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Richland Source

Emily Dech

4 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food security has increasingly become an issue for many families across the country, as economic instability and other factors contribute to the rising costs of living. Catholic Charities in Mansfield is taking a more...

WNYC

Sophia Paliza-Carre

11 April 2017

Staten Island, New York, United States

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To help develop the arts scene and also increase economic development in the North Shore area of Staten Island, one family formed a non-profit organization to renovate the St. George Theatre and build it up as a revi...

Undark

Amy Yee

6 April 2017

Ethiopia

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Genital Mutilaiton, a culturally rooted practice that carries a host of immediate and long-term health risks is being condemned globally. In response, this piece looks at the KMG model, utilizing community discussions...

ProPublica

Marshall Allen

Tristan Spinski

9 March 2017

Portland, Maine, United States

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U.S. hospitals waste an estimated $765 billion every year (National Academy of Medicine), and a large portion of this is wasted in the form of discarded medical supplies. Usually, these supplies are still in their ori...

National Observer

Jenny Uechi

9 March 2017

Delta, British Columbia, Canada

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In British Columbia, there is a severe shortage of workers for manufacturing jobs. Eighteen companies are uniting to employ refugees to fill the gap. The B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing is working with non-profit orga...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

1 March 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Habitat for Humanity, best known for its work building houses, is now working to become a Community Development Financial Institution in New York. The city has a history of buildings owned as cooperatives. However, a ...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

21 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Two, separate coalitions in Philadelphia, whose aim is to lower recidivism rates, joined into one. Aviva Tevah, the director of the coalition, will have to merge the vision and goals of the 80 plus members. “We set ne...

The Guardian

Claire Burke

17 February 2017

Westminster, United Kingdom

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Homelessness is on the rise in the UK, and for many "rough sleepers," finding sustainable support can be nearly impossible. But a number of charities, including Crisis, St. Mungo'ss, and Centrepoint are starting to ta...

Christian Science Monitor

Amy Yee

26 January 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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When Bogaletch Gebre was a girl she underwent a dangerous procedure, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice requires the removal of all, or part of the clitoris. It can lead to scarring, bleeding, and sometimes...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

5 January 2017

Ethiopia

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An estimated 200 million woman have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a procedure which can lead to “hemorrhaging, scarring, infections and psychological trauma.” However, one nonprofit, called KMG, has made ...

Yes! Magazine

Melissa Hellmann

2 January 2017

Iola, Kansas, United States

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The small town of Iola, KS, and Allen County's GROW Council offer a case study of how local communities across this prairie state have worked to solve the absence of grocery stores in many rural areas. Through local r...

Forbes

Kerry A. Dolan

30 November 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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For the superrich and the biggest U.S. charitable foundations, donating to universities, hospitals and cultural institutions is the norm. Less common are donations targeted at "social change" such as alleviating pover...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Bruce Krasnow

21 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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For low- and moderate-income families in Santa Fe, home solar-voltaic systems can be an attractive but hard-to-finance idea. A local couple is partnering with Homewise to offer loans to homeowners interested in instal...

BBC

Sahar Zand

20 November 2016

Beqaa Valley, Lebanon

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In a creative twist, Syrian refugees are being given cash cards to spend as they wish rather than being given food boxes or in-kind donations. Agencies and refugees themselves say that it gives them dignity and choice...

Diplomatic Courier

Molly McCluskey

4 November 2016

Amman, Jordan

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Refugees often find cold cash far more helpful than bags of rice or other products foundations provide. Iris scanners can make identity verification much easier for refugees to access money that is distributed to them...

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

18 September 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For many people experiencing poverty, the struggle to make ends meet and provide for their children is common across generations. In Philadelphia, non-profit programs are recognizing that aspect of poverty and helping...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

6 September 2016

Uganda

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In Uganda, where international adoptions and orphanages are the most present form of child welfare, nonprofits like Reunite, Alternative Care Initiatives-Uganda, and CALM Africa are shifting the country to a welfare m...

The Straits Times

Priscilla Goy

29 August 2016

New Delhi, Rajasthan, India

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A weatherproof tent for homeless families performed well in a pilot, winning design awards and public praise, even before becoming commercially available. The tent requires no tools to set up and can fit two adults an...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

1 August 2016

London, England

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Non-profits like Active Change Foundation in London leverage community outreach and personal relationships to intervene on extremist behavior and prevent radical recruitment. But when attempting to partner with the go...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Justus Wanzala

12 July 2016

Narok, Kenya

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Harvesting rainwater is a necessary practice throughout Kenya, but is especially important in the areas of the country that are arid or semiarid. The African Water Bank has made this process more accessibly to many in...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

30 June 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Padua Project is an innovative program that has a goal of getting poor people out of poverty in three years with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance. Its unusual success involved a collaboration...

Geekwire

Lisa Stiffler

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The homeless population in Seattle is in a crisis of high proportions, with people facing a myriad of challenges. Different organizations have started to better integrate technology such as social media in addressing ...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

28 June 2016

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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For five decades, tens of thousands of people have fought poverty. Trillions of dollars have been spent, but poverty is a stubborn enemy. In the second part of a five-part series, WAMU’s Kavitha Cardoza tells us about...

Bright Magazine

Beejoli Shah

15 June 2016

Surendranagar, Gujarat, India

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Since 1995, Pragnachaksu has paved a path to empowerment for blind women in India, offering academic and vocational classes in addition to braille instruction. The school provides free housing and tuition for girls lo...

Los Angeles Magazine

Patric Kuh

15 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward was born out of the observation that many farmers are growing more fruit than they can sell at market. To cut down on food waste and get these viable fruits into the hands of p...

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