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Voting justice group Common Power turns to tech in time of COVID to reimagine outreach

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Common Power is a voting justice organization where volunteers conduct outreach to voters and lobby elected officials for things like widespread mail-in voting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group has prioritized creating a diverse workplace and offers year-round jobs to attract diverse candid...

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In Belarus, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Join Forces Against COVID-19

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Based on one Instagram post forwarding a request from a doctor for protective gear for his hospital, #BYCOVID19 grew into a large-scale clearinghouse to funnel donated supplies to front-line medical workers in Belarus. Fueled by $125,000 in donations in its first weeks, the volunteer-run service...

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Volunteers Bring Coronavirus Testing To Dallas' Southern Sector: 'It's Our Civic And Moral Responsibility'

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To increase COVID-19 testing in one Dallas neighborhood, community leaders, healthcare professionals, and a local church have joined together to implement a testing site directly in the community. Offering 250 free tests per day, the makeshift clinic helps to address the need of community members...

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How California community college foundations are trying to help students

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During COVID-19, community college foundations in California are stepping up to support their undocumented students who haven't benefited from stimulus payments under the CARES Act, providing direct payments as well as sponsoring weekly drive-through food pantries. “I don’t have to … risk to go o...

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A volunteer army has answered Colorado's need for masks. Denver's jails are one recent beneficiary.

The Colorado Sun

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Across Colorado, grassroots groups have come together to create homemade masks for the state’s most vulnerable populations to protect against COVID-19. Two of those populations are Denver’s Downtown Detention Center and Denver County Jail. Groups like Dena’s Mask Making Army, the Mask Mavens, and...

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Surfing for a better life

BBC

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A program in Cape Town, South Africa is helping children learn life skills and provide mental health resources through 'surf therapy.' The program called Waves for Change starts each session with some grounding meditation and energizing chants in order to prepare the group before they venture out...

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