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Benefit Walk for Homeless Families
The second annual Benefit Walk for Homeless Families will be held on Fairgrounds Road, behind Riverside Church in Hamilton on May 3. The event's participants will be walking to benefit the...more



A Glimpse at the Lives of Ex-NFL Players: Depression, Addiction, Homelessness
Jen Smith, director of player programs for PAST, an organization that helps ex-NFL players get treated for physical and mental issues, believes its important for the public to take a look at how...more

Collaboration among Homeless Service Providers Supports HUD 2014 Point-in-Time Count
State agencies, organizations and local education institutions merge to plan and conduct Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2014 Point-in-Time count. The collaboration works to collect better...more

Young Professionals to Fill Homeless Shoes for One Fundraising Night
A homeless shelter in New York City, Covenant House, is planning a fundraiser. But, here's the catch: Young professionals will get to experience being homeless for that one night. Willing...more

Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless. Momany asserts that his business is a...more

Strategies Help Put a Face on Homelessness
Strategies to End Homelessness, an organization that leads a coordinated community effort to fight homelessness, has been assisting the homeless in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Executive...more

Free Creative Cooking Classes Help Homeless Youth to Live and Eat Well
The Foyer, run by Curo, is an accommodation center for homeless youth that provide free creative cooking classes. The training room at the Foyer is transformed into a makeshift diner for Free Food...more

Women of Means to Improve Homeless Health Care
Women of Means, a nonprofit that focuses on offering the elderly, homeless women preventive care outside of the hospital, have found a solution by way of a program that will improve the care homeless...more

Art Therapy Program for Homeless Artists in Boston
An online marketplace has been set up to help Boston-area artists sell their artworks, ArtLifting. ArtLifting is founded by brother-sister duo Spencer and Liz Powers. The site, artlifting.com, is...more

Sarasota to Get Homeless Veterans Off the Streets
City officials in Sarasota are rekindling efforts to help and house homeless military veterans living in the city. The city was reviving itself to reach out and help those in need. According to...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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