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USDA Launches StrikeForce Initiative for Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicks off its "StrikeForce" Initiative in 10 more states to bolster relationships with rural communities and to influence resources in communities stricken...more



Civic Engagement: Key for Unemployment Reduction
According to the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), civic engagement is capable of reducing unemployment rates across the country. In a (NCoC) data, states that have low volunteer rates...more

Modern Philanthropy Analysis: Vague Definition, History and Flaws
Glenn Ashton, writer for AllAfrica.com, provides an in-depth analysis about philanthropy, its definitions, and flaws, and how the super-rich perceive the needs of ordinary people or the poor. He...more

Homelessness Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
New study finds that homeless people have higher risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) rather than the general population. Led by Dr. Topolovec-Vranic and her colleagues in the Head Injury Clinic...more

Spirit of Philanthropy Is Alive and Kicking In Fairfield
Philanthropy in the Greater Fairfield County is ever-growing, as described by the Connecticut Post (CP), Southwestern Connecticut's daily newspaper. CP will be creating a newspaper section that...more

Social Enterprise Making a Positive Change in Society
Impact Hub Johannesburg, founded by Lesley Williams, is a global network that looks for "growth-oriented who want to make an impact." Impact Hub connects social entrepreneurs where they can...more

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Seeks to Push Foster Care Alumni toward Success
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) is a volunteer program that enables volunteers to act as advocates or children who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASA aims to identify...more

Broad Public Health Interventions Can Effectively Address Childhood Obesity
University of Manchester public health researchers have found out that single dietary interventions are not effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among overweight...more






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DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America
Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, writes about Dagim, a high school senior recognized as...



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