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Duluth to Host 9,000 Snow Angels for a Fundraiser
In an effort to financially help the families in Ethiopia, Duluth will host an event which will feature the world's biggest display of snow angels, consisting of more 9,000 lying on their backs to...more

West End Center Celebrates Launch of New Community Project
A ceremony was held to celebrate the start of a new construction project in the Roanoke neighborhood. The new project will be sponsored by a full service credit union branch, which also includes a...more

AmeriCorps Volunteers Take Part in Community Gardening
Two recent college graduates, Liz Prather, 23, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Elizabeth Schlobohm, also 23, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, participate in the...more

Medicaid Expansion Challenges
A new study published online, "Challenges Facing Medicaid Expansion in the U.S.," presents a global perspective on the challenges facing the Medicaid expansion. The study finds the Affordable...more

Celebrating Excellence in Community Finance
Parity Trust, a local community development finance institution (CDFI) which provides access to affordable finance for business start-ups, charities, social enterprises and homeowners, has been...more

Current State of Homeless Students Increasing in Lake Washington School District
According to the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, homeless students in Eastside school districts in 2011-2012 are increasing. To date, 209 students are identified as homeless...more

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Delivering Agricultural Growth
Leading global institutions address actions that are required to strengthen resilience to climate change and deliver increased food production, employment and food security. Global representatives...more

Homelessness Prevention for Returning US Veterans
When President Obama announces that a thousand troops will be returning from Afghanistan, the issue of homelessness and employment for US veterans seems to transpire. VA and HUD data illustrate...more

BrightFarms, a company specializing in the construction of urban farms, is converting a Washington, D.C. vacant lot into the world's largest urban greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be built in...more

Broad Foundation Awards Nearly $20 Million to Nonprofits to Enable Blended Learning
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation donated $20 million to nonprofit organizations to assist educators, students and parents with blended learning at school and at home across the country. The...more

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Brings Back Happy Memories for People Afflicted with Dementia

Social Enterprise Brings Back Happy Memories for People Afflicted with Dementia
Social entrepreneur Anne Forrest, founder of Memories UK Ltd, sets life stories in digital format...

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