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Bedrock on Social Entrepreneurship
The Phila News, a news resource that caters to the Russian speaking community especially in Philadelphia, delivers the fundamentals on social entrepreneurship. The news resource differentiates...more



Scope and State of Civil Society in South Africa
Fazila Farouk of South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) in Johannesburg speaks to Piroshaw Camay, executive director of the Co-operative for Research and Education, about the scope...more

Social Enterprise Provides Quality Goods While Transforming Lives
Aloetree is a social enterprise with a mission: to advocate social justice for kids abroad and to instill it in the hearts of local children. Aloetree works by equipping organic and fair trade...more

Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Announces Contest Winners
Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the first state-wide competition in social entrepreneurship, has announced its contest prize winners. The prizes are awarded to Metro Detroit-based...more

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sponsoring a grant program that offers grants to school staff members. These school staff members can use the grants to develop programs that...more

Why Funders View Connections as Vital for Arts Development
Huffington Post writer and Executive Director of National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), Bruce E. Whitacre, regards arts development with a "cautious optimism." This cautiousness stems from the...more

3 Challenges, 3 Solutions: Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide
Social enterprise Jolkona co-founder, Adnan Mahmud, intends to empower a new generation of philanthropists. Aiming to inspire and provide guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs and philanthropists,...more

Tax Seminar Enrages Board Members
Community Development Director Laura Scott and Windham Economic Development Committee Chairman Bob Young braced themselves to reproachful inquiries associated with the tax seminar during the Feb. 25...more

United Way of Escambia County Calls on Volunteers for Flood Relief Efforts
Following the disastrous flood that hit Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, the United Way of Escambia County calls on volunteers for flood relief projects. Volunteers at these following...more

Brain-Fitness Computer Program Improves Memory for Older Adults
A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found out that the use of a brain-fitness program on a computer can significantly improve cognitive skills among older...more






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Hugh Jackman: Fair Trade Entrepreneur


Renowned actor, Hugh Jackman, talks about how he started becoming a fair trade entrepreneur. Jackman is constantly building up ideas and solutions to help small coffee growers get good prices outside the massive coffee industry. His business,  Laughing Man Worldwide, reinvests 100% of its profits in its partnerships with farmers.




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