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The Economic Impact Map
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has been churning economic development investments open for public view through an interactive online map. The economic impact map, which is...more



New Survey Of Human Services Organizations Discloses Ongoing Challenges to Long-Term Recovery After Superstorm Sandy
Spearheaded by Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), a new survey of more than 100 human services nonprofits reveals serious, ongoing housing...more

Herkimer Foods Receives Economic Development Grant
Herkimer Foods, an Ilion-based cheese company, has received an economic development grant to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Herkimer Foods bigwigs hope that...more

Fresno City Plans to Spend $1 Million for Homeless
Fresno City plans to spend $1 million this year for rental assistance for the homeless. Plans were discussed during a two-hour workshop on homelessness. A coordinated effort between nonprofits,...more

Low-Income Working Families Project on Nonstandard Work Schedules and Well-being
In a paper by United Institute, a nonprofit policy research and educational organization, author Maria Enchautegui describes the consequences of nonstandard work hours (6 pm to 6 am Monday through...more

Global Fund for Children Founder Appointed Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke
Global Fund for Children founder, Maja Ajmera, has been appointed the Duke university's first social entrepreneur in residence. In her role, Ajmera will engage with all levels of the Duke...more

Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more

Mindfulness-Based Program Enhances Teacher Wellbeing
According to Penn State researchers, participating in a mindfulness-based program boosts a teacher's wellbeing. The CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) for teachers program,...more

Startup Brigade Uses Technology To Bring Civic Engagement
Brigade, a new start-up being viewed as a way to engage young voters in politics by making it more like a social media experience, trying to use technology to encourage people to get...more

YES! Program Tells Young People to Just Breathe
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more




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