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Nadege Green

23 September 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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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

5-15 Minutes

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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...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

11 September 2018

Canada

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Canada and Australia have both used targeted immigration policies to grow their rural populations. But Canada’s more holistic approach seems to match the long-term needs of migrant and local populations better than Au...

OZY

Matt Foley

6 September 2018

United States

Multi-Media

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NASCAR, which has been traditionally been dominated by white males, knows it needs more women and minorities, so it launched a program in 2009 to do just that. The Diversity Crew Member Development program has so far ...

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Hadley Barndollar

26 August 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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NH Gleans is group of gleaners in New Hampshire working to ensure food security in their communities. The group gathers food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to local food kitchens, schools, and foo...

NationSwell

Sean Ryon

22 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Since 2007, SIMBA and ASET have connected over 1,000 homeless students living in New York City with academic resources. All students in the 2018 class graduated from high school with multiple college acceptances.

Women Across Frontiers

Dominic Kirui

20 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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After surviving a traumatic sexual assault in Nairobi, Wangu Kanja founded the Wangu Kanja Foundation to raise awareness of and prevent gender-based violence. The foundation also provides medical, legal, and psychsoci...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

17 August 2018

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Greyston’s Bakery pioneered the concept of Open Hiring, meaning there are no background or drug checks for prospective employees: anyone is hired on a first come, first serve basis. Then they are provided job training...

OZY

Charu Sudan Kasturi

16 August 2018

Chad

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Chad is facing an uphill battle against climate change, but has found that relying on historical practices may be the saving grace of solutions. Between partnerships to diversify crops and traditional practices that h...

BBC

Nicola Kelly

Harriet Noble

14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

Radio

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

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Justin Higginbottom

14 August 2018

Laos

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Using the example of neighboring Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are encouraging a shift from farming opium to coffee, training farmers for the new crop and helping them exit the drug trade. Hundreds of farmers are current...

Dayton Daily News

Katie Wedell

14 August 2018

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

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DV8 Kitchen in Lexington, Kentucky has twenty-five employees, all of whom are in recovery from drug addiction. The eatery's "second chance hiring" policy and general business take into consideration the special needs ...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

10 August 2018

United States

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A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array...

Mongabay

Sarah Hucal

6 August 2018

Wae Rebo, Indonesia

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The village of Wae Rebo on a remote island in Indonesia was facing the growing issue of generating viable revenue from only their agriculture production. Seizing the opportunity to revitalize the town through a partne...

Devex

Kelli Rogers

2 August 2018

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has become a leader in disaster preparedness through its strategy of training thousands of community members to give early warnings on cyclones and other disasters. This approach has saved thousands of live...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

2 August 2018

United States

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A journalist who has reported for two years on survivors of gunshots offers guidance and advice to others in the media on how to track accurate data on non-fatal gun violence, report empathetically on survivors facing...

Opera News

Joshua Rosenblum

1 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Young People’s Chorus of New York City uses music and dance to provide an emotional and creative outlet for children and teens from disparate communities. Through opera, dance, and chorus, this group creates conne...

Voice of America (VOA)

Deana Mitchell

31 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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When tech giants began opening offices in one San Francisco neighborhood without finding local talent, a formerly homeless community leader stepped in. He created Code Tenderloin, a six week coding bootcamp that provi...

CityLab

Linda Poon

30 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a study has found that turning vacant lots into parks and green spaces helped reduce rates of depression in the poorest neighborhoods. These findings complement previous evidence that providing access...

Rolling Stone

Lisa Armstrong

29 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Creativity activities in prisons can provide inmates with an emotional outlet, a way to process their life experiences, and an opportunity to constructively work in a group. The theatrical performances staged at New Y...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

25 July 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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A unique setup at Spring Creek Correctional Institution means that inmates get to work at the prison’s store, and profits get reinvested into the prison. The arrangement benefits those who work at the store as well as...

West Virginia Metro News

Shauna Johnson

25 July 2018

West Virginia, United States

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In Appalachia, health officials are changing the way they look at regional health. Instead of focusing solely on problems, regional health reports are featuring counties that are positive examples—especially counties ...

The NM Political Report

Laura Paskus

20 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Project Feed the Hood, a community effort to increase food access and security for lower-income families, has established gardens and pilot programs at ten schools in Albuquerque. The program originally aimed to conve...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

20 July 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In over 100 communities in Ireland, elderly volunteers lead English classes for migrants to help them integrate into the community, understand the language, and connect with their neighbors. These informal classes, wh...

Model D

Kate Roff

17 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Veterans in Residence is a program that connects veterans to networking and co-working space in order to help them start their own companies. Entrepreneurship acts as a creative outlet for many veterans, and startup o...

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