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Crowdfunding Seen as an Economic Development Engine for Africa
Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects. A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially...more



Using Civic Engagement to Get Employees to Give Back
Zimbra Inc., a communications solution provider, is one company whose leaders have instilled the value of civic engagement to its employees. According to Chairman and CEO Patrick Brandt, getting...more

World Bank’s Africa Launches Gender-Based Programs for Economic Development
World Bank Africa kicks off two substantiated-based programs to accelerate its commitment to develop gender-related initiatives and solutions in Africa. The two programs are the Africa Gender...more

Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants
Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, the Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants is providing funds to expand or establish Early Head...more

Depression and Anxiety among Youth Associated with Racism
A review that showed cases of links between racism and child and youth health outcomes finds that there are strong connections between racial discrimination and an array of negative health outcomes...more

Fall River As Part of Economic Development Project
The city of Fall River has been chosen to take part in President Barack Obama's pilot program that's geared to boost economic development. The pilot program is called the National Resource...more

BOCES for the Unemployed
The Regional Economic Development Council has recently launched the BOCES program wherein it aims to help train unemployed workers. $80,000 has been alloted to BOCES in order to fund tuition for...more

Housing Assistance Council Releases Report on Counting Homeless on Native American Lands
In collaboration with the Center for Supportive Housing the Housing Assistance Council has released 'Homeless Counts on Native American Land: A Toolkit.' The unique conditions on Native American...more

EITC Expansion Plan for Low-Wage Childless Workers
New York City has announced the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), an anti-poverty and pro-work program, expansion plan for low-income workers without dependents. Up to $2,000 in reimbursements is...more

Pierce County Conducts Homelessness Survey
Pierce county volunteers has recently conducted a homelessness survey to paint a more definitive picture of what the county needs to do to address this concern. Volunteers ask the homeless to...more






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What It’s Like to Run a Healthcare Social Enterprise

What It’s Like to Run a Healthcare Social Enterprise
Yvonne Farquharson is the managing director of Breathe Arts Health Research, a social enterprise that...



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