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Homeless Day Center in Ballpark Gets Subsidy Boost
Denver, Colorado's day center for the homeless has been approved with a $8.6 million in financial assistance by the Denver City Council. The Council has signed agreements with the Denver Rescue...more



Most Uninsured Latinos May Qualify for Lower Cost Coverage If All states Expanded Medicaid
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new report documenting that 95 percent of uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or...more

Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program visited schools and districts throughout the state that have demonstrated sustainable practices and environmental leadership in public...more

2014: The Year of the Social Entrepreneur
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes that 2014 is going to be the year for the social entrepreneur. Saeed asks, "So how can individuals or companies embrace this notion of social...more

Study: Bright-colored Fruits & Veggies May Prevent or Delay ALS
A new study published by the Wiley in Annals of Neurology suggest that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the...more

Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more

Women with Childhood Physical Abuse History More Likely to be Obese
In a new study by University of Toronto, women who have a history of childhood physical abuse were more likely to be obese as adults. Findings note that women from physically abusive families...more

Pregnant Women with Limited English Proficiency Find Solace in Prenatal Support Groups
A study, conducted by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, suggests that expectant women with limited English skills find...more

Volunteers to Package 25,000 Meals for School Children
Volunteers at The Children's Hunger Project serve 1,049 children a week in 27 schools in Brevard. The project aims to lift childhood hunger and malnutrition in elementary school children with...more

Women: Leading the Social Enterprise Revolution
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, at the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum in Rio de Janeiro, addressed that "women are natural social entrepreneurs." The new field of social...more




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