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Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria
Volunteer Alexandria has sent out a list of local volunteering opportunities including positions related to citizen participation, women career mentors, and many others. Please refer to the full...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

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps is sponsoring a grant program which offers loan repayments to medical students (MD and DO) who are in their last year of school. In order to be eligible for the...more

Entrepreneurial Companies Provide Employee Volunteers While Helping Other Firms
Companies such as EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and United Way ingrain its employees with a sense that they are giving something back to society through volunteer work. Most of these...more

Beautification Efforts for Downtown Putnam
GenerationsFamilyHealthCenter has commenced its latest environmental and urban beautification efforts in July when it adopted one of the islands in Union Square. The organization's efforts...more

Reinventing Philanthropy
The Reinventors Network, a network of innovators, focuses on philanthropic trends done in the past decade. These include "crowdfunding, scan-to-give technology, social impact bonds, impact...more

UCA Announces Amy Whitehead as Director of CCED
Amy Whitehead, a professional community and economic developer, has been named as the Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development (CCED) by the University of Central Arkansas (UCA)....more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

Launch of Latest Economic Development Program to Spur 5,000 New Jobs
Gov. Mark Dayton and Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben of the Department of Employment and Economic Development have recently announced the launch of a new statewide economic development...more

Only Few Health Policy Researchers Communicate Findings Via Social Media
According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, only a few percentage of health policy researchers were reported using Twitter, blogs and Facebook to...more






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Social Enterprise Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign


Social Enterprise Cook School Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The Larder Cook School in West Lothian is a social enterprise that trains young people for a career in the food business. Recently, the school has launched a crowdfunder to help it teach another 80 students a year.




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