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Federal Budget Cuts Sweep Down on Oregon
The effect of the federal budget cut, or sequestration for that matter, would have only a slight effect on Oregon, at least for most of its residents. The Social Security and Medicare benefits are...more



Investor Role in Acquiring Foreclosed Boston Properties
Urban Institute releases new study on "The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston," which pursues investigation on how the activities of investors are likely to affect the...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

New Mexico Group Teams With Nonprofit For Tribal Food Sovereignty
The Taos County Economic Development Corp. of Taos have partnered with the First Nations Development Institute of Larchmont, Colo. to establish the formation of the Native American Food Sovereignty...more

San Francisco Launches New App to Get Updates on CalFresh Benefits
San Francisco has recently introduced Promptly, an application to send text message updates for clients at the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA). Code for America Fellows at City Hall, in...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

The Rhode Island J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health has announced its Rhode Island J-1 Visa Waiver Program offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who are serving for three years in an...more

Rochester City Announces Resolution Strategy for Homelessness
The City of Rochester recently announces the release of its Homeless Resolution Strategy to address the issue of homelessness. The City of Rochester has been managing a study to help recognize...more

Homeless Day Center in Ballpark Gets Subsidy Boost
Denver, Colorado's day center for the homeless has been approved with a $8.6 million in financial assistance by the Denver City Council. The Council has signed agreements with the Denver Rescue...more

A New, Innovative Approach to Housing and Community Development
Homeowners in Lagos, Nigeria have the rare privilege of living in an estate with modern amenities for horse racing. This effort is part of Building Diagnostic's new and unique approach to housing...more






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CNN Hails Social Enterprise Footwear Founder as One of Top Female Entrepreneurs

CNN Hails Social Enterprise Footwear Founder as One of Top Female Entrepreneurs
CNN names soleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu as one of the top 12 female entrepreneurs...



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