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Al Jazeera

Maria de la Guardia

15 January 2019

Uttarakhand, India

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In a mountain village in the north of India, a women’s knitting group formed five years ago to help women reach for financial independence. The group ended up breaking stereotypes, building confidence, and creating li...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Catarina Fernandes Martins

26 December 2018

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...

NPR

Cheryl Corley

6 December 2018

Gig Harbor, United States

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In states across America, some incarcerated women are able to give birth and take care of their children from jail. The programs help to reduce recidivism and keep families together, but there are limitations that res...

Culinary Backstreets

Jennifer Hattam

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5 December 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

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For refugees fleeing Syria, a new career path is possible: become a food entrepreneur. A program in Turkey provides Syrians and other refugee groups with basic entrepreneurial skills, as well as access to mentors and ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Stefania D'Ignoti

5 December 2018

Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Theater bridges cultural divides and helps migrants cope with trauma. The Liquid Company, founded in 2013 in Catania, Italy, offers migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who have crossed the Mediterranean a therapeut...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

24 November 2018

Bronx, New York, United States

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A South Bronx charter school is trying an innovative approach to educating all students, including the one third of its student body in foster care. By adding teachers, behavioral specialists, and extra academic suppo...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

21 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Participatory defense, is a model that integrates the family into the legal defense of someone being prosecuted for a crime. Loved ones can bring in evidence like photos and records that speak to the character of the ...

Pacific Standard

Lillian Mongeau

19 November 2018

Anchorage, United States

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The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is working to provide full scholarships, a strong STEM background, and most importantly, a sense of community, to the majority Alaska-Native group of students in the p...

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Sarah Rigg

14 November 2018

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Circles Washtenaw County is a “financial stability program” that is part of a national network. The local version in Ypsilanti involves matching leaders, who participate in 12 weeks of training, with allies, who suppo...

CityLab

Megan Kimble

12 November 2018

Austin, United States

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Just outside of Austin, Texas, Community First! Village lives up to its name, emphasizing personal connections and stable relationships while also providing people experiencing homelessness with affordable rents in ti...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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7 November 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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Through ‘child spacing’ strategies, Nigerian health centers have helped women gain greater autonomy and have increased planning about the size of their family. Nurses discuss child spacing with women during antenatal ...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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2 November 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

The New York Times

Joseph Goldstein

28 October 2018

Arua, Uganda

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In Uganda, refugees are given enough land to become self-sufficient and have the right to free movement. The country's open border policy, in stark opposition to many other countries that are seeking to limit their re...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peta Doherty

27 October 2018

New South Wales, Australia

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A New South Wales nursing home is running a childcare facility from its dementia wing. Patients show fewer symptoms and enjoy the children's presence. Evidence shows that intergenerational care for young children can ...

Bright Magazine

Hassan Ghedi Santur

25 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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After volunteering for the special olympics, Maria Omare decided children with disabilities in Kenya needed a space where they would be treated with dignity, care, and respect. So she rented a one-room space, and call...

The Guardian

Anisa Sabiri

19 October 2018

Penjikent, Tajikistan

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In Tajikistan, a project created by international NGOs with local partners, and funded by the United Kingdom, provides counseling and skills training for families to reduce violence against women. The two regions that...

The Guardian

Liz Ford

19 October 2018

Tajikistan

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

South Florida Media Network

Maria Serrano

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17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

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Carly Stern

14 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Yvonne Jewnell and Tandra Birkett created Harlem Fashion Week in order to increase diversity in a majorly white industry. The event has drawn out a diverse crowd, 95 to 98 percent of the designers that participate of...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

13 October 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo uses its historic architecture to attract international visitors. The city offers tax credits to developers who remodel and renovate old buildings. The effort also helps attract young people back to the city.

The New York Times

Zach Montague

9 October 2018

West Virginia, United States

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Small towns in West Virginia are a natural oasis for adventure lovers from urban and rural areas alike; towns like Davis and Fayetteville are succesfully capitalizing on their natural resources to increase tourism and...

High Country News

Jane C. Hu

3 October 2018

Washington, United States

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As climate change takes it's toll across the world, volunteer scientists in Washington are helping to track the changes. MeadowWatch, a program made up of these volunteer scientists, encourages the collection of data ...

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Beth Hawkins

25 September 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In just three years, San Antonio superintendent Pedro Martinez has raised the bar for school integration efforts nationwide - in this time, the district, where 93 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price ...

WLRN

Nadege Green

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23 September 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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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 ...

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