SolutionsU® connects you to solutions stories about responses to the world’s challenges.
stories & collections
Business and Sustainability
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Increasing Voter Participation in Marginalized Communities
Businesses' Role in Sustainability Solutions
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Economic Mobility in Communities of Color
Cultivating Collaborations: Collective Action
Overcoming Big Challenges: Learning from Failure
In Fixing U.S. Health Problems, No Solution Is an Island
Empowering People: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Leadership
Austin youth re-entry program has 15% recidivism rate, compared to 75% nationwide
Austin youth re-entry program has 15% recidivis...view story
NYC is sending social workers instead of police to some 911 calls. Here's how it's going.
NYC is sending social workers instead of police...view story
NYC's Non-Police Mental Health Pilot Increasing Rate of Those Getting Aid, Data Show
NYC's Non-Police Mental Health Pilot Increasing...view story
Eugene, Oregon, Police Chief: Sending Unarmed Crisis Specialists On Mental Health Calls Saves Lives
Eugene, Oregon, Police Chief: Sending Unarmed C...view story
For girls with mothers in prison, a summer camp offers much-needed support
For girls with mothers in prison, a summer camp...view story
Outgunned: Why California's groundbreaking firearms law is failing
Outgunned: Why California's groundbreaking fire...view story
A 'Zoom boom' boosted civic engagement across Kansas. But will it continue?
A 'Zoom boom' boosted civic engagement across K...view story
Tourism in time of pandemic. How the Safar Project opened minds and borders
Tourism in time of pandemic. How the Safar Proj...view story
The world is full of people and institutions working to advance change. Yet, these emerging ideas can be difficult to find...until now.
SolutionsU® identifies, vets, and tags high-quality solutions journalism stories in one searchable database - the Solutions Story Tracker.
SolutionsU® features stories produced by 1,400+ journalists from 700+ news outlets, featuring 148+ countries, and growing every day. The stories cover a wide variety of people, communities, and institutions working to advance change around the globe.
Solutions stories illustrate the real struggles in social change, going beyond inspiration to provide evidence and insights about how social change really works.
SolutionsU® is a project of the Solutions Journalism Network: a nonprofit organization that seeks to rebalance the news, providing readers with critical reporting on society's problems and stories that explain how individuals, institutions, and communities are responding.
“SolutionsU® has unlimited potential: for students developing project ideas, in providing leads for field research on solving intractable social problems, and for helping educators with well-vetted and organized teaching content and materials.”
Robert Lyon, Assistant Professor
NYU Stern School of Business
“My students are definitely more engaged and more inspired. They connect these stories to their own lives and many of them express interest in wanting to be more involved, perhaps by volunteering or donating to organizations that are featured in the articles.”
Judit Torok, Founding Director of Pratt's Center for Teaching and Learning
“When [my students] learned that a community already exists that they can be a part of, and that they can learn from, that made all the difference. Solutions journalism stories can help deliver this powerful message.”
Marcy O'Neil, Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
“A great tool to prime the moral imagination. It enhances the ability to imagine the world that does not yet exist.”
David Bornstein, Co-Founder
Solutions Journalism Network
“SolutionsU® is a lifeline for professors and students seeking to move beyond a problem mindset and understand how people are solving the thorny problems we face. Students leave inspired, realizing that they can make a difference.”
Jay Friedlander, Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business
College of the Atlantic