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Youth Civic Engagement and Model United Nations Programs
UConn, in a simulation of the United Nations, will hold a debate on civic engagement and discuss current and pressing foreign policy issues. The debate will shed light on the deep-seated issue on...more



Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...more

Myanmar President Offers Peace Offering to Civil Society Representatives
Myanmar President U Thein Sein has recently acknowledged the importance of civil society organizations in the process of ensuring lasting peace. As a result, the president has promised to continue...more

Pay More Attention to Social Enterprise Failures
Social entrepreneurship doctoral researcher and article author Andreana Drencheva discusses social enterprises' failures. Instead of delving into the failures of social entrepreneurs, Drencheva...more

Capital Crossroads Examines Civic Engagement among Central Iowans
The 68-question Capital City Crossroads Survey, part of a larger effort for Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines & Central Iowa, assesses participation in volunteer efforts, and civic...more

Interview with a Social Entrepreneur: On Finding Balance, Support and Success
Smita Satiani, Project Manager at Ashoka Changemakers, chats with Tonya Surman of Ashoka Canada, co-founder and CEO of Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) about challenges a social entrepreneur faces...more

Is the Social Entrepreneur Sick?
In a Model D Media opinion from Tunde Wey, co-founder of (revolver), he explains why social entrepreneurship is sick. As he states, in terms of social entrepreneurship, people are impaired with...more

National Council on Aging Kicks Off Social Enterprise
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) launches the formation of a new subsidiary, NCOA Services, LLC, which operates as a social enterprise. NCO Services will team up with both for-profit and...more

More Women Spearheading Social Enterprises
A new research, RBS Women in Enterprise report, indicates that some female traits and experiences may be the core essence in women's choices to become social entrepreneurs. Social enterprise...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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