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Ohio Leaders Make Effort to Improve Police-Community Ties
In the wake of the recent police-involved shootings, Ohio officials announced to establish a new task force to boost the relationship between police and communities. State Sen. Nina Turner and...more



What a Government Shutdown Could Mean to Low-Income People
Tom Salyers, with CLASP analysts Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Hannah Matthews and Marcie Foster, discussed about the impact of the government shutdown could have on low-income families and...more

Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...more

Global Environmental Perspectives on Human Biology and Health around the World
Three anthropology professors from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University will present recent research in biological anthropology at the annual meeting of the American...more

Volunteer Search and Rescue Units Score New Helmets
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office's all-volunteer search and rescue teams have received new helmets as protection and unifying equipment. The purchase of the new headgear is funded by...more

Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...more

Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...more

A New Legal Definition of Charity
In an analysis by CLASP, do we need a new legal definition of charity? In response to the question, the history of the federal tax definition of charity and the law of charity must be considered...more

Entrepreneurial Companies Provide Employee Volunteers While Helping Other Firms
Companies such as EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and United Way ingrain its employees with a sense that they are giving something back to society through volunteer work. Most of these...more

The Rise of the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector
The "Opportunities for the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector" report featured the growing social enterprise models in the Netherlands. Glimpses of changes in social innovation are seen in the...more






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The Hermit House for Sustainable Dwelling
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