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Café Gratitude is a raw food organic restaurant. All the food is prepared without cooking it to "preserve the full enzymatic and nutrient content of foods." The dishes also have names like "I am Beautiful" to promote positivity and gratitude.

Café Gratitude is a raw food organic restaurant. All the food is prepared without cooking it to "preserve the full enzymatic and nutrient content of foods." The dishes also have names like "I am Beautiful" to promote positivity and gratitude.

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Berkeley Bowl is an independent super market that specializes in produce and also carries a wide array of organic and natural foods. They provide many varieties of produce and list where they are from and whether they are organic.

Berkeley Bowl is an independent super market that specializes in produce and also carries a wide array of organic and natural foods. They provide many varieties of produce and list where they are from and whether they are organic.

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Cell phone games have been developed to teach children literacy.
Why not teach moms literacy with mobiles too? She may not have time to sit in a class for a few hours, but she may have a few hours each day to learn some vocabulary. Educated moms make

Cell phone games have been developed to teach children literacy. Why not teach moms literacy with mobiles too? She may not have time to sit in a class for a few hours, but she may have a few hours each day to learn some vocabulary. Educated moms make

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People from all over the world can choose to donate $10-$50 to support a mom or midwife. Donations can be sent by texting a code and a donation amount, and the charge will be added to your phone bill. A website like Kiva can provide info on the moms

People from all over the world can choose to donate $10-$50 to support a mom or midwife. Donations can be sent by texting a code and a donation amount, and the charge will be added to your phone bill. A website like Kiva can provide info on the moms

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Text4Baby provides free text messages with to help moms through their pregnancy and baby’s 1st year. VoiceMail4Baby builds off of the Text4Baby concept by using Twilio to enable moms to receive either text or voice messages with helpful advice. Voice

Text4Baby provides free text messages with to help moms through their pregnancy and baby’s 1st year. VoiceMail4Baby builds off of the Text4Baby concept by using Twilio to enable moms to receive either text or voice messages with helpful advice. Voice

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Moms don’t have money to pay for healthcare, but midwifes find it hard to provide services without getting paid. Moms also need peer support from other knowledgeable moms. Building off of the Grameen Village Phone and Self Help Group models, a Moms S

Moms don’t have money to pay for healthcare, but midwifes find it hard to provide services without getting paid. Moms also need peer support from other knowledgeable moms. Building off of the Grameen Village Phone and Self Help Group models, a Moms S

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Could universities offer courses that have a concurrent partner course in another country? The partner courses could follow the same curriculum so students can engage throughout the course with students from another culture and region of the world.

As for local engagement, if there are service learning projects that are intended to benefit a local community, the community members' perspectives can be integrated into the project. Even better, the community members can be engaged throughout the learning and problem solving process.

I cannot champion this this idea but I wanted to contribute a few thoughts to get the discussion rolling :).

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Jessica commented on Hacking a Credential

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for sharing about your experience. I wonder what you think about programs like the General Assemby UX training to get the skills needed for a career transition. I know it's not the same as getting credit towards a college degree but perhaps it's another way to move forward towards getting a job.

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Jessica commented on Bee Downtown

There's an organization in San Francisco installing beehives on hotel rooftops: https://www.facebook.com/jdmcmaster/posts/10154127608293085

Might this inspire ideas or is there possibility for collaboration?