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#HashtagLunchbagAkron Helps Feed Homeless
An effort to feed the homeless throughout the country via social media, #HashtagLunchbag, has garnered success and has been brought to Akron. With the #HashtagLunchbagAkron event, about 200 sack...more

Young Egyptians Dabble in Voluntary Work for Social Revolution
University of Copenhagen's anthropologist Sara Lei Sparre concludes in her latest submitted PhD thesis that a new movement of young Egyptians dedicated to doing voluntary work has provided many...more

Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files
A US Department of Education place-based initiative Promise Neighborhoods, aims to transform communities of concentrated poverty into places of opportunity using a range of services from early...more

2015 National Small Business Week Awards
Nominate small business owners in your region for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards. National Small Business Week award categories include: Small Business Person of the Year...more

Social Enterprise Soapbox on Discussing Key Issues in the Sector
The Guardian has recently launched its social enterprise soapbox - a place where key issues in the sector will be addressed by social enterprise leaders and experts. The soapbox acts as an online...more

Purple Line Corridor Coalition to Host \"Beyond the Tracks\" Workshop for Community Development
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) will be hosting an inaugural regional workshop entitled, "Beyond the Tracks: Community Development in the Purple Line Corridor," on March 21, 2014. The...more

Comprehensive Job Training Benefits Youth with Autism
According to a study conducted by a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, an in-depth job training benefits youth with autism. The study presents that intensive internship...more

SCV EDC Receives Credit for Economic Development Guide
Last week, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. obtained Award of Merit for its recent Economic Development Guide publication. The Guide is a primary resource for luring businesses...more

East Harlem Merchants Group Plans to Pay Homeless for E. 125th St. Cleanup
An East Harlem merchants group campaigns to cleaning up E. 125th St. by paying the homeless to do it. The New Harlem East Merchants Association, has began raising funds for its campaign, which...more

Musical Workshops to Help Homeless
One of the new ways to tackle homelessness is through musical workshops. The Intersections, a multi-cultural, multi-faith advocacy group, recently held a workshop in New York City hosted by the...more

Oxfam Vietnam has introduced a new impact investing program to support social enterprises in the country.

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