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Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

22 May 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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As urban youth struggle to get onto a career track, Year Up equips these young people with technical skills and professional support to help them enter the job market. The initiative has scaled nationally in the Unite...

Al Jazeera

Amani Zain

17 May 2017

Mafraq, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

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5-15 Minutes

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The country of Jordan has one of the scarcest water supplies of any country on earth - one that can barely sustain its population, especially with Syrian refugees pouring in and further straining limited resources. Po...

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau

12 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Although the diversity of the teacher pool is low, several nonprofits are successfully recruiting and training more principals of color from this same group. New Leaders has shown particular promise - 64 percent of pr...

Temple University

Marianna Sann

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia FIGHT is a government-funded health care provider that has a program specifically for people who are HIV/AIDS positive and are also recovering addicts. It is an intensive 9 to 12-month outpatient program ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

20 April 2017

Yonkers, New York, United States

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In Yonkers, Pennsylvania, Greyston Bakery's open hiring process gives a chance to those who might not have been hired otherwise. The company doesn't conduct background checks, look at resumes, require a skills test, o...

National Observer

Jenny Uechi

9 March 2017

Delta, British Columbia, Canada

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In British Columbia, there is a severe shortage of workers for manufacturing jobs. Eighteen companies are uniting to employ refugees to fill the gap. The B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing is working with non-profit orga...

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Johnny Magdaleno

6 March 2017

New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

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Jail-to-Jobs, a program with one employee, has helped more than 260 formerly incarcerated people find full-time jobs. Created by a district attorney who saw former felons struggling to be considered for openings, the ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

9 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Facing social stigma as well as other effects of being incarcerated, Philabundance Community Kitchen is using culinary education to provide much needed services to those formerly incarcerated. Via cooking classes and ...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 3 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario is widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achievement ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ann Scott Tyson

28 November 2016

San Quentin, California, United States

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The USA has one of the highest rates of incarceration, and reoffending is a likely outcome after prison. 'The Last Mile' and similar programs are providing inmates with the opportunity to learn marketable skills and e...

Scientific American

Alexis Marie Adams

21 November 2016

Patagonia, Arizona, United States

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Threatened wildlife co-exists with poverty stricken communities who inhabit the Arizona-Mexico border region. Borderlands Restoration's conservation scientists are hoping to alleviate poverty while repairing the local...

Detroit Free Press

Lori Higgins

19 November 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After School Matters, provides thousands of apprenticeships and internships to Chicago high school students exposing them to career paths and making them more likely to graduate and pass their classes.

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

15 November 2016

Delta, Colorado, United States

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A local energy cooperative in Colorado, Delta Montrose Electric Association, is spurring economic development through renewable energy. The program has allowed Delta County to diversify energy sources, and has become ...

The Taos News

JR Logan

14 November 2016

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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A UNM-Taos nursing program has been touted by the college and the hospital as a great example of workforce development in a community that has long struggled with economic development. As leaders continue to look for ...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

26 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Victims of crime suffer a myriad of issues and there haven't been systems in place to support them. 'Safe Horizon' has developed a program to put advocates in each precinct in New York to work with the victims and hel...

Fortune

Claire Zillman

26 October 2016

United States

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People with autism struggle to gain employment. EY and other private companies have started programs to employ autistic individuals, harnessing their skills, tailoring the onboarding process to suit their needs, and h...

Quartz

Eshe Nelson

25 October 2016

Germany

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Germany boasts a high youth unemployment level by running "dual educational systems" that incorporate vocational training into formal training. Other countries are now trying to follow suit in order to boost economic ...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

20 October 2016

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, more than half of young children rely on extended family members and neighbors for child care. In an effort to recognize this invisible labor force, which often includes undocumented immigrants, Providers...

TakePart

Jennifer Hattam

9 October 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Bybi is an organization in Copenhagen, Denmark, which bridges the gap between refugees and locals by introducing urban beekeeping. By doing so they also ensure the local ecosystem thrives and there are employment and ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

5 October 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. To solve this problem, the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque, a city wide initiative was formed. Their strategy is to train, hire and b...

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran

4 October 2016

Burlen, Washington, United States

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Susan Rahr, a former sheriff, didn’t agree with the “boot camp atmosphere” of police academies. She also didn’t agree with the tough vigilante, us vs them attitude she observed from her fellow officers, and in school....

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Johnny Magdaleno

16 September 2016

San Jose, California, United States

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In San Jose, manufacturing jobs can help reduce the economic inequalities in the region. Youth from marginalized communities are being recruited to join a high tech manufacturing job with the potential for career adva...

Jackson Free Press

Todd Stauffer

17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The staff of the Jackson Free Press used a Solutions Journalism Network grant to explore juvenile justice issues and solutions taking place around the country. This piece offers an overview by the publisher of what th...

Christian Science Monitor

Lonnie Shekhtman

16 August 2016

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Many businesses are in need of technical-skilled laborers, however, such training has decreased in the last 30 years. A few non-profits are working with employers in the region to provide "skill-based" training for fr...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

4 July 2016

Syria

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Refugees from Syria are finding opportunities to build their own start-ups through the United Nations Population Fund program, which works with local non-governmental organizations to support participants with worksho...

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