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Sindyanna of Galilee: A Beacon Of Light In A Conflict-Ridden Community
Sindyanna of Galilee: A Beacon Of Light In A Conflict-Ridden Community

Sindyanna of Galilee is a registered fair-trade nonprofit that is spearheaded by women committed to positive social change. Headquartered in the Galilee region in northern Israel, the nonprofit...more

These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World
These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World

These simple, unheralded, little-known technologies may just change the world, one chewed gum, solar-cooked dish or sanitized hand at a time. Huffington Post listed 11 of these inventions that...more

Dallas-Based Care Clinics Expand to Provide Primary Care Services, Help Smaller Employers Supply Affordable Health Insurance
Dallas-Based Care Clinics Expand to Provide Primary Care Services, Help Smaller Employers Supply Affordable Health Insurance

Dallas-area urgent care clinics, NextCare Holdings, Inc. and Physician Care Direct, have joined forces to help small- and medium-size employers manage the increasing costs associated with providing...more

Grandmont Rosedale Furnishes Guide For Community Development
Grandmont Rosedale Furnishes Guide For Community Development

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), an organization introduced during the 1980s serves to help Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods maintain a collective sense of purpose. Celebrating...more

Grafton Project Aims To Turn The Town Around
Grafton Project Aims To Turn The Town Around

In a Grafton fellowship church, staff members from the West Virginia Community Development Hub held a two-hour workshop session in hopes to complete a grant application to fund a project to turn the...more

Discarded Soda Bottles Turn Into Affordable Solar Lights
Discarded Soda Bottles Turn Into Affordable Solar Lights

Study shows that billions of people around the world still don't have access to electricity. hazardous and costly kerosene lamps are the lighting staples in these developing countries. To serve...more

Startup Brigade Uses Technology To Bring Civic Engagement
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

North Dakota Tribes To Get Economic Development Grants
North Dakota Tribes To Get Economic Development Grants

North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes will receive a total of $48,500 in federal economic development grants. The grants aim to spur development and implementation of a comprehensive economic...more

Meet John Dolan: From Homeless to Author and Street Artist
Meet John Dolan: From Homeless to Author and Street Artist

John Dolan, at age 10, had his world turned upside down because of a family secret. That secret led him on the road to crime, addiction and homelessness. Until recently, Dolan was a heroin addict....more

Berkshire County Gets Federal Community Improvement Funds
Berkshire County Gets Federal Community Improvement Funds

Three communities in Berkshire County received a part of the $27.5 million federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for neighborhood revitalization projects. The Berkshire County...more




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