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Empowerment through Volunteerism
Michele C. McHugh, a First Step Volunteer, narrates her experiences as a volunteer and participant in different First Step workshops. Michele shares how she feels empowered every time she leaves a...more



Pellissippi State College Student Creates Special Scholarship for Homeless Students
Pellissippi State Community College student, Stephanie Davis, 28, has created a special scholarship targeting homeless students. Her inspiration for creating the scholarship came from writing an...more

SAMHSA Announces Creation of Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the creation of the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to...more

Teaching Middle Eastern Students About Civic Engagement
Miami University is planning to help teach 20 Middle Eastern students this summer about the importance of civic engagement. The Center for Civic Engagement at Miami University Hamilton has secured...more

Family Structure Linked to High Blood Pressure among African-American Men
A National Institutes of Health research shows African-American boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single...more

NJ Economic Development Authority Pumps $5.6 Million in Low-cost Loans for Hurricane Sandy-hit Businesses
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has approved $5.6 million in low-cost loans to be granted to small business owners in the area. Businesses include restaurants, nightclubs and a...more

How to (or Why) Become a Philanthropist
A research team at the Centre for Charitable Giving made up of researchers from he universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Strathclyde, has conducted a major initiative to understand the experiences of...more

New Study Examines Efforts to Reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Findings from the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine explore the excess infant mortality in the US South. The findings, according to lead investigator Ashley H. Hirai, PhD,...more

New Study Finds Child Abuse Increase Links with Income Inequality
A new income inequality-child maltreatment study is the first comprehensive research to target child abuse in places in terms of income disparities. The findings show that poverty is one of the...more

Bedrock on Social Entrepreneurship
The Phila News, a news resource that caters to the Russian speaking community especially in Philadelphia, delivers the fundamentals on social entrepreneurship. The news resource differentiates...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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