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East Harlem Merchants Group Plans to Pay Homeless for E. 125th St. Cleanup
An East Harlem merchants group campaigns to cleaning up E. 125th St. by paying the homeless to do it. The New Harlem East Merchants Association, has began raising funds for its campaign, which...more



Westmoreland County Receives $15.7 Million in Discretionary Funding for Community-Based Services
Westmoreland is one of the 10 counties included in a pilot program that provides human services funding. The county gets a $15.7 million in block grants to pay for community-based mental health...more

Counting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Youth Count!, an interagency initiative that develops strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, addresses unaccompanied youth as a "hidden problem". Policymakers focused on the issue...more

US Senate Move Forward with Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant
The US Senate Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions recently moved forward with the long overdue reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) through the...more

Senior Center Lands $20,000 Grant For Computer Lab
Lindon Senior Center will now be able to build and expand its computer lab, thanks to a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award. The Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG)...more

Rental Housing Project Offers More Than Shelter To The Homeless
The $12 million, three-story Pescadero Lofts at 761 Pescadero St. housing project is designed to help the homeless get roofs over their heads in November. The federal government and the the...more

Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program
The March of Dimes Foundation is sponsoring the Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program to fund community-based programs tackling health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the...more

Hope Outreach Homeless Believes Work Builds Self-Respect
Hope Outreach Homeless Ministry believes work builds self-respect and has since been putting people to work to garner assistance. According to Leland Streck, head of the ministry, they get people...more

Affluent Communities Attract Poverty
Salvation Army's Coffs Harbour branch major, Steve Metcher, says Coffs Harbour faces an increase in homelessness. Metcher finds that more affluent communities attract poverty. He notes that Coffs...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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