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Countywide Panel Considers Economic Development District
An 18-member committee comprised of business and civic leaders have recently expressed their desire to increase the chance of projects getting funding from the federal Economic Development...more



ONE Week Campaign Kicks Off Homelessness Awareness
The ONE Week campaign launches with a poverty-simulation undertaking administered by the Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA). During the poverty simulation, students are able to...more

R.I. Economic Development Firm Loses 3 More Members
More bad news for R.I. Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The company has been struggling ever since its $75 million taxpayer-guaranteed loan to Curt Schilling's 38 Studios took a wrong turn....more

Health Care Law avails 71 million Americans with Free Preventive Care
About 71 million Americans with private health insurance plans will get coverage for at least one free preventive health care service as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Affordable...more

SF Outreach Workers Plan New Ways to Move Homeless in Encampment Clearing
Homeless encampment on King Street near Interstate 280 is being cleaned up by San Francisco outreach workers. The workers herded out many people into housing, but a vast majority simply returns to...more

Medicaid, A Key Player in Vermontís Health Care Reforms
Vermont Medicaid covers most health care services in Vermont. Under Vermont Blueprint for Health, most Medicaid's eligible recipients will be provided by medical homes with community health programs...more

Neurogenetics Can Predict Whether Boys May Be Headed for Trouble
A new research funded by The National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute finds that a new field called neurogenetics...more

The Guise of Homelessness Has Many Forms
Homelessness may, or may not, be obvious. It can take many forms and often difficult to spot. People, who have been homeless, or those who have been pushed to the brink of homelessness, say that...more

Youth SEED Leads Social Enterprise Intensive at United Roots
Youth Seed is going to lead a summer Social Enterprise Intensive program hosted by United Roots. Young leaders between the ages of 18-28 that have ideas for a social enterprise, or projects that...more

New Study Finds Medicaid Programs Vary in Coverage of Preventive Care
In a new study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries will not have preventive coverage for cancer screenings, diabetes tests, heart disease counseling and...more






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St. Frank: Mastering the Art of Social and of Enterprise


St. Frank: Mastering the Art of Social and of Enterprise

Cristina Bryant, St. Frank Founder and CEO, excels in the art of social and of enterprise. St. Frank is a social enterprise that sells framed, handmade textiles garnered from artisans in under-resourced communities worldwide.


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