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Restaurant Workers Face Tremendous Child Care Challenges
A study by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) entitled "The Third Shift", findings show that the high cost of child care, scarcity of child care assistance, and narrow access to care...more



A Second Look at Kinship Care
Child care can be expensive and most parents typically resort to ask their kin for help in babysitting their children. Placing foster care children with their relatives was considered taboo in the...more

Southern New Mexico Big Brothers, Big Sisters Seek Volunteer mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico is currently seeking new volunteer mentors for their "Just ONE" campaign after it added more children to the program. Those interested in...more

Sequestration Cuts Head Start Services for 57K Children
Due to the sequestration, Head Start programs have eliminated services for 57,000 children in the US this coming school year. The cuts are geared to supposedly balance budgets that have been...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

Homeless Teens in Houston: Hard to Count
Houston, in an effort to improve its human services, was in a federal pilot program testing a myriad of ways to count homeless young adults. However, it seems that homeless teens are hard to...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...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

Nebraska Sees Rising Progress in Child Welfare
Children and Family Services (CFS) in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services aims to return children in state custody safely to their families. Thanks to CFS, Nebraska is seeing...more

Child Abuse, Neglect in U.S. Drop for the Sixth Year
According to the Department of Health and Human Services officials, the number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. A report also indicates that...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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200 New Jobs To Be Created With Social Enterprise That Reuses IT


200 New Jobs To Be Created With Social Enterprise That Reuses IT

The Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry (RECOSI) is a new Irish social enterprise which aims to divert IT and electrical goods from being recycled.




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