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What Road Transport Plays In Economic Development
An essay discusses the significant roles transport plays in the economic development of Ghana. Transportation's impact on the economy is conditioned because it grants accessibility and engenders...more



New Report Provides Guidance to Implement Obesity Programs for Community Benefit
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance releases new report that identifies the challenges and opportunities for nonprofit hospitals to tackle obesity through community benefit...more

Turning Firearms Into Jewelry
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, a business called Liberty United collects and destroys illegal guns, then uses the materials to fashion jewelry...more

Tech Job Training Program Gets $47,000 Housing and Economic Development Grant
The E-Team Machinist Job Training program gets a $47,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Economic Development, enabling the staff to finish the class. The E-Team program is a free...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

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The Women's World Banking Leadership Community was initially launched with seed funding provided by Cisco Foundation in 2012 as the answer to foster a community with a purpose. Borrowing the...more

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Copes with Budget Reductions despite Rising Homeless Youth
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, shelter and counsel provider for homeless youth, has been stricken with budget cuts totaling more than $1.1 million within the previous year. The federal spending cuts were...more

NextGen Heirs Take Philanthropy To the Next Level
According to a research conducted by Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64 called "#NextGenDonors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy", next generation donors of wealth...more

Westpac Foundation Offers Social Enterprise Start-Up Grants
The Westpac Foundation will be providing funding of up to $100,000 through its Seed grants for start-up social enterprises. The grant funding aims to push social good efforts of social enterprises...more




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