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Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Luck

5 December 2017

Za'atari, Jordan

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Solar power projects at 2 UN refugee camps in Jordan are helping to save money and provide job opportunities for residents of the camps. The solar powered camps are also helping the quality of living, allowing residen...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

26 November 2017

United States

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Preventing suicide and helping people when they feel most alone are big goals but they are exactly what 'Crisis Text Line' aims to do. This hotline allows individuals to text trained counselors when they are at their ...

Next City

Jen Kinney

10 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia immigrants are driving population growth in the Northeast region of the city, in neighborhoods traditionally occupied by mostly white, Irish-Catholic, senior citizens. The “number of immigrants increas...

Portland Tribune

Lyndsey Hewitt

24 October 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness and lack of affordable housing is a problem in Portland, as it is in many other places around the country. The Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good in Portland is trying to tackle these issues by looking...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

4 October 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Career Advance, and the Warren Village, are two anti-poverty programs built on the “two-generation model,” which “focuses on providing coordinated, high-quality services to both children and their parents under the um...

News Deeply

Priti Salian

12 September 2017

India

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A nonprofit in India is offering sex education to blind and visually impaired women who don't receive this instruction in their standard curriculum. The goal is to empower and encourage safe and fulfilling relationshi...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

5 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To successfully address some of our most pressing social, economic, and health issues, simply making resources available is not always enough. Behavioral science is helping non-profits and other organizations to lever...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

8 August 2017

Bogribail, Karnataka, India

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Legal expertise is often expensive and inaccessible to communities around the world experiencing environmental rights violations and other issues. Similar to the rise of community health workers who are expanding acce...

The New York Times

Catherine Saint Louis

30 July 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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From New York to Ohio to California, librarians have teamed up with the USDA summer food service program, along with other non-profits, to feed kids dependent on free/reduced-price lunches during the school year. Usin...

NHPR

Ben Henry

27 July 2017

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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While farmers’ markets popularity has increased in the last decade, the higher prices mitigate equal access to such provisions -- and, by extension, the health benefits. As a result, non-profits and farmers' markets a...

Politico

Mark Peterson

20 July 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, the city couldn't afford to create or maintain public housing. Using the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program, San Francisco has been working to effectively privatize public housing while ...

Impact Storytelling

Maroussia Klep

11 July 2017

Rwanda

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In the Great Lakes region of Africa, land disputes can escalate to violence. Subsistence agriculture is the dominant source of income, making land precious, and as populations increase and refugees return home, proper...

San Francisco Chronicle

Carolyn Said

11 July 2017

Oakland, California, United States

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Airbnb hosts are offering free short-term rentals to refugees. The option, called Open House, has attracted new hosts to the Airbnb platform and has given refugee families independence, privacy, and a sense of home wh...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

1 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Traditional models of non-profit funding - as well as antiquated perceptions that create public pressure to limit overhead spending in philanthropic initiatives - has created an unsustainable, impossible-to-scale syst...

KCTS9

Matt Mills McKnight

28 June 2017

Olympia, Washington, United States

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The economic growth along the West coast has been huge, but the population increase has also increased housing costs, pushing thousands onto the streets. In response, the non-profit Panza has developed a novel approac...

CityLab

Jessica Leigh Hester

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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With new mayor-ordained shelters and support services unlikely to function until 2020, NYC’s 60,000+ homeless population is left in need of assistance in the meantime. But recently, an anti-homelessness nonprofit—Brea...

KCPT

Tammy Worth

20 June 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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In 2013, a group of Kansas City parents successfully reopened a formerly shuttered elementary school, sparking new optimism following the mass closing of schools from 2009 to 2010. However, the project has garnered si...

Associated Press

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Kristi Eaton

17 June 2017

Hutup, India

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Using a daily soccer practice as a structure, a nonprofit in a remote village in India is teaching girls about gender equality and health and life skills.

Locavesting

Sarah Trent

2 June 2017

Cincinnatti, United States

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Existing services and resources for entrepreneurs disproportionately do not help minorities and women, making it difficult for them to become successful. Programs such as MORTAR aim to help these under served entrepre...

Truthout

Jean Trounstine

30 May 2017

United States

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Across the country, young people are taking an active stand in criminal justice reform. Organizations like Assata’s Daughters and Teens Leading the Way have invested in young voices to shift make changes in things lik...

Wall Street Journal

Carolyn Jones

30 May 2017

California, United States

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EnCorps, a nonprofit that helps and trains mid-career STEM professionals to become teachers, has emerged as one promising solution to the shortage of K-12 math and science instructors nationwide. The California-based ...

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau

12 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Although the diversity of the teacher pool is low, several nonprofits are successfully recruiting and training more principals of color from this same group. New Leaders has shown particular promise - 64 percent of pr...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

10 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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How does an organization go about reducing incarceration rates, and eliminate racial bias? Hiring the people affected by the prison system: former inmates. That’s the strategy that ACLU is taking in Philadelphia.

Generocity

Christopher Wink

9 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Activists, and lawmakers have been proposing ideas for prisoner reentry, or supporting former prisoners by finding work, housing, and healthcare, in order to reduce the trend of prisoners being released, committing an...

The Chronicle of Social Change

John Kelly

4 May 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services arose from the need to improve the outcomes of drug addicted parents and their children, such as increasing reunification statistics. STARS employs case worker...

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