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Door-knocking neighbors help avert home seizures in Detroit

Thomson Reuters Foundation

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In Detroit, volunteers go door to door to talk with their neighbors who have properties at risk of foreclosure. The initiative has contributed to a 90 percent decrease in foreclosures in the city since 2015.

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This Montana Group Has Adventurers Working for Scientists

Bitterroot

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Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that inform US Forest Service and other conservation studies. The project has led to rese...

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In Germany, How To Teach Empathy For The Disabled

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery store can be very challenging.

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No Sex For Fish: How Women In A Fishing Village Are Fighting For Power

NPR

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity in small villages. Kenya's fishing communities also have rates of HIV prevalence...

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School network takes turbocharged approach to education for refugee students

The Hechinger Report

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

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Volunteers step in to keep asylum seekers healthy on border

Associated Press

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In Tijuana, many asylum seekers are left without access to health care while they await a decision on their cases so medical professionals are volunteering their time to try to help those that need it. Although they are faced with a myriad of barriers, their pop-up clinics that promote “border-le...

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