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San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless
San Jose city officials aim to stop prostitution on South First Street by converting the hotels and motels surrounding the area into a housing community for the homeless. The city council has...more



Looking at the Budget for Educating Kids with Special Needs
Local legislators from the Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union and Bennington Economic Development Partners met with economic development and school officials at a legislative breakfast to discuss...more

United Way of Escambia County Calls on Volunteers for Flood Relief Efforts
Following the disastrous flood that hit Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, the United Way of Escambia County calls on volunteers for flood relief projects. Volunteers at these following...more

Income Mixing Across Neighborhood and Geographic Scales
An Urban Institute report takes on a planning and policy tool called income mixing indicating the rationale, trends, policies, practice, and research for more inclusive neighborhoods and metropolitan...more

Young People, Men and Those without Kids More Likely to Opt Out of HIV Treatment in South Africa
Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has learned that younger people, men and those without children are more prone to drop out of HIV...more

Marijuana Use in Teens May Result in Permanent Brain Damage
In a University of Maryland School of Medicine study published in Neuropsychopharmacology journal, habitual use of marijuana can cause permanent brain impairment in adolescents, not in...more

Local Officials to Partner with Social Entrepreneurs
In collaboration with social entrepreneurs, local officials in Maree take action for the benefit of the Irish society. Three particular Irish "solution makers" are One Foundation, Ashoka and Social...more

Young Entrepreneurs\
Young professionals who have jumped in the social enterprise bandwagon have most benefited from the business attitude of "Don't donate, invest" to quote from writer Ellen Cushing. According to...more

 Forest Grove to Use Videos in Pushing Tourism & Economic Development
The Forest Grove Economic Development team is looking to catch up with the fast-paced world of digital advertising by releasing videos that highlight the city's features for tourists and business...more

The Bibliomotocarro: Sharing the Love of Books with Kids of Basilicata
Antonio La Cava, a retired school teacher who grew up in Ferrandina, developed a motorized library to share his love of books with the children of Basilicata. He makes it his mission to promote...more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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