With nearly $200 million in federal funds, Maryland is launching a groundbreaking technology upgrade to cut bureaucratic red tape and help lift families out of poverty. Read what prompted it.
Realtor.com has done the math on a bunch of indicators to come up with its list of the 10 most compassionate cities in America. Is yours on it?
Last year's Global Opportunity Report ranked youth unemployment as the biggest risk facing cities. Read what 5,500 respondents identified as the biggest risks facing our world this year -- plus insights on how innovative partnerships and technologies can address them.
The idea behind DataCollaboratives.org is to encourage data exchanges between private companies, research institutions, government agencies and others to help solve complex social problems. Click to read some success stories of this model in action.
Asheville, NC's civic hackers are using data to help their city's vulnerable populations – from working with a homeless coalition to helping the city find jobs and housing for formerly incarcerated people. The Asheville initiatives are part of a national effort to help underserved citizens.
A social services management solution created by University of Washington students to improve processes in child welfare, foster care and homeless youth systems is expanding, thanks to $5 million in new funding.
A three-year pilot at Feeding America food banks is demonstrating how investing in sustainable energy and water efficiency programs can cut utility costs and make more money available to support their mission. Learn how well it's working in Tuscaloosa.
To solve challenges faced by poor and vulnerable populations in U.S. cities, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Unreasonable Institute are offering 10 early-stage for-profit or nonprofit organizations $100,000 each and nine months of support. Get details on this million dollar effort that could help millions of people.
With a sharp increase in reports of child abuse or neglect, caseworkers in New Hanover County, NC need to focus on children who need help the most. SAS Analytics helps them assess risk and prioritize activities to keep more children safe.
Dundee, Scotland is a UNESCO City of Design and as such has launched a competition to find a digital design solution that will fundamentally improve the lives of those dealing with homelessness on a daily basis.