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Lawyers Honored for Helping Low-Income Individuals with Civil Legal Needs
At a luncheon held by the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers (NKVL) and sponsored by the Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky, volunteer lawyers were honored for their commitment in helping meet the...more



Lexington, Mo. Poised for Economic Development
Lexington, Missouri receives an assistance package from the University of Missouri extension. The package is effective for two years maximum and will be used for economic development in the context...more

Homelessness Count in America Silently Drops, So Too It Will Quietly Rise Up
There has been a tremendous drop of homelessness in the US. However, despite its quiet descent, there is a possibility that it will also silently go up. Major intervention is needed in order to...more

Medicaid Expansion A State Decision, People of Color May Left Uninsured
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established that Medicaid expansion is a state decision. Recent findings show that people of all races and ethnicities will be...more

Ashmore Foundation Engages with NGOs to Develop Global Society
The Ashmore Foundation, an organization that seeks to establish long-term relationships with high impact local non-government organizations (NGOs), engages with the The Fund the Front Line campaign...more

Leadership Development Funding for Start-Up Social Entrepreneurs
Embarking on start-up social enterprises can be the most critical, according to Hila Mehr, StartingBloc Fellow and author. There has been lack of support and leadership development funding for...more

New Initiatives to Increase New Yorker Access to Healthy Farm-Fresh Produce
Two food and nutrition programs are being announced to increase New Yorkers' access to farmers markets' produce and foster healthy eating. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is being...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

Canadian Youth Chooses Transit-Near Urban Amenities over Suburbs
In a University of Waterloo study, young adults in Canada want to live close to transit, high-density housing, and urban core areas rather than settle in suburbs. The study will be published in an...more






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India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle

India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle
In rural India, men, women and children are still trekking on foot for miles to retrieve...



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