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More Natural Resources Conservation Funding in the Federal Budget
The country's natural resources and environment are seen by the government as places of extraction to make drastic budget cuts. But, what is needed is more conservation funding, not...more



Need for Substance Abuse Counseling Increases in Dickinson
The Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson increased its need for substance abuse counseling to cater to the area's growing population. The Center, to meet the needs of the residents in...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Social Enterprise Helps People Manage Their Debt
Judith Duddle, founder of Debtscape CIC, seeks to help anyone in her community with debt problems, including the employed, unemployed, disabled, elderly or young people. Duddle has set up her...more

Knoxville Organizations Help Homeless Kids and Their Families
Organizations across Knoxville-Knox County are pitching in to help homeless children and their families cope with their current situation. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness,...more

Commonwealth Fund Update on ACA Implementation
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works on health policies and reform, updates on the state's latest action on Affordable Care Act Implementation. Current insurance marketplace and...more

Closing of the 4th Street Eatery
Prairie Harvest Mental Health, community-based nonprofit services provider for adults with serious mental illness, will be closing one of its employment and revenue-producing projects, The 4th Street...more

OnTrak Community Initiative for Playing Truants
According to the Department of Education, the percentage of youth classified as "persistent absentees" or truants have dropped in recent years. Thanks to a social enterprise model called OnTrak...more

Social Enterprise Brings Fitness Oomph to Elderly
Social entrepreneur Ben Allen established The Oomph, a North Yorkshire-based personal training provider, which brings physical training and fitness classes to thousands of elderly people. The...more






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Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health

Social Enterprises: Key to Enhancing a Nation’s Health
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has launched a series of noteworthy research projects to learn if...



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