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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



Poverty Rates in Big Cities Did Not Budge
The national poverty rate remained unmovable from last year and was much lower than in most urban areas. To address rising poverty rates, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) published a...more

People More Disturbed by Animal Rather than Human Suffering, But Not Children
A paper on "Are People More Disturbed by Animal or Human Suffering? Assessing the Influence of Victim's Species and Age on Empathy" shows people have more empathy for battered dogs and puppies...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless. Momany asserts that his business is a...more

Soccer Enhances Fitness and Health Among Disadvantaged Men
In a research by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health in Denmark, street football (soccer) improves fitness and cardiovascular health in socially deprived men. Sixteen original...more

Only Few Health Policy Researchers Communicate Findings Via Social Media
According to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, only a few percentage of health policy researchers were reported using Twitter, blogs and Facebook to...more

Inequality and Poverty Increases in New York City
A new census data reads that there is more inequality and poverty in New York City in 2012. The New York Times' Sam Roberts pinpoints the most alarming stats from the bureau data: 1 in 5 New...more

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CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing. Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more






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Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement


Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement

The country’s first green coworking space, Green Spaces, is a hub for green and socially conscious businesses in Denver to work and connect with each other.




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