Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other News

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Lexington, Mo. Poised for Economic Development
Lexington, Missouri receives an assistance package from the University of Missouri extension. The package is effective for two years maximum and will be used for economic development in the context...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

A $6.5 Million in Economic Development Funds
The arts and cultural organizations in the greater Capital Region and North Country have received nearly $6.5 million in economic-development funds. These organizations also maintain the vital...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

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

The Story of a Homeless Girl
An article by award-winning journalist Andrea Elliott tells the story of Dasani, a homeless girl who lives in a bad City-run shelter. Her heartrending story is a look into the everyday privations...more

Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more

MOCA Decides to Drop Merger with LACMA
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) appears to forgo collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). MOCA board officials states that the museum would best be an independent...more

BottleRock Music Fest Needs Volunteers
The highly acclaimed BottleRock Napa Valley music festival will be giving out free one-day pass tickets for volunteer labor. Over 700 volunteers could be used during the five-day festival at the...more

Musical Workshops to Help Homeless
One of the new ways to tackle homelessness is through musical workshops. The Intersections, a multi-cultural, multi-faith advocacy group, recently held a workshop in New York City hosted by the...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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