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Asian Community as Least Segregated Minority Group in US
In a new study released by the US2010 Project at Brown University, Asians are found to be the least segregated minority group in the U.S. The findings show that every Asian nationality - Chinese,...more



Being a Parent Can Be Learned
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned. A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...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

Understanding Poverty Dynamics In Five Decades
In a published paper entitled "Persistent Poverty Dynamics: Understanding Poverty Trends over 50 Years", an update is provided concerning the 2003 RUPRI analysis of persistent poverty dynamics...more

Dating Violence Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
According to a report by Urban Institute on dating violence experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, media coverage and the literature on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth focus...more

Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files
A US Department of Education place-based initiative Promise Neighborhoods, aims to transform communities of concentrated poverty into places of opportunity using a range of services from early...more

Strengthening Communities Fund and the Economic Recession
The Federal government's response to the 2009 economic slump was the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Since people...more

New Study Finds How Risk of Arrest Differs Across Race and Gender
A new study in the journal Crime & Delinquency details the first contemporary findings on how the risk of arrest varies across race and gender. The study reveals that 30 percent of black males, 26...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





The Charities Aid Foundation has set up a scheme, called the Social Enterprise Assist, that will render interest-free loans of up to £10,000 each to help social enterprise start-ups.




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