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HHS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Standing to Achieve New Directions
Standing to Achieve New Directions (STAND) is receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide behavioral health services for men out of jail. The grant will go towards expanding STAND's work to...more



#HashtagLunchbagAkron Helps Feed Homeless
An effort to feed the homeless throughout the country via social media, #HashtagLunchbag, has garnered success and has been brought to Akron. With the #HashtagLunchbagAkron event, about 200 sack...more

Two Federal Agencies Announce Funding For Housing and Services For Low-Income Citizens with Disabilities
The Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Developed announced $93 million going to 13 states to provide housing and services to low-income people with disabilities. By...more

Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program
First Nations Development Institute announces its Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program that Native American college students pursuing careers in agriculture and...more

Community Groups Advocate to End Homelessness in Lehigh County
The Lehigh County Conference of Churches features local homeless men, women and children in photographs at the recent "People without homes" event. The Lehigh County Conference of Churches...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

Civil Society Institutions: The Pillar of a Better Future
South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT), a professional civil society institution, issued its new draft Constitution for comment. The main objective of the proposed Constitution is to...more

Social Enterprise Seminars Formed for Entrepreneurs in Blackburn
Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, an economic development company, plans to hold a series of seminars about starting a social enterprise. There will be an introductory session in Blackburn, which...more




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Social Entrepreneur Gains 15 Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Project

Social Entrepreneur Gains 15 Lessons Learned from Kickstarter Project
Meredith Ramirez Talusan, social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Ricefield Collective, gained 15 lessons from her experiences...

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