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A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...more



How Philadelphia Is Breaking Mental Illness Barriers
The city of Philadelphia is breaking down years of mental illness stigma by spreading awareness and offering support in a simple, inspiring way: by promising to listen. The city has introduced its...more

Musical Workshops to Help Homeless
One of the new ways to tackle homelessness is through musical workshops. The Intersections, a multi-cultural, multi-faith advocacy group, recently held a workshop in New York City hosted by the...more

Sarasota to Get Homeless Veterans Off the Streets
City officials in Sarasota are rekindling efforts to help and house homeless military veterans living in the city. The city was reviving itself to reach out and help those in need. According to...more

SNAP Cuts Places Youth At Risk
In a CLASP report, the benefit cuts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as Food Stamps), places economically-disadvantaged young adults at risk. According...more

Wates Launches First Social Enterprise Brokerage Service
Wates, UK's premier building and construction group, launches first-ever social enterprise brokerage service. In partnership with Social Enterprise UK, the Social Enterprise National Brokerage...more

Civil Society Groups in Yemen Complete Training Course
A hundred civil society organizations (CSO) in Yemen have just finished a training course aimed at strengthening each group's continuing capacity. The training program is geared on training CSOs...more

Volunteer UCF Raises Domestic Violence Awareness
Volunteer UCF, along with Victim Services, is bringing attention to domestic and dating violence, the primary cause of injury to women, at a recently held campus event. Students at the event were...more

DOE to Award $150 Million for Clean Energy Manufacturers
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Treasury announces a $150 million in state funds to be given to clean energy manufacturers. The funds are part of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax...more

Discovering Peace of Mind Through Music
Intersections, an international organization dedicated to forming positive relationships between individuals and their communities, holds workshop for Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job...more






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Social Enterprise Workshops Aid Nonprofits In Supporting Missions Via Commercial Operations

Social Enterprise Workshops Aid Nonprofits In Supporting Missions Via Commercial Operations
A two-month, four-sessioned Center for Social Enterprise Development program successfully drove hundreds of participants from 30...



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