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Rehabilitation Work in Downtown Girardville
Schuylkill Community Action (SCA) proposed a plan to construct six residences in downtown Girardville. SCA housing developer Frank Schiffer presented details borough council meeting on the...more

Multifamily Property Management Group Introduces Volunteer and Donation Program to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America
One of the leading privately-owned, third-party multifamily property management companies in the U.S., Riverstone Residential Group, unveils a program that aims to grant financial and volunteer...more

Tax Seminar Enrages Board Members
Community Development Director Laura Scott and Windham Economic Development Committee Chairman Bob Young braced themselves to reproachful inquiries associated with the tax seminar during the Feb. 25...more

Young Autistic Adults Face Difficulty in Transitioning Into Employment
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle more in transitioning into employment...more

Patrick Pitches $100M Economic Development Plan for Gateway Cities
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has hatched a multi-year, $100 million economic development plan that he claims would improve investment in the state's gateway cities -- midsize urban areas that...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

Enhancing Civil Society Participation Project Receives $6.5 Million
The Enhancing Civil Society Participation in Local Government for Community Development Safety Project bags a total of $6.5 million to boost participation of civil society in local...more

Use of Medications to Treat ADHD in Children and Adolescents Increases
According to a study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, there's a five-fold increase in...more

The Rise of the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector
The "Opportunities for the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector" report featured the growing social enterprise models in the Netherlands. Glimpses of changes in social innovation are seen in the...more

Talkspace to Expand Mental Health Therapy Through Texting
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services. The funding came...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Pencils of Promise Picks up Entrepreneurial Momentum

Pencils of Promise Picks up Entrepreneurial Momentum
Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship...

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