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Rehabilitation Support for Homeless Women Veterans
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

Experiences of Racism Linked with Weight Gain among African American Women
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 Smartphone App Pairs Tech with Citizen Participation
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

Interview with a Social Entrepreneur: On Finding Balance, Support and Success
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

Quality of Life Crimes: Legal System Fails to Make Reforms for Homelessness
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

A City Set to Invest in Economic Growth
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

Six States Receive Supplemental Award from 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant
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

US Awards $195,000 Grants for Community Development Projects in Tanzania
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

Financial Center Gives Economic Opportunity To Low-income Individuals, Families In Peoria
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

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
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

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Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’

Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’
Australia’s Melbourne City Mission Chief Executive Officer Ric Holland writes how philanthropy can act as...

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