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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013
In a statement by Department of Health and Human services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, October marks the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sebelius says that this is the month to be...more

Free Brownfields Seminar on Economic Development and Revitalization Funding
A free brownfields seminar will be held at the Convention Hall on Wednesday. Brownfields are abandoned or unused industrial or commercial sites that can be re-developed. Through its CHSR and its...more

Volunteers Needed for Abused and Neglected Children in Green Bay
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is currently seeking volunteer advocates or abused and neglected children in the Green Bay area. CASA volunteer advocates are sometimes referred to as the...more

Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more

Mindfulness Practice Can Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Teachers
A new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center shows that teachers who undergo mindfulness training were able to...more

2013 Update: Social Security and Medicare Taxes, Benefits
No major Social Security policy changes have shown since the last update. However, there's a slower growth in Medicare's total benefits. The numbers documented in the Urban Institute's report...more

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
The city of Albany has recently held an ceremony to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations who have helped in keeping the area beautiful and in top shape. Westover Animal Hospital...more

3 Challenges, 3 Solutions: Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide
Social enterprise Jolkona co-founder, Adnan Mahmud, intends to empower a new generation of philanthropists. Aiming to inspire and provide guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs and philanthropists,...more

Volunteering Benefits: Skills Earned as a Volunteer
Volunteering not only aids in gaining new skills and experiences, it also grows a resume. Many volunteer opportunities are being offered by nonprofits and charities. Volunteer work is also being...more

Early Implementation Findings Of Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees
Mathematica conducted a national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and found that after the first year, two key...more

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