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Oakland Artist Transforms Illegally Dumped Garbage into Homes for Homeless
West Oakland artist, Greg Kloehn, drives around the streets near his home studio looking for illegally dumped trash piles that show up every night. Along with a team of volunteers, Greg fashions...more



Advocates for Homeless Youth Lobbies for Better Housing
Youth homeless supporters in Connecticut claimed that there is a need for better housing to safely house young people in crisis. According to a report, Invisible No More, released by the homeless...more

Homeless Voices for Justice Annual Summer Solstice
A Portland event tagged "Homeless Voices for Justice" annual summer event will feature how a homeless person battles a day's hardship and struggles. The event is to raise awareness about...more

Rx: Housing Gets Homeless People off the Streets
Brian Scarsbrook, who has battled drug addiction and experienced childhood abuse, founded a program called Rx: Housing. Rx: Housing helps the most vulnerable homeless people off the streets and...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

A Five-Component Plan to Ending Homelessness
The United to End Homelessness coalition will release its "Roadmap to Ending Homelessness," which present the reforms necessary to eradicate homelessness in the city. There are five feasible...more

Tiny Houses May Solve Homelessness
Second Wind Cottages is a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless in the town of Newfield, NY, outside of Ithaca. The 16-by-20-foot houses in the village were built by more than 125...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

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Wyoming Governor to Coordinate Homeless Support
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced that the state government will be coordinating services to help and support the homeless. Local officials have been planning to fight homelessness with one or...more






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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