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Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

LISC Designates $25 Million Funds For Obama Administration's "Better Building Challenge"
LISC Designates $25 Million Funds For Obama Administration\

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) supports the Obama Administration's "Better Building Challenge" with a $25 million pledge to help multifamily affordable housing owners reduce their...more

Foreclosed Homes In Chicago Benefit Area Families
Foreclosed Homes In Chicago Benefit Area Families

With the prevalence of home foreclosures On Chicago's Southwest side, a unique purchase-and-rehab program is turning the problem into a possible opportunity for Chicago's families. The program,...more

Michigan Approves Funds for Infrastructure Damage Due to Extreme Winter Frost
Michigan Approves Funds for Infrastructure Damage Due to Extreme Winter Frost

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announces $6 million in funding assistance for six Upper Peninsula and three northern Lower Peninsula counties that received a "state of emergency" due to infrastructure...more

Lusby Community Garden Donates Fresh Produce to SMILE Food Pantry
Lusby Community Garden Donates Fresh Produce to SMILE Food Pantry

The Helpful Harvest Community Garden is a volunteer-run garden that provides fresh, healthy produce such as vegetables to SMILE's food pantry each year. SMILE Ecumenical Ministries is a...more

A Topic Guide On Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare
A Topic Guide On Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare

A topic guide on community vitality and rural healthcare centers on how community and economic development can be in line with health services in rural areas and how collaboration between the sectors...more

Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants
Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants

Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, the Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal EHS-Child Care Partnership Grants is providing funds to expand or establish Early Head...more

Missouri Governor Signs Controversial 'Assistant Physician' Law to Improve Rural Care
Missouri Governor Signs Controversial \

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has recently signed a new law creating a new classification of healthcare provider, an assistant physician, that will help ease primary care physician shortages in rural...more

White House Roundtable Results to Abacus Impact Investing Commitments
White House Roundtable Results to Abacus Impact Investing Commitments

Abacus Wealth Partners will provide at least $126 million to impact investments over the next two years, following a White House roundtable on impact investing. The Abacus initiative is one of the...more

Boston Teens Gather Together for Summer's Largest Civic Engagement Forum
Boston Teens Gather Together for Summer\

This summer, 650 MLK Summer Scholars participants gather at Boston University's Agganis Arena to take part in personal and professional development workshops that are part of the teen summer jobs...more




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