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California community colleges work to solve housing for foster youths

EdSource

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiatives at community colleges provide counseling and financial support to students ...

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College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer' counseling is helping keep them alive.

The Hechinger Report

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college. College-age mentors provide in-person coaching and respond to texts about finan...

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Atlanta refused to give up on homelessness. It's working.

The Christian Science Monitor

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source of more flexible and consistent funding allowing non-profits to provide the assi...

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Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

Associated Press

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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 experts don’t fully support the response, the approach has gained traction. Whi...

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Improving our own environment

The Mercury

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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 volunteers to recruit new people, the Conservancy saw over 1,000 volunteers at its an...

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Garden Project starts weekly fresh produce distribution

Durango Herald

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal vegetables. The Garden Project, the Good Food Collective, and the Manna Market ...

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