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Oscar Perry Abello

21 June 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, like other cities, there is a shortage of services and housing for homeless youth. One developer is addressing the problem by building permanent supportive housing with comprehensive services for those bet...

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Helaine Olen

18 June 2017

Massapequa, New York, United States

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As the cost of care and medication continues to rise, many people find themselves underinsured and unprotected from a financial crisis when facing a medical emergency or ongoing treatment for a chronic disease. To add...

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Krutika Pathi

14 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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For urban residents, participation in city-planning often means navigating complex administrative bureaucracy and struggling through a lack of transparency, but in New York City, efforts are being made to engage citiz...

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Tina Rosenberg

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13 June 2017

United States

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Voter turnout in the United States is far below that in most democracies. States and cities are trying a variety of ways to increase turnout, with mixed success. Eight states and Washington, D.C., are moving to automa...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

12 June 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Dual language programs that split the school day into half English instruction and half in a different language have been shown to be effective for students learning English as well as native English speakers to learn...

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Bruce Murphy

11 June 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A report by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in Milwaukee has identified how increased access to bike paths could be a catalyst for development and economic growth in low-income, minority neighborhoods where people are...

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Emily Dech

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9 June 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Almost 16% of the population in Ohio's Richland County is food insecure. First Call 211, a collaboration between the public library and the Job and Family Services office, is working to inform people about the many fo...

Anglican Journal

André Forget

9 June 2017

Masasi, Tanzania

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is working to implement maternal and newborn child health programs in East Africa. Though the project has incorporated a wide-range of initiatives, many of them ...

The New York Times

Katie Benner

7 June 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Holberton School, a San Francisco "start-up" university with a two-year curriculum, aims to provide an affordable and estimable computer science education while removing barriers to knowledge -- age, gender, ethni...

Indiana Daily Student

Alison Graham

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7 June 2017

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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After calling roll at an all-male city council meeting in Bloomington, Indiana, city clerk Regina Moore recruited a group of women to run for office with the Democratic Women's Caucus in 1999. In 2017, she worked with...

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Michelle Andrews

6 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Hospitals in Omaha are creating “medical-legal partnerships” for their patients: teams of doctors, social workers and lawyers that work collaboratively with patients to help them navigate challenges like fighting to g...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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5 June 2017

Onalaska, Washington, United States

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Responding to a changing economy in rural Washington state, one high school has added more relevant vocational programs and started requiring students to take a daily 50-minute class on the college application process...

Bright Magazine

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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5 June 2017

Ecuador

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A program in Ecuador invites indigenous parteras, or midwives, into state hospitals in order to accommodate and better provide services for indigenous women. After the program was implemented the child birth rate drop...

The National

Ismail Einashe

1 June 2017

San Chirico Raparo, Italy

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Italy has had a huge influx of migrants, many of whom are placed in rural areas and struggle to create their new life. An Italian theatre company 'Teatro delle Albe' has helped migrants integrate by including both Ita...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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31 May 2017

California, United States

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Victims of trauma are at risk for substance abuse, depression, or other difficulties. Trauma Recovery Centers are becoming increasingly prevalent for their ability to provide a wide range of services.

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Martín Xavi Macías

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30 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is asking its citizens, including youth, to help determine how to spend public money. Participatory budgeting involves communities identifying their greatest needs and guiding spending towards solutions.

Wall Street Journal

Carolyn Jones

30 May 2017

California, United States

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EnCorps, a nonprofit that helps and trains mid-career STEM professionals to become teachers, has emerged as one promising solution to the shortage of K-12 math and science instructors nationwide. The California-based ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 May 2017

Bellville, Ohio, United States

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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and other food banks across the country, are working to provide more comprehensive services for the food-insecure people they serve; those services include partnering with community or...

Hakai Magazine

Cheryl Katz

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25 May 2017

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Harbor School is a public school that provides students with a comprehensive education in oceanic issues. Classes happen in a traditional classroom on Governor’s Island as well as on the harbor. Throug...

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Tammy Worth

23 May 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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The Catholic Education Foundation in Kansas City has provided nearly $600,000 in scholarships to approximately 300 low-income students to give them the choice to choose where they want to go to school. Because it is f...

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau

12 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Although the diversity of the teacher pool is low, several nonprofits are successfully recruiting and training more principals of color from this same group. New Leaders has shown particular promise - 64 percent of pr...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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12 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Rural areas struggle to have internet, which can be a problem for everyone including students. Mansfield/ Richland County Public Libraries have started lending out hot spots, which has been very successful and useful ...

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Peak Johnson

11 May 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Many previously incarcerated people struggle to both rehabilitate and gain the necessary skills for a successful post-prison life. This article looks at Hope Hall, a halfway house using a comprehensive approach meant ...

The Guardian

Rupert Jones

7 May 2017

London, England

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For publishing companies located in major metropolises, housing costs can present a significant challenge to successfully recruiting and retaining staff. To address this issue, the Hachette and Penguin Random House pu...

Temple University

Jim McCormick

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When mother Rebecca Bonner's daughter had to seek treatment for an opioid addiction after her freshman year of high school, Bonner was worried about her daughter returning to the high school where her daughter's addic...

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