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HHS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Standing to Achieve New Directions
Standing to Achieve New Directions (STAND) is receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide behavioral health services for men out of jail. The grant will go towards expanding STAND's work to...more



Mother Invents the Upsee that Helps Her Wheelchair-Bound Son and Other Physically Disabled Kids
Debby Elnatan, a music therapist, wanted to help her son with cerebral palsy. She designed a support harness that would enable her son to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, they are able...more

Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program
The March of Dimes Foundation is sponsoring the Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program to fund community-based programs tackling health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the...more

Arctic Wolves Lend Their Time and Talent in Local Elementary School
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the Arctic Wolves, donates their time and talent to the students and faculty at the Nordale Elementary School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Known for conducting food...more

Fighting Climate Change with Algae Farms
Italian architect Cesare Griffa has developed a system that can quickly grow and harvest micro-algae to help fight climate change and create products used for energy, food, cosmetics, or...more

Maplewood Receives Community Development Grant
Maplewood has recently announced that they are the worthy recipient of a $69,883 grant for the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant improvements to restrooms in the...more

Bilingualism Has Positive Effect on Aging Brain
According to published findings in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, new research shows that bilingualism or speaking two languages...more

Buena Vista Locals Encouraged to Attend Economic Development Workshop
Buena Vista Township residents are called on to participate in a workshop aimed to provide assistance to the municipality in its economic development initiatives. The township leaders and...more

Veteran Volunteer Donates Time to Help others
James Chitty, a 92-year-old World War II Army veteran and former history teacher and aircraft worker donates his spare time at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita to...more

March Mud Season and Communal Meetings In New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, the month of March comes with a lot of mud and civic engagement. Meetinghouses will be trudged by community leaders, leaving muddied footprints on the floors courtesy of wet storms...more






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Social Enterprise Piles Textbooks for Change

Social Enterprise Piles Textbooks for Change
Textbooks for Change, a London-based social enterprise that has obtained the B Corporation seal for...



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