News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Video Games: The Future of Mental Health Treatment?
A program that offers a unique approach to treating mental health is a collaborative effort from gaming technology experts and health researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of...more



A Broader National Support System for Community Information
Using strategic planning to delve into years of local partner experiences and changes in technology and policy approaches, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership reviews arrangements of...more

These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World
These simple, unheralded, little-known technologies may just change the world, one chewed gum, solar-cooked dish or sanitized hand at a time. Huffington Post listed 11 of these inventions that...more

CAMPO Fosters Vibrant Communities By Eco-Counter Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting Technology
Raleigh-based Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is using Eco-Counter Technology to gather local residents together to cultivate dynamic communities. CAMPO, with the use of...more

American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more

Startup Brigade Uses Technology To Bring Civic Engagement
Brigade, a new start-up being viewed as a way to engage young voters in politics by making it more like a social media experience, trying to use technology to encourage people to get...more

Global Environmental Perspectives on Human Biology and Health around the World
Three anthropology professors from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University will present recent research in biological anthropology at the annual meeting of the American...more

Leo the Homeless Coder Launches Carpool App
Homeless NYC man, Leo Grand, who was taught how to code by Patrick McConlogue, has launched his carpool app. The app aims to cut the number of automobiles on the road, and in turn, to shrink down...more

Zoning App May Fuel Economic Development
Zonability application has arrived to help attract and drive businesses in Pflugerville. The app was originally developed by Leigh Budlong that provide data in an interactive map so businesses,...more

The iVolunteer Movement
The Internet has been used as a medium for various activities. Now, it's used as a means to do volunteer work. iVolunteer, a web-based portal that seeks to bring volunteers and organizations...more





Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.




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