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Inside the Ambitious Campaign to Drive Homicides in Chicago Below 400

The Trace

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In Chicago, community organizations, public officials, and private funders have come together behind a campaign called “<399” – with the goal of bringing homicides to under 400. This collaboration has taken on a comprehensive, community-centered approach that includes initiatives like community o...

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How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

NPR

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to larger communities situated in food deserts.

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Car but no home? Safe parking lots spread across West Coast.

The Christian Science Monitor

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In California and other western states, where the number of people experiencing homelessness has increased dramatically, some nonprofits are offering up parking lots as a place for those who live in their cars to stay safely overnight. While the programs are clearly a temporary measure, they offe...

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When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness

NPR

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In Wyoming, volunteers are given health care trainings to help them as caregivers to those with chronic illnesses who are too far away from a doctor to receive adequate care. That curriculum, along with support groups, is helping those in rural communities practice chronic disease self management...

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Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students at schools where there are no full-time counselors or where the ratio of counse...

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Reducing Poverty—Together

The Philadelphia Citizen

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Canada has used a comprehensive approach to lift more than 200,000 families out of poverty in a span of seven years. While the approach has had obvious success, scaling it to other countries presents its own challenges, although some in the United States are ready to give the initiatives a try.

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