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Riva Richmond

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28 March 2017

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Women are often stuck in an abusive relationship due to poor financial situations. Programs are beginning to help abused women by giving them support and helping them become entrepreneurs in order to become financiall...

The Baltimore Sun

Liz Bowie

28 March 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Starting in the late 80s, Hartford school officials implemented programs to reverse the de facto segregation present in the district. Chief among these programs was developing 42 magnet schools, many of which provided...

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Monica Chitre

27 March 2017

Bamako, Mali

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Three women have embraced the use of solar technology to become clean energy entrepreneurs. They are helping bring light, efficient cookstoves, and energy to their communities, while reducing carbon emissions and empo...

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Alex Mayyasi

22 March 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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ReadyReturn is the only program in the United States that provides taxpayers with completed tax returns. It’s simple, easy, and has a 99% user satisfaction rate. Who’s not happy? Intuit, H&R Block, and other tax prepa...

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Jenni Bergal

21 March 2017

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Living alone can be tough for seniors, for those without family nearby to check on them no one will know if they suffer a medical emergency. Hundreds of suburban and rural police agencies in the US are offering senior...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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20 March 2017

United States

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Frequent deployments and relocations create career hurdles for military spouses and pull families away from their support networks. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2009, is working with volunteers in 35 cha...

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Abigail Klein Leichman

19 March 2017

Jerusalem, Israel

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The Middle East has long been the site of conflict, but 'Jerusalem Double' is trying to ease tensions by having people from all backgrounds come together to play in backgammon tournaments. These tournaments have been ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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17 March 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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At Georgia State University in Atlanta, a couple of hundred dollars can often be the tipping point for whether a student can graduate or not. To address this issue and to further help low income students, the college ...

University Daily Kansan

Omar Sanchez

15 March 2017

Lawrence, Kansas, United States

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A motion-tracking software that promotes musical improvisation, called the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), is helping people create music regardless of ability level. Not only does the technology enable users ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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6 March 2017

New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

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Jail-to-Jobs, a program with one employee, has helped more than 260 formerly incarcerated people find full-time jobs. Created by a district attorney who saw former felons struggling to be considered for openings, the ...

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J. Gabriel Ware

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2 March 2017

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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For over 10 years, a non-profit in Kalamazoo, Michigan has been covering 65 to 100 percent of college costs for local public school students. Kalamazoo Promise, which has inspired similar programs throughout the count...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

9 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Facing social stigma as well as other effects of being incarcerated, Philabundance Community Kitchen is using culinary education to provide much needed services to those formerly incarcerated. Via cooking classes and ...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

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Nick Holland

5 February 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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New apps like Tap Tap See and Be My Eyes are helping blind people solve everyday problems by combining smartphone video technology with an army of volunteers. The app allows a blind individual to take a photo or video...

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Maureen Wurtz

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2 February 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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After chasing street light wire thieves who have left Tulsa streets in the dark, city officials look to Salt Lake City, who solved their city's stealing problems by investing in their infrastructure. SLC officials rep...

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

The Christian Science Monitor

Kyle Spencer

25 January 2017

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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As technology continues to play an ever increasing role in education - and subsequently, job opportunities - many rural towns with limited resources are struggling to provide their students, particularly those from lo...

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Priyanka Borpujari

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20 January 2017

Mumbai, India

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There is a misconception that making cities safer for women requires more security cameras. Now, the method of improving public transport systems and lighting up public streets is being implemented and its allowing w...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

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19 January 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People exiting incarceration often struggle to land jobs. But a growing number of organizations are promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative path to economic stability for former inmates and it's not a big stretch...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

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Natsuko Fukue

14 January 2017

Japan

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In Japan more services are becoming available to help elderly offenders return to society and find work so they can be financially secure. The country is seeing increasing numbers of older people entering prison and b...

The New York Times

Jessica Nordell

11 January 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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At Johns Hopkins, implicit gender bias was recognized as one of the main reasons for unequal diagnosis and treatment of preventable blood clots. A blood clot prevention checklist was created to disrupt this bias, both...

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Joe Hernandez

21 December 2016

New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey has eliminated cash bail and will instead make a determination, driven in part by computer algorithms, on whether someone is likely to commit another crime or not show up for their court date. This eliminat...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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16 December 2016

Newport, Kentucky, United States

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Research is recognizing that to help women graduate from career programs additional supports and services are needed such as child care, domestic violence aid and emergency cash assistance. Programs, such as The Brigh...

ThinkProgress

Aysha Khan

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15 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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New initiatives have been implemented to address Wikipedia’s gender gap: both the discrepancy of who is editing the site and the discrepancy of who is covered by the site. Activities include classes to teach girls how...

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