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Master Gardener Volunteers Opportunity
Cornell Cooperative Extension offices are looking for new master gardener volunteers to maintain the demonstration gardens at the Hart's Brook Park and Preserve. Intensive and comprehensive...more



Contending Heroes for the Social Enterprise Champion of 2013
The UK Social Enterprise Awards will have five candidates from around the country to vie for the Social Enterprise Champion trophy. The shortlisted champions are: Rajeeb Dey of Enternships; Cris...more

Increase of Elderly at Risk of Homelessness, ABS Finds
A report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals an increase in the numbers of elderly that are at risk of homelessness in the private rental market. Housing for the Aged Action...more

Social Enterprise Sector Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Recognize B-Corps
The social enterprise sector and its supporters are lobbying Connecticut lawmakers to allow social enterprises to register as B-Corps, or benefit corporations. A Hartford-based Social Enterprise...more

Startup Success Stories Built On Research at OSU
Business startups reared on research at Oregon State University (OSU) assemble at the school's Linus Pauling Science Center with success stories to tell the Corvallis Economic Development Commission...more

Federal Budget Cuts Will Raise Meat Prices
The looming federal budget cuts could mean increased prices of meat. America's meat inspectors may take as many as 15 days off without pay, due to the budget cut. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack...more

Study Finds Some Children Are More Resilient to Post-traumatic Stress
In an article published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), it documents factors that may help predict which youths are at greater risk of more serious disorders and...more

Microfinance Pioneer Talks About Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur and co-founder of Kiva.org, Jessica Jackley, presented the Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility at Syracuse University's Maxwell School. Here, she gave...more

The Rise of the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector
The "Opportunities for the Dutch Social Enterprise Sector" report featured the growing social enterprise models in the Netherlands. Glimpses of changes in social innovation are seen in the...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more




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