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New Ten-State Demonstration Project to Rebuild Workforce Programs, Help Unemployed
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more

Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012. The report finds that SNAP...more

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more

Community-Based Weight Loss Intervention Produces Greater Weight Loss than Self-Help Approach
An Article in Press in The American Journal of Medicine documents that overweight and obese adults who have participated in a community-based weight loss intervention, specifically Weight Watchers,...more

CASA Volunteers Needed to Help Children in Court System
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, offer aid to abused or neglected children who are involved in court cases. CASA is in need of new volunteers. CASAs come from all walks of life, from...more

Mothers Find a Calling in Volunteer Work After Hurricane Sandy
A group of mothers unaffiliated with each other recently came together after Hurricane Sandy to do volunteer work for the victims. Up to this day, they are still very much active in their...more

Why You Should Watch Out for This Education Startup
Chicago-based education startup ThinkCERCA, founded in 2012, develops software that teaches grades 4 to 12 students critical thinking and analytical skills. Chuck Templeton, founder of OpenTable...more

United Way Worldwide Honors Wells Fargo for Volunteer Engagement
United Way Worldwide, a leadership and support organization, grants Wells Fargo with a Summit award for volunteer engagement. Wells Fargo is a financial services provider known for having the...more

Civil Society Groups in Yemen Complete Training Course
A hundred civil society organizations (CSO) in Yemen have just finished a training course aimed at strengthening each group's continuing capacity. The training program is geared on training CSOs...more

A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform
Entitled "A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform", the authors of the paper communicate the basic principles of a new housing finance system. This new, practical housing finance reform plan...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Hybrid Enterprises for Social Good

Reinventing Hybrid Enterprises for Social Good
Eric W. Orts, author of Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm, speaks about...

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