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Shaping More Social Entrepreneurs
Jennifer Hirsch, Founder of Marked Point, writes that the most important thing for a social entrepreneur is to create a new business model that's in line with their goals. Hirsch rounds up five...more



Growing Homeless Rates in LA County
According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the number of homeless people in the area has steadily increased by 16 percent over the past two years. LAHSA executive director Michael...more

Marriage Promotion Fails in Lifting Single Moms Out of Poverty
A new report, Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An Ineffective Weapon in the War on Poverty? for The Council on Contemporary Families, has indicated that marriage promotion fails in stemming...more

Increasing Outdoor Time Leads to Improved Physical Activity Among Youth
In a new study to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers learned that time spent outdoors after school promotes positive moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The...more

Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates Five Years of Doing Social Good
Dublin-based social enterprise bicycle shop, Rothar, founded by Anne Bedos, turns five years old. Rothar trains and hires people who are long-term unemployed as bike mechanics. Bedos finds that it...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

HHSentrepreneurs Program Needs Social Innovators
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the need for social entrepreneurs and innovators as applicants fr its HHSentrepreneurs Program. The program partners...more

Diabetes Research More Focused on Treatments than Prevention
According to a Duke University of Medicine research, diabetes medical findings in the journal Diabetologia claim that more recent research efforts may not sufficiently tackle diabetes prevention,...more

Nominations Sought for Volunteer Awards in Evanston
The City of Evanston, together with the Evanston Community Foundation, are joining together to celebrate the extraordinary work that volunteers do during the National Volunteer Week on April...more






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Why This Book Needs to be Read By Every Social Entrepreneur


Why This Book Needs to be Read By Every Social Entrepreneur

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as a given reality, but as “a problem to be worked on and solved.” That mentality is often applied to the greatest social entrepreneurs.




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