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BBC

Dougal Shaw

28 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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In London, a new initiative called Junior Roadwatch is engaging children as traffic safety enforcers. Around one particularly busy and dangerous section of road, drivers who are caught speeding have two options: get a...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Paighten Harkins

Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

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Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

The Guardian

Emine Saner

22 May 2019

Southampton, United Kingdom

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There’s a new environmental movement: the no-fly movement. In Europe especially, people are realizing the detrimental environmental impact of flying and are seeking alternatives to air travel, even if it means being c...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

Clare Lombardo

15 May 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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When a group of middle school girls got tired of having their periods treated as a stigmatized issue, they decided to start their own podcast in order to educate their peers and start a conversation around this natura...

Global Citizen

Daniele Selby

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15 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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After years in prison, Coss Marte opened a fitness company run by and for formerly incarcerated people. The business, ConBody, was born out the passion he found for fitness while incarcerated and from the near impossi...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Rwanda

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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25 April 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Being inclusive involves demonstrating consideration and making space for the traditions and customs of others. To encourage these practices among businesses and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area with regard to ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 April 2019

Pakistan

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The Academy Award-winning documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Freedom" is being toured around small towns and villages in Pakistan, the country that the documentary is set in. The movie is about honor killi...

The Colorado Sun

Nancy Lofholm

18 April 2019

Fruita, Colorado, United States

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A small city in Colorado turned an act of bigotry — someone publicly flying a Nazi flag — into an opportunity for growth for the city. Fruita considers itself a welcoming, inclusive community, so they seized upon this...

Green Philly

Siani Colon

8 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students at Temple University are using their unused meal "swipes"--or prepaid dining hall entries--to help buy food for those in need in Philadelphia. The organization Swipes for Philadelphia now has expanded their i...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

7 April 2019

Switzerland

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A group called Operation Libero in Switzerland has successfully rallied against rising right-wing populist groups by using different approaches like small-scale crowdfunding, eye-catching tongue-in-cheek campaigns, an...

CivicStory

Tina Kelley

4 April 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Shortly following the 2018 Midterm elections in the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of legislators known as the Problem Solvers Caucus used their numbers to change House rules easing the passage of bipartisan l...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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2 April 2019

Findlay, Ohio, United States

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Truckers Against Trafficking are making an impact in reducing sex trafficking in the US by educating truckers, their companies, and the law enforcement that intersect with commercial drivers on how to spot sex traffic...

Fox47

Emily Hamer

31 March 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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A group called NextGen Wisconsin is using bounce houses, armies of field organizers, convenient voter registration tables, door knocking, and digital advertising to turn out historically high numbers of youth voters a...

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Emily Hamer

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31 March 2019

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Although achieving higher levels of voter turnout will require more comprehensive and long-term solutions, investments targeted at voter registration campaigns can still have tangible benefits in the short-term. NextG...

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Nelisiwe Msomi

29 March 2019

South Africa

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South Africa is looking to tackle their HIV epidemic by changing the perception around preventative measures such as the PrEP prevention pill. Desmond Tutu Foundation’s PrEP program focuses on marketing the PrEP pill ...

Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

26 March 2019

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Female students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland took a stand inspired by the #MeToo movement when their male classmates circulated a list they had made ranking the girls on the basis of their looks. Wh...

Bustle

Alani Vargas

22 March 2019

United States

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In an attempt to encourage voter turnout, Ariana Grande set up tables at concerts on her tour where fans could register to vote, or receive text alerts reminders for those who already had. The "ThankUNextGen" campaign...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

21 March 2019

New Jersey, United States

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In South Jersey's Cumberland County, election officials played on one of the state's oldest football rivalries to increase voter turnout by launching the Turnout Trophy. The competition put fourteen towns against each...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 March 2019

United States

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A suite of new voting apps are bringing new technologies to old organizing methods, like asking (or shaming) friends to vote and finding community leaders to encourage voter turnout. These old methods, now called "rel...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

19 March 2019

United States

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A new charity app called Millie builds upon tested app dynamics like online payment services, gamification, and social networks to encourage millennials to give to charities and organizations of their choosing. Rather...

The New York Times

A. C. Shilton

14 March 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Once again the bicycle is playing a part in empowering women! In this case, several organizations across the United States are using mountain biking to build preteen and teenage girls' confidence and drive. The dedica...

Yes! Magazine

Leanna First-Arai

13 March 2019

United States

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An estimated fifty percent of student leaders in climate strikes and protests around the country are students of color, making these movements all the more relatable, accessible, and inclusive. Because communities of ...

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