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HHSentrepreneurs Program Needs Social Innovators
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the need for social entrepreneurs and innovators as applicants fr its HHSentrepreneurs Program. The program partners...more



Mother Invents the Upsee that Helps Her Wheelchair-Bound Son and Other Physically Disabled Kids
Debby Elnatan, a music therapist, wanted to help her son with cerebral palsy. She designed a support harness that would enable her son to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, they are able...more

Churches Act as Safety Nets for Homeless
Six churches have set up their spaces for an evening a week when the shelters are full. From this initiative comes The Refuge. The Refuge is a nonprofit committed to helping the homeless when they...more

Ark Preschool Helps Homeless Children Who Face Challenges at School
Problems and challenges homeless children face at school is far more complex. The Ark Preschool, a program of Episcopal Community Services of Maryland, works with families in Baltimore City offering...more

Risk Factor \"Buffers\"
Risk factors can be low self-esteem, loss, poverty, drug exposure, living in in single-parent households and violent neighborhoods. However, the impact of risk factors can be reduced by protective...more

A New Law that Awards Incentives to Employ the Homeless
A new law passed during the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature enables businesses to receive tax incentives for hiring homeless people. These tax credits to businesses will amount up to...more

Photo Project Brings Awareness about the Homeless
A photo project coordinates a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help the community experience a new side of Oklahoma City. Ranya Forgotson, editor of...more

Homelessness Agreement to be Extended with $115 Million Funding
The states and Commonwealth in Australia have entered into a national agreement to address homelessness. The homelessness agreement will be extended with a $115 million funding from the Coalition....more

Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters
Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two...more






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The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd


The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd

Hundreds of people flocked to the African-American Philanthropy Summit held by the Cleveland Foundation, integrating a theme entitled “Inspiring 100 Acts of African-American Philanthropy.”




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