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Local Campaigns Need Support to Bolster Civil Society Groups
Marking the arrest of Arthur Larok who runs an anti-corruption newsletter Black Monday in Uganda, the action spurred the Black Monday civil society movement. Black Monday is just one example of...more



Youth SEED Leads Social Enterprise Intensive at United Roots
Youth Seed is going to lead a summer Social Enterprise Intensive program hosted by United Roots. Young leaders between the ages of 18-28 that have ideas for a social enterprise, or projects that...more

DIY Creative Community Helps People Cope with Mental Anguish
The CoolTan charity, which began as a DIY creative community space in 1990 spearheaded by Michelle Baharier and her artist friends in South London, is helping thousands of people each year to address...more

Myanmar President Offers Peace Offering to Civil Society Representatives
Myanmar President U Thein Sein has recently acknowledged the importance of civil society organizations in the process of ensuring lasting peace. As a result, the president has promised to continue...more

Citadel Bags Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is one of chosen five higher education institutions throughout the nation to win the Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement...more

These Amazing 3D Printing Projects Could Change the World
Mashable has highlighted three innovative 3D printing projects which might actually help change the world. These projects include: Protoprint - an ethical 3D printer filament founded in early 2013...more

Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...more

Medicaid Expansion A State Decision, People of Color May Left Uninsured
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established that Medicaid expansion is a state decision. Recent findings show that people of all races and ethnicities will be...more

Civic Engagement Empowers Youth, Increases Will to Change for the Better
To tackle the issues revolving around at-risk youth, Michigan State University Extension advises young people to engage in civic participation. Such participation empowers and stimulates their will...more






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Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County


Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County

Social Enterprise UK  named Oxfordshire  county as Britain’s first-ever 'Social Enterprise Place’. According to Social Enterprise UK, the county was crowned the title because it is “committed to supporting businesses that hold a social or environmental mission and reinvest their profits for good.”




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