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Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development?
Wired.com contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development. Since economic development has been often been...more



HHS Announces $67 Million in Grant Awards to Navigators
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. According...more

Low-Income Working Families Project on Nonstandard Work Schedules and Well-being
In a paper by United Institute, a nonprofit policy research and educational organization, author Maria Enchautegui describes the consequences of nonstandard work hours (6 pm to 6 am Monday through...more

Young People with Impulsive Attitudes Prone to Drink Heavily
University of Liverpool researchers conducted a study that reveals impulsivity in young people can contribute to heavy drinking at an early age. The findings illustrate that marking...more

Cutting Food Stamp Funding May Put 6 Million Americans At Risk
Bread for the World Institute president, Rev. David Beckmann, cautions proposed House cuts for food stamps would increase hunger for six million Americans. Beckmann's warning is entrenched in a...more

Cognitive Training Benefits Can Last Up To A Decade in Older Adults
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults who had participated in cognitive training programs reported less difficulty with daily living tasks compared to...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Meet The AmeriCorps Volunteer Keen On Changing People\
Tasha Evans, a former kindergarten teacher, has been serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member in Newport, R.I, where she already has helped many homeless and low-income residents gain...more

Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packets Can Save Lives
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) release a new report that reveals new findings how graphic photos on tobacco packets...more

Support for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Drops Again
The Administration for Children and Families released a report that shows state funding support for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related state maintenance of effort (MOE)...more






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Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises


Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises

India-based social enterprise incubator Villgro has recently funded three social enterprise start-ups: OneBreath, Ecozen Solutions and Artoo.




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