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.

Young Enterprise Firm Devises Innovative Child Education App
One of the Young Enterprise firms, 'Making A Future Difference' (MAFD), has created an innovative mobile and tablet application to encourage children up to the age of 10 to read and write in...more

Foundation Grants to Rural Community Development Networks Gradually Grow
Rick Cohen, a writer for the Daily Yonder, reports that foundation grants in rural community development corporations (CDCs) are moderately rising since 2006. Cohen furnishes a Nonprofit Quarterly...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

Lexington, Mo. Poised for Economic Development
Lexington, Missouri receives an assistance package from the University of Missouri extension. The package is effective for two years maximum and will be used for economic development in the context...more

Arbonne Social Entrepreneur Delivers Pure, Safe Products in Sudbury and Suffolk
Arbonne Health & Wellness social entrepreneur, Myriam Breton Jones, calls on people in Sudbury and Suffolk to help raise funds for children in Haiti. Arbonne has helped Myriam raise funds by...more

Chino Hills Officials Looking To Address Homelessness Issues
Chino Hills officials are looking to hold a meeting in an effort to gather more information from the community regarding issues related to affordable housing, homelessness, special needs, and...more

HUD Replenishes Grants for the Local Homeless
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces that nearly $7 million in grants would replenish the funding needed by housing programs, organizations and initiatives through its Continuum of Care...more

Dothan Area Chamber Ratifies Major Economic Development
The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce gives the head nod on a major economic develop announcement that will take place on Friday at the Dothan Civic Center. A number of local dignitaries will attend...more

Clay County Ends Partnership with Economic Development Council
The Clay County Commission drops its partnership with the Clay County Economic Development Council for the Clay County Economic Development Alliance. Commissioners have signed a one-year $162,500...more

Social Entrepreneurship

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.

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