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Regional Development Director Presents Economic Plan for Colorado
An economic development blueprint has been designed to coordinate major Colorado industries across various states to strengthen the state economy. Director of regional development for the office,...more



Oxford and Cambridge Breaks Records, Top Philanthropic Donations
In a study conducted by the National Centre for Social Research, Oxford and Cambridge bagged a hefty percentage of philanthropic donations to British universities. The two world-famous leading...more

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

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...more

Pilot Program in Kalamazoo County Seeks to improve Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families
A pilot program launched in Kalamazoo County seeks to be a part of a larger child welfare reform effort. The pilot program, Protect MiFamily, will provide a range of services for a minimum of six...more

How to (or Why) Become a Philanthropist
A research team at the Centre for Charitable Giving made up of researchers from he universities of Newcastle, Exeter and Strathclyde, has conducted a major initiative to understand the experiences of...more

CSR vs Social Enterprise: Which Strikes More Impact?
New research from the IMPACT Project finalised - Final Conference 17&18 September 2013 finds that social enterprises that are three years old or younger are pioneering in social impact. The...more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Talks about National Minority Health Month
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, speaks about the National Minority Health Month. This celebratory month tackles awareness about health disparities...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Courses Students Take Influence the Friendships They Make
A national study spearheaded by a Michigan State University researcher finds out how teens are really choose their friends and niche at school. It's revealed that courses students take profoundly...more




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