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Travel the World, Says Social Entrepreneur
Social entrepreneur Kenji Summers, founder of Passport life, commits his life to helping under-resourced youth see the world and engage in global culture. Global entry card in hand, Summers says...more

The Dangers Homeless Latino Youth Face
Many homeless Latino youths leave home because of economic issues, family problems and housing instability. The dangers these homeless youth face each day include spending at least one day of each...more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Addresses Americans on 23rd ADA Anniversary
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses the nation in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Secretary...more

3-D Printers Will Allow Babies to Breathe Again
A recent development in 3-D printing has enabled a 16-month old baby to breathe again. Garrett Peterson, born with a weak cartilage in his windpipe, was introduced to a 3-D-printed flexible splint...more

How to Make Your Social Enterprise a Cut Above the Rest
Bridie Ritchie, Young Social Pioneer and founder of HalfGlassFull, a marketing agency specializing in social causes, writes on how to make your social enterprisestand out from the crowd. Ritchie...more

Cancer Research Launches Smartphone Game to Help Beat Cancer
Cancer Research UK has unveiled a free smartphone game called Genes in Space which "uses the collective force of players to examine real genetic data and help beat cancer sooner." Cancer...more

A Conceptual Framework Can Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables
In a new study titled "Teaching Young Children a Theory of Nutrition: Conceptual Change and the Potential for Increased Vegetable Consumption", teaching young children an overarching, conceptual...more

Chamber and Businesses Foster Economic Development
To boost economic growth, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is set to start rolling out some funding. The Chamber has issued a fund last June, described as a two-year plan to raise $1.2...more

Regular Cocaine and Cannabis Use May Increase Impulsive Behavior
In a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, regular cannabis and cocaine drug use may trigger addictive behaviors. Under cannabis usage, subjects were slower, but made more...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Rwanda as Social Entrepreneur Fund Beneficiary

The Republic of Rwanda has been picked as one of the six African countries as beneficiaries for a new fellowship fund program designed at supporting social entrepreneurs in tackling issues on food security.

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