SolutionsU® connects you to solutions stories about responses to the world’s challenges.
stories & collections
Equity in Education
Selected stories from SJN's Renewing Democracy initiative
Voting During a Pandemic
Helping People Out of Homelessness
Talking Through The Divide
Cross-Pollination Stories from 2019
The Restorative Justice Difference
What Works to Reduce Community Gun Violence?
Indigenous-led Responses to COVID-19
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Waiving Regulations for Affordable Housing Shows Results in Austin
Waiving Regulations for Affordable Housing Show...view story
How a housing-first strategy could save domestic violence survivors during a pandemic
How a housing-first strategy could save domesti...view story
The state's emergency child-care centers kept COVID-19 in check. Here's how
The state's emergency child-care centers kept C...view story
How teachers are bringing lessons from the racial justice uprisings into the classroom
How teachers are bringing lessons from the raci...view story
How a neighborhood collaborative transformed a small town
How a neighborhood collaborative transformed a ...view story
Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production
Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert fo...view story
‘Vigilantes' on a mission to reunite owners with their stolen bikes
‘Vigilantes' on a mission to reunite owners wit...view story
Program offers alternative to calling police
Program offers alternative to calling policeview story
The US police department that decided to hire social workers
The US police department that decided to hire s...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