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The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

7 December 2021

Orange County, California, United States

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A Social Progress Index is measuring the quality of life for vulnerable populations through the use of an Equity Map. The detailed analysis looks beyond economic factors to weigh a multitude of factors such as opportu...

WPVI-TV

Tamala Edwards

6 December 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's LandCare program has cleaned and greened 12,000 vacant lots, removing trash and other signs of blight. A study showed that the program led to a large drop in violent crime in the cleaned-up areas. A U P...

Knox Pages

Grant Pepper

29 November 2021

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Year-round shelters for people experiencing homelessness are uncommon in north central Ohio, making Harmony House a vital resource for the community. The organization provides a place to sleep in addition to wraparoun...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

23 November 2021

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Diaper banks are addressing a pressing need for families who have very few resources to buy diapers with. Federal funding such as WIC or food stamps cover nutritional needs and diapers are considered hygiene products,...

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Sarah Ravits

Jake Clapp

21 November 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Cities are contending with a rise in short term rentals which is exacerbating the already limited supply of affordable housing. The effort to rein them in includes fees being redirected to affordable housing funds, st...

The New York Times

Sarah Trent

15 November 2021

Philippines

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In the environmental sector there is still rampant sexism, women find it difficult to enter leadership positions and face discrimination, according to a six-author study. However, the study also shows that when women ...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Sarah Whites-Koditschek

11 November 2021

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Home makeovers are increasing the stock of available affordable housing in Mobile. Instead of constructing new developments, the city is repairing vacant homes with federal housing funds, resulting in a “53 percent dr...

Southerly

Ayurella Horn-Muller

10 November 2021

Key West, Florida, United States

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Officials are joining forces with faith leaders and churches in order to pave the way for climate resilience. In Key West, Reverend Donna Mote is making a religious case for environmental preservation, clean energy, a...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Sarah Whites-Koditschek

9 November 2021

Alabama, United States

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Legislation in cities like Cleveland, Louisville, New York City, provides legal representation for economically-disadvantaged people who are facing eviction. The city ordinances have drastically reduced evictions as w...

Street Roots

Libby Dowsett

3 November 2021

Georgia, United States

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In Georgia, child-welfare officials considering moving a child in foster care from one caregiver to another must delay the move for 14 days. During that pause, a group of involved officials and foster parents hold a v...

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

1 November 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radio

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Chicago is home to multiple street-outreach programs that target the people most likely to be shot or to shoot others, and that provide them with social services that keep them and others in their network safe. Progra...

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Gary Humphreys

1 November 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Safe System design is a public health framework for preventing traffic accidents and death. The system adapts and transforms roads as part of a broader system of reforms. In Bogotá, in addition to a city-wide speed li...

High Country News

Wufei Yu

29 October 2021

Sandia Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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Tribes in New Mexico have enlisted over 70 goats to help clear dry brush, branches, and invasive plants, which can otherwise become fuel for potential fires. The program, which has been running for almost a whole year...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

29 October 2021

Soledad, California, United States

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A research study is spurring change and leading to the addition of more housing units in Soledad. Agriculture is the main industry of the region, making farmworker housing a priority. Vacant housing has been rehabilit...

Roll Call

Jim Saska

28 October 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Violence Intervention Program at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center counsels victims of violence and links them to needed social services to try to keep them safe from future injury. Such hospital-based trauma care i...

Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

27 October 2021

Fresno, California, United States

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Advance Peace Fresno tries to turn youth away from violence through mentoring, job training, and by paying them a monthly stipend of up to $1,000 if they hit certain benchmarks in their rehabilitation. The program has...

Street Roots

Libby Dowsett

27 October 2021

Iowa, United States

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By putting a priority on rescuing children from danger in their homes by reducing the danger or placing the children in relatives' care, Iowa courts have greatly reduced the traumatizing use of emergency foster care p...

Mother Jones

Marisa Endicott

21 October 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Home Free is a small, transitional-housing program for women who served long prison sentences for crimes against or on behalf of their abusers. A population long neglected, the women are part of a community recovering...

The New York Times

Julie Turkewitz

18 October 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Bogotá’s city government started the Calm Line to give men a way to connect by telephone with psychologists trained in therapeutic responses to the machismo that leads to gender-based violence. Despite doubts that Col...

Next City

Juan Moreno Haines

15 October 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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To combat opioid overdose deaths among incarcerated people, the California prison system in January 2020 launched a treatment program that combines medication-assisted treatment with professional and peer counseling. ...

QNotes

L'Monique King

15 October 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Food trucks alleviate food insecurity in food deserts and contribute to economic mobility in the Black community. A variety of local vendors benefit from the success of food trucks while consumers have easy access to ...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

15 October 2021

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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A shared service child care model is providing affordable, high-quality options for working parents. Chambliss serves 750 children in its multiple centers and operates two thrift stores that help subsidize childcare c...

Prime Progress

Arinze Chijioke

12 October 2021

Nigeria

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A mobile health clinic is bringing checkups to senior citizens living in remote parts of Nigeria. The free initiative provides doctors, physical therapy, nurses, a laboratory, and a pharmacy as well. Following medical...

Yes! Magazine

Judy Bankman

8 October 2021

Alaska, United States

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The Native Conservacy, a Native-owned and Native-led land trust, created a program to support and train Indigenous farmers to create their own kelp farms. Kelp is nutrient-rich, grows in the ocean, and requires no lan...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

1 October 2021

Salinas, California, United States

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Over 120 hotels and motels have been converted into affordable housing developments in California, housing 8,260 people who were previously experiencing homelessness. Known as Homekey, the state-funded program was ini...

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