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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 3 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario is widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achievement ...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 2 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario has become widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achi...

Global Sisters Report

Joachim Pham

12 December 2016

Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

12 December 2016

United States

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Losing weight is a struggle for many people and research has shown that one diet does not fit all, some people lose weight on a diet while others gain. For obese individuals, the way to lose weight may be highly perso...

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Beth Willon

9 December 2016

Daly City, California, United States

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Rent has risen in San Mateo County, which makes moving to a new home extremely expensive and can even make families homeless. New services, such as LifeMoves, offer transitional and emergency housing for homeless fami...

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Amy Fallon

8 December 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has some of the highest fertility and HIV prevalence rates in the world. Yet the government has banned comprehensive sexuality education in schools, and parents feel uncomfortable talking about the taboo subjec...

Mission Local

Laura Wenus

8 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Although San Francisco has two shelters that collectively hold more than 300 beds each, these shelters can divide up families and couples, and can discourage pets and personal belongings. These shelters also do not of...

News Deeply

Christine Bolaños

6 December 2016

Romero, El Salvador

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Women in El Salvador have long faced the extreme challenges of having fewer economic and social rights than men, making it difficult to survive when tragedy - such as an earthquake - strikes. The Romero community, whi...

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Emily Previti

5 December 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Rates of recidivism in Pennsylvania have dropped substantially in recent years. Part of this decrease is due to the efforts of the Union County Justice Bridge Housing Program, which assists ex-offenders with housing. ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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2 December 2016

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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A just-announced $6 million federal grant will help end poverty in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Herald Scotland

David Ross

27 November 2016

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh has begun a conservation project where roof space is transformed into a habitat for butterflies. The success of the project is being closely monitored with hopes of helping butterflies survive in the area, a...

The Atlantic

Jon Marcus

23 November 2016

Canada

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In Canada, just under ten percent of indigenous adults hold university degrees. Canadian universities are working to make college campuses more welcoming to indigenous communities that have historically been subject ...

New Scientist

Timothy Revell

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21 November 2016

Netherlands

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Police officers often need to investigate a crime scene quickly, sometimes before other investigators can arrive. In the Netherlands, researchers and police are teaming up to develop an augmented reality system that a...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Bruce Krasnow

21 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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For low- and moderate-income families in Santa Fe, home solar-voltaic systems can be an attractive but hard-to-finance idea. A local couple is partnering with Homewise to offer loans to homeowners interested in instal...

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

Detroit Free Press

Lori Higgins

19 November 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After School Matters, provides thousands of apprenticeships and internships to Chicago high school students exposing them to career paths and making them more likely to graduate and pass their classes.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

19 November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A law in Philadelphia allows people with certain misdemeanor convictions to ask a court to seal their records. This means job seekers could honestly tell prospective employers they have no criminal record and schools ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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11 November 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles Metro service is working to use the U.S. Employment Plan model to upgrade its fleet with eco-friendly buses. Through this model, the manufacturers who invest in and hire disadvantaged workers and suppo...

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