+Acumen - World-Classes to Drive Social Change


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+Acumen, an initiative of Acumen, aims to provide anyone, anywhere the skills and community to drive social change.

+Acumen is a global team composed of educators, innovators, entrepreneurs, catalysts, community managers and generous volunteers.

+Acumen introduces itself as a platform that offers free and low-cost courses aimed at all levels of social changemakers. it also creates opportunities for its most committed students and volunteers to connect and take action.

Also, +Acumen houses more than 300,000 students (and growing!) from 190 countries working to empower them to "think differently, learn collaboratively, and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world."

+Acumen's partners are visionaries from the U.S. Department of Labor, IDEO.org, and The Omidyar Group among many others.

+Acumen believes in: generosity, collaboration, conversation across boundaries, and ordinary people that are capable of extraordinary things. Read the Entire Article


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Philanthropy and Local Communities
Foundation: Nebraska Community Foundation

K.C. Belitz, chief operating officer of the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF), provides an example of how to use philanthropy to do community-building and a call to action. Belitz writes that...more

New NYC Program Pairs Homeless Youth with Seniors with Extra Bedrooms

The Home Sharing Program, which recently launched in all five New York City boroughs, pairs homeless youth with senior citizens who have extra rooms in their apartments. According to Lorraine...more

Social Activism Showing Up in Social Entrepreneurship

Activate World's podcast spotlights Dr. Jerry Davis, Associate Dean for Business + Impact, Michigan Ross School of Business. Davis' research is concerned with the effects of finance on society,...more

We Can Heal Divides by Focusing Americans on Their Shared Goals

Richard C. Harwood, author of "Stepping Forward: a Positive Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives," addresses how people across the Untied States are pulling back from their...more

America's Urban/Rural Divide

In a conversation with Tara Westover, author of the best-selling 2018 memoir, Educated, Jeffrey Goldberg dives into the issues surrounding cultural separation and mutual misunderstanding in...more

What Does an Anchor Mission Require? Universities Search for Answers
Foundation: Teagle Foundation

Steve Dubb, senior editor for NonProfit Quarterly (NPQ), tackles institutions that have anchor missions. He writes that today's anchor institutions are already widely accepted and provides examples,...more

Anchor Institutions, Community Development & Neighborhood Stabilization

This LISC research report provides evidence about the impact of investments, and the work of both community organizations and "anchor institutions." The report lists urban places and diverse...more

The Leverage Gained From Investing in Rural America

Suzanne Anarde, outgoing vice president and director of Rural LISC, writes in an essay for Shelterforce stating to look at the impact of investing in rural community development on its own...more

Facebook Pledges $150 Million to Bay’s Future Fund and Affordable Housing
Foundation: San Francisco Foundation

Facebook commits $150 Million to Bay's Future Fund. LISC will help put these dollars to work promoting affordable housing development in the San Francisco Bay Area. The commitment from Facebook...more

A Community Rises in a Historic Albuquerque Neighborhood

Nonprofit Quarterly launches the second season of its Remaking the Economy webinar series. Each webinar will focus on a specific region or community. This webinar features the 501c3 nonprofit,...more







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Social Enterprise Trains Migrants and Refugees with Fashion-Industry Skills


Social Enterprise Trains Migrants and Refugees with Fashion-Industry Skills

Sydney TAFE has teamed with a new clothing and retail social enterprise, The Social Outfit charity, to launch a dynamic collaboration that would enable students to gain real fashion industry skills and take on their own creativity and rich cultural heritage to produce garments for The Social Outfit’s store and adjoining workshop in Newtown.




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