• LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

    Wikipedia’s Source Organization Name: LA Cleantech Incubator Description: LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is the City of Los Angeles’s official cleantech business incubator established to accelerate the commercialization of clean technology and job creation in the Los Angeles region. LACI’s staff of entrepreneurs, market specialists, and researchers combined with its 60+…

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  • Social Return On Investment

    Wikipedia’s Source Term Definition Name: social return on investment Description: Social return on investment (SROI) is a principles-based method for measuring extra-financial value (i.e., environmental and social value not currently reflected in conventional financial accounts) relative to resources invested. It can be used by any entity to evaluate impact on…

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  • Employment Development Department (EDD)

    Wikipedia’s Source Term Definition Name: employment development department (edd) Description: The Employment Development Department (EDD) is part of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency of the executive branch of the State of California. EDD offers a variety of services to millions of Californians under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, Disability…

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  • Hack The Beach

    Santa Monica 2.0, Initializing! This organization is looking for innovators to redefine Santa Monica’s community and drive local business! Are you passionate about your community? Would you like to develop innovative solutions that are relevant both to Santa Monica and cities everywhere? Go behind the scenes with their experts at…

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  • LA Community College Students in Tech

    LA Community College Students Build Technical Portfolios

    Highly motivated community college students often focus on transferring to a four-year university to earn a traditional bachelor’s degree. But the community colleges are also a great place for talented students to learn a skill and then move directly into a job. Community colleges are more affordable than four-year schools…

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  • Vocational

    Wiktionary’s Dictionary Dictionary term Name: vocational Description: Pertaining to a vocation (of education) that provides a special skill rather than academic knowledge. In Dictionary: Wiktionary’s Dictionary

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  • Big Data

    Wiktionary’s Dictionary Dictionary term Name: big data Description: Data on a very large scale, such that it can only be gathered or processed with computers, especially with reference to its potential to allow for new breakthroughs or understanding in a particular field of study. In Dictionary: Wiktionary’s Dictionary

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  • Cleantech

    Wiktionary’s Dictionary Dictionary term Name: cleantech Description: (manufacturing) Technologies that support increased productivity or profitability while also reducing resource consumption or pollution. In Dictionary: Wiktionary’s Dictionary

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  • Social Enterprise

    Wikipedia’s Definition Dictionary term Name: social enterprise Description: A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. In Wikipedia

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  • Proficia Launches Engineering Firm for Tech Job Creation

    Proficia is launching a social enterprise to create tech jobs through an apprenticeship with engineers. Over the summer, we trained our first cohort of electronics technicians. Some have decided to return to college, and we have helped others find jobs. One of the trainees will be joining the Proficia engineering…

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