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Danielle Fox

23 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A hackathon in Philadelphia brought together a diverse group of people, including formerly incarcerated individuals, to discuss the complex issue of reentry and come up with tech-based ways to help. The collaboration ...

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Fred R Conrad

23 October 2017

Abingdon, Virginia, United States

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In Washington County, Virginia, a drug court modeled after the federal drug court model is offering opioid addicts a chance to follow a strict program intended to help keep them sober as an alternative to incarceratio...

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Julia Halperin

19 October 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Send Me SFMOMA program allows people to text a number with a request based on a variable such as a object, mood, or color and receive back an image of an appropriate work in the SFMOMA collection. Through this ser...

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Cory Turner

18 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In the United States, young Black men are struggling in public schools due to systemic issues and lack of representation. This story gives insight into Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, a school with comprehe...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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18 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Far too many students in Philadelphia are not successfully completing their university degrees. A new program at Community College of Philadelphia involves high school freshman taking the equivalent of two years of co...

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Anoush Darabi

17 October 2017

North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Chatbots don’t sleep. They can respond to citizen inquiries 24 hours a day. From North Charleston to Singapore, automated conversation platforms are improving the connection between governments and the people they ser...

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William Kremer

17 October 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Iceland may be "the best country in the world for gender equality" but women get paid 30 percent less than men. Trade unions and businesses united to fix the problem. They reevaluated people's salaries through a point...

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Elizabeth Ross

12 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a fraction of what it costs to house a prison inmate, College Bound Dorchester pays former gang members a weekly stipend to attend college. This program has a huge impact on not only the lives of the participants ...

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Anne Hillman

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4 October 2017

Nikolai, Alaska, United States

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In a remote community in Alaska, the school district found a creative solution to solve two of its problems: lack of housing for the teacher and lack of classes to teach students real-world skills. The solution was to...

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Tina Rosenberg

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4 October 2017

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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The world's 65 million displaced people are not tracked with any cohesive, international database, making reuniting families incredibly difficult. Refunite, a new website with backing from major corporations and inter...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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Cervical cancer has effective treatments, but it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. A new device can capture images of a woman’s cervix and send the images to a doctor for review. This exp...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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A new app and scope that attaches to a smartphone camera has the capability to photograph a woman's cervix in high definition and send the photo to clinicians for diagnosis. This device replaces previously very expens...

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Frank Dutan

2 October 2017

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Despite heavy pressure, attending college is not for everyone, and a university degree no longer guarantees job placement; meanwhile industries like manufacturing are facing a decline in interested, qualified workers....

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Marco Werman

Joyce Hackel

27 September 2017

United States

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The average median-income family in the United States spends 13 hours per year preparing and filing their taxes, plus $370 paying someone to help. “In other countries, it’s a matter of minutes and costs nothing,” says...

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Elinor Comlay

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27 September 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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A needle exchange in Atlantic city has resulted in used needles visibly strewn around the surrounding area, which is also a popular area with tourists. The government as well as locals aren't happy with the the needle...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

27 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania has a compassionate release law for inmates who are terminally ill so they don't die in prison, but in practice it has become even more difficult for inmates and their families to take advantage of it. Th...

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Anne Kim

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21 September 2017

Virginia, United States

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Launched in 2016, Virginia's New Economy Workforce Credential Grant addresses a rarely discussed issue - the student debt associated with occupational credentialing programs. Funded by the state, the program has empow...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

20 September 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado views the cycle of poverty as being propelled by unplanned pregnancy. This led to their bipartisan supported funding program for birth control, that is especially useful in rural areas.

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Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

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Bobby Allyn

14 September 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Officials around Pennsylvania who want to reduce recidivism are studying a re-entry program in Lancaster that gives former inmates intensive case management to help them return to society. That includes transitional h...

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Ashley Letts

12 September 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements d...

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Anna Orso

11 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A candidate for district attorney in Philadelphia is pushing to do away with cash bail entirely as other places have done, including Washington D.C., and New Jersey. Both of those places have seen their jail populatio...

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Ben Paynter

5 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To successfully address some of our most pressing social, economic, and health issues, simply making resources available is not always enough. Behavioral science is helping non-profits and other organizations to lever...

Wired

Laura Mallonee

3 September 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, where less than half the country trusts media and most believe mainstream media to be biased, many people are creating their own forms of media. One collective, DTL! Comunicacion Popular, assembles anten...

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Priti Salian

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30 August 2017

Indore, India

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A neonatal hospital in Indore, India has been using a device called a MiraCradle that is showing success in treating birth asphyxia. This low-cost solution is helping to address a significant problem of neonatal death...

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