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Rucker Remembered for Volunteer Services
Pearl Elizabeth Rucker spent most of her years doing volunteer work. She served for the Amateur Athletic Union, and prepared food baskets at the Grace First Baptist Church for the volunteers,...more



Dieting Before or At Pregnancy Proves Detrimental for Obese Mothers
A new research published in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that dieting before getting pregnant is not sufficient to prevent diabetes risks, but it could also actually pose...more

Literature Class Transforms Into A Civics Experiment
Following a recent "Skype in the classroom" session with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie about the power of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Kelly Guilfoil's Literature class at Lake Stevens...more

Business Owners Give Back By Embracing Philanthropy as Part of Business Strategy
More business owners are looking at philanthropy not only to bolster company profits, but to also serve in more humanitarian endeavors. Philanthropy is now being added into strategic business models,...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more

Dedicated State Funding Source for Programs Would Help Florida Homeless
The Florida Association of Counties supports the creation of a dedicated state funding source to provide more shelters and services for the homeless. In its 2014 roster of proposed legislation, a...more

Springfield City Announces New Economic Development Adviser
Restructuring its economic development department, the city of Springfield announces its new deputy economic development adviser, Josh Rauch. Rauch, in his new role, will be responsible for...more

Economic Development and Collaboration for the Arts
Local arts organizations and economic development, tourism and government representatives were brought together to address ways on how to collaborate on future events and activities that could propel...more

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more

New Health Care Delivery Sites Get ACA Funding Boost
New health care delivery sites get Affordable Care Act funding totaling $67 million. The new delivery sites will expand access to preventive and primary health care to over 130,000 additional...more






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Let the Charity Checking Begin
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