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Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more



Slack-Spined Social Venture Model of Philanthropy
With the budget cutbacks and austerity measures in place in Ireland, the government pushes forward to save face by working with philanthropic organizations in the reassembling of "Forum on...more

Preschool Implications of the Fiscal Cliff
According to the Center on Law and Social Policy, if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," many families will lose access to the important early childhood...more

Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Honors 3 Volunteers
During a Friday luncheon, the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce honored three individuals for their exemplary dedication to the business community. Beth McCullough, Annette Fallaha, and Bill Calloway...more

HUD Replenishes Grants for the Local Homeless
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces that nearly $7 million in grants would replenish the funding needed by housing programs, organizations and initiatives through its Continuum of Care...more

Health Reform Expands Opportunities for Community Health Workers
The enduring growth in health care spending and demand for affordable care is forging new opportunities for workers who can help expand cost-effective care. The Urban Institute paper suggests that...more

Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages
Nearly 300 packages were assembled by dozens of parents and their children inside a Waunakee church as a Thanksgiving offering for the area's hungry and homeless. The effort was a small, family...more

Welcoming the New Breed of Entrepreneurship
Akosua Dardaine Edwards, founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project, looks into the recent worldwide trends within entrepreneurship. Edwards explores some of the trends within entrepreneurship...more

Youth Mental Health Study Further Improved Access to Youth Services
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a project that shows two in five young people receiving youth mental health services are experiencing concurrent mental health and substance use...more




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