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The Adler Group Shells Out $10,000 for Community
The Richland Community Development Corporation and Ontario Growth Corporation will be getting a $5,000 donation each from The Adler Group, a co-developer of the former General Motors site. The...more



Federal TANF Funds for Child Care Reaches Lowest Point
The decline in TANF spending used for child care has reached its lowest level in since 1998. A number of families have been affected by the sudden drop in federal TANF funds, which left them...more

Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...more

Pathfinder Health GP Talks Improving Healthcare in India
West Midlands GP Dr Niti Pall founded Pathfinder Health India to help improve the health care system that India has been dealt with. Pall sets up Pathfinder Health Developments Community Interest...more

New Social Enterprise Empowers Stroke Survivors
Bridges Self-Management Limited is now operating as a social enterprise. The organization aims to help stroke survivors get back on the road, fully independent and confident to regain their normal...more

Budget Cuts Harm Head Start Programs
The Head Start program in Pembina County will receive the brunt of the federal budget cuts in which more children won't be returning next year. The sequestration cuts the support for programs...more

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

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more

Support for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Drops Again
The Administration for Children and Families released a report that shows state funding support for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related state maintenance of effort (MOE)...more

Kogi Governor Sanctions LG Officials to Take Community Development Seriously
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi goads 21 local government officials to adopt Community-Driven Development (CDD) management strategy to accelerate community development during the inauguration of his two...more





The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”




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