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Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more



HHS Presents New Data to Improve Transparency, Health Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new data and new initiatives that can help improve care coordination and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. According...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013
In a statement by Department of Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, October marks the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sebelius says that this is the month to be...more

SPC Multi-Pronged Attack Targets Homelessness
Affordable housing initiatives are moving in multi-pronged targets to tackle the affordable housing crisis, thanks to the Social Planning Cowichan(SPC). Joy Emmanuel, SPC's affordable-housing...more

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...more

Stimulating Opportunity: Subsidized Employment Helps Long-Term Unemployed Get Back into the Workforce
A new report presented by the Economic Mobility Corporation, Stimulating Opportunity, shows the role subsidized employment programs can play in integrating long-term unemployed workers back into the...more

Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...more

More Arkansans Signing Up for Health Coverage
The state Department of Human Services reports that more than 55,000 residents in Arkansas are opting to sign up for coverage under the recently approved plan to use federal Medicaid funds to buy...more

Social Entrepreneurship: Mission Greater Than the Business?
Social entrepreneurship is continuously becoming the pulse behind startup business plans and addressing point in corporate boardrooms. Social businesses are often seeking ways to make a difference in...more

Virginia Governor Speaks About Job Creation, Economic Development At Danville
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has recently visited Danville to discuss jobs and creating more economic activity on the Southside. The governor will also run a roundtable discussion on economic...more






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Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library

Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library
Social enterprise, Eco Communities, has been appointed to run the Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green...



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