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Launch of Latest Economic Development Program to Spur 5,000 New Jobs
Gov. Mark Dayton and Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben of the Department of Employment and Economic Development have recently announced the launch of a new statewide economic development...more



Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more

San Francisco: Funding for Homeless Should Increase
Marking the anniversary of San Francisco's Ten Year Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness, budget analysts learns that the city is spending a whopping $165 million on programs to fight homelessness...more

Philanthropy Learning: Why It Matters
Elizabeth Marquardt, FamilyScholars.org editor and author, analyzes why philanthropy should be taught to primary school students. Marquardt describes University of Maryland professor Noah D....more

Prison Education Can Prevent Recession and Boost Employment
A new RAND Corporation report finds that prison inmates who have undergone general education and vocational training are less likely to return to prison post-discharge and are more likely to find...more

Jr. Crime Stoppers Volunteer at Salvation Army to Help People in Need
Jr. Crime Stoppers from Stone Middle School volunteered their time to assemble items for people in need. The North Lamar students gathered packets that included toothpaste, soap, shampoo and...more

Child Protective Services Kick Off in Rural Colorado
SafeCare, a program geared for child abuse prevention, intends to deliver child protective services for suspected abuse or neglect in rural Colorado. The program is funded by a budget approved by...more

Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more






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Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health

Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if...



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