Community Development, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

State, Federal Partnership Launches IDEA Initiative
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has teamed up with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission to launch the "IDEA...more

Social Enterprise Goes Beyond The Beanie
beyondBeanie is a Bolivia-based social enterprise that currently carries a collection of winter and spring beanies, bags and ponchos. Co-founded by Patricia Lucero, the beyondBeanie team believes...more

Homeless Advocates\
Families and staff of Housing Families, a Malden-based nonprofit organization, visit the State House this week. The nonprofit homeless advocates connect with homeless and formerly homeless...more

How Economic Development Budgets Are Being Spent
Government incentive programs should be supervised to see what works and what does not and should make the public aware of such transparency. An advocate of transparency, Kevin Lembo believes...more

Patrick Pitches $100M Economic Development Plan for Gateway Cities
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has hatched a multi-year, $100 million economic development plan that he claims would improve investment in the state's gateway cities -- midsize urban areas that...more

Arctic Wolves Lend Their Time and Talent in Local Elementary School
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the Arctic Wolves, donates their time and talent to the students and faculty at the Nordale Elementary School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Known for conducting food...more

Innovative Campaign Decreases Crime and Signs of Homelessness
Crime and homelessness are sharply down in Escondidos Grape Day Park this winter thanks to an aggressive campaign that includes loud classical music, tree trimming, extra police patrols and policies...more

Volunteer UCF Raises Domestic Violence Awareness
Volunteer UCF, along with Victim Services, is bringing attention to domestic and dating violence, the primary cause of injury to women, at a recently held campus event. Students at the event were...more

USDA Launches StrikeForce Initiative for Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicks off its "StrikeForce" Initiative in 10 more states to bolster relationships with rural communities and to influence resources in communities stricken...more

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Airbnb Social Impact Experiences

Airbnb Social Impact Experiences

Airbnb, the San Francisco-based online marketplace and hospitality service brokerage company, is offering a tour of its headquarters with a company employee as a tour guide.

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