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Dispelling Santa Cruz Homeless Stereotypes through Telling Stories
Annette March, founder and project director of the Not the Other: The Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness, aims to banish misconceptions regarding Santa Cruz's homeless residents by...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

Supermom Fourth Season Calls on Women with Heart of Gold
"The Supermom", which debuted in 2010, is currently seeking new entries for its fourth season dubbed as the "Heart of Gold Edition." Organizers of the reality TV show are looking for women who...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

Young Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Support Arts and Cultural Endeavors through Result-Oriented Platforms
Wealthy young entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area are giving back to society through results-driven platforms instead of the usual fundraising philanthropy to support arts and cultural...more

Leveraging Arts and Culture to Transform Communities
Erik Takeshita, Deputy Director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., shares on a Huffington Post blog his cross-country perspective at how arts and culture programs are helping bring vibrancy into...more

Oakland Artist Transforms Illegally Dumped Garbage into Homes for Homeless
West Oakland artist, Greg Kloehn, drives around the streets near his home studio looking for illegally dumped trash piles that show up every night. Along with a team of volunteers, Greg fashions...more

Art Exhibit Displays Pennsylvania Artists with Disabilities
An art display featured creations made by Pennsylvanians with disabilities in recognition of the Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month as declared by Governor Tom Corbett. The exhibit...more

Photo Project Brings Awareness about the Homeless
A photo project coordinates a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help the community experience a new side of Oklahoma City. Ranya Forgotson, editor of...more

Bookmate Invests $3M to Bring Social-reading Love to Turkey, Scandinavia, Latin America
Social-reading subscription service Bookmate has announced it is taking a $3 million funding to share the love of reading to Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America this 2014. Russian consumer...more






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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed
A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up...



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