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The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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1 August 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Low wage workers are very likely to have their rights violated. To support them in an accessible and efficient way WorkersReport was created as an app to help workers report and track violations as well as get in touc...

The Huffington Post

Rebecca Klein

25 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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While many of America's classrooms are increasingly diversifying, the demographic makeup of their educators is not, and turnover of minority teachers remains high. A program in New York City called NYC Men Teach is wo...

Mountain Town News

Allen Best

25 July 2016

Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

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Micro-hydro projects in the United States have become much more accessible and more financially viable since Congress passed a law in 2013 making it easier for small hydroelectric projects to get federal approval. Spe...

Al Jazeera

Tlaleng Mofokeng

25 July 2016

Liberia

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In Liberia, about 3 women die from complications due to childbirth every day. In a country that is drastically medically underserved, doctors are training midwives to perform Cesarean sections and resuscitate babies w...

Rio Grande Sun

Andrew Martinez

21 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico’s veterans are getting faster care as new programs expand to rural areas. Thanks to a host of initiatives, including telemedicine, contracts with community clinics, and travel benefits, the state’s VA healt...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 July 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Compared with other developed countries, the United States has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy. However, Colorado has collaborated with foundations, private donors, and has taken advantage of Obamacare’s coverage t...

The New York Times

Meera Senthilingam

12 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, and is hard to combat. But urban obesity can be countered with inviting streets to stroll, dramatic staircases to climb, parks to exercise in - it’s called “active ...

The New York Times

Susan Dynarski

9 July 2016

Australia

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Even though students borrowing money to pay for college occurs across the globe, students in the United States have a problem repaying them. Borrowers in Australia are able to start paying back their loans once their ...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

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9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Washington state introduced higher standards for child care, many feared that home-based centers, including those run by women from Somalia, would close. But a group spearheaded by nonprofit Voices of Tomorrow ar...

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Seph Rodney

6 July 2016

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum can now use the Ask App, a messaging service that provides a way to ask questions and get recommendations about museum holdings in real time from art historians on staff.

Mother Jones

Nina Liss-Schultz

30 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Medical care for the homeless used to be served only in a hospital emergency room, where patients were released before fully-recovered and often needed to return multiple times for treatment. San Francisco’s Respite p...

WAMU

Kavitha Cardoza

30 June 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Padua Project is an innovative program that has a goal of getting poor people out of poverty in three years with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance. Its unusual success involved a collaboration...

The New York Times

Jodi Kantor

Catrin Einhorn

30 June 2016

Toronto, Canada

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Fueled by xenophobia, many countries around the world are refusing refugees at the border. But Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies, and neighbors are personally resettling Syrians, one family at a time.

Animal News Northwest

Karen Ducey

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The poor often suffer from depression and mental health challenges, so taking care of an animal can be a source of motivation to stay well and hopeful. However, the poor do not have the financial resources for pet car...

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Adam Mertz

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle’s homeless camps are full of destitution. In less than one year, the Low Income Housing Institute has helped dozens of people to transition from the camps into housing. Providing more access to shelter has als...

San Francisco Magazine

Gary Kamiya

29 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Solving the homeless crisis in San Francisco requires many different initiatives, some of which can be costly. North Beach Citizens is a small non-profit, founded by Francis Ford Coppola, has managed to offer temporar...

The Sun

Jennifer Fetterly

29 June 2016

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

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In Sun Prairie, policemen would frequently rotate their districts and feel that they were unable to help people who were in trouble because there was not enough time to know the residents. Now Sun Prairie has begun di...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s poorly staffed shelters have led many homeless to choose to stay on the street. The Navigation Center, a homeless shelter with many amenities and staff, enables the homeless to keep their personal belo...

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Natalie Yemenidjian

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Homelessness has been a consistent problem in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. While churches can offer a form of sanctuary, some homeless persons cannot maintain the composure for a long mass. S.F. Night Ministry...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

28 June 2016

Uruguay

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In Uruguay, illegality and stigma surrounding abortions resulted in problems with maternal mortality rates. Utilizing a unique solution, a medical protocol was created to provide initial information and followup care ...

The New York Times

Mark Obbie

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25 June 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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One of the hardest parts of being in prison is not knowing what to do when you get out. By pitching ex-cons as good for business, the Eastern District of Missouri’s prison-to-work program has become a model for inmate...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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21 June 2016

India

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In India, failing road safety and accident respondent systems have created a nationwide crisis. SaveLife Foundation is addressing these problems head on, through outreach, legal battles, and innovative solutions to in...

Headlines for the Hopeful

Helaina Hovitz

16 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Access to feminine hygiene products is just as problematic for homeless women as not having refuge - but not many seem to know or care. Camions of Care, started by a formerly homeless teen, provides the products to th...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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14 June 2016

Liberia

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In Liberia, a failing educational infrastructure is finding potential solutions through charter school partnerships. Through Partnership Schools for Liberia, these new schools present a unique model for increasing pos...

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