Community Development, General/Other News

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Social Enterprise Qualifies for 2013 Summit Finals
BagoSphere, a social enterprise that offers training programs specifically for Bago City out-of-school youths to gain access to high quality employment, is a finalist in the 2013 Asia Pacific Cities...more



Albermale Considering Expansion of Economic Development Efforts
As Albemarles three-year economic vitality action plan comes close to completion, county staff are preparing to ask the Board of Supervisors to consider expanding economic development efforts. In...more

Lawyers Honored for Helping Low-Income Individuals with Civil Legal Needs
At a luncheon held by the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers (NKVL) and sponsored by the Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky, volunteer lawyers were honored for their commitment in helping meet the...more

March Mud Season and Communal Meetings In New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, the month of March comes with a lot of mud and civic engagement. Meetinghouses will be trudged by community leaders, leaving muddied footprints on the floors courtesy of wet storms...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

Lauren Bush Lauren: The Power of Social Business
Entrepreneur highlights Lauren Bush Lauren as part of its South by Southwest (SXSW) coverage on innovations and ideas that change the world and transform lives. Lauren helms in a special session...more

A Housing Initiative Brings Homes To Long Island Veterans
A new housing development that provides on-site counseling and employment to veterans to help them rebuild their lives is bringing permanent homes to 60 homeless veterans in Amityville, New...more

Shine Assembles Thousand Volunteers for Jackson Metro Clean Up
Shine, an extensive volunteer project, gathered an estimated 5,000 volunteers to clean up neighborhoods in the Jackson Metro. The trash clean up is due to a massive residential disaster in the...more

Do Good Buy Us: The Best Mistake We Ever Made
Award-winning journalist and Forbes contributor, Anne Field, tells the story of Zack Rosenberg and his social enterprise DoGoodBuyUs.com. Field writes how Rosenberg and his co-founder Elise King...more






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Social Entrepreneurs Support Young Women In Kosovo Through Scholarships


Social Entrepreneurs Support Young Women In Kosovo Through Scholarships

Flora Stationery, a company that sells journal notebooks donning original artwork painted by a Kosovo art student, is helping young women in Kosovo by having 45 percent of its profits pay for scholarships.




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