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  • Helping People with Mental Illnesses Thrive

    Buckelew Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides homes, jobs, and hope to people with mental illness, is the recipient of a Social Innovation Grant.


  • The Promise of Crowdfunding for Social Enterprise

    White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.


  • Shifting the Odds for At-Risk Youth

    The Promotores program links at-risk youth with counselors who help young people navigate issues like poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing.


  • Social Innovation: A Strategy for Expanding Opportunity

    The Social Innovation Fund invests money in nonprofits and foundations so they can accelerate the work of high-impact organizations like the Year Up program and replicate their approaches in new localities and markets.


  • Opening the Door for Program Related Investments

    Jonathan Greenblatt, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, explains a proposed rule that would make it easier for philanthropies to make Program Related Investments.


  • Service Members Help Meet the Needs of Young Children

    Naila Bolus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jumpstart, one of the largest part-time AmeriCorps programs, explains that investing in early education is investing in the future.


  • Volunteers to the Rescue

    The City of Salisbury transformed two neglected blocks of South Shaver Street and is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.


  • The BIG DIG Inspires Community Pride

    In 2011, over 600 volunteers beautified 80 sites in one day and due to their efforts, Jersey City is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.


  • Expanding Opportunity through Active Volunteering

    The Department of Labor recognizes that active volunteering can help expand opportunity for unemployed individuals by enabling them to develop and maintain skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes while helping in their community.


  • Helping Youth at Home and Abroad

    Neha Gupta, a 15-year-old from Pennsylvania who built a library for underprivileged youth, is a national honoree for the Make A Difference Day awards


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