News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012.
The report finds that SNAP...more
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year.
An Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine documents that overweight and obese adults who have participated in a community-based weight loss intervention, specifically Weight Watchers,...more
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, offer aid to abused or neglected children who are involved in court cases.
CASA is in need of new volunteers. CASAs come from all walks of life, from...more
A group of mothers unaffiliated with each other recently came together after Hurricane Sandy to do volunteer work for the victims.
Up to this day, they are still very much active in their...more
Chicago-based education startup ThinkCERCA, founded in 2012, develops software that teaches grades 4 to 12 students critical thinking and analytical skills.
Chuck Templeton, founder of OpenTable...more
United Way Worldwide, a leadership and support organization, grants Wells Fargo with a Summit award for volunteer engagement.
Wells Fargo is a financial services provider known for having the...more
A hundred civil society organizations (CSO) in Yemen have just finished a training course aimed at strengthening each group's continuing capacity.
The training program is geared on training CSOs...more
Entitled "A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform", the authors of the paper communicate the basic principles of a new housing finance system.
This new, practical housing finance reform plan...more