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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...

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Molly McCluskey

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31 December 2018

Quebec City, Canada

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In Quebec, a subsidized affordable child care program has proven itself over two decades, contributing to a spike in the employment of mothers with young children. Research also shows that program is financially susta...

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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...

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Natalie Moore

8 November 2018

San Francisco, United States

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Recently, a coalition of community members and city government officials in San Francisco came together to rethink the way that the city issues fines and fees for minor infractions, which disproportionately impact low...

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M. Sophia Newman

31 October 2018

United States

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Opera theaters are struggling to sell tickets, but some productions are taking it as an opportunity to reinvent the way viewers experience Opera, bringing rise to a new opera. The University of California San Diego pr...

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Duncan Mboyah

19 October 2018

Kenya

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Green gram farming has lead to some promising results for communities in Eastern Kenya. Allowing for more crop diversity, this breakthrough has proved to be both a cash crop and a food crop, which provides economic st...

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Ammar Ebrahim

10 October 2018

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

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In northern Spain, the Fire Flocks project uses goats to clear vegetation between grassland, bushes and treetops because this can help stop the spread of future wildfires. This depends on shepherds moving herds to key...

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Molly Fosco

26 September 2018

Slovenia

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Although not immune to environmental degradation, Slovenia still has the highest portion of protected land in Europe. This is largely in part to tourism efforts, active outreach and proactive education tactics.

The Huffington Post

Lindsay Fendt

6 September 2018

Costa Rica

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Costa Rico consistently places on lists of the happiest countries in the world; the levels of satisfaction, along with longevity of the citizens, has been attributed to its consistently high levels of investment in so...

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Adele Peters

27 August 2018

California, United States

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As bee populations continue to decrease, beekeepers and scientists are left searching for solutions to sustain the colonies that are left. One possible solution may be adding probiotics to the bee's diet. Similar to t...

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Deepa Fernandes

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23 August 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tre...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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10 August 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Gathering Place is the name of a new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a large-scale creative park project that, rather than receiving funding from the local government, was funded entirely through a local philanthropic ...

The Guardian

Laurence Blair

6 August 2018

Paraguay

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Through a long-fought, concerted effort, requiring collaboration from government agencies, information distributers, and more, Paraguay has become the first country in South America to eradicate malaria. Most importan...

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Megan Kimble

25 July 2018

Vail, Arizona, United States

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A rural school district in Arizona is building a village of tiny houses for its teacher, who cannot afford to live in the district and contribute to the community because of low salaries and high home prices. The tiny...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

19 July 2018

Tennessee, United States

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Since 2014, nine states have introduced free college programs for all high school graduates attending in-state community college and technical schools. Unlike other similar initiatives, this model targets all populati...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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18 July 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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Wellness for All, a community organization in Seward, Alaska, provides funding for community members to take action on projects they think will improve their city. Funding from the Seward Community Foundation supports...

High Country News

Eric Dietrich

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10 July 2018

Ronan, Montana, United States

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In rural Montana, peer support groups for addiction recovery are gaining ground as a State Senate Bill formalizes peer support specialists as a profession. Despite higher rates of mental health issues and addiction, f...

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Anoush Darabi

4 July 2018

Leeds, United Kingdom

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With a single tap, public health workers in Leeds can use a mobile app to record signs of loneliness in the city. Their observations generate a heat map of social isolation, which then guides community outreach effort...

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Jack Graham

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27 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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The Newborn Foundation in collaboration with tech-company Masimo created an infant pulse-oximeter used to diagnose heart defects in newborn babies. The technology is now being used all over the world and is integrated...

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Shaima Shamdeen

26 June 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Renting Partnerships organizes affordable housing communities that stay affordable. By meeting the expectations of the community, such as paying rent on time, residents can earn and cash out financial equity after sta...

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Sandra Larson

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26 June 2018

Akron, Ohio, United States

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The Akron Community Revitalization Fund has already invested in the development of downtown Akron, a city once known for rubber manufacturing but now working to redefine itself. The revolving loan fund is comprised of...

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Oscar Perry Abello

25 June 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Community foundations have a new way to invest their funds: they can opt to invest in community projects, such as credit unions, as opposed to more traditional financial investments. The Self-Help Federal Credit Union...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Diners at Souvla, a Greek restaurant in San Francisco, fill their own water glasses and find their own tables. The self-service model is gaining popularity as the city’s restaurateurs feel the pressure of rising rent ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Manisera

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20 June 2018

Sessa Aurunca, Italy

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A cooperative in Italy has repurposed land once owned by the Mafia to produce pasta and organic vegetables, and its employees are using this land to reclaim their lives. Beyond the Dreams’ provides meaningful work for...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Lewis Kendall

17 June 2018

Juneau, Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, there is no statewide sales tax. Instead, individual municipalities vote on and control their own levies. In the capital city of Juneau, sales tax revenue covers about half of the city’s annual budget with ...

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