News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Getting Children Make a Choice Increases Sharing Attitudes
In a research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, getting children to make a choice in sharing their own toys make them share more in the...more

Courses Students Take Influence the Friendships They Make
A national study spearheaded by a Michigan State University researcher finds out how teens are really choose their friends and niche at school. It's revealed that courses students take profoundly...more

Dutchtown Lands More Than $200,000 Community Development Block Grant
Dutchtown has acquired a Community Development Block Grant worth more than $208,663 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). The funds will enable the city to purchase...more

AdvantageWest Economic Development Group Receives $100,000 Grant
Fletcher's AdvantageWest Economic Development Group will be awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The grant is intended to promote small business growth in...more

J.P. Morgan Employees Volunteer on Grameen Foundation Initiatives
The nonprofit Grameen Foundation's Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) initiative has a crew of volunteers helping with its efforts to reduce high infant and mother mortality rates in...more

Early School Engagement Helps Youths Prevent Dropouts and Problematic Social Behaviors
According to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Connecticut College, helping youth stay engaged in school is less likely to dropout. The findings reveal that youths who...more

Federal Budget Cuts Will Result In Airfest Cancellation and Worker Layoffs
The MacDill Air Force Base faces the upcoming federal budget cuts that would mean cancellation of Airfest and civilian employee layoffs. Most of the 3,000 employees working at MacDill could be...more

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity May Be Long-Lasting, New Study Finds
According to a University of Colorado Cancer Center evidence study, the health effects of childhood obesity may be long-lasting even in cases in which obese children lose weight later in...more

New Poll Finds Latinos See Diabetes as Biggest Health Concern
A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll indicates that diabetes is the top health concern for Latino families. The poll documents the views and experiences of...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety

Plymouth Intern Launches Social Enterprise for Student Safety
Plymouth’s Entrepreneurship Centre intern, James Holden, launches Student Safety Ltd to keep students safe on the streets...

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