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Tom Dallessio

31 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lack of education was the downfall of one Philadelphia man who spent 36 years in prison, and education proved to be his redemption when he discovered he could do well in coursework. He got a college degree and helped...

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Spring Wise

31 March 2017

Riga, Latvia

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In Latvia, a new software-Edurio- helps educators learn from insights that go beyond grades by surveying students, families and teachers. This allows for fast feedback and alterations to improve educational experience.

The Press of Atlantic City

Thomas Barlas

30 March 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where pos...

Yes! Magazine

Kaela Bamberger

29 March 2017

Concordia, Kansas, United States

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RedTire, short for Redefine Your Retirement, is helping small businesses stay afloat by facilitating transitions in business ownership and acting as a non-profit business broker. The service helps rural communities t...

The Baltimore Sun

Liz Bowie

28 March 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Starting in the late 80s, Hartford school officials implemented programs to reverse the de facto segregation present in the district. Chief among these programs was developing 42 magnet schools, many of which provided...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 March 2017

United States

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Community College Students, an often overlooked demographic, often suffer from low completion rates. Colleges across the country are using a guided pathways model, emphasizing features like full time enrollment, block...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

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28 March 2017

United States

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Women are often stuck in an abusive relationship due to poor financial situations. Programs are beginning to help abused women by giving them support and helping them become entrepreneurs in order to become financiall...

Worldwatch Institute

Monica Chitre

27 March 2017

Bamako, Mali

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Three women have embraced the use of solar technology to become clean energy entrepreneurs. They are helping bring light, efficient cookstoves, and energy to their communities, while reducing carbon emissions and empo...

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Alex Mayyasi

22 March 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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ReadyReturn is the only program in the United States that provides taxpayers with completed tax returns. It’s simple, easy, and has a 99% user satisfaction rate. Who’s not happy? Intuit, H&R Block, and other tax prepa...

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Jenni Bergal

21 March 2017

United States

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Living alone can be tough for seniors, for those without family nearby to check on them no one will know if they suffer a medical emergency. Hundreds of suburban and rural police agencies in the US are offering senior...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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20 March 2017

United States

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Frequent deployments and relocations create career hurdles for military spouses and pull families away from their support networks. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2009, is working with volunteers in 35 cha...

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Abigail Klein Leichman

19 March 2017

Jerusalem, Israel

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The Middle East has long been the site of conflict, but 'Jerusalem Double' is trying to ease tensions by having people from all backgrounds come together to play in backgammon tournaments. These tournaments have been ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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17 March 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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At Georgia State University in Atlanta, a couple of hundred dollars can often be the tipping point for whether a student can graduate or not. To address this issue and to further help low income students, the college ...

University Daily Kansan

Omar Sanchez

15 March 2017

Lawrence, Kansas, United States

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A motion-tracking software that promotes musical improvisation, called the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), is helping people create music regardless of ability level. Not only does the technology enable users ...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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6 March 2017

New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

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Jail-to-Jobs, a program with one employee, has helped more than 260 formerly incarcerated people find full-time jobs. Created by a district attorney who saw former felons struggling to be considered for openings, the ...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

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2 March 2017

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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For over 10 years, a non-profit in Kalamazoo, Michigan has been covering 65 to 100 percent of college costs for local public school students. Kalamazoo Promise, which has inspired similar programs throughout the count...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

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23 February 2017

Dumandih, Jharkhand, India

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For women in rural parts of India, it is common to not be taught about the role menstruation plays due to the stigma that surrounds the topic. To bring both a better understanding and better hygienic practices to thes...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

9 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Facing social stigma as well as other effects of being incarcerated, Philabundance Community Kitchen is using culinary education to provide much needed services to those formerly incarcerated. Via cooking classes and ...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

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6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

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Nick Holland

5 February 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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New apps like Tap Tap See and Be My Eyes are helping blind people solve everyday problems by combining smartphone video technology with an army of volunteers. The app allows a blind individual to take a photo or video...

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Maureen Wurtz

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2 February 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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After chasing street light wire thieves who have left Tulsa streets in the dark, city officials look to Salt Lake City, who solved their city's stealing problems by investing in their infrastructure. SLC officials rep...

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

The Christian Science Monitor

Kyle Spencer

25 January 2017

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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As technology continues to play an ever increasing role in education - and subsequently, job opportunities - many rural towns with limited resources are struggling to provide their students, particularly those from lo...

Livemint

Priyanka Borpujari

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20 January 2017

Mumbai, India

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There is a misconception that making cities safer for women requires more security cameras. Now, the method of improving public transport systems and lighting up public streets is being implemented and its allowing w...

The Story Exchange

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...

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