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Examining Early Implementation of Health Reform in Eight States
An Urban Institute report documents a series of papers that early implementation of the Affordable Care Act in eight states. These eight states include: Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan,...more



Reinventing Philanthropy
The Reinventors Network, a network of innovators, focuses on philanthropic trends done in the past decade. These include "crowdfunding, scan-to-give technology, social impact bonds, impact...more

Local Summit to Address Reducing Homelessness
Santa Barbara County residents will participate in the Homelessness Action Summit at UC Santa Barbara's Campbell Hall to tackle possible strategies for reducing the ever-growing homelessness...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Internet Entrepreneur to Launch 2 New Startups
Tech entrepreneur Krishnan Ganesh announces plans to launch two new startups: one in the housing and construction sector and another that will provide higher education for working...more

Tech Startups to Tackle Water Issues in California
With California currently experiencing a drought, startups are providing solutions such as drones, aerial imagery and data analytics to help deliver water to only the parts of farmers' fields that...more

Expansion of Medicaid to Benefit Patients and Hospitals
The expansion of Medicaid benefits hospitals and patients alike as it provides for long-term care services while at a reduced hospital rate. The many provisions found in the Affordable Care Act...more

African-American Medical Students Most Affected By High Debt Load
Researchers at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University examined data from a sample of over 2% of the U.S. medical students enrolled at over a hundred accredited American medical...more

Risk Projects Best Performed By Philanthropy
In her written contribution to Huffington Post, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Dr. Judith Rodin illustrates why risk is often associated with philanthropy. Dr. Rodin specifies that...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more






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Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement


Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement

The country’s first green coworking space, Green Spaces, is a hub for green and socially conscious businesses in Denver to work and connect with each other.




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