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Sequestration Cuts Head Start Services for 57K Children
Due to the sequestration, Head Start programs have eliminated services for 57,000 children in the US this coming school year. The cuts are geared to supposedly balance budgets that have been...more



New Studies Show How Parents Can Teach their Kids to be Safer
A team of researchers at the University of Iowa examined a new study how children tackle various real-life scenarios, and how parents can help them assess possible dangers. The findings conclude...more

Study Finds a Large, Educated Workforce
A child care workforce study finds a larger, more educated workforce, with more than half of center-based caregivers have an associate's or bachelor's degree, nearly a third reported a BA or...more

Pictures of Hope Empower Homeless Kids
The Pictures of Hope photography program affords homeless children with cameras. Celebrity photographer Linda Solomon created Pictures of Hope in 2006 to help homeless children write down and then...more

Homeless Young People Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters
Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group. These homeless youth told lawmakers on...more

Volunteers Hand-Sew School Uniforms for Children in Haiti
Congregation members from Catholic churches in Cedar Rapids and Vinton are helping to piece together 950 school outfits for children in Haiti. Dozens of people volunteers gathered at St. Ludmila...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

Child Protective Services Kick Off in Rural Colorado
SafeCare, a program geared for child abuse prevention, intends to deliver child protective services for suspected abuse or neglect in rural Colorado. The program is funded by a budget approved by...more

One in Three Women Suffer from Domestic Violence
Miami-Dade County's Community Action and Human Services Department will be holding a series of workshops geared towards domestic violence awareness and safer community promotion for women and...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more






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Essence of Social Entrepreneurship


Essence of Social Entrepreneurship

The gist of social entrepreneurship: Why do people do it? Because they can. Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green says, “the key to successful social entrepreneurship is finding the way to sync your heart and your head, which will unlock your hustle.”




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