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Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more



Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

New Research on Incarcerated Youth Features Possibility to Reduce Anti-Social Behavior, Recidivism
New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), the University of Miami, and the Lionheart Foundation in Boston researchers found that mindfulness training, a meditation-based therapy, can enhance...more

Not Understanding the Extent of Youth Homelessness Problem
According to Bobbie Ibarra, executive director of the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, the decision-makers and funders have not always understood the extent of youth homelessness problem. Ibarra...more

Major Cities Witness Recent Homeless Growth
According the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City and Los Angeles both account for one-fifth of the nation's homeless population. Both cities have witnessed significant...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

New Research Establishes Girls More Prone to Math Anxiety
A latest study to appear in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that girls are more anxious when it comes to mathematics than their male peers. The...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

New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits of Emergency Safe Spaces for Children
A new Columbia University and World Vision research finds that spaces created to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can help them cope from trauma. World Vision's Director of...more

Examining the Social System of a Trailer Park
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, low-income trailer park residents build distinct groups with varying views of morality. The authors of the study observe that these...more






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The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd


The Cleveland Foundation African-American Philanthropy Summit Gathers a Benevolent Crowd

Hundreds of people flocked to the African-American Philanthropy Summit held by the Cleveland Foundation, integrating a theme entitled “Inspiring 100 Acts of African-American Philanthropy.”




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