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.

Wipro Takes Philanthropic Route to Boost Public Shareholdings
Wipro Ltd's Azim Premji has taken the philanthropic way in order to increase public shareholding by 25 percent minimum as mandated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Wipro's...more

Homeless Young People Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters
Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group. These homeless youth told lawmakers on...more

Federal Funds to Fight Homelessness in Clark County
Over $1 million in federal budget is going to Clark County to address problems of homelessness. Ten nonprofits for housing grant winners are going to receive their share of the federal funds. The...more

HHS Provides Grants for Superstorm Sandy Recovery Research
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide more than $8 million in grants to support research to help in the long-term recovery in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy in October...more

Hundreds of Students Volunteer on MLK Day
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's life, the Arkansas Commitment and The Clinton Foundation worked together to set up an event that was focused on rehabilitating a school in downtown Little Rock,...more

ONE Week Campaign Kicks Off Homelessness Awareness
The ONE Week campaign launches with a poverty-simulation undertaking administered by the Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance (NLSA). During the poverty simulation, students are able to...more

New CoC VP to Focus More on Job Creation
Newly appointed Vice President of Chamber of Commerce (CoC) and Council for Economic Research at the Gainesville Area, Susan Davenport, seeks to create jobs while capitalizing on area strengths to...more

Give2Asia Announces New Partnership with China Social Entrepreneur Foundation
Give2Asia, a US-based social enterprise that spurs philanthropic investment in Asia, has announced a new partnership with China Social Entrepreneur Foundation, also known as YouChange. This...more

No More Aid to Africa?
In an interview with Slate magazine, Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Dambisa Moyo contends that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave...more

Merging Child Care and Rural Economic Development
Communities in greater Minnesota are connecting job creation and economic development with child care. Greater Than Minnesota, a partnership between First Children's Finance and the six Minnesota...more

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