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Analysis: Understanding and Confidence of Basic Health Insurance Concepts
The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) investigated how the public is confident in their understanding of the following health insurance terms. The survey's findings revealed basic health...more



Beijing Social Enterprise Works to Deliver Clean Air for City Residents
Beijing social enterprise, Smart Air, is delivering clean air to its city residents by teaching them how to build their own air purifiers. In an effort to clear out air pollution in China's...more

French Civil Society Groups Launch New Campaign For Ethical Clothing
French civil society groups and labor unions come together to launch an ethical clothing campaign designed to support the payment of decent wages to workers in Asia and Africa. The groups have...more

Government Collaboration: Promotion and Protection of Civil Society
The governments of the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway,...more

Eye-Opening Videos Show Real Deal Behind Social Work Field
The state Department of Health and Human Services produced a series of videos showcasing what working in health and human services is really like. The real deal behind these videos exposes high...more

Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

HHS Invests Nearly $5.3 Million Grants in Rural Health Workforce, Telehealth
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be investing nearly $5.3 million in grants to train a rural health workforce and strengthen support for the use of telehealth services for...more

CLASP: Students with Least Amount of Need Get the Most Tax-Based Student Aid
In an article that features charts from the recent publication, Higher Education Tax Reform: A Shared Agenda for Increasing College Affordability, Access, and Success, data reveals that students with...more

Free Brownfields Seminar on Economic Development and Revitalization Funding
A free brownfields seminar will be held at the Convention Hall on Wednesday. Brownfields are abandoned or unused industrial or commercial sites that can be re-developed. Through its CHSR and its...more

Turning Firearms Into Jewelry
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, a business called Liberty United collects and destroys illegal guns, then uses the materials to fashion jewelry...more






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The Power of Being Unreasonable


The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.




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