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Bound for Success Kids Make Sweet Treats
Recently, Bound for Success kids learned how to churn ice cream and make crispy treats, which affords them a fun break from the usual shelter food. The kids got to customize their sweet treats by...more



A Fact Sheet on Investing in Young Children
CLASP, in collaboration with National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), presents the report, "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and...more

Free Creative Cooking Classes Help Homeless Youth to Live and Eat Well
The Foyer, run by Curo, is an accommodation center for homeless youth that provide free creative cooking classes. The training room at the Foyer is transformed into a makeshift diner for Free Food...more

Pilot Program in Kalamazoo County Seeks to improve Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families
A pilot program launched in Kalamazoo County seeks to be a part of a larger child welfare reform effort. The pilot program, Protect MiFamily, will provide a range of services for a minimum of six...more

Counting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Youth Count!, an interagency initiative that develops strategies for counting unaccompanied homeless youth, addresses unaccompanied youth as a "hidden problem". Policymakers focused on the issue...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more

YES! Program Tells Young People to Just Breathe
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more

Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more






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The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society


The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society

What are social enterprises’ role in society? The Guardian conducts a panel to answer and discuss this issue on 3 April at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.




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