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Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents
Two historical factories that are on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester will be renovated to house "workforce apartments" for residents with incomes between 50 percent and 60...more



Veteran Volunteer Donates Time to Help others
James Chitty, a 92-year-old World War II Army veteran and former history teacher and aircraft worker donates his spare time at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita to...more

The Guise of Homelessness Has Many Forms
Homelessness may, or may not, be obvious. It can take many forms and often difficult to spot. People, who have been homeless, or those who have been pushed to the brink of homelessness, say that...more

Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Regular Grants
The Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas will provide funding for projects that positively affect the health of Arkansas residents. These projects that will receive priority include...more

Raw Threads and Homelessness
Linnea and Danielle, the creators of Raw Threads, a nonprofit devoted to giving people a voice through drawing and fashion, works with the Coalition for the Homeless to address needs of people living...more

Molecular Process Discovery Could Provide Treatment for Cocaine Dependents
Michigan State University (MSU) scientists recently discovered a molecular pathway in the brain prompted by cocaine dependency that could supply a target for treatments to prevent or repeal addiction...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more

A Call to Action to Fight Homelessness
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn. is currently working to provide federal funds to quickly get homeless people off the streets and into housing. In memory of Francisco Perez, a 43-year-old...more

How to Make Your Social Enterprise a Cut Above the Rest
Bridie Ritchie, Young Social Pioneer and founder of HalfGlassFull, a marketing agency specializing in social causes, writes on how to make your social enterprisestand out from the crowd. Ritchie...more

More Beneficiaries Choose Higher Quality Medicare Advantage Plans, Projected to Increase
According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, more beneficiaries prefer higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and is projected to increase for the...more






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A Call For More Social Enterprises

A Call For More Social Enterprises
The Social Economy Alliance, created by 23 social enterprises, co-operatives and charities, have conducted a poll that...



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