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Dedicated State Funding Source for Programs Would Help Florida Homeless
The Florida Association of Counties supports the creation of a dedicated state funding source to provide more shelters and services for the homeless. In its 2014 roster of proposed legislation, a...more

80-yr old Receives Yakima\
Alphonso Bradley, an 80-year old volunteer, has recently received the 2013 Yakima's Martin Luther King Jr Service Award to honor his work as an active advocate for the youth, doing a lot of things...more

HHS Announces Medicare Details for Eligible People in Same-Sex Marriages
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that the Social Security Administration (SSA) can now process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and...more

Promising Approaches to Prevention and Treatment of Youth Obesity
In a special October Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, there is a compilation of new studies of...more

White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans
The White House has announced its plans to roll out $4 billion in federal loan guarantees targeted at encouraging and promoting sustainable projects. These projects would help incorporate power...more

US Senate Move Forward with Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant
The US Senate Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions recently moved forward with the long overdue reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) through the...more

Job Creation Rates Higher Than Expected in Doa Ana County
MVEDA president and CEO, Davin Lopez, enthused that a number of new jobs being created has been higher than the county has ever had since before the recession. With the job creation success as...more

Runaway Squad Volunteer Group Helps Rescue Missing Teens
Former New York Police Department officers, John Salerno and Joe Mazzilli, help runaways reunite with their families at no charge. They formed the group Runaway Squad, which was featured in the A&E...more

Reading Program Needs Volunteers
The Start Making a Reader Today Program, organized by SMART, is seeking for volunteers to help them cater to more than 700 student participants in Klamath County. The program reportedly needs 95...more

Social Entrepreneurship

‘Nerdy’ Social Enterprise Marries Socially Conscious Clothing With Business-like Efficiency

‘Nerdy’ Social Enterprise Marries Socially Conscious Clothing With Business-like Efficiency
Orane Barrett, a Jamaican-born founder of a New York-based clothing brand called Kool Nerd, gives...

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