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Discovering Peace of Mind Through Music
Intersections, an international organization dedicated to forming positive relationships between individuals and their communities, holds workshop for Coalition for the Homeless' First Step Job...more



Does Workplace Flexibility Contribute to Moms Spending More Time With Their Kids?
A research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family evaluates workplace flexibility as a contributing factor in having mothers spend more time with their kids. Researchers of the study...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

HHS on National Native American Heritage Month 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius releases a statement recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Guiding Our Destiny...more

Fixers Project Breaks Down Barriers of Homelessness
Fixers, a project backed by Big Lottery Fund, has been providing assistance to young adults in the UK to have a voice in their communities. One of those who managed to break down the barriers of...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

Itasca Strategic Alliance Aims to Promote Working Value of People with Disabilities
The Itasca Strategic Alliance (ISA) works to coordinate efforts of various organizations that focus on helping individuals with disabilities. These organizations to assist and prepare individuals...more

Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...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






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New Global Standard to Create Sustainable Food Future

New Global Standard to Create Sustainable Food Future
During the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced the launch of...



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