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The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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22 April 2019

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

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In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

15 April 2019

Uganda

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In rural parts of Africa, where access to quality medical attention is hard to come by, a hand-held portable ultrasound scanner is revolutionizing care. Although primarily being used to diagnose cases of pneumonia, do...

Montana Public Radio

Edward O'Brien

15 April 2019

Missoula, Montana, United States

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The Montana State Government designated funding toward a Supporting Housing pilot program that aims to help offenders experience a smooth re-entry into society after they get out of prison. Though the state is looking...

The New York Times

Erica Green

12 April 2019

Akron, Ohio, United States

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One year after LeBron James' I Promise School opened its doors, its students, picked for being some of the worst performing in Akron, Ohio, have shown significant improvement on district assessments. I Promise is fund...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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For people driving with suspended licenses, doing so can entrench them in a cycle of unpaid fines, unemployment, and, ultimately, poverty. Stand With Dignity – a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans –...

Bellevue Reporter

Ashley Hiruko

Aaron Kunkler

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30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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28 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Formerly incarcerated individuals, community leaders, and members of San Francisco’s District Attorney’s office, have joined forces to create an advisory board. The collaborative meets to discuss the DA’s work, share ...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

26 March 2019

Ecuador

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When faced with a rise in gang violence, Ecuador tried an approach that was in complete opposition to "zero tolerance," the methodology America has been attempting to use to tackle the problem. Rather than target gang...

The Huffington Post

Bryce Covert

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18 March 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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In Washington, D.C., universal pre-K is creating a more accessible landscape for childcare services, which often take up unmanageable amounts of parents' budgets. The city is now taking another step to ease the burden...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

The Notebook

Melanie Bavaria

11 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia program to provide free pre-school, specifically targeting those from low-income families, is showing preliminary results that it improves wellness and employment, despite roadblocks from lawsuits regar...

The Denver Post

Andrew Kenney

7 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In the hopes of making voting more accessible, the city of Denver, Colorado will allow their international voters, a population of about 4,000, to vote electronically on an app called Voatz. Already used by about 144 ...

New York Magazine

Collier Meyerson

5 March 2019

New York, United States

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Birth and pregnancy coaches lessen the disproportionately high risk of death from complications in maternal care suffered by black women in the United States. Women in states that provide consultation with a doula, a ...

BBC

Chris Baraniuk

4 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Countries around the world have been testing the use of artificial intelligence, or AI, as assistive technology to solving crimes. From creating algorithms that can identify victims of sex trafficking online to develo...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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1 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Alma Brothers Smart Reentry program works to reduce the rate of recidivism by building relationships with those being released from jail and reentering society. By providing each man in the program w...

The New Republic

Kathryn Joyce

25 February 2019

United States

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New York City's child welfare agency is trying once again to combat its "reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color" by piloting child care centers that are set up to help families feel respected a...

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Amanda Bernardo

22 February 2019

Canada

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When designing policies, user engagement is an essential part of obtaining feedback and raising awareness among the very people that the policies are intended to impact. One small government team in Canada, the Next G...

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Marisa Demarco

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21 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Police Department knows that not all community members are apt to trust in officers, so the department created a new interdisciplinary team specifically focused on working with those people. Although this ...

Colorado Public Radio

Natalia Navarro

19 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, four communities are piloting a program that offers low-level drug or prostitution offenders an alternative to prison. This program, known as Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, matches the offender with ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

The Narwhal

Judith Lavoie

13 February 2019

Australia

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Enrolling indigenous knowledge in environmental conservation programs empowers communities and promotes responsible land management. Conservation programs in Australia and Canada rely on indigenous communities to moni...

Desert News

Emily Hoeven

8 February 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Utah played a key role in passing federal legislation that set aside $100 million for underserved communities — without the government having to pay a dollar upfront. In this model, the government doesn’t pay for ...

The Huffington Post

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...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

5 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In 1999, Denver, with the backing of the teachers union, rolled out a merit pay pilot program. Twenty years later, the pay-for-performance system has teachers on the verge of a strike for higher pay. Chalkbeat explore...

Next City

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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