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Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas
Doctors Without Borders is experimenting with delivery drones to help battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in rural areas. According to Doctors Without Borders program manager Eric Pujo, they...more



Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more

Self-Worth Improves Ability to Cope with Poverty
A new study finds that people leading impoverished lives who remember good memories can enhance their ability to overcome their present situations. According to University of British Columbia...more

SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more

Greer STEP To Break Ground In Helping Homeless Families
To help homeless families, Greer STEP will be launched in n October and be operational by February, which will be run by Daily Bread Ministries. Daily Bread Ministries has managed he Greer Soup...more

Civil Society Institutions: The Pillar of a Better Future
South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), a professional civil society institution, issued its new draft Constitution for comment. The main objective of the proposed Constitution is to...more

New Poll Finds Latinos See Diabetes as Biggest Health Concern
A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll indicates that diabetes is the top health concern for Latino families. The poll documents the views and experiences of...more

Social Advocates Work Out Strategies to Conquer Homelessness
Social advocates in Ventura County remain determined in their goals to provide long-term housing for the homeless. To meet that goal, the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition spearheaded...more

Fall River To Invest $100,000 For Business Recruitment, Attraction
Fall River, Massachusetts officials support Mayor Will Flanagan's administration in improving economic development with a $100,000 funding in the fiscal 2015 budget geared to commence its search...more

The Long-Feared Federal Budget Cut
The White House and Congress failed to take action against the looming federal deficit reduction and the devastating effects it would cause across various states in the country. Everything from...more






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Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need


Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need

Rey Faustino, who experienced poverty and had to make ends meet to help his struggling family, has launched San Francisco-based One Degree, a free website that connects economically disadvantaged people with nonprofits and charities.




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