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A Peek Behind Nova Scotia\
A group advocating for safe and affordable housing released reports suggesting that a portion of homeless people in Halifax is young people. The reason for homelessness in Nova Scotia is lack of...more



South Bay Women Receive Honor for Decades of Volunteer Service
Four South Bay women will receive commendations at a reception hosted by members of the Affinity Group. The event will take place at the Yellow Vase in Palos Verdes Estates. The Palos Verdes...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

US Trails Far Behind Other Countries Despite Latest Early Education Investments
Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) new report finds lack of both investment and participation in pre-kindergarten in the United States. However, despite of current investments in early...more

Young Etruria Entrepreneur Launches Young Creatives
An 18-year-old Etruria entrepreneur has recently launched his social enterprise called Young Creatives. Young Creatives is part of Emeka Forbes's plan to help squash youth unemployment rates in...more

Senate Appropriations Bill to Provide Funds to Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) recently passed an appropriations bill. The bill will provide continued funds to...more

Students Sue  Kane County Cougars for Negligence
The Kane County Cougars and a catering company are being sued by three students, two St. Charles East High School seniors and one Northern Illinois University graduate. According to the filed...more

The Give Back Box Spurs Internet Shoppers to Donate for Social Good
An idea hatched by Monika Wiela recreates cardboard containers as ready-made Goodwill boxes. Her GiveBackBox.com works with retailers like Newegg.com and Overstock.com, which place advertisement...more

Homeless Veterans Get the Help They Need With $2.4 Million Grant
A $2.4 million grant is awarded to Westchester Community Opportunity Program and Hudson River Housing Program to serve about a thousand homeless veterans and their families. The Department of...more

Veteran Stand Down Connects Homeless and At-Risk Veterans with Essential Services
The Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event helps the homeless and at-risk veterans get free haircuts, food, clothing, mental health services and flu shots. The event was held at the Santa...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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