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The New York Times

Erica Green

8 July 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Since 2016, the Second Chance Pell program has been providing financial aid for those experiencing incarceration to pursue a college education. Started under the Obama administration, it has gained bipartisan support ...

Dayton Daily News

Jeremy P. Kelley

7 July 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Dayton Public Schools came to terms with the fact that they needed to improve family engagement and went about addressing it. This article was written 18 months after they first started and reports on its successes an...

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Will Worley

4 July 2019

Uganda

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Researchers are adapting MindUp, a mindfulness program first used in North America and Europe, to non-Western countries to help with sex and gender-based violence education. While the program has been shown to reduce ...

Columbia Missourian

Alexis Allison

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3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

29 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is a branch of the New York Public Library system that offers a wide array of services for vision-impaired adults and children. They hold the largest physical colle...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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27 June 2019

Paris, France

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Philadelphia, like many US cities, struggles with traffic congestion and the environmental and financial costs of sitting in traffic; however, in looking at the way Paris has adopted pedestrian-friendly streets, Phill...

Washington Post

Mikhail Zinshteyn

27 June 2019

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...

The New York Times

Jack Graham

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26 June 2019

Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada

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When the opioid crisis hit indigenous communities throughout North America, solutions that were working in urban areas, weren't available to these isolated, rural regions. To combat the crisis specifically as it relat...

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Innocent Eteng

26 June 2019

Nigeria

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Teenagers and young adults across Africa are using myPaddi, an app that allows the user to ask medical questions from the privacy of their own home. Eliminating stigma as well as information that is often derived from...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

The Hechinger Report

Andy Johnston

14 June 2019

Georgia, United States

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Many financial aid and orientation papers are written at the reading level of college seniors and graduate students, posing barriers for students trying to navigate the college application process and beyond. The Univ...

Dayton Daily News

Kaitlin Schroeder

14 June 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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To fight against the opioid epidemic, a Google affiliate partnered with the two largest hospital systems near Dayton, Ohio to open a new treatment facility. Based on a model of holistic health care, the facility is "f...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

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12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

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A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

Carolina Public Press

Quashon Avent

12 June 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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Veterans in North Carolina are eligible for student loan forgiveness when they leave the forces; however, the complex application process serves as a barrier to entry for those applying. Now, general attornies across ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 June 2019

Oregon, United States

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In Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, the traditional polling place has all but disappeared. In its place is the rise of the mail-in ballot, a convenient, inclusive method where states mail ballots to every registered ...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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10 June 2019

La Cruz, Costa Rica

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Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

10 June 2019

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A haute cuisine restaurant in the Spanish city of Jerez offers employment only for people with disabilities who are left out of the mainstream workforce. The restaurant employs 20 people with conditions ranging from D...

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Monica Humphries

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10 June 2019

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Across the United States, cities are designing ways for wildlife to cross major roadways. Whether they’re overpasses crossing highways or tunnels under freeways, these helpful pathways are strategically placed to help...

Eye On Ohio

Katie Ellington

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9 June 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Though Ohio has traditionally relied on volunteers to be guardians to elder folks who don't have support of family or loved ones, the court system looks to partnerships with external organizations to give at-risk seni...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

6 June 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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As family and community style dinners become increasingly less commonplace, studies are showing that communication, academics and nutrition may suffer, but The Family Dinner Project is working to change this by offeri...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

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Molly Fosco

2 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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After her experience arriving woefully unprepared at Dartmouth, Alex Bernadotte started Beyond 12, a tech nonprofit that provides virtual coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students. Beyond 12 has ...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

The Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

28 May 2019

Mexico

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For the past three years, a service news media company has written stories specifically responding to questions sent in by Mexican migrants living in the U.S. “We realized Mexican migrants in the U.S. didn’t need gene...

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