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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

29 November 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Nathaniel Rochester Community School 3 in the Rochester City School District in New York has a record of poor academic achievement, but a special accelerated summer math program had 16 seventh graders pass the Regents...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

24 November 2018

Bronx, New York, United States

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A South Bronx charter school is trying an innovative approach to educating all students, including the one third of its student body in foster care. By adding teachers, behavioral specialists, and extra academic suppo...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

21 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Participatory defense, is a model that integrates the family into the legal defense of someone being prosecuted for a crime. Loved ones can bring in evidence like photos and records that speak to the character of the ...

Pacific Standard

Lillian Mongeau

19 November 2018

Anchorage, United States

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The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is working to provide full scholarships, a strong STEM background, and most importantly, a sense of community, to the majority Alaska-Native group of students in the p...

KSHB-TV

Cat Reid

19 November 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Broadcast TV News

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A Kansas City non-profit called Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency aids children, or the "smallest co-victims" as they call them, of crimes and homicides through case management, education, victim advocacy and trau...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

14 November 2018

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Circles Washtenaw County is a “financial stability program” that is part of a national network. The local version in Ypsilanti involves matching leaders, who participate in 12 weeks of training, with allies, who suppo...

CityLab

Megan Kimble

12 November 2018

Austin, United States

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Just outside of Austin, Texas, Community First! Village lives up to its name, emphasizing personal connections and stable relationships while also providing people experiencing homelessness with affordable rents in ti...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

7 November 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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Through ‘child spacing’ strategies, Nigerian health centers have helped women gain greater autonomy and have increased planning about the size of their family. Nurses discuss child spacing with women during antenatal ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

John Caniglia

David Knox

5 November 2018

Celina, Ohio, United States

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In Mercer County, Ohio, the economy is thriving - unlike other counties in the state that have been decimated by a loss of manufacturing jobs. So what is Mercer County doing differently? Aided by its location off a hi...

Next City

Sandra Larson

2 November 2018

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

The New York Times

Joseph Goldstein

28 October 2018

Arua, Uganda

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In Uganda, refugees are given enough land to become self-sufficient and have the right to free movement. The country's open border policy, in stark opposition to many other countries that are seeking to limit their re...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peta Doherty

27 October 2018

New South Wales, Australia

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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A New South Wales nursing home is running a childcare facility from its dementia wing. Patients show fewer symptoms and enjoy the children's presence. Evidence shows that intergenerational care for young children can ...

Bright Magazine

Hassan Ghedi Santur

25 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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After volunteering for the special olympics, Maria Omare decided children with disabilities in Kenya needed a space where they would be treated with dignity, care, and respect. So she rented a one-room space, and call...

The Guardian

Liz Ford

19 October 2018

Tajikistan

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

The Guardian

Anisa Sabiri

19 October 2018

Penjikent, Tajikistan

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In Tajikistan, a project created by international NGOs with local partners, and funded by the United Kingdom, provides counseling and skills training for families to reduce violence against women. The two regions that...

South Florida Media Network

Maria Serrano

17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

OZY

Carly Stern

14 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Yvonne Jewnell and Tandra Birkett created Harlem Fashion Week in order to increase diversity in a White industry. The event has drawn a diverse crowd; 95 to 98 percent of the designers who participate are people of co...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

13 October 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo uses its historic architecture to attract international visitors. The city offers tax credits to developers who remodel and renovate old buildings. The effort also helps attract young people back to the city.

The New York Times

Zach Montague

9 October 2018

West Virginia, United States

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Small towns in West Virginia are a natural oasis for adventure lovers from urban and rural areas alike; towns like Davis and Fayetteville are succesfully capitalizing on their natural resources to increase tourism and...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

5 October 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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To address the wellbeing of students, schools must foster healthy relationships and trust. Schools in Durango, Colorado, have implemented Sources of Strength, a national program aimed at reducing the risk of suicide, ...

High Country News

Jane C. Hu

3 October 2018

Washington, United States

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As climate change takes it's toll across the world, volunteer scientists in Washington are helping to track the changes. MeadowWatch, a program made up of these volunteer scientists, encourages the collection of data ...

The 74

Beth Hawkins

25 September 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In just three years, San Antonio superintendent Pedro Martinez has raised the bar for school integration efforts nationwide - in this time, the district, where 93 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price ...

WLRN

Nadege Green

23 September 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

Radio

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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 ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Margolis

18 September 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Radio

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Michigan, and Detroit in particular, has focused on bringing in immigrants to help the area grow. Several programs are helping migrant business owners succeed in their new home. Hatch Detroit helped Hamissi Mamba, a r...

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