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The Sprawl

Hadeel Abdel-Nabi

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24 September 2019

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Though Calgary already goes further than some cities in the public transportation sphere by offering a free-fare downtown zone, other cities that offer free transportation -- often through added taxes -- have seen dra...

The News Minute

Priyadarshini Kendai

18 September 2019

Bengaluru, India

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To remind tuberculosis patients to take their medication, hospitals in India incorporated the use of mobile phones. When patients received their medication by mail, the packaging material instructed them to call a tol...

Transitions Online

Juraj Konik

17 September 2019

Slovakia

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Transition Online chronicled the immense challenges and positive changes one teacher, the product of Teach for Slovakia, is overcoming and making in classrooms in which students are falling behind in reading, mathemat...

The Innovator

Melissa Malley

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1 September 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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In public schools in New York and across the country, sexual education classes that don't work are a serious issue. To combat misinformation and myths, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) program trains college students to...

The GroundTruth Project

Milan Polk

29 August 2019

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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Young advocates for voting rights are fighting back against laws that make it difficult for young people and other marginalized groups to register to vote. Through public campaigns, lawsuits, and voter registration dr...

Associated Press

Jake Bleiberg

16 August 2019

Haslet, Texas, United States

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With people across the United States living in constant fear of mass shootings, in these despondent times, some churches paying companies to train and arm their members in preparation. While the FBI and other security...

The Mercury

Madison Kuklentz

Gabriella DeMelfi

Thomas Garlick

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9 August 2019

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania’s Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy has built a grassroots base of volunteers that help clean up the local environment. Through education at schools and summer workshops, outreach projects, and asking volun...

Things that Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

Things that Work Uganda

Christine Kabazira

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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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...

Flatland

Brian Perlman

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1 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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After piloting anti-violence initiatives across the city, leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, are re-evaluating their approach. While the steps taken to curb gun violence were similar to others across the country, here,...

Things that Work Uganda

Absolom Ochieng

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...

The Daily Everygreen

Daisy Zavala

3 July 2019

Idaho, United States

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The Nez Perce Tribe and Lapwai School District are making a concerted effort to keep the tribe's language alive -- as part of an elective, every day students at an Idaho high school have the chance to learn the langua...

The Denver Post

Parth Upadhyaya

16 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Facing a shortage of youth sports league officials due to difficult parents and other less than ideal working conditions, an organization called Protect the Game is recruiting veterans by offering them free training, ...

Covering Addiction

Diana Cristancho

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28 May 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For members of the Latinx community seeking treatment for substance abuse, much needed resources, like Spanish-speaking counselors, can be hard to come by at recovery centers. In Philadelphia, faith-based organization...

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Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

Chad Reich

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2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

Literary Hub

Sarah Hoenicke

9 April 2019

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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The Sri Lankan Civil War lasted from 1983 to 2009 and bitterly divided the country into two sides between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Years later in 2012, a literary program cal...

Daily Emerald

Ariana Sinclair

1 April 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Students at the University of Oregon have the option to apply for the Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program - referred to as CCare - to receive free birth control and contraceptive consultations. The program is available f...

University of Oregon Catalyst Solutions Reporting

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Corrin Avchin

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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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 ...

University of Oregon Catalyst Solutions Reporting

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Hannah Kanik

20 March 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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As of 2018, Oregon’s backlog of Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) kits had been cleared thanks to the passage of a state bill, commonly referred to as Melissa’s Law. Besides clearing the accumulated kits, the legisl...

University of Oregon Catalyst Solutions Reporting

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Sydney Dauphinais

Isabella Garcia

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...

Eugene Weekly

Asia Alvarez Zeller

7 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, students who qualify for special education services are twice as likely to be disciplined as their peers. One district is working to buck this trend with a method called Positive Behavioral Interventions an...

GreenBiz

Maki Tazawa

11 February 2019

United States

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Because the upfront costs of transitioning a farm to be certified organic can be burdensome to farmers amidst a growing demand for organic food, large companies like Kashi and Land O'Lakes are creating a number of ini...

Daily Emerald

Donny Morrison

3 February 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Second-hand clothing store Buffalo Exchange receives donations of difficult to sell fur coats and sends them to Coats for Cubs, which repurposes the coats into bedding for recovering wild animals. The real fur bedding...

Daily Emerald

Casey Miller

22 January 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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A collaborative effort between the University of Oregon Police Department, the university’s Office of the Dean of Students, and student-led The Bond Project is working to create a safer nightlife culture for students ...

Eugene Weekly

Sierra Webster

10 January 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Many health care facilities that supply needles don't have the proper training or experience to work with trans-identified people that are undergoing hormone therapy. To help address this gap in care, an education and...

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