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Pierce County Conducts Homelessness Survey
Pierce county volunteers has recently conducted a homelessness survey to paint a more definitive picture of what the county needs to do to address this concern. Volunteers ask the homeless to...more



Texting May Help Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
According to a new University of Michigan research, texting may be good for your health and may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. A Txt4health program launched in Detroit and Cincinnati is an...more

Lessons Gained from a Kickstarter Project Social Enterprise
Meredith Ramirez Talusan, co-founder and director of the Ricefield Collective, earned a handful of insight and experience through her Kickstarer-backed social enterprise. The Ricefield Collective...more

The Duration of Obesity in Young Adults is linked with Silent Heart Disease
A National Institutes of Health-supported study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that length of time a young adult is obese is linked with the development of silent...more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
U.S. Representative for New York, Nydia Velazquez, addressed the importance of the House Democrats Economic Agenda for Women and Families, "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" to small businesses...more

Study: Children with Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Vaccine
It has recently been reported that a new study from the University of Michigan has found that children who are allergic to eggs can now safely receive a single dose of seasonal influenza vaccine to...more

Building Dreams for Marines Perform Construction Projects for WWII Veterans in Need
The Building Dreams for Marines, a nonprofit organization, is helping renovate a World War II veteran's home. WWII Gunnery Sgt. Bernie Ruchin, who tore four tendons and is currently going through...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

Indigenous Social Enterprise Program Harbors Support from School and Local Government
Haere Whakamua, an indigenous social enterprise program, gathers support from the Auckland Council and the University of Auckland Business School to release potential business opportunities in both...more

Community Growth Initiative to Facilitate Economic Growth
The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation has developed the community Growth Initiative (CGI) program to facilitate economic development in the region. The CGI incorporates an Asset-Based...more






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Social Entrepreneur Believes Everyone Has Right to World-Class Education


Social Entrepreneur Believes Everyone Has Right to World-Class Education

Richard Ludlow of New York City founded Academic Earth, anĀ angel investor-backed social enterprise that providesĀ a site with videos of university lectures and other educational content.




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