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The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

31 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the City Bright initiative is working to pay individuals experiencing homelessness to help clean up the streets in city neighborhoods. While it might not pay much and is not a silver bullet solution, ...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

29 October 2018

Fort Worth, United States

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In Fort Worth, Texas, the Clean Slate program is run through the Presbyterian Night Shelter and provides shelter residents with jobs as janitors and street sweepers at night. The successful employment program is paire...

The Washington Post

Karla Adam

27 October 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be known as the murder capital of Europe. But police began tackling crime as a public health issue and partnered with doctors, social workers and educators, while also increasing stops and searches of ...

Technical.ly Philly

Roberto Torres

26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

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Leslie Nemo

22 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Contractor Assistance Center in San Francisco “provides local contractors with the resources to compete with larger companies for project bids.” Many construction projects have certain standards to meet: a certain...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 October 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Generation West Virginia, a nonprofit created “to support opportunities for young people to build up their own careers and the economy in the state overall,” has expanded its programming. Its newest initiative is a te...

Model D

MJ Galbraith

19 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When Chase L. Cantrell realized the overwhelming majority of development financing in a Detroit real estate project was going to white, wealthy developers, he opted to create a program that would train developers who ...

Metromode

Kate Roff

18 October 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

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When jobs needed to be filled, AGS Automotive Systems and Michigan Staffing worked together to hire Iraqi refugees who had recently arrived in Michigan. The manufacturing industry is an ideal fit for refugees who can ...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

5 October 2018

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

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In eastern Kentucky, where the coal industry is struggling and workers are finding themselves out of work, a six-month internship program is helping workers re-train into jobs that ensure energy efficiency in homes an...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

5 October 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Emily Turner, an attorney-turned-activist, runs the restaurant All Square, which only employs people with a criminal record. After years working in the field of prisoner reentry for the government, she decided to crea...

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Sandra Larson

1 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Worker co-ops, a business model that many people are not aware of, are gaining momentum in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Cooperative Alliance (PACA) has helped push more education and funding around co-ops to come to...

The News & Observer

Shelbi Polk

27 September 2018

Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

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The Field Minister Program by the College at Southeastern Baptist Seminary offers inmates inside Nash Correctional the opportunity to study ministry and ultimately be used as a tool to reduce recidivism. Inmates with ...

WLRN

Nadege Green

23 September 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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Ladies Empowerment Action Program (LEAP), a Miami nonprofit organization, is helping women transition out of prison and into employment. Women are connected to a transitional job at Dragonfly Thrift Boutique, a store ...

Technical.ly Philly

Roberto Torres

20 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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RERAMP, or the Readiness for Employment in Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Program, is providing a six-week training program to equip Philly residents with the skills needed to operate a robotic arm that could lea...

Pacific Standard

Anne Kidmose Jensen

19 September 2018

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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In Dar es Salaam, the percentage of female engineers has leaped from 4% to 9% after the creation of a program providing mentorship opportunities and a monthly grant to encourage women to join the field. The program, p...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

17 September 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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While some universities have been hesitant to let blockchain technology into the traditional halls of academia, UC Berkeley has started offering blockchain entrepreneurship courses and student-run blockchain clubs and...

KNME-PBS

Sarah Gustavus

14 September 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A new program connects tech savvy teens with seniors to help them learn how to use their phones, computers, and other devices. Seniors are provided with patient, knowledgeable support while teens learn job skills and ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

4 September 2018

Michigan, United States

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To combat the intense teacher turnover rate nationwide, the University of Michigan's School of Education is rolling out a new training program that models itself after residencies in the medical field. After graduatin...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 September 2018

United States

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When it comes to job training, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and its partners believe in a holistic approach. LISC offers not only skills courses, but also child care assistance, financial competency le...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

CityLab

Neri Zilber

29 August 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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The goal of The Platform, a new entrepreneurship and coworking hub in a struggling area of Tel Aviv, “is to start solving big as well as local urban problems through social-technological entrepreneurship.” The tech ac...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

24 August 2018

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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Flying High is a nonprofit that helps people find new jobs and purpose, especially those fighting opioid addiction. Rather than simply focusing on the healthcare solution, this program also provides job training, with...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Arthur Nazaryan

17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

17 August 2018

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Greyston’s Bakery pioneered the concept of Open Hiring, meaning there are no background or drug checks for prospective employees: anyone is hired on a first come, first serve basis. Then they are provided job training...

Civic Ideas

Barbara Borst

16 August 2018

Buea, Cameroon

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To give young people in prison hope and a second chance, a new organization known as Creative Skills for Peace attempts to teach inmates about entrepreneurship and job training, as well as civic education and peacebui...

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