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Homeless Coalition Taps Into $100 Million to Build Affordable Housing
A West-Central Minnesota homeless coalition taps into a $100 million state grant to address homelessness in the area and build affordable housing. According to Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional...more

What Social Enterprises Can Learn From One Another
Marking their recent collaborative efforts, GiveMeTap's Sanum Jain and Virgin Money's head of social enterprise ruminate on the lessons learned from one another. GiveMeTap is a social enterprise...more

Economic Development Leader Dies
John Markowicz, retired executive director of the Southeaster Connecticut Enterprise Regional Corporation, has recently been reported to have succumbed to brain cancer on January 18, 2013 at the age...more

Early Implementation Findings Of Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees
Mathematica conducted a national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and found that after the first year, two key...more

Summer Community Program Makes Impact on Physician Access in Rural Areas
In a study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, the Summer Community Program offered by the institution creates a positive impact on physician access in rural communities. The Summer...more

Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
The city of Albany has recently held an ceremony to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations who have helped in keeping the area beautiful and in top shape. Westover Animal Hospital...more

Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more

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Why Not Lease A Jeans?

Why Not Lease A Jeans?
Dutch fashion label, Mud Jeans, has launched its Lease a Jeans brand. The jeans are...

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