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House Farm Bill Denies Food Assistance to Families
In a CLASP study, House and Senate conferees are now meeting to try to reconcile the differences between the Farm bills passed by the two chambers. The Farm bill does not offer any new funding for...more



Affordable Care Act Implements Health Profession Opportunity Grants
The Affordable Care Act confirms the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program for eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beneficiaries. The program presents training...more

New Effort to End Homelessness among Veterans in Connecticut
A coalition of groups ranging from homeless shelters to the Connecticut Department of Labor planned a statewide action to end homelessness among veterans in the state. According to Greg Behrman of...more

Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Honors 3 Volunteers
During a Friday luncheon, the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce honored three individuals for their exemplary dedication to the business community. Beth McCullough, Annette Fallaha, and Bill Calloway...more

Links in Residential Location, Transportation Access and Employment Outcomes between Housing Voucher Recipients
Gathering information from the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing program (MTO) and the Welfare to Work Voucher program (WTW), a new Urban Institute study delves into the connection between...more

Outsourcing Social Services Can Put the Most Vulnerable at Risk
With the expansion of the HB 1009 bill that covers a wide provision to allow the Mississippi Department of Human Services to privatize functions by contracting out to private companies has spurred...more

Federal Expenditures on Children in 2012 and Future Projections
Urban Institute presents its latest data on The Kids' Share 2013: Federal Expenditures on Children in 2012 and Future Projections. The data is an annual report that exhaustively examines at...more

Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages
Nearly 300 packages were assembled by dozens of parents and their children inside a Waunakee church as a Thanksgiving offering for the area's hungry and homeless. The effort was a small, family...more

Older Grandfathers Prone to Having Grandkids with Autism
New research finds that grandfathers who have children at older ages are prone to having grandchildren with autism rather than those who are younger grandfathers. The research, recently published...more






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SpringAGE Works to Create a Positive Future for South African Youths

SpringAGE Works to Create a Positive Future for South African Youths
Raelene Rorke and Nelly Fente, founders of SpringAge and high school buddies who are extremely...



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