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How Ada Lovelace Used Embroidery To Create The First Computer Program

The world's first computer programmer was born just shy of 200 years ago. Ada Lovelace was born to poet Lord Byron and his wife, Anne Isabella Noel Byron, and grew up in a wealthy family in...more

Crayola Creativity Week

Every January, Crayola celebrates its annual "Crayola Creativity Week," and this year's theme is "Upcycling and Upcycling in the School Library," reports the American Association of School...more

Harrison And Ritter Families Donate $60,000 To United Way
Foundation: Arkansas Community Foundation

The Bill and Vikki Harrison Family Fund and the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Fund at the Arkansas Community Foundation have each committed $10,000 per year for three years to the United Way of...more

Carnegie Medal Of Philanthropy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Dolly Parton was jokingly uncharitable after the crowd at the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy ceremony tried singing along with her during her acceptance speech at Gotham Hall, the AP reports. The...more

Report For America's Community News Funds
Foundation: Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

The Grand Traverse Record-Eagle is a small newspaper in a small town in northern Michigan, but that doesn't mean it's sitting on its hands when it comes to funding its journalism. In fact, it's...more

Thurmont Reaps Benefits Of Generous Donors
Foundation: Community Foundation of Frederick County

"To me, Thurmont means home." That's how Susan Favorite describes her hometown of Thurmont, Md., to the Frederick News-Post. But the 51-year-old says she's more than happy to make that home a...more

Toy library opens at New London public library
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut

"Libraries are all about services and we're excited to have this service," Madhu Gupta, executive director of the Public Library of New London, tells the Day. That service is a new toy library that...more

Early Learning Play Area Gives Young Children Developmental Jump
Foundation: Arlington Community Foundation

Ohio's Lane Road Library is now open for business, and "My Town" is the name of its new Early Learning Play Area. It's a 500-square-foot space on the library's lower level that features a...more

$15K Awarded To Fund Two Long Valley Public School Educators

The New Jersey Education Association's Frederick L Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education has given more than $2.3 million to innovative education projects since its inception in 1993, and it's...more

Grants Will Support Organizations Throughout Huron County
Foundation: Huron County Community Foundation

The Huron County Community Foundation has awarded $75,000 in grants to 18 organizations in the county, the New London Times reports. "A thriving community here in the county," says McKenzie...more

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Social Enterprise to Reduce Youth Unemployment

Emeka Forbes from Etruria, Staffordshire, England is an 18-year-old entrepreneur who is known for developing theĀ site because of his love for photography. He has recently launched a new venture operating as a social enterprise calledĀ Young Creatives.

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