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The Next Ashoka Social Enterprise Fellow in PHL
Ashoka Philippines, a part of the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide thsi side of Southeast Asia, has announced the search for the next "Ashoka fellow" in the Philippines. The...more



Merging Child Care and Rural Economic Development
Communities in greater Minnesota are connecting job creation and economic development with child care. Greater Than Minnesota, a partnership between First Children's Finance and the six Minnesota...more

Maryland Zoo Holds Annual Volunteer Search
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has recently announced that its annual volunteer search is already well underway. Zoo Manager Tim Williams said that this year they are looking for people who have a...more

 Seeking Solutions to Homelessness in Charlottesville
With chronic homelessness in Virginia down slightly by 3 percent, residents are still confronted with panhandlers and frustrated with the persistence of the problem. One Charlottesville...more

Michigamme Township Gets DIG Grant for Streetscape Improvement Project
Michigamme Township landed a $258,581 Downtown Infrastructure Grant check for a streetscape improvement project. The project is geared to commence during the middle of summer 2014. The township...more

NYC Mayor Bids New Ban Against Tobacco
A legislation announced Monday is the latest public-health reform by Mayor Bloomberg which proposes to keep tobacco off the table in most retail shops. New York City has considerably shrunk youth...more

Stable Housing Opportunities Might End Homelessness
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made the issue of homelessness a top priority and has successfully reduced homelessness by 15 percent as a starting point. Federal, state and community leaders...more

Five Airport Businesses For Tax-Exemption Possibility
Washington County signed five contracts to lease land at Hagerstown Regional Airport ten years ago. However, the properties are being made taxable when the state agency discovered they are being used...more

Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more





Social entrepreneurs Manjil Rana and Shin-chul Yoon founded the Maya Universe Academy as an answer to Nepal’s growing problems in its educational system.




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