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Virtual Foodbank Pairs Up Surplus With Scarcity
Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, Trinity College graduates, have found an ingenious way to distribute food fare to the needy by connecting charities in need of food with businesses that have too...more



Homeless Young People Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters
Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group. These homeless youth told lawmakers on...more

Governor Beebe Hops To Europe In A Mission to Bring Businesses to Arkansas
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, along with Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), visits Europe with a goal: to attract international businesses and bring them to Arkansas. According to...more

National League of Cities Support Flood Insurance Bill
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). NLC is committed...more

Driving Out Homelessness
The annual "Driving Out Homelessness" benefit was held at the Kountry Resort Campground to add to the public aid that homeless families get. Homeless liaison, Linda Michael, hopes to reduce the...more

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants to national nonprofit organizations that have rural...more

Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Graduates Join Workforce
Graduates of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, a state-operated comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Smyrna, will be joining the workforce equipped with workplace and life management skills...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

Philanthropy: Perspective Transformation
To kick off the second century celebration of the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation and contributor for the Huffington Post, talks about the...more






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Hippocampus Raises $2.4 Million Funds for Expansion in South India


Hippocampus Raises $2.4 Million Funds for Expansion in South India

Leading Bangalore-based rural kindergarten and remedial school programs provider, Hippocampus Learning Centres, is set to expand its operations in South India, thanks to Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor.




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