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American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more



Pat Eddy: In Helping the Homeless, People Must Know How
Pat Eddy, Central City Improvement District's (CCID) social development manager, shares a survey conducted a few years back where it revealed that about 560 people lived on Cape Town CBD's...more

Economic Development Plan to Bring Entrepreneurs to Craig
Member of an economic development committee are planning to set up an event geared to bring entrepreneurs and investors to Craig as part of the community's economy-boosting efforts. The expo,...more

Talkspace to Expand Mental Health Therapy Through Texting
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services. The funding came...more

New Study Reveals Autistic Children Are More Sedentary Than Peers
A new study published in the journal "Autism Research and Treatment" finds that children with autism are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers. The study were co-authored by Kiley...more

Study Finds Homeless Youths with Friends at Lower Risk for STDs
A new study finds that young homeless people who have same-sex friends and acquaintances with stable housing are at lower risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Findings also reveal that...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more

Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement
The Syracuse community hackers will host several hackathons, which include ProLiteracy and two Hack Upstate hackathons. These hackathons have civic-minded missions focused on building solutions to...more

Promise Neighborhoods Restricted-Use Data Files
A US Department of Education place-based initiative Promise Neighborhoods, aims to transform communities of concentrated poverty into places of opportunity using a range of services from early...more

East Harlem Merchants Group Plans to Pay Homeless for E. 125th St. Cleanup
An East Harlem merchants group campaigns to cleaning up E. 125th St. by paying the homeless to do it. The New Harlem East Merchants Association, has began raising funds for its campaign, which...more




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