Monthly Archives: May 2013

This week in community development

We have to end this week with a big congratulations to our friends at Digital Data Divide (DDD) who received a Google Innovation Award for Education Training and Business Process Outsourcing! (All Africa) To read more about how DDD’s work is impacting communities read the … Continue reading

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CSCC ESL Afterschool Communities holds 5k race

One of our favorite service enrichment programs, Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities, will be holding a 5k race this weekend.

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Informal Cities and The Rockefeller Foundation

See a problem, find a solution; these are the sort of stories we love to hear about at Praxia and share with our community! This short documentary, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, looks at a micro lending and educational program in … Continue reading

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What We Are Reading This Week in Community Development

Education and renewable energy get attention on Indian Reservations,  solar policy survives and thrives in the Midwest, the value of the “third place” in communities, and philanthropic donors are attempting to maximize efforts by collaborating: read these stories and more after the … Continue reading

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Community-building and solar power

Ninety low-income households across Southern California will have solar power systems installed at no cost as a result of a partnership between a nonprofit organization, GRID Alternatives, and a for-profit company, Sullivan Solar Power. For every new system Sullivan installs, … Continue reading

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What We Are Reading This Week in Community Development

Crowdfunding local real estate investment, Minnesota RPSvictories, Ohio communities working to improve their neighborhoods, and a comprehensive research publication introducing and analyzing pay for success financing;  read these stories and more after the jump! For more renewable energy news, don’t … Continue reading

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Supportive services for seniors: What makes a good life?

Often, seniors with modest incomes have to choose between three insufficient options: struggle with assisted living bills, navigate supportive services on their own, or rely on a loved one for caregiving. Joe Recchie, of Praxia Partners, began noticing the need … Continue reading

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Solar Mamas for this Mother’s Day

We are bringing you this special Sunday post in honor of all of the Mother’s who work tirelessly to keep their families healthy, safe and happy. We at Praxia Partners would like to thank all the mom’s for everything you … Continue reading

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What We are Reading this Week in Community Development

What if a nation’s health were measured by more than just GDP? We’re pretty intrigued by the Social Progress Index recently launched at the Skoll World Forum. It uses 52 indicators in the areas of basic human needs, foundations of … Continue reading

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Crowd funding Real Food for Real Kids

Here at Praxia Partners, we take a keen interest in innovative fundraising and finance, so when we heard that educators at one of our favorite service enrichment programs had launched a crowd funding initiative, we wanted to get their perspective … Continue reading

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