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Homeless Children: One of the Greatest Challenges
Camilla Benbow, writer for the Tennessean, addresses homelessness among children as one of the "greatest challenges facing society today." Benbow points at educational institutions to deliver...more



Not Done Yet: Ending Homelessness
According to the Point-in-Time Count last January, the number of the chronically homeless dropped to more than 50 percent, which is good news. However, there is still a mounting struggle to combat...more

Okanagan College Business Professor Seeks to Empower Women Entrepreneurs around the World
Okanagan College Business Professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah has been working with a nonprofit organization in Croatia to help improve the economic conditions of women in southern and eastern Europe and...more

HHS Supports Community-Based Options for Older Americans, People with Disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community...more

Troopers Volunteer at Yukon Quest Dogsled Race
Troopers from 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were given the opportunity to participate in a unique Alaskan event: the annual Yukon Quest dogsled race. The Yukon Quest is a 1,000-mile race that...more

Vice President Scott Aims to Fight AIDS Faster Through Coordinated Approach
Vice President of Zambia, Guy Scott, wants to have a fast fighting, coordinated approach to AIDS. He says fighting HIV and AIDS is a "huge and complex issue which requires concerted efforts from...more

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Senior Volunteer Award Seeks Nominations
Home Instead, Inc. sponsors the "Salute to Senior Service" program that is seeking men and women over the age of 65 who have done philanthropic contributions at least 15 hours a month. Senior...more

HHS Divulges $300 Million in ACA Funds to Expand Community Health Centers
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the availability of $300 million in Affordable care Act (ACA) funds to expand America's community health centers. The funds will...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






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Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises

Social Incubator Villgro Invests on Three New Social Enterprises
India-based social enterprise incubator Villgro has recently funded three social enterprise start-ups: OneBreath, Ecozen Solutions and...



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