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Debbie Elliott

3 October 2019

Albany, Georgia, United States

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The New Communities Land Trust was created in the 1960s as a way to build power and equity for and among African Americans in Georgia. The Trust works with Black farmers on many different levels, including helping the...

Nonprofit Quarterly

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Elizabeth Sawin

22 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A collaboration between an Atlanta-based nonprofit and an international climate organization sparked the Just Growth Circle, an initiative that brings topics like racial equity, economic justice, and climate change to...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

Vox

Dylan Matthews

4 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A group of economics researchers and county officials in the Seattle area teamed up to create a more comprehensive approach to housing vouchers. Rather than simply provide a rental voucher, the city piloted a program ...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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31 July 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Minneapolis serves as a model for other cities as it addresses the affordable housing crisis by de-incentivizing the development of single-family houses. By changing zoning laws to benefit the construction of duplexes...

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Nina Misuraca Ignaczak

9 July 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Bail Project is posting bond for men and women who cannot afford to pay and haven’t been convicted of a crime. Based in Detroit, the nonprofit has locations across the country and uses a revolving fund to bail out...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 May 2019

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Greystone Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., hires applicants without requiring drug tests, background checks, or credit checks as a way to prioritize future success rather than past actions. The bakery's system of "open hiring...

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Beth Edwards

20 May 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Despite disputes between an Indianapolis church and a local utility company over net metering, the congregation continues to seek financing and resources for renewable energy-centered affordable housing projects. The ...

NBC News

Erin Evans

11 May 2019

United States

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Community organizing groups around the country have mobilized to get black mothers out of prison. The initiative #FreeBlackMamas has raised over $1 million dollars in donations since 2017 and comes as a growing respon...

TheGrio

Natasha S. Alford

11 May 2019

Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, Black Mama’s Bail out bailed out hundreds of black women in time for Mother’s Day. The organization accepts donations to pay bail for women cannot afford it on their own as part of their larg...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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8 May 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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A pilot program in Jackson, Mississippi is providing a cohort of 20 single black mothers with a guaranteed income of $1000 a month as part of their "radical resident-driven approach." While the experiment is still in ...

WBEZ News

Linda Lutton

8 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new food hall in the South Side of Chicago offers three African American chefs the opportunity to open a local, thriving business. The food hall, operated by a local nonprofit, brings healthy and creative cuisine to...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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30 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In 2018, San Francisco county forgave $32 million worth of criminal justice administrative fees. These fees are issued to formerly incarcerated individuals upon release from prison, most of which are not employed and ...

WGME

David Singer

18 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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An organization in Portland, Maine ensures Baby Boomers who want to work are adequately trained and accepted in the work place. The Boomer Institute works with social security caps and flexible work hours, both of whi...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

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18 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit Justice Center is providing a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty in the county. The nonprofit law firm provides immediate support, like paying back child support and posting the cash b...

Stateline

Sophie Quinton

17 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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While a partnership between the city of Denver and surrounding businesses sparked an affordable housing program, the city still wants to push the program to a much larger scale. The program rent-controls specific apar...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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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...

Courier Post

Phaedra Trethan

22 March 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In East Camden, New Jersey, neighbors encouraged each other as well as city officials to take ownership over the cleanliness - or lack their of - of the streets and homes in their community. In response, neighbors and...

National Post

Charles Montgomery

Tristan Cleveland

22 March 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Cities around the world take an unconventional yet effective approach to combat poverty: measuring happiness. Cities like Vancouver, British Columbia have found success in building personal relationships among the eco...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

PBS NewsHour

Paul Solman

14 March 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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A program called the PopUp business school spreads free entrepreneurship advice around the world, enabling people from a spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds to start their own business with very little initial capit...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

7 March 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A new park plan in Washington, D.C. addresses systemic racism and inequity in current city infrastructure, digging deeper than traditional urban planning landscapes. The new plan takes into account perspectives from m...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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The National Domestic Workers Alliance created a platform called Alia to deliver job benefits to home cleaners. Now, the NDWA is partnering with Thumbtack, a gig economy platform, in order to deliver this service to t...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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In an initiative to level the playing people for women- and minority-owned businesses, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performing stu...

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