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Lucy Westcott

6 June 2016

Maseru, Lesotho

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Jhpiego, a US nonprofit, trains and funds local taxi drivers in Lesotho to educate their passengers about male circumcision which can be instrumental in preventing HIV.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

John Caniglia

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Since 2012, Project Longevity, an anti-gang initiative started in New Haven, CT, has been successfully working towards ending gang violence once rampant in the city. While many other initiatives have been started else...

The Atlantic

Gail Cornwall

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29 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Most cities face a common problem when it comes to parks and public space - not only do urban centers lack spaces for play but these spaces are also not distributed equally, with many low income and minority neighborh...

Philadelphia Magazine

David Gambacorta

17 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pioneering program at CHOP focuses on more than just the physical wounds of young victims - a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence is also among their goals.

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Anna Patton

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11 April 2016

Uganda

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Educate!, a social enterprise started in Uganda, helps students start businesses while they are still in school - students are "creating jobs instead of looking for them." The organization trains teachers and youth me...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

NPR

Andrea Hsu

8 April 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who are trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found such a program prevents repeat injuries.

TalkPoverty.org

Peter Edelman

18 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The disappearance of good manufacturing jobs, increased concentration of wealth, and political gridlock makes it increasingly hard for cities to address poverty. A Georgetown law professor reports back on four inventi...

The Atlantic

Julekya Lantigua-Williams

7 March 2016

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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A meaningful pre-kindergarten experience is increasingly seen as a critical part of a child’s education, and parents are expected to play a much more significant role - however, poorer families must first overcome pow...

The New York Times

Erik Olsen

7 March 2016

Long Beach, California, United States

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How can unusable machinery be disposed of in a safe and environmentally-friendly way? A new effort in California drops old oil rigs in the sea as a kind of artificial coral reef.

Salon

Gail Cornwall

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28 February 2016

United States

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Postal banking used to be the norm in the United States, just as it is throughout Europe, helping poor and immigrant families save money, transfer funds, and even get small loans. The model is ripe for a comeback. Tod...

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Martha Lane Fox

24 February 2016

Michigan, United States

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To reduce the suicide rate, screen every patient for risk factors and increase universal access to mental health services. When Henry Ford Group implemented this policy throughout its network of hospitals, the suicide...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

2 February 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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An Albuquerque program pays panhandlers to clean up city trash—and gets them needed help, pairing city services with a jobs program.

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Dennis Archambault

26 January 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit neighborhood of Midtown has seen crime drop by 52 percent since 2008 thanks to a push to lure more employees from nearby institutions to live in the area via housing incentives, and a collaboration among p...

Yes! Magazine

Abigail Savitch-Lew

25 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Last year, New York City began turning schools in poor neighborhoods into community schools—combining rigorous instruction and extracurricular enrichment with a broad social support system.

FiveThirtyEight

Anna Maria Barry-Jester

8 January 2016

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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After years of seeing evidence that needle exchange programs helped prevent the spread of HIV, Congress finally lifted its ban on federal funding for groups that provide the service.

TakePart

Rebecca L. Weber

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1 January 2016

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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At the Libromat—a portmanteau of library and laundromat—parents learn to read and share books with their children during the spin and dry cycles, saving mothers time.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

11 December 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore's infant mortality rate has dropped by 24 percent, and health officials there as well as independent research groups have credited the city's B'More for Healthy Babies initiative, launched in 2009.

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

16 November 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...

CityLab

Amy Crawford

12 October 2015

Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States

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A Boston suburb combined its high school and senior center to create a hub for the community. The result has saved space and forged interesting friendships.

The Guardian

James Meikle

21 July 2015

United Kingdom

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...

The Seattle Times

JoNel Aleccia

11 July 2015

Provo, Utah, United States

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The life-saving vitamin folic acid is added to flour in the United States, but Hispanics tend to eat little flour. Adding folic acid to corn flour would reduce birth defects in Hispanic women in the U.S.

The Atlantic

Nancy Cook

30 June 2015

California, United States

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A California-based nonprofit is working to solve the state's teacher shortage by bringing private-sector professionals who have worked in science, technology, engineering, and math fields into public school classrooms...

PBS NewsHour

Amy Scott

16 June 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Cincinnati is making efforts to close the achievement gap between poor children and more advantaged students by fighting the effects of poverty. Lower Price Hill’s Oyler School is part of a growing national movement t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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5 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The lack of access to healthy food has always been a problem for the financially unstable. Food stamps can now be used to buy fresh produce at farmers markets, but greater success could be achieved by getting grocery ...

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