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Minnesota Cities Vow to End Homelessness among Veterans
Minnesota twin cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul - have pledged to shelter every veteran by 2015. The Twin Cities have been working to eradicate veteran homelessness for years. The first step is...more



Profit Mastery Course Scholarships Now Available
In collaboration with the Mohave County Economic Development Department, the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority is providing scholarships to businesses for their involvement in the...more

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more

Understanding Poverty Dynamics In Five Decades
In a published paper entitled "Persistent Poverty Dynamics: Understanding Poverty Trends over 50 Years", an update is provided concerning the 2003 RUPRI analysis of persistent poverty dynamics...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more

Rental Housing Project Offers More Than Shelter To The Homeless
The $12 million, three-story Pescadero Lofts at 761 Pescadero St. housing project is designed to help the homeless get roofs over their heads in November. The federal government and the the...more

Lessons Learned from a Russian Social Enterprise
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow. Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more

Pilot Program in Kalamazoo County Seeks to improve Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families
A pilot program launched in Kalamazoo County seeks to be a part of a larger child welfare reform effort. The pilot program, Protect MiFamily, will provide a range of services for a minimum of six...more

Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarship
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announces its Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarships, which will allow medical professionals and nurses to attend...more

The Adler Group Shells Out $10,000 for Community
The Richland Community Development Corporation and Ontario Growth Corporation will be getting a $5,000 donation each from The Adler Group, a co-developer of the former General Motors site. The...more





Social entrepreneur, Stefan Wolf , founded the Beyond the Four Walls, which builds cyber “resource centers” (aka Internet cafes) in rural areas for young women to run.




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