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Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters
Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two...more



Social Entrepreneurship: Mission Greater Than the Business?
Social entrepreneurship is continuously becoming the pulse behind startup business plans and addressing point in corporate boardrooms. Social businesses are often seeking ways to make a difference in...more

Not for Profit Summit Addresses Implementation of Social Enterprise Models
At the Department of Human Services' Victorian Not for Profit Summit, led by Head of Enterprise Support and Investment at Social Traders Libby Ward Christie, it collected founders of Victorian...more

Using Creativity for Civic Engagement
Students and classes they participate in are getting creative for their civic engagement requirements. A myriad of creative ideas are pouring in to address social issues like empowering youth,...more

Combining Bikes and Laundry for Social Good
A Philadelphia-based social enterprise, Wash Cycle Laundry, is a three-and-a-half-year-old business that racks up dirty laundry and delivers clean sheets the next day by using economical,...more

Bradenton CCRA Teams Up with Pastors to Plan Economic and Social Development
The Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency (CCRA) seeks partnership with local pastors to help them plan economic and social development. The plan is hoped to boost the community, and...more

Lessons Gained from a Kickstarter Project Social Enterprise
Meredith Ramirez Talusan, co-founder and director of the Ricefield Collective, earned a handful of insight and experience through her Kickstarer-backed social enterprise. The Ricefield Collective...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more

Forward Together in Challenging Times
Forward Together, an event that will unite over 200 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups, is expected to work closely in partnership with each sector to support each other in...more






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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