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Family Structure Linked to High Blood Pressure among African-American Men
A National Institutes of Health research shows African-American boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single...more



JPMorgan Chase & Co Develops Grant Program for Small Businesses, Create Affordable Housing
Leading global financial services company, JPMorgan Chase & Co., develops a grant program to boost capital access to small businesses and create affordable housing. The grants are available...more

Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

A Five-Component Plan to Ending Homelessness
The United to End Homelessness coalition will release its "Roadmap to Ending Homelessness," which present the reforms necessary to eradicate homelessness in the city. There are five feasible...more

Pushing for Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Gateway Cities
There is a need to promoting immigrant-owned businesses in the Commonwealth's "Gateway Cities" like Brockton, Fall River, Holyoke and Worcester. Thanks to the emergence of these immigrant...more

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Senior Volunteer
Home Instead Inc, franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care network, has recently announced that it is now seeking for nominations for its Salute to Senior Service Program. The program aims to...more

Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Breastfeeding Support
The importance of the breastfeeding relationship is crucial, but in order to support breastfeeding, mothers should take some time off to leave room for some breastfeeding time. This is where paid...more

Connecticut Gets Flak for Not Meeting Child Safety Standards in Day Care Centers
The inspector generals working for the US Department of Health and Human Services find that the state of Connecticut is doing a terrible job at meeting health and safety standards among children in...more

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more

Take a Volunteer Conservation Trip
A volunteer conservation trip merges camping and hiking in national or state parks with projects to revamp parks and make them safer and more accessible. As more volunteer vacations are being...more




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World Bank Awards $1.4 M Grants to 12 Social Enterprises in Northeastern States

World Bank Awards $1.4 M Grants to 12 Social Enterprises in Northeastern States
The World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a competitive grants program, has provided $1.

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