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Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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4 May 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle and around the country, mobile home residents are taking ownership of their communities by buying the land their homes are on and transforming the system. Rather than pay rent on the land, which is at risk ...

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Jillian Forstadt

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2 May 2018

Binghamton, New York, United States

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On the North Side of Binghamton, engaged citizens are fighting food insecurity in the wake of several chain grocery stores closing. Since for-profit developers have not followed through on promises to build new grocer...

The Atlantic

Adam Harris

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Compared to its peers, the University of California system is the best at enrolling and graduating low income students. In addition to funneling state funding towards these efforts, the UCs provide support throughout ...

The New York Times

James Estrin

1 May 2018

United States

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The organization Natives Photograph was founded in order to create accurate, culturally sensitive images of Native Americans as well as support the careers of indigenous photographers.

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Karen Weese

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1 May 2018

Delaware, United States

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To reduce unplanned pregnancies, Delaware "embarked on an ambitious experiment" that worked to eliminate barriers that prevented women from pursuing alternative forms of birth control, such as cost and convenience. Af...

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Elizabeth Davies

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30 April 2018

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Public support is key to advancing peace. That’s the idea behind Minds of Peace, an initiative that brings together ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate mock trust-building measures and political agreements...

The Atlantic

Conor Williams

26 April 2018

Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

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Across America, preschools that incorporate outdoor activities into their instruction are on the rise. It is believed that moving out of a classroom and into nature can help children creatively learn, build skills at ...

BBC

Mark Easton

23 April 2018

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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You can’t force people to make friends across ethnic lines, but you can invite them to at least meet each other. In the split town of Rotherham, the National Citizen Service program brings together 16- and 17-year-old...

Geekwire

Gregory Scruggs

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19 April 2018

Pristina, Serbia

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Popular video game Minecraft, an easy-to-use game where users construct the world around them, has been used by UN-Habitat in 40 projects across 35 cities in 25 countries to design public spaces. The accessible platfo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Mary Esch

18 April 2018

Schenectady, New York, United States

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As more low-income students and single parents enter two and four year colleges, over 570 campuses across the United States have responded by opening food pantries to fill the gap between food stamps and dining halls....

Hyperallergic

Elena Goukassian

18 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Metropolitan Museum in New York has interested tens of thousands of hearing-impaired art enthusiasts through their American Sign Language (ASL) tours on Facebook Live. The ASL tours are part of the Met’s newly la...

Dissent Magazine

Colin Vanderburg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The use of drones as tools of surveillance and military violence are a fixture of America’s foreign policy. However it is very difficult, due to secrecy and a lack of media coverage, to understand the scope of their u...

Vox

German Lopez

17 April 2018

France

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When France changed their policy in 1995, and allowed primary care doctors to prescribe buprenorphine, an anti-drug medication that reduces cravings for opioids, a drastic change happened. “Within four years, overdose...

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Veronica Devore

17 April 2018

Zurich, Switzerland

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A pilot program from the University of Zurich allowed 20 refugee students to attend classes for one semester. Although only a trial, students from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iran, plus Chechnya, Palestine and Zim...

National Geographic

Janice Cantieri

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11 April 2018

Telangana, India

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In India, 15 farmers are piloting a program that utilizes greenhouses to grow crops that would otherwise perish in the unpredictable climate. The income generated from this capability is allowing families to pay for t...

The Denver Post

Alex Scoville

11 April 2018

Thorton, Colorado, United States

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A Colorado-based educational organization (Right on Learning) has expanded its services beyond tutoring to bring "preschool in a bus" to a mobile home park in the Denver area. Right on Learning hopes to eliminate the ...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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6 April 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, tribal lands have the lowest access to internet, an issue that restricts opportunity and education in those areas. In New Mexico, several small tribes have partnered to lay fiber-optic cables...

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Antonia Gonzales

6 April 2018

Cochiti, New Mexico, United States

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Faced with slow and expensive internet service, the Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium was created to establish four New Mexico Pueblos to improved service through collective work, collective bargaining, and f...

New Vision

Lillian Namusoke Magezi

3 April 2018

Iganga, Iganga District, Uganda

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Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) Clinic is taking a youth centered approach towards teaching reproductive health. Their methods, which include having youth days, hiring youth peer counselors, and providing private roo...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

3 April 2018

Greater London, England

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Two social enterprises in London are making significant strides in helping out the homeless and rough sleepers. One, named Beam, uses a crowdfunding platform to help finance training and qualifications for work for a ...

Ms. Magazine

Lauren Young

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30 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Justice Department’s National Center for Campus Public Safety Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault and Adjudication Institute offers trauma-informed trainings for campus officers, police officers, and school officials i...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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28 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation has implemented “integrated” primary care which brings together a patient’s primary care and behavioral health providers as well as navigators, legal assistance, and nutritionists all ...

Teen Vogue

Beatrice Dupuy

27 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The organization HEART Women & Girls was founded by Muslim women to provide a means for young women to receive culturally sensitive sex education, a safe space to discuss issues of sexuality and sexual violence, and t...

Pacific Standard

Melody Schreiber

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23 March 2018

Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada

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In a town called Clyde River, located in the Arctic Circle, the Ilisaqsivik Society is attempting to reverse the trauma inflicted on the Inuit people by climate change and cultural trends away from tradition. The Ilis...

Mediamax Network

Rebecca Mutiso

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23 March 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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To combat the prevalence of tuberculosis in Kenya, a group of people whose lives have been touched by the disease came up with a solution to keep people on the right track with treatment. A cell phone application remi...

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