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Homeless Graduates
Charlie Boss of the Columbus Dispatch tells stories of graduates who don't have permanent addresses. He relates how a few of these graduates are being kicked out of their homes, leading risky...more



Lexington, Mo. Poised for Economic Development
Lexington, Missouri receives an assistance package from the University of Missouri extension. The package is effective for two years maximum and will be used for economic development in the context...more

Leading Groups Urge Congress for Tax Solutions to Curtail Obesity Epidemic
The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund spearheaded a crusade leading 22 groups that urge Congress to embrace tax policy solutions that target obesity prevention. The Campaign advocates for...more

Blackbaud Chief Executive to Step Down
Blackbaud, the country's largest maker of fundraising software has recently announced that its CEO is set to step. This bold move is said to be caused by the company's declining quarterly earnings,...more

GP Co-operatives Transform Into Out-of-Hours Social Enterprises
When the new NHS GP contract effectively released GP co-operatives from the duties of providing out-of-hours services in 2004, most co-operatives dispersed rapidly. From this, social enterprises...more

Mothers Find a Calling in Volunteer Work After Hurricane Sandy
A group of mothers unaffiliated with each other recently came together after Hurricane Sandy to do volunteer work for the victims. Up to this day, they are still very much active in their...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

A Five-Component Plan to Ending Homelessness
The United to End Homelessness coalition will release its "Roadmap to Ending Homelessness," which present the reforms necessary to eradicate homelessness in the city. There are five feasible...more

Think You Know the Causes of Rising Obesity in the US? Researchers Prove You Wrong
In a new analysis found in CA: Cancer Journal for Clinicians, researchers have learned that everything you think you know about the causes of rising obesity in the U.S. might be wrong. The...more

Network of Weather Observers Seek Volunteers in North Carolina
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) seeks volunteer weather observers to to measure rainfall in their backyards in North Carolina. The network will use the data...more






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Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library

Eco Communities Appointed to Run Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green Library
Social enterprise, Eco Communities, has been appointed to run the Howbury Community Facility and Slade Green...



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