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How Do You Grow Green In a City Vacant Lot?
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) takes off its newest community development initiative called the Growing Green project. The project will whip the city's vacant lots into shape....more



Synergy Project To Help Homeless Youths In Allentown
The Synergy Project is a group that moved into Allentown after years of serving the youth in Bucks County. Their work takes them to dangerous areas where kids camp. The group, where federal grants...more

The Charity of the Forbes 400 Self-Made Billionaires
The billionaires listed in the Forbes 400 are perceived to have pledged to donate to charity than the U.S. as a whole gives in a year. According to Forbes, the philanthropic pledges of just 400...more

How Economic Development Budgets Are Being Spent
Government incentive programs should be supervised to see what works and what does not and should make the public aware of such transparency. An advocate of transparency, Kevin Lembo believes...more

Horse-Rescue Volunteers Help Hundreds of Horses Over 10 Years
Volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue have managed to to rescue hundreds of horses over 10 years. These horses were abused, ignored and neglected. The horse=rescue volunteer see to it...more

Kogi Governor Sanctions LG Officials to Take Community Development Seriously
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi goads 21 local government officials to adopt Community-Driven Development (CDD) management strategy to accelerate community development during the inauguration of his two...more

Becoming More Prominent: Young Social Entrepreneurs
Development Manager for Youth at Live Unltd, Adam Bradford, speaks how many young people often want to start a business for social good. According to Bradford, social entrepreneurs no longer need...more

No Negative Indication from the ACA
Linda Blumberg and Urban Institute researchers have analyzed the implications concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Employers. In contrast to the belief that the ACA will raise costs and...more

The World\
City governments and businesses from all over the world are taking action on fighting climate change. According to the Protecting Our Capital report, majority of cities perceive climate change as...more

Hartford Schools Get Boost From Corporate & Philanthropic Gifts
A recent report has stated that corporations, community groups and local agencies have contributed nearly $15 million to support the school system's reform efforts during the 2011-12 school...more






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The Social Innovators of 2014

The Social Innovators of 2014
For 2014, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has recognized 37 individuals for their outstanding...



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