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Global Sisters Report

Kelechukwu Iruoma

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13 February 2020

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, many women who develop fistulas don't seek help due to lack of access to quality health care in the region, but Sisters of Medical Missionaries of Mary have opened a free clinic to help fill the gap. The c...

Pioneers Post

Adeel Ahmed

13 February 2020

Sindh, Pakistan

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Pakistan's poorest citizens, who previously panhandled for their basic needs, were launched onto an entrepreneurial path by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan. Eight impoverished communities have been trained in the cra...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Carol Dannhauser

12 February 2020

Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Connecticut has expanded its reach to specifically target rural communities, which has played a role in the declining rates of “potentially preventable” cancer deaths. Both empl...

St. Albert Today

Jennifer Henderson

12 February 2020

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

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By expanding childcare access and reducing costs, Quebec has seen a steep increase in the percentage of women actively involved in its workforce. Could this system, which has been financially sustainable as a result o...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Katherine Rapin

10 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce food waste and address food insecurity on campus, Temple University students started a group messaging app to inform students about free extra food from events.

Reasons to be Cheerful

Rashiq Fataar

7 February 2020

South Africa

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By expanding access, using financial incentives, and increasing transparency, the South African government increased universal birth registration rates from under one-quarter of the population to 95 percent of the pop...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 February 2020

Miami, Florida, United States

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Some colleges think students are overwhelmed by the number of options they have to choose from—countless classes and extracurriculars are available on many campuses. Schools across the United States are experimenting ...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

The New York Times

Amy Qin

4 February 2020

Wuhan, China

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Thousands of people in Wuhan, China are volunteering to buy groceries, get medicine, and take community members to the hospital as a means to help those that need it during the coronavirus outbreak. Although the volun...

The Hechinger Report

Emily Kaplan

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3 February 2020

Manchester, Kentucky, United States

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A number of barriers prevent young children in Appalachia from enrolling in formal preschool classes. In response, a fleet of buses is traveling to remote communities to teach students academic and social skills.

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

28 January 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Reducing inequality in the financial sector requires creating connections to underserved communities of color. In Boston, Berkshire Bank has begun an initiative to reach those who are “underbanked.” The bank’s new Ree...

NPR

Kevin Lavery

28 January 2020

Lansing, Michigan, United States

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In Lansing, Michigan, one high school gives students the option to take classes from 3 to 8 p.m., outside of the standard school day. This allows students to hold part-time jobs or internships, fulfill other responsib...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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27 January 2020

Kano, Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State in Nigeria has implemented a strategy to increase the likelihood of children receiving necessary vaccinations to reduce cases of polio. The strategy, which included enhanced training on administering the va...

Lake Oswego Review

Asia Alvarez Zeller

23 January 2020

Oregon, United States

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When students enter many of their classrooms in Oregon, they are asked to place their phone in a pouch, locker, or other container. The strategy is helping students stay focused and break distracting habits and return...

NPR

Megan Kamerick

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20 January 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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How does one Albuquerque organization address social isolation among senior citizens? It recruits teens to teach technologies 101. Teeniors creates intergenerational relationships by encouraging teens to spend time wi...

The Globe and Mail

Andrea Woo

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17 January 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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In the face of an overdosing crisis, a physician in Vancouver created an ATM-like machine that allows people to pick up pharmaceutical-grade opioids to reduce the chances of people using contaminated drugs. Although t...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

15 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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American sign language has long been used to help populations to communicate with one another, but it does not serve the DeafBlind community very well because it is meant to be seen. To address this shortcoming, a gro...

Next City

Julia Hotz

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14 January 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Instrument rentals help to address a gap in privilege. The Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library in New York City is one of several programs in the US and Canada that loan out musical instruments for free. The pro...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

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13 January 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has opened its first donor milk center which acts as a breast milk bank for mothers that are in need of milk for their newborn babies. The Vermont Donor Milk Center aims to be a "one-stop shop," and also offer...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Debbie Kelley

12 January 2020

Colorado, United States

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An inclusion program established by lawmakers in Colorado allows intellectually disabled students to attend several colleges throughout the state. Mentors and staff help guide students through their years in school.

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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10 January 2020

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that info...

Yes! Magazine

Lynsi Burton

10 January 2020

Maine, United Arab Emirates

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Already adopted in eighteen cities and five states, ranked choice voting, a system where voters rank candidates running in an election from their first to last choice, is growing in popularity across the United States...

Chalkbeat

Kalyn Belsha

8 January 2020

United States

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In addition to encouraging students to pursue higher education, charter school networks have started to follow up with alumni who end up dropping out of college, offering them alternative paths to a degree, such as on...

Stateline

Max Blau

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8 January 2020

United States

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If incarcerated, low-income individuals who are reliant on Medicaid typically lose access to their benefits which accelerates the difficulty of reentry. To help close the gap, the National Association of Counties and ...

Governing

David Kidd

7 January 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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In 2016, the city of Rochester, NY partnered with Kiva—a crowd-funded microlender—to serve aspiring or established small-business owners. Their partnership offers interest-free loans, and already 20 of the loans have ...

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