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USD Molds Social Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change
University of San Diego (USD) was dubbed as a "changemaker campus" by the nonprofit organization Ashoka. USD seeks to equip future leaders who adopt philanthropic goals and objectives. USD is...more



People Come Together for Afterschool and Out-of-school Time Youth Development Programs
Parents, youth, faith-based and business leaders, program administrators, educators and other advocates for youth and education from across Pennsylvania will flock together to address the importance...more

Improving Low-Performing Schools, New Findings on School Improvement Grants
The Mathematica Policy Research led a large-scale evaluation which presents new evidence on the implementation of four intervention models designed to help struggling schools and foster student...more

Federal Student Financial Aid Source that Mostly Benefits the Rich
According to a report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, students from the affluent families bag the most tax-based federal college...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more

Newton North Alumni Teaches at Sega Girls School as Volunteers
Newton North alums Camilla Shearman and Elena Hemler spent four months volunteering at Sega Girls School, a residential school for girls in Tanzania which is supported by the nonprofit Nurturing...more

U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Provide Students Access to Excellent Educators
The U.S. Department of Education has launched the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, a program designed to provide students throughout the country obtain equal access to great educators and...more

What Helps Lead to Associations of Civil Society?
The importance of considering the right balance of the relations between church and state has often been ignored by politicians. Matthew Kaemingk, a doctoral student at Fuller Theological...more

The Social Enterprise Collaborative
The Social Enterprise Collaborative was launched by DePaul professor Patrick J. Murphy last fall of 2012. The collaborative is an assembly of students and Chicago social entrepreneurs that enables...more

Classroom Dialog May Ignite Students\
In a study entitled, "The Dialogic Video Cycle as Teacher Professional Development Model to Foster Classroom Dialogue: Conceptualization and Implementation Findings," TUM School of Education...more





Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.




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