News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
The Department of Veteran's Affairs exposes a staggering number of former female soldiers becoming homeless by the day.
Most of these female veterans now inhabit friends' houses, cars and...more
A study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals the connection between racism and weight gain was strongest among African-American women who reported consistently high...more
Alameda County has a new tool to take photos of issues surrounding the locality. The tool is a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen with a real-time response.
The smartphone app enables...more
Smita Satiani, Project Manager at Ashoka Changemakers, chats with Tonya Surman of Ashoka Canada, co-founder and CEO of Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) about challenges a social entrepreneur faces...more
After serving in prison, inmates who get out of jail return to life of homelessness and burdening society with "victimless crimes" or more known as quality of life crimes.
These quality of life...more
Oklahoma City follows the steps of Colorado Springs in investing for economic growth and change.
The city has launched a project known as MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects), which resulted in...more
Departments of Education (ED) Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announce the supplemental awardees from the 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant...more
Under the Community Grants Programmel, the United States has awarded $195,000 to community development projects designed at improving the lives of Tanzanians.
According to Mark Childress, US...more
Peoria recently launched its first Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), a part of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation's (LISC) nationwide effort to help low-income families better manage their...more
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA.
Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more