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Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

Federal Funds to Fight Homelessness in Clark County
Over $1 million in federal budget is going to Clark County to address problems of homelessness. Ten nonprofits for housing grant winners are going to receive their share of the federal funds. The...more

International Students Contribute Billions to US Economy
According to a new economic data reported by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, over 700,000 international students throughout the country supported close to 300,000 jobs and contributed...more

Economic Development Plan to Bring Entrepreneurs to Craig
Member of an economic development committee are planning to set up an event geared to bring entrepreneurs and investors to Craig as part of the community's economy-boosting efforts. The expo,...more

Made in the Future: How Technology Could Transform Our Lives in a Decade
In a project called Made In The Future, innovation and design consultancy Ideo examined the ways how technology will change in the next decade. The interesting concepts, based on research by Ideo...more

Synergy Project To Help Homeless Youths In Allentown
The Synergy Project is a group that moved into Allentown after years of serving the youth in Bucks County. Their work takes them to dangerous areas where kids camp. The group, where federal grants...more

Community Development Professionals to Discuss Tax Reform for Transforming Low-Income Communities
About 600 community development professionals are expected to convene at the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference in New Orleans to deliberate on tax reform strategies. The strategies will...more

Special Olympics Michigan Needs Volunteers for State Basketball Finals
Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics Michigan state basketball finals, which will take place this weekend. Special Olympics spokesman Aaron Mills told WOOD Radio that they need...more

Percentage of Nonbank Credit Use Rise among US Households
A 2009-2011 statistical analysis finds that the percentage of US households that used high-cost nonbank credit has increased. Nonbank credit includes payday, pawnshop, rent-to-own and...more

The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults
According to Urban Institute's latest release, there is an improved attention on U.S. gun violence outcomes. The released report provides an in-depth information on the prevalence and cost of...more

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Social Enterprise Tackles Global Pro Bono Week

Social Enterprise Tackles Global Pro Bono Week
Social enterprise startup, Quarterback, pushes mutual advancement among nonprofits, and professional development and social impact program for the...

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