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When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more



Closing of the 4th Street Eatery
Prairie Harvest Mental Health, community-based nonprofit services provider for adults with serious mental illness, will be closing one of its employment and revenue-producing projects, The 4th Street...more

Rags2Riches: Seeing Opportunity in Scraps of Clothing
Rags2Riches, a social enterprise based in Payatas, Philippines, secured help from poor women artisans who use foot rags out of scraps of cloth. Rags2Riches founders saw natural talent and...more

Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience at South West Raises Awareness on Dengue Prevention
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and South West Community Development Council (CDC) is launching the Operation Mozzie Free Learning Experience @ South West. The Learning Experience initiative...more

Civic Engagement Latina Leader Calls Empowering Latinos Her \"True Calling\"
Director of Civic Engagement of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in Houston, Texas, Claudia Ortega-Hogue is a Latina with a mission: To inspire every single...more

Charities Might Stifle the Voice of Passionate Employees on Social Media
Employees are often urged to keep separate personal and professional accounts on social media sites. But digital strategist, Debra Askanas, informs that it is an obsolete and "counterproductive...more

Ashoka Arab World Joins 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech
Ashoka Arab World will be joining the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) as a Knowledge partner, together with 3000 entrepreneurs, government officials and thought leaders. Ashoka Arab World...more

Walking is the New Health Drug
Unlike their city counterparts, rural residents do not sufficiently utilize their open spaces and natural amenities to exercise since rural areas and small towns are more likely to lack the kinds of...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...more






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Launching Multimedia Social Enterprise as Result of Internship Project at Teesside University

Launching Multimedia Social Enterprise as Result of Internship Project at Teesside University
WhatAbout Films, a social enterprise which helps community organizations with film and multimedia projects, has been...



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