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9 December 2020
Long Beach, California, United States
Nationally and historically, faculty of color have been underrepresented at most universities. At California State University Long Beach, the president proposed the “diversity training initiative,” in order to hire ...
3 August 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A coalition of organizations in the Detroit region had “a goal of re-engaging the region’s 690,000 adults who had completed some college but hadn’t gotten a degree.” One of the programs they created was the Wayne Stat...
21 July 2020
Over 3000 Words
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) mandated public places, businesses, facilities, and schools make accommodations for people with disabilities, including ramps, accessible entrances and bathrooms, and ...
17 June 2020
Varying tactics have been adopted in response to the worldwide pandemic, prompting financial implications; some more successful than others. Germany and Japan, in particular, have been able to maintain low unemploymen...
20 April 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Over 3000 Words
As communities around the United States face major job losses, those that have kept their economies local, like in Albuquerque, NM and Springfield, MA, are seeing more resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
11 April 2020
European countries like France and Germany have been able to keep their unemployment rates low because of pre-existing programs that have been called to action during COVID-19. In France, the government subsidizes up ...
25 March 2020
Under 800 Words
In an effort to pay employees as COVID19 containment efforts take a toll on businesses, CEOs and corporate management are taking pay cuts, or giving up their pay altogether. Companies like Delta, United, Marriott, Hya...
3 December 2019
Kentucky, United States
Since 1892, Berea College in Kentucky has not charged students for tuition. The school avoids adding the "shiny amenities" that other schools may use as selling points and requires that students work a job on campus a...
19 November 2019
New York, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
Using machine learning to test potential job candidates for particular traits, as opposed to having humans screen their resumes, can help to reduce bias in recruiting. Resumes tend to focus on the past and reflect soc...
8 November 2019
Jackson, Wyoming, United States
A company called Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming employs people with developmental and physical disabilities to work in their 3-story greenhouse to address the exclusion of people with disabilities in the labor p...
31 October 2019
Oakland, California, United States
As of 2017, more than 130 California-based construction companies have created Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) as a way to ensure the future viability of a small business and ensure stability and buy-in for thei...
18 October 2019
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Tallahassee is coordinating its youth development, violence prevention, and climate adaptation efforts to help out-of-work and out-of-school youth earn their GED and secure jobs helping to shape the city's climate res...
11 October 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
For some businesses with unclear plans of success when owners retire, converting to employee ownership can be a compelling choice. Now, non-profits like Project Equity are helping to make that conversion easier and sp...
30 September 2019
San Jose, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Providing access to a permanent address allows individuals experiencing homeless to break the “Postal Paradox.” In San Jose, California, individuals without an address can use The Window, a program operated by the Cat...
25 September 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The Philadelphia Eagles' management thinks outside the box - and field - with their hiring practices, searching for a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. The team's forward-thinking hiring approach has led to a...
2 August 2019
Under 800 Words
Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...
6 June 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States
An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...
17 May 2019
Georgia, United States
In Georgia, about half of inmates don't have a high school diploma or GED. At Lee Airendale State Prison, a charter school offers inmates a chance to earn a high school degree. “The thing about the diploma is it’s fro...
13 May 2019
Utica, New York, United States
Places like Utica, New York are working to convince refugees and new immigrants to move to their cities to stimulate the local economy and counteract population decline over the decades. Through more comprehensive ser...
25 April 2019
Windham, Maine, United States
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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...
18 April 2019
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...
9 April 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Stand With Dignity, a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans, has coordinated warrant clinics for those driving with suspended licenses. These clinics have forgiven $2 million worth of traffic fines and...
4 April 2019
Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create comm...
Eugene, Oregon, United States
The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...
12 March 2019
District of Columbia, Washington, United States
Paying Congressional interns gives lower income students a chance to engage with the legislative process. By bringing increased attention to the lack of paid internships on Capitol Hill, the nonprofit, Pay Our Interns...
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