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Social Policy and Human Services

As the number of not-for-profit organizations responding to societal needs has grown, community based organizations have become more decisive in determining the health and well being of impoverished individuals and families. With the persistence of poverty, coupled with rising economic … Continue reading

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New Film FOOD CHAINS…not to miss!

A new documentary film, FOOD CHAINS is coming soon to a theater near you, beginning NOVEMBER 21st  If you are interested in farm workers and the food industry, this is an important film to see.  Its executive producers, Eric Schlosser, … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Week October 19-25th

National Pro Bono Week is October 19-25th!  Downtown Phoenix Inc, will be hosting a variety of events at their Downtown Engagement Lab at Arizona Center. The events are supported by a coalition of organizations including: CO+HOOTS Foundation, Hands on Greater … Continue reading

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Great Summer Opportunity! Global Social Innovation Fellowship

Duke University’s Global Policy and Governance summer program combines internships with socially innovative organizations in Geneva and London, and an intensive academic course on global social innovation. Fellows receive a unique opportunity to combine academic and experiential perspectives on how … Continue reading

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FOOD! Don’t miss the 2014 Downtown Lecture Series October 15-November 12

This year’s 2014 Downtown Lecture Series is on FOOD!   Kick off lectures is, “Changing Geographies of Food” by Dr. Diana Liverman on October 15th.  Sponsored by UofA’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the lecture series includes 5 different speakers … Continue reading

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Activating Impact: Lend for America’s 6th Annual Summit

Learn how to put microfinance into practice in your campus community! Join hundreds of students across the country on November 15-16, 2014 at UC Berkeley’s historic International House for Lend for America’s 6th Annual Summit.  Registration available through October 31st. … Continue reading

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Looking for resources related to social justice public policy?

Anne Larason Schneider, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University, provides Legislative alerts on socially-just public policy in Arizona as part of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona Network.  If you are interested … Continue reading

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What do unions and cooperatives have in common?

In 2009 the United Steel Workers (USW) collaborated with Mondragon Cooperatives, the world’s largest worker-owned cooperative, to start to develop unionized, worker-owned cooperatives in the US and Canada.  As a result of this partnership, USW and the Ohio Employee Ownership … Continue reading

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New Democracy Collaborative report on policies effective at revitalizing communities

The Democracy Collaborative report offers a representative survey of some key emerging best practices in state and local policy-making to support community wealth building—designed to support economic inclusion goals, create quality jobs with family-supporting wages, address generational poverty, stabilize communities … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona Economic Development Regional Symposium

The Arizona Association for Economy Development is hosting a symposium on PARTNERSHIPS THAT WORK.   The symposium, which will take place on Friday, October 17th  provides an opportunity for information gathering and networking and will include a guided tour of the … Continue reading

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