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 Supplemental Program Offers Services to Women, Infants and Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) presents additional and supportive healthful provisions, nutrition education, and recommendations to other health,...more



Veteran Homeless Rates in Decline, But Unemployment Still Remains
In a recent census, the number of homeless veterans has declined. However, veterans seeking better employment opportunities find it difficult to land good jobs. Due to lack of quality jobs,...more

Homeless Veterans Get Housing Program Vouchers
As part of a mission to end homelessness among veterans in 2015, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides $825 monthly vouchers to veterans who do not have a place to...more

Homeless Coalition Taps Into $100 Million to Build Affordable Housing
A West-Central Minnesota homeless coalition taps into a $100 million state grant to address homelessness in the area and build affordable housing. According to Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional...more

Enhancing Civil Society Participation Project Receives $6.5 Million
The Enhancing Civil Society Participation in Local Government for Community Development Safety Project bags a total of $6.5 million to boost participation of civil society in local...more

President Obama Signs Veteran Reform Bill Into Law
President Barack Obama has recently signed a $16.3 billion bill in an effort to renew the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. The President claimed that the country had a "sacred duty" to protect...more

Local Officials to Partner with Social Entrepreneurs
In collaboration with social entrepreneurs, local officials in Maree take action for the benefit of the Irish society. Three particular Irish "solution makers" are One Foundation, Ashoka and Social...more

Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...more

SBA Expands Impact Fund, Boosts Small Business Capital
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the expansion of the Impact Fund, which was launched in 2011 as a five-year, $1 billion pilot initiative to capitalize investment funds that aim...more




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Europe-wide Call to Support Social Enterprises

Europe-wide Call to Support Social Enterprises
Social enterprise leaders throughout Europe are urging local authorities to use their powers to help...

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