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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...

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

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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.

Model D

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 ...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

Bright Magazine

Diana Prichard

27 April 2015

Gonzales, California, United States

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Half of U.S. farm workers are Hispanic, but few make it to leadership positions. A historically white non-profit, FFA, is creating equal education programs in California to increase leadership opportunities for minori...

FiveThirtyEight

Carl Bialik

22 April 2015

Bowling Green, Ohio, United States

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Police misconduct is one of the most hotly debated issues in the US today. An interview with an ex-cop-turned-criminologist about how and the frequency with police officers are charged with crimes - both on and off-duty.

KPCC/SCPR

Elizabeth Aguilera

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30 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A unique program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is combining prenatal care with psychiatric treatment for low-income women who might otherwise not seek help for mental health issues during pregnancy.

Shareable

Nathan Schneider

21 December 2014

United States

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Entrepreneurs have tried to avoid putting their projects in the hands of venture capitalists fearing loss of control of the project direction and vision. The sharing community combats that by allowing entrepreneurs to...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

21 November 2014

Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

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Not all seniors need the various discounts they receive. The Boomerang Giving project allows them to donate back the difference of the discounts on things like movie tickets to a charity of their choice, benefiting no...

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

10 November 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder number about one-fourth of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, roughly 500,000 veterans so far. Inmates in prisons nationwide train...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

20 September 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Preparing the young for elementary education is a priority to nurture reading and social skills. For 16 years, Tulsa Oklahoma has instituted a state funded preschool, staffed with teachers trained in early education....

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