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Courier Post

Phaedra Trethan

22 March 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In East Camden, New Jersey, neighbors encouraged each other as well as city officials to take ownership over the cleanliness - or lack their of - of the streets and homes in their community. In response, neighbors and...

University of Oregon

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Corrin Avchin

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

High Country News

Rebecca Leber

16 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, but they aren’t letting age limit activism in the realm of environmental advocacy. The Youth Climate Strike was inspired by Greta Thunberg, a teenage girl in Sweden who stopped go...

ThinkProgress

Casey Quinlan

12 March 2019

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Changing norms surrounding masculinity begins with destigmatizing communication. Masculinity 101, a peer discussion group at Brown University, encourages students to be mindful of their behavior by promoting discussio...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

7 March 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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A new park plan in Washington, D.C. addresses systemic racism and inequity in current city infrastructure, digging deeper than traditional urban planning landscapes. The new plan takes into account perspectives from m...

Apolitical

Amanda Bernardo

22 February 2019

Canada

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When designing policies, user engagement is an essential part of obtaining feedback and raising awareness among the very people that the policies are intended to impact. One small government team in Canada, the Next G...

Mongabay

Marianne Messina

22 February 2019

United Kingdom

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Albatrosses are known to follow fishing ships, which often puts them in harm's way and leads to death, but scientists are working to decrease this tragic outcome by combining machine learning and public data. This pro...

Mongabay

John C. Cannon

19 February 2019

Malaita, Solomon Islands

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In the Solomon Islands, visiting scientists and researchers have made historical and symbolic amends with the Kwaio people. The tribe, once violently attacked by colonial settlers, have felt the need for reconciliatio...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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In an initiative to level the playing field for businesses led by women and people of color, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performi...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore passed a law that cracks down on rental property owners that have been operating without required inspection, leaving renters living in squalor. While critics fear that owners and landlords may lose business...

Christian Science Monitor

Innocent Eteng

7 February 2019

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A local, grass-roots art project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, spreads awareness about and encourages action against government-sponsored evictions in the city's low-income communities. Cinematic films, music, and journa...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

26 January 2019

Indonesia

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The island nation of Indonesia is the world's second biggest polluter of marine plastics, which can be disastrous for its tourism industry, setting aside the obvious environmental hazards. But two sisters in Bali took...

Politico

Max Blau

24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

NPR

Rachel D. Cohen

20 January 2019

New York, United States

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When a medical student identified a lack of education and materials provided to her class that focused on LGBT information and resources, she and her classmates decided to confront the school administration about the ...

The Marshall Project

Eli Hager

Justin George

17 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Across the United States, district attorney’s are creating blacklists, or “do not call” lists, of police officers that have allegedly lied, abused their power, or have been corrupted. The purpose is to prevent untrust...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

16 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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The collection and analysis of data is a crucial first step in revealing and addressing areas of racial inequality in cities. Using the methodology of a 2015 New York City program designed to study metrics of inequali...

WEWS-TV

Frank Wiley

14 January 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Passages program, part of its larger Fatherhood Initiative, aims to help men become more involved parents. The program, instituted in the hopes of reducing recidivism rates and creating s...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

12 January 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Boulder Valley schools are working with Latino parents to create networks of community support, feedback, and insight about the success of Latino children in the district. Parents are working with the school district ...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

11 January 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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When students return to the classroom after suffering a head injury, such as a concussion, they may face challenges that require certain accommodations that many school officials aren't prepared to offer. Although yet...

The Bay State Banner

Sandra Larson

10 January 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The Boston Senior Civic Academy teaches older adults how to stay informed about and involved in local politics, covering issues from financial insecurity to dementia-friendly city planning. The program, which serves e...

The Boston Globe

Stefanie Dreyer

10 January 2019

United States

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By collecting and sharing its data on Internet scams and phishing attacks, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a cyber security nonprofit, acts like a clearinghouse for records. The APWG brings together other inte...

Grady Newsource

Kristen Adaway

6 January 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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In Athens, Georgia, an ombudsman program for long-term care residents at senior and nursing homes is holding institutions accountable and ensuring that residents' complaints are heard. The program comes from a require...

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