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Stanford Social Innovation Review

Alexandra Christy

1 January 2020

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 f...

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Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

Washington Post

Susan Svrluga

4 December 2019

New York, United States

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Columbia University will provide full scholarships to 30 refugees or other displaced students to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies.

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Oscar Perry Abello

3 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Real estate cooperatives can raise capital from their members, ensuring re-investment in the communities served. In Oakland, California, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) finances real estate ac...

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Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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There are over one million people in the United States living with HIV, reaching a crisis level in states such as Georgia; however, countries like Namibia are offering lessons for how to tackle the problem. By offerin...

The Guardian

Dan Collyns

29 November 2019

Cusco, Peru

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Climate change is impacting many crops and farmlands, but potato farmers in the Peruvian Andes are experimenting with genetic strains to diversify potatoes to help safeguard the vegetable for further climate changes. ...

The New York Times

Johnny Magdaleno

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27 November 2019

Salinas, California, United States

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Farm incubators provide aspiring farmers with training, land, and access to business networks. Across the United States, organizations like California’s Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) are worki...

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Nurith Aizenman

25 November 2019

Kampala, Uganda

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Liquid morphine offers a low-tech, low-dose alternative to other opioids when it comes to pain management. Uganda has taken steps to increase palliative care by allowing nurses to prescribe doses of morphine to patien...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Kevin Crowe

22 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Baltimore is facing a waiting room problem when it comes to emergency response time, and often diverts paramedics away if they're overwhelmed; however, they may be able to learn from what Boston has seen success with....

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

19 November 2019

United States

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Food studies in Portuguese. History in German. To address declining enrollment in second-language courses and "combat the notion that language learning belongs only in language classes," more U.S. colleges are offerin...

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 November 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Advancing the model of worker ownership requires expanding access to loans for cooperative businesses. In California, Berkeley City Council recently adopted changes to its Loan Fund for small businesses, allowing busi...

The Economist

The Economist

14 November 2019

Antakya, Turkey

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After discovering historic artifacts on land preparing to become a hotel in Antakya, Turkey, owners chose to develop a combined hotel and history museum, a rare act of collaboration between preservationists and develo...

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Monica Humphries

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13 November 2019

Westlake, California, United States

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Improving community nutrition requires making healthy food accessible and affordable. In Westlake, California, LaRayia’s Bodega provides healthy food at a convenience store price point of five dollars or less. Donatio...

EdSurge News

Rebecca Koenig

12 November 2019

Montana, United States

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Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...

11Alive

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

12 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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To address animal cruelty in Pennsylvania, a team of law enforcement officers are receiving special training to better identify and prosecute the guilty. This effort gives limited enforcement powers to those trained a...

FastCompany

Gwen Moran

11 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new national startup helps connect veteran service organizations to make enrollment processes easier for veterans seeking help. The startup - called Unite Us - aims to bring together the 46,000 agencies that provide...

The New York Times

Paula Span

8 November 2019

Lewes, Delaware, United States

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Continuing care at-home programs are filling a gap for senior citizens that do not require around-the-clock care, but need someone to check in on their health on a regular basis. Using “care navigators,” to monitor th...

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Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

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Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

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Rachel Chernasky

5 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leaders in Philadelphia are considering offering a $7,500 tax credit to college graduates who owe $35,000 or more. The city hopes that the program will help retain more talent and chip away at Pennsylvania's high leve...

99% Invisible

Rose Eveleth

5 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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The chili pepper industry is infamous in New Mexico; however many local farmers who rely on this crop for their livelihood are finding it difficult to find field workers. One possible solution is turning to technology...

Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade

3 November 2019

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has implemented a program that encourages those returning from being injured on the job to dispose of their leftover opioids. While the bags aren't a new concept and have shown...

BBC

Vittoria Traverso

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29 October 2019

Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

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In China, elderly people tend to exercise in groups in public parks which has lead to the formation of senior playgrounds. Promoting a "longstanding cultural tradition" as well as good health, these playgrounds are ga...

CityLab

Andrew Small

29 October 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City's Asphalt Art Initiative - created by Bloomberg Philanthropies - addresses pedestrian and traffic safety by taking to the streets and creating visual traffic flows with just a can of paint. Simple design...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

24 October 2019

Bristol, Virginia, United States

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As the education community increasingly raises up social-emotional curricula as a solution to rising anxiety levels in young children, it can be hard for schools to know which of the countless programs and curricula a...

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