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Kent County Schools Acquire Health and Human Services Support for Students
Five additional Kent School Services Network (KSSN) members will be receiving health and human services to help students get the resources they need to break down barriers to learning. KSSN has...more



Furloughed Workers Volunteer at Martha\
President Barack Obama approached Martha's Table in Washington, which provides services to low-income children and families, to meet with laid off federal workers who've been volunteering their...more

Children with Autism Benefit from High-Quality Early Intervention
In a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, University of North Carolina's team of researchers discovered that preschoolers with autism who have received quality early...more

DOnetwork and Independent Living Centers Aim to Create Accessible Communities
In light of the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) enables California's 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs)...more

Philanthropy Modestly Rises from a Five-Year Slump
The Giving USA Foundation, in partnership with Indiana University, unveils a report from its 58th edition showing how the American philanthropic industry has been slowly, but steadily rising despite...more

Does the Affordable Care Act Apply to You?
Kristina Grogan of the Health and Human Services Agency in Mendocino County will write the first of a monthly column that covers changes in healthcare relevant to residents in Mendocino...more

Grants To Help Homeless and Promote Higher Education
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and the Bush Foundation have partnered to award a series of grants aimed at helping with reducing homelessness, fostering higher education and developing...more

Argument Against Community Service Mandate for Long-Term Unemployed
Christopher Moraff of Philly Mag writes about the rising tension between conservatives and the ongoing community service mandate for the long-term jobless by liberals. He opines that when it comes...more

Five Ways to Beam a Social Message Around the World
Joe Garbarczyk, who writes for The Guardian, shares his advice for marketing on a budget and how to spread a social message around the globe. For social entrepreneurs, Joe suggests five ways: Go...more

Rags2Riches: Seeing Opportunity in Scraps of Clothing
Rags2Riches, a social enterprise based in Payatas, Philippines, secured help from poor women artisans who use foot rags out of scraps of cloth. Rags2Riches founders saw natural talent and...more






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently
Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global...



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