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NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet and Physical Activity on Childhood Weight
National Institutes of Health researchers have established the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat respond to changes in diet and physical activity in...more

Civic Engagement in the 21st Century
21st century technology has opened many doors in increasing the level of engagement between citizens and local governments. Cities are now embracing technology to get citizen feedback. Typically,...more

A Successful Texas Conference on Civic Life
The Texas Conference on Civic Life is a nonpartisan conference introduced participants to hands-on approaches for increasing civic engagement. The conference was held November 9 in Austin at UT's...more

Wal-Mart Foundation Community Grant Program
The Wal-Mart Local Giving Program is offering grants to organizations who work to improve hunger relief and healthy eating, increase sustainability, boost women's economic empowerment and spur...more

Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...more

Civic Engagement Added to List of Leading Practice Focus
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has added "Civic Engagement" to the list of leading practice topics on which it renders training and technical aid services to local...more

Nonprofit Hiring Expected to Increase in 2013
A new conducted by Nonprofit HR Solutions has recently expressed that 44% of existing nonprofit groups plan to hire more workers this 2013. Sitting at the top of the list, are health nonprofits....more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more

Medicare Beneficiaries Discharged from Nursing Homes Shortly Return to Emergency Rooms
According to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, beneficiaries of Medicare who are discharged from nursing homes shortly return to...more

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Social Enterprise Project: From Darkness to Light

Social Enterprise Project: From Darkness to Light
A socially innovative project called Jyothirgamaya, which means “from darkness to light” helps blind children in Kerala,...

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