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Christopher Moraff

4 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A correctional facility in Philadelphia is piloting a program that allows imprisoned mothers to have a say in the decisions that are made for their children. With the implementation of video conferencing, these women ...

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Laura Paddison

8 February 2019

Finland

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In Finland, preliminary results from the country's first experiments with Universal Basic Income are being released - and while impacts on employment rates are still up in the air, providing a basic income seemed to i...

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Malcolm Burnley

4 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Riverside Correction Facility in Philadelphia has implemented a program that allows incarcerated new mothers the opportunity to both learn about the benefits of maintaining breast milk supply, and also provide it for ...

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Maki Becker

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24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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A rise in gun violence has lead the Buffalo, New York police department to change the way they respond to homicides. By forming a new unit that responds only to failed attempts at homicide, the department is now able ...

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Benjamin Wermund

16 January 2019

Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, a current program for free community college for all residents is overwhelmingly popular; the program has been framed as a necessary tool for job training and economic development, funded through lottery...

The Boston Globe

John R. Ellement

16 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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After a successful test run, Massachusetts residents can now text 911 in the event of an emergency where it's too dangerous to call. Although there are limitations this approach, known as the Next Generation 911 syste...

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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

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Jennifer Guay

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2 January 2019

Singapore, Singapore

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Through its Transformation Office and Innovation Lab, Singapore encourages a culture of innovation and smart design when it comes to making policy among its 145,000 strong civil service. Borrowing aspects of its frame...

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Kevin Holmes

27 December 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Municipal Court deals with over 40,000 cases of domestic violence per year, but the implementation of a compliance docket aims to reduce how many of those offenders come back to court. By forming a relatio...

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Rikha Sharma Rani

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21 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, The Bin gives homeless people a chance to store their valuables. “If I didn’t have this bin, I’d have to get rid of most of my stuff. These bins are really great to have.” Across the nation, other citi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

20 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While any attempted solution to homelessness is admirable, it’s the ideas that include community that may be the most successful. This is the concept supported by Stephanie Sena, a professor at Villanova who has dedic...

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Verónica Zaragovia

19 December 2018

Quibdó, Chocó Department, Colombia

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One man's chocolate company in Bogotá is aiming to change the lives of farmers in the Chocó department of Colombia. Concerned about the rise in the country's coca production, the company helps farmers transition from ...

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Anna Scott

13 December 2018

Los Angeles, United States

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In Los Angeles, the Host Home program is placing homeless youth in the homes of willing hosts. They share space, but don't necessarily have to share their lives and schedules, providing an opportunity for people to pu...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In times of political gridlock, individuals have stepped up to make meaningful changes in their communities, with their solutions inspiring others around the world. From ground-up political action that decreased gerry...

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Eillie Anzilotti

6 December 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Most prisoners don’t have access to computer, in order to bridge the digital divide the Prison Reentry Institute is offering a free course called Tech 101 to former prisoners who served long sentences. People are taug...

The Guardian

Ian Sample

4 December 2018

Queensland, Australia

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A new inexpensive and fast procedure can detect the presence of cancer cells in a person’s body. The ease and 90% accuracy rate of this test could make it an effective initial scan for malignant cells detecting cancer...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

2 December 2018

Gbamu Gbamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Over half of Nigeria's population lacks reliable access to electricity, but solar energy is slowly changing this. Mini-grids are gaining popularity in these rural areas thanks to the technology's capability to provid...

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Fergus Peace

30 November 2018

Burkina Faso

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A pilot of a cash transfer program in rural Burkina Faso not only produced valuable research but, by involving government officials from the get-go, developed local expertise that was invaluable for the later launch o...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

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30 November 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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After successfully testing a program out that used police officers as the conduits for organizing community-based activities, the Buffalo Police Department has created a team specifically to continue the work. Known a...

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Eillie Anzilotti

29 November 2018

California, United States

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Air quality is a growing problem for much of the world, but has been especially noticeable as of late thanks to the large wildfires that have overtaken much of California. While many are focused on reducing emissions ...

Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

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27 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Traditionally, private foundations have been required to give away only 5% of their wealth each year. Beyond that, the majority of funds have typically been invested in Wall Street funds, sometimes funds that fundamen...

Albuquerque Journal

Mike Gallagher

25 November 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In Bernadillo County people who are arrested for nonviolent crimes have the chance of being released, without having to serve jail time. They are screened through video by an intake officer who gauges the likelihood o...

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Hallie Steiner

21 November 2018

Iceland

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While many organizations and individuals are working on solutions to address climate change worldwide, a company in Iceland is focusing on removing carbon dioxide directly from the air. Although small in scale, this n...

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