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Social Entrepreneur Shares Lessons on Youth Employment Crisis in South Africa
Founder of Young Africa (YA), Ashoka Fellow and social entrepreneur, Dorien Beurskens, who was sanctioned as part of the Future Forward initiative, together with The MasterCard Foundation, shares her...more



Friends in Ghana Form Nonprofit to Train Mothers for Jobs
Friends Rebecca Brandt and Callie Brauel, along with Ghanaian Emmanuel Tetteh Quarmyne, formed a nonprofit they dubbed as A Ban Against Neglect, or ABAN that would recycle used plastic water bags...more

Logan County Unites With Economic Development Group to Bring In New Local Jobs
Logan County has been approved to coalesce with an economic development group to draw new jobs and businesses in the area. The current regional Economic Development Administration consists of Peoria,...more

CLASP and Alliance Wants Your Feedback for Quality Career Pathways Beta Framework
The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways is moving forward with its fall and summer review process. The Alliance is a state-driven CLASP initiative funded by the Joyce Foundation and James Irvine...more

Regions Bank Reserves $1 billion In Loans for Economic Development in Alabama
The Regions Bank partnered with the Alabama State government in allocating $1 billion in loans for the state's economic development. Regions Financial Corp. CEO Grayson Hall announces that this...more

Federal Way City Council Gives Funding Nod for Economic Development Director Position
The Federal Way City Council has recently given its funding approval for an economic development director position during its most recent meeting. The new director for Federal Way, WA would make...more

New Study to Shed Light on Labor Force
A Nebraska Department of Economic Development study will examine the labor skills in a three-state area: northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. The study's objective is to...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more

Using Civic Engagement to Get Employees to Give Back
Zimbra Inc., a communications solution provider, is one company whose leaders have instilled the value of civic engagement to its employees. According to Chairman and CEO Patrick Brandt, getting...more

Hillsborough County Extension Service Launches Training Course for Volunteers
The Hillsborough County Extension Service has recently announced that it will be kicking off 2013 with a training course for volunteer workers who seek to become a Florida Master Money Mentor. The...more






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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