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Housing Barriers to Homeless: Bad Credit, Bad Choices
Bad credit, criminal history and high rents keep people out of rental housing. Tight apartment vacancy rates add another dimension of complexity to the hunt for housing. Criminal history can play...more



Does Workplace Flexibility Contribute to Moms Spending More Time With Their Kids?
A research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family evaluates workplace flexibility as a contributing factor in having mothers spend more time with their kids. Researchers of the study...more

Homeless Coalition Supports Community Safety Act
Coalition for the Homeless strongly supports the inclusion of "housing status" in the proposed anti-profiling police reform legislation. The inclusion of housing status will score a point in...more

Preschool Implications of the Fiscal Cliff
According to the Center on Law and Social Policy, if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," many families will lose access to the important early childhood...more

Boosting Civic Participation Among Youth in Anaheim
A summit planned by local community groups is a two-day training designed to foster civic engagement and participation among Anaheim's youth. The organizers of the summit to be held at the...more

New Mexico Group Teams With Nonprofit For Tribal Food Sovereignty
The Taos County Economic Development Corp. of Taos have partnered with the First Nations Development Institute of Larchmont, Colo. to establish the formation of the Native American Food Sovereignty...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more

Death from Analgesic Overdose Linked to Disadvantaged, Divorce-Affected Homes
According to a research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, death from drugs like oxycodone and codeine are linked to disadvantaged neighborhoods, and high divorce,...more

Mindfulness Eases Stress, Promotes Wellbeing among Children
According to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry, mindfulness could alleviate stress and even boost the wellbeing among school children. Mindfulness is a form of...more

TVs, Computers, Cars Link to Obesity in Developing Countries
Findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores how individuals in low-income countries who have higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars can be at risk for obesity. The...more






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Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’

Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’
Australia’s Melbourne City Mission Chief Executive Officer Ric Holland writes how philanthropy can act as...



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