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How Can You Make Real Impact to Decelerate Climate Change?
In view of the White House's climate change report released on May 6, known as the Third National Climate Assessment, Mashable has rounded up ways on how one can help slow down climate change and...more



Nominations Sought for Volunteer Awards in Evanston
The City of Evanston, together with the Evanston Community Foundation, are joining together to celebrate the extraordinary work that volunteers do during the National Volunteer Week on April...more

Veteran Homeless Rates in Decline, But Unemployment Still Remains
In a recent census, the number of homeless veterans has declined. However, veterans seeking better employment opportunities find it difficult to land good jobs. Due to lack of quality jobs,...more

Mindfulness Meditation Could Cut Smoking Addiction
In a study published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called Integrative Body-Mind...more

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants to national nonprofit organizations that have rural...more

Sebelius Savors 45-Day Stretch Run to Sell Health Care Law
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is excited and ready for the 45-day stretch run to the opening of health care exchanges on October 1. Sebelius looked back at what the...more

An Export Forum to Boost Economic Development Initiatives
The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the World Trade Center Tacoma have partnered o host an Export Forum this month to help with the success of small businesses. The leading...more

Investor Role in Acquiring Foreclosed Boston Properties
Urban Institute releases new study on "The Role of Investors in Acquiring Foreclosed Properties in Boston," which pursues investigation on how the activities of investors are likely to affect the...more

The Race to Fashion a Knit-not Sewn-shoe that Reduces Footwear Wastefulness
Adidas and Nike are locked in a foot race to see who can create a knit-not sewn-shoe that will cut wastefulness of footwear material and doesn't require as much cheap labor to make. The sneaker...more




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MaRs Kicks Off Social Venture Connection

MaRs Kicks Off Social Venture Connection
MaRs Discovery District’s Social Venture Connection, or SVX, launches new online financial “impact investing platform”...

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