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Average Annual Cost of Healthcare Services Increased in June 2013
The S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index released a data that shows annual growth rate has increased in cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance...more

Interactive Poverty Simulation to Understand Low-Income Family Struggles
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will run an interactive poverty simulation on October 7 to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families go through. During...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sponsoring a grant program that offers grants to school staff members. These school staff members can use the grants to develop programs that...more

Students, Community Members Volunteer to Freeze for Polar Plunge
College students and community members volunteered to take a freezing, outdoor plunge during Volunteer ASU's annual Polar Plunge following months of fundraising competition to raise money for the...more

West End Center Celebrates Launch of New Community Project
A ceremony was held to celebrate the start of a new construction project in the Roanoke neighborhood. The new project will be sponsored by a full service credit union branch, which also includes a...more

Mindfulness-Based Program Enhances Teacher Wellbeing
According to Penn State researchers, participating in a mindfulness-based program boosts a teacher's wellbeing. The CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) for teachers program,...more

School for Social Entrepreneurs
School for Social Entrepreneurs has recently announced its applications for its 2013 nine-month incubator program. The program is currently looking for 20 to 25 applicants in Brisbane, Sydney and...more

Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health Scrubs Academy
The University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health is sponsoring the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy, which provides a...more

Cognizant Sponsors Maker Corps Host Sites to Incite STEM Career Interest
Cognizant Technology Solutions, a leading provider of IT-related and business process outsourcing services, is sponsoring six Maker Corp host sites as part of its initiative to build student interest...more

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A Blended Learning Program in Social Enterprise

A Blended Learning Program in Social Enterprise
As The Guardian creates a blended learning programme in social enterprise, people are invited to shape their...

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