bill Denies Food Assistance to Families
In a CLASP study, House and Senate conferees are now meeting to try to reconcile the differences between the Farm bills passed by the two chambers. The Farm bill does not offer any new funding for...more

Orford Women Knits and Designs Quilts for Good
Sally Arcolio, a former home economics teacher from rural Tuston, California, is often seen leading and working with members of the Ville Quilters on the quilt they are designing and will make to ...more

Preschool Children with Inability to Estimate Quantity Results to Later Math Difficulty
A University of Missouri team of psychologists found that preschoolers with inability to estimate the number of objects in a group were 2.4 times more likely to have a later mathematical learning...more






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How is Philanthropy Getting Nerdier?

How is Philanthropy Getting Nerdier?
SiMPACT ponders on the importance of data in philanthropy after an  episode of the This American Life (#503 –...



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