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Dutchtown Lands More Than $200,000 Community Development Block Grant
Dutchtown has acquired a Community Development Block Grant worth more than $208,663 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). The funds will enable the city to purchase...more



On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente ŕ la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

Capital Crossroads Examines Civic Engagement among Central Iowans
The 68-question Capital City Crossroads Survey, part of a larger effort for Capital Crossroads: A Vision for Greater Des Moines & Central Iowa, assesses participation in volunteer efforts, and civic...more

Experiences of Racism Linked with Weight Gain among African American Women
A study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals the connection between racism and weight gain was strongest among African-American women who reported consistently high...more

Problem-Solving Education May Curtail Parental Stress Post-ASD Diagnosis
According to a study led by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues, problem-solving education (PSE) may scale down parental stress and depressive...more

Statewide Homeless Coalition to Hold Annual Homeless and Housing Summit on April 7-9
The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition will conduct the 15th Annual Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 7 through 9 at the Ramada Hotel Conference Center in Salina. The summit will include a...more

Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth
The Center for Immigration Studies presented new government data that finds immigrant families hugely benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Evidence suggests that the Medicaid growth linked with...more

Itasca Strategic Alliance Aims to Promote Working Value of People with Disabilities
The Itasca Strategic Alliance (ISA) works to coordinate efforts of various organizations that focus on helping individuals with disabilities. These organizations to assist and prepare individuals...more

Greer STEP To Break Ground In Helping Homeless Families
To help homeless families, Greer STEP will be launched in n October and be operational by February, which will be run by Daily Bread Ministries. Daily Bread Ministries has managed he Greer Soup...more

Clark County Cuts Funding For Columbia River Economic Development Council
Earlier this month two commissioners from Clark County's governing board has voted to cut off the $100,000 fund that it sends to the Columbia River Economic Development Council each year to help...more






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Social Enterprise Project: From Darkness to Light

Social Enterprise Project: From Darkness to Light
A socially innovative project called Jyothirgamaya, which means “from darkness to light” helps blind children in Kerala,...



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