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NLIHC to Hold Conference for the Modification of the Mortgage Interest Deduction and Trust Fund Investment
The National Low Income Housing Coalition will discuss the launch of a $1 million campaign to amend the mortgage interest cut and invest in the National Housing Trust Fund. State...more



Michigan Human Trafficking Report Set for Release
Michigan's special commission on human trafficking is geared to release a final report to lobby to the legislation to curb the illegal practice. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has...more

Soup and Substance Event Addresses Homelessness on MLK Day
The Soup and Substance event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Education and Multicultural Academic Students at CMU, is a gathering involving graduate students who volunteer to serve food and...more

Community Growth Initiative to Facilitate Economic Growth
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has developed the community Growth Initiative (CGI) program to facilitate economic development in the region. The CGI incorporates an Asset-Based...more

CommunityWorks Carolina Gets $600,000 from Community Development Financial Institution Fund
The CommunityWorks Carolina (CWC) received $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The award will enable CWC to build up its loan...more

Wareing Leads HHS System to Sustainability
Tracy L. Wareing, Executive Director of American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), leads the Association's efforts to propel transformative innovations within the health and human services...more

Homeownership and Rent Subsidies: Do They Give Protection from Material Privations?
An Urban Institute research notes how homeownership and rent subsidies give protection to individuals from experiencing material hardships. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as...more

HUD Announces Nearly $120 Million Funds to Revitalize Housing and Communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that four communities will be securing a combined $119.7 million to rehabilitate HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive...more

Statewide Homeless Coalition to Hold Annual Homeless and Housing Summit on April 7-9
The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition will conduct the 15th Annual Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 7 through 9 at the Ramada Hotel Conference Center in Salina. The summit will include a...more

Little Italy in Erie to Get $412,899 Grant Boost
A Little Italy neighborhood in Eriewill get a $412,899 state grant to improve its new sidewalks and lighting along West 18th Street, between Sassafras and Cherry streets. Erie has entered into a...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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