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People Come Together for Afterschool and Out-of-school Time Youth Development Programs
Parents, youth, faith-based and business leaders, program administrators, educators and other advocates for youth and education from across Pennsylvania will flock together to address the importance...more



Homeless Youth Crowdsources His Way to University
James Ward, 19, has seen much of life's struggles. He and his family have dealt with homelessness for four years, moving between shelters and Skid Row in L.A. Wanting to pursue college, Ward has...more

Youth SEED Leads Social Enterprise Intensive at United Roots
Youth Seed is going to lead a summer Social Enterprise Intensive program hosted by United Roots. Young leaders between the ages of 18-28 that have ideas for a social enterprise, or projects that...more

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Copes with Budget Reductions despite Rising Homeless Youth
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, shelter and counsel provider for homeless youth, has been stricken with budget cuts totaling more than $1.1 million within the previous year. The federal spending cuts were...more

Special Program Helps Siblings Build Positive Relationships
Feinberg and Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, introduced the SIBlings are Special (SIBS) Program to address brother and sister relationships. The program gives...more

OnTrak Community Initiative for Playing Truants
According to the Department of Education, the percentage of youth classified as "persistent absentees" or truants have dropped in recent years. Thanks to a social enterprise model called OnTrak...more

JTFN Awards $1,000 to Jewish Summer Camps to Develop Teen Philanthropy
The New York-based Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) awards $1,000 each to 38 Jewish-based summer camps in North America. The funding will be used to develop teen philanthropy programs in each...more

Award-Winning Tax Attorney Inspires Youth of Germantown
Award-winning tax attorney and advocate, Nikki Johnson-Huston, hopes to affect policy change. She talks with Germantown youth of LOGAN Hope School at Tabor Children's Services to share her inspiring...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...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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