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The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

19 April 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Kitchen, a California non-profit organization, offers a creative approach that combines job training, healthy eating, and a reduction of food waste. The program trains youth coming out of foster care, giving them...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Coding positions can provide a stable job with a middle class salary, however—due to a lack of opportunities, the cost of education, and the culture at tech companies—women and especially women of color have a difficu...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

15 April 2018

United States

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In order to address shrinking newsrooms across the country as well as diminishing opportunities for journalists to learn the tools of reporting, the Report For America program was created. Modeled on AmeriCorps, the p...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Ann Babe

6 April 2018

Zanzibar

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In Zanzibar, young women are overwhelmingly becoming entrepreneurs in order to combat the high rates of unemployment. “Women's increasing interest in self-employment is more pronounced than men’s: 20.8 compared to 12....

The New York Times

John Hanc

5 April 2018

Ohio, United States

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High schools across the country are promoting project-based learning as "the future of education." Suburban and urban, high-income and low-income classrooms in Massachusetts, Kentucky, California, and Ohio are connect...

NMPolitics.net

Leah Todd

5 April 2018

Grants, New Mexico, United States

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One of the biggest economic challenges facing small rural towns is the lack of nearby jobs. To tackle this, SoloWorks is providing a physical space and internet access to connect rural New Mexico residents to remote j...

Next City

Audrey F. Henderson

5 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In the Chicago area, two groups are helping ensure that African Americans are included in the future of solar energy. Alongside Blacks in Green, a group that connects black communities to green jobs, Millennium Solar ...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

3 April 2018

Greater London, England

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Two social enterprises in London are making significant strides in helping out the homeless and rough sleepers. One, named Beam, uses a crowdfunding platform to help finance training and qualifications for work for a ...

NPR

Dakota Kim

28 March 2018

Waianae, Hawaii, United States

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An impoverished corner of Hawaii may not sound like the foundation of a successful agriculture endeavor, but local youth have proved otherwise. MA'O translating into youth food garden aims to show college-aged youth a...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

28 March 2018

Cairo, Egypt

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Team sports have been an effective way to build community, nurture skills, and develop physical autonomy among Egyptian women. The introduction of a roller derby team in Cairo has achieved these goals and is travels i...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

27 March 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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After Nashville's high schools introduced career academies, they saw a significant improved in graduation rates. Tennessee's Hamilton County Schools are now following suit. Situated within traditional high schools and...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

21 March 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia School District is working to integrate trauma-informed teaching and care into its strategy. It has partnered with Lakeside Global Initiative and the Institute for Family Professionals to offer traini...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brad Harper

13 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Tech classes in Montgomery, Alabama are targeting unlikely entrepreneurs, including local lawyers and artists who want to learn entrepreneurial skills to help their own sales and services. Taking place as CoWerx46, a ...

Governing

J.B. Wogan

1 March 2018

Helena, Montana, United States

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There is a skills gap in America between people who are unemployed and companies who are hiring for specific skills. Apprenticeships are one way to fill that gap. The apprenticeship model is spreading all across the c...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

25 February 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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YouthBuild El Salvador is a program, partly funded by the United States, that teaches participants leadership and marketable skills, with an underlying emphasis on empathy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. In ...

Next City

Sandra Larson

14 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For women looking to acquire new jobs skills, access to childcare can transform their opportunities. Generations Advancing Together through Education is a Boston-based program that provides job training for women alon...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Donte Kirby

17 January 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Opportunities Industrialization Center, a decades-old job training program in Philadelphia, has revamped its job support by implementing a new partnership with Bankwork$. The partnership will help graduates of the...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

13 January 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Ex-offenders who get re-entry training and job opportunities are significantly less likely to wind up back in jail. A manufacturer called Brick + Board in east Baltimore hires employees with histories of incarceration...

Wired

Jon Marcus

18 December 2017

Washington, United States

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When a Microsoft employee decided to develop a new data analytics degree program at Eastern Washington University, it was only one year until classes were up and running. While an estimated 1.8 million new tech jobs w...

The GroundTruth Project

Qainat Khan

15 December 2017

Flathead Reservation, Montana, United States

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Salish Kootenai College has opened an Allied Health Department to train members of several tribes on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The goal of this new department is to train members of these Native American tr...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

12 December 2017

United States

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Anxiety, suicidal ideation, and depression are all alarmingly prevalent amongst Americans. Crisis Text Line lets you text immediately with a crisis counsellor when you need someone to talk to. The organization is grow...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

27 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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How do you find a job when you get out of prison? For some, it’s almost impossible. But, UpLift Solutions trains former offenders, and if they pass the six week course, they get hired at ShopRite, a grocery store. For...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

11 November 2017

Winchester, Tennessee, United States

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In rural Tennessee the unemployment rate can be very high, making it hard for inmates to find jobs upon their release, which then increases the rate of recidivism. The Rural Reentry Program has set up training program...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

3 November 2017

Amman, Jordan

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A program in Jordan works to aid in the country's water crisis by training women to become professional plumbers. While, traditionally, men take on the role of plumbing in Jordan, they're not allowed to enter a house ...

WEWS-TV

Corrina Pysa

3 November 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Black women in Cleveland have the highest prematurity rate in the country. Birthing Beautiful Communities program acknowledges the stress that this racial disparity creates for mothers, and provides support and educat...

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