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Using Civic Engagement to Get Employees to Give Back
Zimbra Inc., a communications solution provider, is one company whose leaders have instilled the value of civic engagement to its employees. According to Chairman and CEO Patrick Brandt, getting...more



New Report Finds Household Income Influences Chronic Disease Control in Kids in Canada
A new report from the researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered that glycated hemoglobin levels of kids with type 1 diabetes is associated with household income. Despite free...more

Sequestration Hits Head Start
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimated 57,265 children were cut from Head Start services due to sequestration. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide preschool for...more

Social Enterprise Guide: Attracting Community Interest While Investing Into Valuable Work
Saeed Al Muntafiq, chairman at Rise, writes a handy guide for the social entrepreneurs since, like any business, in any industry and in any economy, "not everything is perfect". Saeed lists down...more

Code for America Launches Australia Incubator
Code for America, a social enterprise coding start-up, has launched a new branch in Melbourne, Australia. The Code for Australia will provide a fellowship program an incubator program and a...more

Two Federal Agencies Announce Funding For Housing and Services For Low-Income Citizens with Disabilities
The Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Developed announced $93 million going to 13 states to provide housing and services to low-income people with disabilities. By...more

Business Owners With Autism Profit From Purpose And Joy
While there is a growing movement to help find work for people with autism, for some of them starting their own business was the solution. According to Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary...more

Obamacare Cuts Medicare Prescription Costs, HHS Reports
Obamacare has reduced individual prescription drug costs by $1,061, the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department reports. According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, these reduced costs...more

Forward Together in Challenging Times
Forward Together, an event that will unite over 200 voluntary, community and social enterprise groups, is expected to work closely in partnership with each sector to support each other in...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more




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