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Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...more

Tax Reform Coalition Urges Refocus of Tuition Tax Breaks on Vulnerable Families
A coalition of groups called Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform sent in a report and letter to Congress that calls for eliminating three of the federal tax benefits for education while...more

21st Century Human Services
Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, writes about how he and his department team have developed a strategy to provide simultaneous strong supports to both...more

HHS Presents $1 Million to Indiana Health Care Group
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the awarding of $1 million to the Covering Kids and Families of Indiana to support Medicaid coverage and Health Insurance Programs...more

Salem County Economic Development Council Welcomes 8 New Members
Newly-established Salem County Economic Development Council has recently announced the appointment of eight new additions to its team. The new members, who will help bring about more businesses in...more

Community Development as a Platform for National Development
Youth and community development expert Mayowa Salu advocates community development as a "process and a platform for national development." Salu writes that community development is synonymous to...more

RCCF Youth in Philanthropy Award Grants to Public Service Projects and Youth-Based Organizations
Rush County high school students gathered in a Youth in Philanthropy Grants Committee to review grant applications for the annual grant cycle for the Youth in Philanthropy Fund. The proceeds are...more

Mesa To Push Economic Development After Finishing Strong in 2012
Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa AZ has recently delivered his State of the City addressw wherein he expressed his intention of making 2013 a huge year for economic and job growth. The mayor hopes that...more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more

Connect Event Helps Thousands of People at Risk for Homelessness
Homeless Connect is a bi-annual, community-centered event that offers free services to homeless and at-risk individuals on a single location. The event was held Sunday and gathered up to 400...more

Social Entrepreneurship

“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

“Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

Vandana Shiva, a scientist and environmentalist known for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods, co-founded Navdanya.

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