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New Survey on Central Minnesota\
According to Central Minnesota officials, a Point-in-Time survey miscalculates the increase of homelessness in the area. The survey shows sheltered individuals and families, either living on the...more



Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers
The New York Legislature enacted the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative in 2006 to aid low-income noncustodial parents find work and pay for child support. Urban Institute...more

Wells Fargo Imparts $3.8 Million for Triangle Philanthropy Efforts
Wells Fargo & Co., provider of banking and investment, contributed $3.8 million in the Triangle East region in 2012. The donation is part of the $15.6 million in North Carolina philanthropy for...more

ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy\
The ALERT Project, which consists of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens who have years of experience dealing with the human health and the costs of oil dependency, provides...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

Leo the Homeless Coder Launches Carpool App
Homeless NYC man, Leo Grand, who was taught how to code by Patrick McConlogue, has launched his carpool app. The app aims to cut the number of automobiles on the road, and in turn, to shrink down...more

Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health Grants
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is sponsoring an initiative called Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health , which will award grants to community-based organizations in...more

Grand Rapids Gets DEED Funds For Commercial, Housing Projects
Grand Rapids received $615,552 in funds from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The funds will be used towards six commercial rehabilitation projects and 27...more

Northern Border Commission to Provide Federal Grants for Upstate NY Projects
The Northern Border Regional Commission program will award a total of $1.1 million in federal community and economic development grants this year to upstate New York municipalities and...more

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more






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GoldieBox Disrupts the Pink Aisle Through Music Video

GoldieBox Disrupts the Pink Aisle Through Music Video
GoldieBox, a toy company founded by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, has launched a video that...



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