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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



Elementary School Teacher Merits Phillipsburg CERT for Her Emergency Response Training
Giving praise to the Phillipsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Hurricane Sandy volunteer and elementary school teacher Ruth Cahill relied on her CERT training skills to help individuals...more

HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more

Homeless Day Center in Ballpark Gets Subsidy Boost
Denver, Colorado's day center for the homeless has been approved with a $8.6 million in financial assistance by the Denver City Council. The Council has signed agreements with the Denver Rescue...more

Mother Invents the Upsee that Helps Her Wheelchair-Bound Son and Other Physically Disabled Kids
Debby Elnatan, a music therapist, wanted to help her son with cerebral palsy. She designed a support harness that would enable her son to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, they are able...more

Federal Grants To Help San Bernardino County\
The San Bernardino County Housing Authority has been awarded a $492,406 federal grant that will help find permanent housing for the county's 65 homeless veterans. The U.S. Department of Housing...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

Homeless of Australia Steadily Increases
Michael Perusco, chief executive officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society in New South Wales (NSW), relates the startling evidence of the growing number of homeless in Australia. Perusco breaks...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






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Harvard Students Use Business for Social Good

Harvard Students Use Business for Social Good
Harvard’s Social Innovation Collaborative is preparing for its 2013 Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship. The Summit is...



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