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Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

12 September 2019

Newburgh, New York, United States

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Now in 10 states and 17 countries, the P-TECH program combines high school with internships and free community college classes. In low-income neighborhoods in Newburgh, New York, P-TECH has helped increase earning and...

AZFamily.com

Lauren Reimer

5 September 2019

Mesa, Arizona, United States

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The Mesa public school district has added new safety features to its buildings to prevent threats and better prepare students in the case of a shooting. One significant upgrade has been the addition of an accessible b...

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Hong Kong

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Treating childhood cancer has proved to be difficult in Hong Kong with specialists spread across various regions, but a new hospital has addressed this by introducing "a one-stop childhood cancer center." In a country...

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Maureen Wurtz

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5 September 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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To stop teachers from leaving the state, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, school district developed a mentoring and professional development program. Compared to four years ago, when the state lost 37 teachers to neighboring stat...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

The GroundTruth Project

Milan Polk

29 August 2019

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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Young advocates for voting rights are fighting back against laws that make it difficult for young people and other marginalized groups to register to vote. Through public campaigns, lawsuits, and voter registration dr...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

28 August 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Hospitals in Colorado are changing their approach to opioid crisis by treating patients that come in as emergent cases and rushing them into medication-assisted addiction treatment. The model has proved so successful ...

The New York Times

Joseph Darius Jaafari

27 August 2019

Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa

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In Diepsloot, South Africa, a small office called Lawyers Against Abuse offers legal support for sexual assault cases in a violent city that traditionally does little to address the issue. The organization offers lawy...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

27 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City will likely phase out its controversial and longstanding gifted and talented programs and shift towards an approach called "schoolwide enrichment models," which are already used in some of the city's sch...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

22 August 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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In Des Moines, Iowa, the Evelyn K. Davis Center provides wraparound support to a wide range of populations seeking stable employment. From internet access to financial counseling to job coaching, the center aims to "i...

Associated Press

Christopher Weber

20 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A bridge is being designed to cross over U.S. 101 so that wildlife in the region will have a safe way to travel. When development, especially freeways, happens, ecosystems are cut off, leaving animals like wildcats, d...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 August 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting children with volunteer lawyers can greatly assist immigration cases. Nonprofits like the Safe Passage Project and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) work to provide children, often separated from their familie...

KXAN

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Chris Nelson

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18 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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As part of a suicide prevention program in North Central Ohio, middle and high school students take a screening test to assess their mental state and determine if intervention by the school is necessary. Coupled with ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Elizabeth Warner

15 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Providing access to educational resources and community support helps immigrant entrepreneurs succeed. In Philadelphia, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects immigrants to resources, such as health care...

AZFamily.com

Kristine Harrington

15 August 2019

Chandler, Arizona, United States

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At Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, students can learn about one of the world's fastest-growing professional fields: cybersecurity. The high school works in partnership with the University of Arizona to teach s...

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Bekah McNeel

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13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

BBC

Maddy Savage

7 August 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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In Sweden, employees are allotted up to 6 months in an unpaid leave of absence for the purpose of entrepreneurship. Because of the reported decrease in fear of job loss or financial insecurity, this law has said to in...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

Things that Work Uganda

Agwere Sarah

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Yoyo Vocational Institute was established in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidibidi, to help refugees and migrants learn vocational skills that can then be used for employment. The Institute also ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jake Seiner

23 July 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Varsity esports teams are emerging as a game-based education tool at U.S. colleges, but few teams have female representation. A high school in Cleveland is trying to buck that trend by expanding the types of games off...

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Liza Ramrayka

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17 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, the first Financial Justice Project is working with the city to eliminate fines and fees that hold back people experiencing poverty and financial instability and also cost the city more than they can...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

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17 July 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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In Ypsilanti, Michigan, aspiring homeowners in the quickly gentrifying town are taking advantage of some lesser known programs to help people save up for down-payments and build credit. Those programs and other financ...

Yes! Magazine

Tina Vasquez

17 July 2019

Mississippi, United States

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Communities are creating networks to fill in food security gaps for children. In cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, community groups, churches, and nonprofits are working to provide summer meals t...

Marie Claire

Jennifer Chowdhury

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9 July 2019

Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh is one of 30 similar camps to elect leaders, except in this one women made up half of the elected officials. Over 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in the camp, and they come from ...

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Will Worley

4 July 2019

Uganda

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Researchers are adapting MindUp, a mindfulness program first used in North America and Europe, to non-Western countries to help with sex and gender-based violence education. While the program has been shown to reduce ...

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