Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other News

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Discovering Peace of Mind Through Music
Intersections, an international organization dedicated to forming positive relationships between individuals and their communities, holds workshop for Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job...more



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

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...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

Heart Gallery Colorado Features Children Waiting for Adoption Exhibit
Heart Gallery Colorado, a moving display of pictures of children available for adoption in the state, features "compelling and highly emotional" stories through the photos of kids who are in need...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

Homeless Young Artists Squeeze Creative Juices through Artworks
The Walters Cultural Arts Center showcase creative talents of homeless artists through the help of Portland-based organization, p:ear (project: education, art, recreation). p:ear serves about 900...more

Parent Volunteer Teaches Students Art at Charter School
Parent volunteer Jessica Owens spends her time and money planning and creating art projects and obtaining supplies to teach students at the Pocatello Community Charter School. Jessica is a regular...more

Socrates in the Spotlight
Known as the patron saint of liberal education, Socrates is also recognized as one of the founders of Western Philosophy. However, he is not credited to be an active participant of civic...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






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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies


How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.


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