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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Kara Leigh Lofton

13 January 2020

Clay, West Virginia, United States

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A town in West Virginia was lacking resources for mental health care, so high school juniors were tapped to fill the need. Learning skills such as how to use naloxone to in an overdose situation to asking open-ended q...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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20 October 2019

Renton, Washington, United States

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A nonprofit in Seattle is identifying youth between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and work and reconnecting them with the public education system. Two-thirds of students enrolled in the program have gone ...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

The California Sunday Magazine

Elizabeth Weil

27 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School was the first in the U.S. to open in a jail. Now, the school operates a bus, or traveling classroom, that parks in San Francisco's most under-resourced communities to offer residents, many off...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

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30 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...

NPR

Patti Neighmond

12 December 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Sleep deprivation is an issue that plagues many people today, but is especially detrimental to the health of children that are still in school. Recognizing this, Seattle middle and high schools have shifted the start ...

CityLab

Haniya Rae

14 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Tiny homes, proposed across the world as a solution to housing problems, come in many forms. Baltimore is trying its own model. A creative partnership under the non-profit Civic Works is connecting people who want aff...

The Hechinger Report

Robbie Feinberg

4 June 2018

Farmington, Maine, United States

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To serve students who have dropped out of high school for anxiety-related reasons such as bullying or unstable home circumstances, a program in central Maine is sending teachers to students' homes with personalized le...

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Julie Christie

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16 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...

The Hechinger Report

Katy Reckdahl

5 March 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) partners with local high schools to reengage "under-credited, over-age students" who haven't graduated from high school. Counselors prepare students for the High School Equivalency ...

The Hechinger Report

Natalie Gross

5 July 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An alternative approach to education has long existed, but in the last decade, collaborations between non-profit student-support organizations and public schools have fostered a model called "Last-Chance Schools" with...

CityLab

Andrew Zaleski

2 June 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Dorchester, the Boston neighborhood with the highest poverty levels, struggles to keep kids in school from engaging with gangs and crime. But College Bound Dorchester (CBD) is fast rewriting the solution to high drop ...

Fortune

Amy Kaslow

29 June 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...

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Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. In Washington, iGrad is helping students do just this – and seeing results.

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