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Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...more



The World of Corporate Giving
Lakeland Community College presents "The World of Corporate Giving" that explores how nonprofits and other related organizations can receive funding from the charitable branch of big corporations....more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Federal Way City Council Gives Funding Nod for Economic Development Director Position
The Federal Way City Council has recently given its funding approval for an economic development director position during its most recent meeting. The new director for Federal Way, WA would make...more

Scope and State of Civil Society in South Africa
Fazila Farouk of South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) in Johannesburg speaks to Piroshaw Camay, executive director of the Co-operative for Research and Education, about the scope...more

Rock Island Community Grants Available
Rock Island Community Development Block Grant funding is now available for agencies and organizations seeking funding to support housing, neighborhood and economic development...more

Fort Wayne to Receive $33 Million for Economic Development Projects
The city of Fort Wayne will secure $33 million in federal funding for future economic development projects. Fort Wayne was the only city in Indiana to receive the New Markets Revitalization Fund...more

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2013 through June...more

Children Born to Obese Mothers at Risk of Early Death
A new study conducted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, shows children born to obese mothers face risk of early death as adults than whose mothers with a normal weight. Researchers...more






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Reinventing Hybrid Enterprises for Social Good

Reinventing Hybrid Enterprises for Social Good
Eric W. Orts, author of Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm, speaks about...



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