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EAT South Helps Transform Communities, Provides Nourishment
EAT South Helps Transform Communities, Provides Nourishment

EAT South (meaning Education, Act, Transform) aims to improve the health of the community by "digging into its ground and helping to provide nourishment." EAT South owns and manages two farms:...more

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
Kansas Healthy Habits for Life

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sponsoring a grant program that offers grants to school staff members. These school staff members can use the grants to develop programs that...more

Saving On Calories Lets An App Donate Them To A Local Food Bank
Saving On Calories Lets An App Donate Them To A Local Food Bank

Every time you cook or buy food at a restaurant, the latest innovation in apps calculates the number of calories you've saved and donates the same amount to a local food bank. Called FoodTweeks,...more

A Housing Initiative Brings Homes To Long Island Veterans
A Housing Initiative Brings Homes To Long Island Veterans

A new housing development that provides on-site counseling and employment to veterans to help them rebuild their lives is bringing permanent homes to 60 homeless veterans in Amityville, New...more

Social Network MindMixer Garners $17 Million To Connect Communities
Social Network MindMixer Garners $17 Million To Connect Communities

Missouri-based social good tech startup MindMixer has received $17 million to better connect companies and governments with communities, consumers, and clients. MindMixer is known as a...more

Pellissippi State College Student Creates Special Scholarship for Homeless Students
Pellissippi State College Student Creates Special Scholarship for Homeless Students

Pellissippi State Community College student, Stephanie Davis, 28, has created a special scholarship targeting homeless students. Her inspiration for creating the scholarship came from writing an...more

Social Economy Alliance Sweeps Into The Heart of Westminster
Social Economy Alliance Sweeps Into The Heart of Westminster

The Social Economy Alliance, composed of 450 organisations from the business and charity sectors, has hatched a campaign in Westminster Underground bearing political face swaps aimed to bewilder...more

Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network
Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network

Hoxton-based entrepreneur Ekaterina Lengefeld has launched a new type of social network which encourages people to interact in real life based on common interests. The site's goal is to spur...more

New Study Reveals Autistic Children Are More Sedentary Than Peers
New Study Reveals Autistic Children Are More Sedentary Than Peers

A new study published in the journal "Autism Research and Treatment" finds that children with autism are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers. The study were co-authored by Kiley...more

Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
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




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