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David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

Inside Philanthropy

Julia Travers

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24 April 2019

Ghana

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Nine philanthropic organizations, including Plan International and Comic Relief, make up the With and For Girls Collective, which asks teenage girls worldwide to select girl-led initiatives to fund, a process known as...

Colorado Public Radio

Sam Brasch

24 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2013, Colorado lawmakers passed a comprehensive voting reform bill which put a mail-in ballot in every voter's mailbox and allowed for same-day voter registration. Many credit the bill for boosting youth voting 13 ...

The New York Times

Julie Weed

22 April 2019

United States

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As the number of people over 60 years old continues to rise, airports and hotels around the country are implementing features and senior-friendly design into their spaces. Some of the changes are simple – new benches,...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

22 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls ...

The Guardian

Stephen Moss

21 April 2019

Crickhowell, United Kingdom

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All across the UK, zero-waste shops are gaining traction, with over 100 stores popping up in the last two years. They encourage shoppers to buy in bulk, minimize plastic waste, and ponder the power they have as consum...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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21 April 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Math requirements are a common barrier preventing students from successfully graduating from community college in Washington state. Schools are offering a new way for non-STEM majors to earn the credit; Statway teache...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

20 April 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Twenty-five years ago, a Spanish teacher in Colorado noticed a troubling trend - many Latino students were dropping out before finishing high school. Leticia Alonso de Lozano started a dropout prevention program, offe...

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David Singer

18 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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An organization in Portland, Maine ensures Baby Boomers who want to work are adequately trained and accepted in the work place. The Boomer Institute works with social security caps and flexible work hours, both of whi...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

WBAL-TV11

Theo Hayes

16 April 2019

College Park, Maryland, United States

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Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...

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Kevin Holmes

16 April 2019

Independence, Missouri, United States

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The Independence, Missouri police department is taking an empathy-first approach to homelessness in the city. Instead of making arrests for trespassing or other crimes associated with homelessness, police officers wor...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Frank Wiley

15 April 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland’s Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is rehabbing homes and offering them to individuals who are in need of a second chance. Systemic issues like redlining, re-entry after incarceration, and addiction often le...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

9 April 2019

Delaware, United States

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Making reproductive health care a part of a woman’s primary care expands opportunities for proactive family planning. Delaware nonprofit, Upstream, partners with health care systems to increase access to information a...

The Augusta Chronicle

Roslyn Joseph

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6 April 2019

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange is bringing equitable dental care to the South Bend, Indiana community by offering free exams in exchange for good deeds. Catering to community members that may not be able to financ...

PBS NewsHour

Lisa Stark

2 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Librarians in New York City are attempting to "promote literacy in ordinary locations." By adding books and staff to laundromats in low-income communities, they are providing opportunities for children living in "bo...

Fox47

Emily Hamer

31 March 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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A group called NextGen Wisconsin is using bounce houses, armies of field organizers, convenient voter registration tables, door knocking, and digital advertising to turn out historically high numbers of youth voters a...

The California Sunday Magazine

Elizabeth Weil

27 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School was the first in the U.S. to open in a jail. Now, the school operates a bus, or traveling classroom, that parks in San Francisco's most under-resourced communities to offer residents, many off...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

The New York Times

Vidhi Doshi

26 March 2019

New Delhi, India

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In India, the construction industry is the second largest employer. Without the ability to pay for child care, mothers are often forced to bring young children to construction sites. Mobile Crèches has started to set ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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26 March 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made a...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

22 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Laundry machines are an increasingly common sight on the campuses of Denver elementary schools. "A lot of times our teaching goes beyond the academic piece,” one principal said. “Teaching kids how to do laundry is a l...

Pacific Standard

Alissa Greenberg

20 March 2019

Calais, France

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For many refugees living in camps and on the move, mobile phones can be a life line to families and the outside world. Phones can help organize political activities, arrange medical supplies, and so much more. But alt...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

Governing

Graham Vyse

12 March 2019

Vermont, United States

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Across the country, and particularly in states with no paid leave laws, state agencies are allowing new parents to bring infants to the workplace. While the change has been welcomed, critics don't believe it goes far ...

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