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Social Enterprise Sector Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Recognize B-Corps
The social enterprise sector and its supporters are lobbying Connecticut lawmakers to allow social enterprises to register as B-Corps, or benefit corporations. A Hartford-based Social Enterprise...more



U.S. Commission on Human Rights to Hold Briefing to Prevent Hospital Patient Dumping
The United States Commission on Civil Rights will hold an upcoming briefing on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Commission's headquarters in DC to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical...more

Nonprofits Seek Experienced Workers to Be Volunteers
According to San Francisco-based nonprofit, Encore.org, people in the age range of 44 to 70 are interested in jumping from private-sector careers to nonprofit work. Nonprofits most use volunteer...more

National League of Cities Support Flood Insurance Bill
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). NLC is committed...more

Making Foreclosure Data Accessible
NeighborhoodInfo DC, a National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership member and democratizing data for civic engagement, supplies D.C.'s residents and community-based organizations with local data...more

Health Reform Impact on Community Health Centers, Patients
The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) releases new report on the potential...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

Gunshot Injuries: Leading Cause of Deaths among Youth in the US
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis researchers indicate that gunshot injuries among children and adolescents, while scarce, are more severe, costly and...more

Strong State Alcohol Policy is a Protective Factor against Binge Drinking
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more

DHS Receives $1 Million in Grants for NJ FamilyCare
The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) gets a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer training programs. These training programs will be...more






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Social Enterprise Cafe Offers Youth Second Chance


Social Enterprise Cafe Offers Youth Second Chance

Not your typically standing cafe, the Stables Cafe, which was set up by Glen Duckett from Thwaites pub the Eagle and Child Ramsbottom in Lancashire,  is a place where youths are being given second chances at life. These youths  have been long-term unemployed, homeless or have served juvenile detention.




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