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Five Homeless People Share Their Experiences
Five young people who either are homeless or recently left the streets share their experiences about being homeless. The storytellers are: Jarad Andrews, 21, of Oakland; Lovelle, 24, of San Jose;...more



Marriage Promotion Fails in Lifting Single Moms Out of Poverty
A new report, Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An Ineffective Weapon in the War on Poverty? for The Council on Contemporary Families, has indicated that marriage promotion fails in stemming...more

Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths
According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more

Glow in the Dark Road Lines Could Help Improve Driver Safety at Night
Glow in the dark road lines have been marked on a stretch of highway in the Netherlands, south east of Amsterdam. The lines contain a "photo-luminizing" paint that charges up in the daytime and...more

Vancouver Entrepreneur Receives Dalai Lama Award For Supporting Youth
Vancouver entrepreneur John Volken is one of three philanthropists bestowed with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award. The other two include Frank Giustra and Djavad Mowafaghian. Volken contributed...more

New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with...more

Oxford Takes Part in Hidden Spire Project for Homeless
Homeless in Oxford gets boost at their self-esteem through the Hidden Spire: How Lucky Are You? production at the Old Fire Station in George Street. More than 40 people who are currently, or have...more

Docu-Series Made for Social Entrepreneurs
Co-founder and CEO Giadha Aguirre de Carcer of the new reality TV boot camp called VentureCamp will have its pilot series run June 3 through July 22. The series will accept 12 entrepreneurs that...more






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Social Enterprise Helps Underserved Communities Have Clearer Visions

Social Enterprise Helps Underserved Communities Have Clearer Visions
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