Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other News

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Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more



A $6.5 Million in Economic Development Funds
The arts and cultural organizations in the greater Capital Region and North Country have received nearly $6.5 million in economic-development funds. These organizations also maintain the vital...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more

Homelessness & Housing Society Showcases Youth Films on Homelessness
The Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, is holding its film screening and awards event at...more

Bookmate Invests $3M to Bring Social-reading Love to Turkey, Scandinavia, Latin America
Social-reading subscription service Bookmate has announced it is taking a $3 million funding to share the love of reading to Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America this 2014. Russian consumer...more

Dispelling Santa Cruz Homeless Stereotypes through Telling Stories
Annette March, founder and project director of the Not the Other: The Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness, aims to banish misconceptions regarding Santa Cruz's homeless residents by...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

Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

Oakland Artist Transforms Illegally Dumped Garbage into Homes for Homeless
West Oakland artist, Greg Kloehn, drives around the streets near his home studio looking for illegally dumped trash piles that show up every night. Along with a team of volunteers, Greg fashions...more






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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.


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