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More Cities Pushing for Homeless Bans and Arrests
More areas in North Carolina, including Columbia town and Raleigh city, seem to be pushing homeless out of their corners, sweeping them in less than prominent locations. Homeless arrests and bans...more

Final Report: New Markets Tax Credit Program Evaluation
The Urban Institute released the final report on the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program supports investment in low-income areas by offering tax...more

Social Enterprise Qualifies for 2013 Summit Finals
BagoSphere, a social enterprise that offers training programs specifically for Bago City out-of-school youths to gain access to high quality employment, is a finalist in the 2013 Asia Pacific Cities...more

Mortgage Lending to Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers and Borrowers of Color
A CLASP research brief focuses on explaining the gaps between mortgage lending for low- and moderate-income borrowers, as well as black and Hispanic borrowers. The lessons gained by delving into...more

St. Mary College Student Volunteers Work For Rebuilding Together Program
Teachers and students at St. Mary's College volunteer out in South Bend to do home painting and cleaning. The effort is part of St. Joseph County Rebuilding Together program to enhance Lynn Joyce...more

Tax Reform Coalition Urges Refocus of Tuition Tax Breaks on Vulnerable Families
A coalition of groups called Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform sent in a report and letter to Congress that calls for eliminating three of the federal tax benefits for education while...more

White House Introduces Web App to See How Climate Change Impacts Households
The White House is developing a web application that will show how climate change will impact American households. The app at would be a tool to enable individuals, business...more

Young Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Support Arts and Cultural Endeavors through Result-Oriented Platforms
Wealthy young entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area are giving back to society through results-driven platforms instead of the usual fundraising philanthropy to support arts and cultural...more

Newton North Alumni Teaches at Sega Girls School as Volunteers
Newton North alums Camilla Shearman and Elena Hemler spent four months volunteering at Sega Girls School, a residential school for girls in Tanzania which is supported by the nonprofit Nurturing...more

United Way Worldwide Honors Wells Fargo for Volunteer Engagement
United Way Worldwide, a leadership and support organization, grants Wells Fargo with a Summit award for volunteer engagement. Wells Fargo is a financial services provider known for having the...more

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Why People Buy from Social Enterprises?
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