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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

CASA Volunteers Needed to Help Children in Court System
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, offer aid to abused or neglected children who are involved in court cases. CASA is in need of new volunteers. CASAs come from all walks of life, from...more

Social Enterprises Constantly Innovating in Various Markets
Social enterprises are continually innovating in various sectors and markets regardless of limited funding and resources compared to high-profile companies. Different social enterprises are...more

New Benicia Culture Club Promotes Volunteerism
A new Benicia culture club, which has around 60 members and has held monthly meetings since September, seeks to explore other cultures while simultaneously doing things that gave back to the...more

Getting Children Make a Choice Increases Sharing Attitudes
In a research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, getting children to make a choice in sharing their own toys make them share more in the...more

Not for Profit Summit Addresses Implementation of Social Enterprise Models
At the Department of Human Services' Victorian Not for Profit Summit, led by Head of Enterprise Support and Investment at Social Traders Libby Ward Christie, it collected founders of Victorian...more

Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...more

Social Entrepreneur Makes a Difference in the Lives of 100,000 Children
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more

Food Safety Rules Prevent Meal Distribution to Homeless
A House bill is awaiting final approval in the Senate that would exclude volunteers from the requirement to carry a food handler's permit to serve meals to the homeless. Initiated by Rep. Steve...more

Entrepreneur Launches Corporate Misfits to Challenge Companies Across the Globe
Vanessa Rodriguez, a 31-year-old entrepreneur, launched an online challenge to make conscious awareness on Social Performance among companies worldwide. The movement, called Corporate-Misfits,...more

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