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Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...more



Affordable Care Act Implements Health Profession Opportunity Grants
The Affordable Care Act confirms the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program for eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beneficiaries. The program presents training...more

North Dakota Tribes To Get Economic Development Grants
North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes will receive a total of $48,500 in federal economic development grants. The grants aim to spur development and implementation of a comprehensive economic...more

Obesity and High Body Weight Among Children Associated with Hypertension
In a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, children who are overweight and obese are at risk for hypertension. The findings indicate that...more

New Social Investment Model to Provide Accommodation for Homeless
Framework, a specialist charity for the homeless, and Nottingham Building Society teamed up to launching a unique new social investment model that have interest rates of a commercial loan partly...more

Mindfulness Training Reduces Mind Wandering Among College Students
A team of University of Miami (UM) researchers have found that a form of mental training called mindfulness training can significantly reduce mind wandering in college students, foster learning and...more

Special Program Helps Siblings Build Positive Relationships
Feinberg and Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, introduced the SIBlings are Special (SIBS) Program to address brother and sister relationships. The program gives...more

United Way of Washtenaw County Unveils Virtual Volunteer Center
The United Way of Washtenaw County will introduce a new online volunteer center by the end of summer. The center will connect people interested in volunteering with local nonprofits that depend on...more

Creating Programs That Mentor and Move Minorities to Majorities in STEM
Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez leads a program that influences and engages diverse groups of students to STEM at the high school level. This program is modeled to accelerate minorities to...more






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The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society

The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society
What are social enterprises’ role in society? The Guardian conducts a panel to answer and...



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