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Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues
Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan...more



Pennsylvania Block-Granting Experiment Shows Promise in Improving Vulnerable Populations
Feather O' Connor Houstoun, a senior adviser to the Wyncote Foundation and Governing.com columnist, discusses about a block-granting experiment in Pennsylvania in the midst of budget...more

Long-time Donor Honored at the Tully Health Center
Long-time donor and volunteer Donna Brace Ogilvie was recently honored during a luncheon at the Tully Health Center after she donated $2 million to fund a new Volunteer Resource Center. Ogilvie...more

2014: The Year of the Social Entrepreneur
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes that 2014 is going to be the year for the social entrepreneur. Saeed asks, "So how can individuals or companies embrace this notion of social...more

Disconnected Low-Income Men: A Demographic Picture
In a demographic study of disconnected low-income males, approximately 16.5 million civilian men across the U.S. age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty...more

Education, Employment Outcomes of Disconnected Low-Income Males
An Urban Institute brief discusses the education and employment outcomes of disconnected low-income men in 2008 to 2010. According to the report, these men have lower education levels than...more

Health Care Innovations Save Lives of Mothers and Children
Ten cost-effective health care innovations could have the potential to save the lives of some 1.2 million mothers and children in 2015. The ten are identified by international experts from...more

United Way Lancaster County Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers
The United Way of Lancaster County is currently seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program is a free tax-preparation service for lower-income individuals and...more

Countywide Panel Considers Economic Development District
An 18-member committee comprised of business and civic leaders have recently expressed their desire to increase the chance of projects getting funding from the federal Economic Development...more

Social Enterprise Guide: Attracting Community Interest While Investing Into Valuable Work
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes a handy guide for the social entrepreneurs since, like any business, in any industry and in any economy, "not everything is perfect". Saeed lists down...more




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