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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...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

16 May 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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In Tanzania, Population Services International is leading a project using Human Centered Design to solve reproductive health issues with the support of a philanthropist who is not only funding the project but it is br...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Joan Garrett McClane

6 May 2016

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga, once called the dirtiest city in America, was later dubbed a Tornado of Innovation by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Now, the city is hub for the tech industry. Despite its rag to riches story, the c...

Forbes

Nish Acharya

3 May 2016

Mumbai, India

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There is a substantial argument for increased involvement of private companies in venture philanthropy. Unlike large government bodies and NGOs, private companies are more nimble and experienced when it comes to strat...

The Guardian

Kary Stewart

20 April 2016

Turbaco, Colombia

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La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...

Daily Beast

Peter Slattery

28 March 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Broome Street Academy uses a data-driven, mentoring, and community schooling approach to get over 80 percent of its student population, half of whom are homeless, into college. Broome distances itself from the typical...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

16 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality, there are a large number of infant deaths from SIDS, sleep deaths, and problems stemming from being born prematurely. Programs across Cleveland are growing in...

Good

Priti Salian

8 March 2016

Rajasthan, India

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In Rajasthan, India, the literacy rate of women stands at 53%, which falls far below the country's rate of 74%, the low literacy rate is also believed to be a likely contributor to the high rate of child brides in the...

Places Journal

Michael Berryhill

1 March 2016

Houston, Texas, United States

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Hundreds of immigrants in Houston often have no access to any social aid. One community, East Aldine, exemplifies this. It lacks sewers, water, or trash collection. But, with the help of one nonprofit residents are by...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

12 January 2016

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Last year, Team Rubicon carried out 35 domestic operations and three international operations, with overlapping missions in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Barikiki, Kiribati, as well as an operation in Roseau, Dominica. The hu...

Model D

MJ Galbraith

22 December 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To counteract the deteriorating commercial hub of four Detroit neighborhoods, the community development organization Live6 is engaging with locals and investing in the area. By working with anchor institutions, includ...

Daily Bruin

Jonaki Mehta

17 September 2015

Vadamanappakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization called Rural India Social and Health Improvement (Project RISHI) founded by a professor and four students at UCLA works with villages around India to develop sustainability projects that work for the c...

The Ithaca Voice

Aaron Brummer

4 September 2015

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Solider On is an organization that serves homeless veterans in 18 counties across central New York. Of their 180 employees, 92 used to be homeless themselves and another 15 are veterans. They travel everywhere to find...

NPR

Ina Yang

5 August 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Many medical students are intimidated by the challenge of having to gather accurate histories and establish connections with patients with dementia. A non-profit, Arts and Minds, is helping students get more comfortab...

The Atlantic

Nancy Cook

30 June 2015

California, United States

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A California-based nonprofit is working to solve the state's teacher shortage by bringing private-sector professionals who have worked in science, technology, engineering, and math fields into public school classrooms...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

14 June 2015

San Bernardino, California, United States

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In a city with a long-struggling school system, a nonprofit trade program is helping unemployed adults find work in the high-tech manufacturing field. Technical Employment Training in San Bernardino ensures participan...

GOOD Magazine

Priti Salian

28 May 2015

Mumbai, India

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A Mumbai-based nonprofit is helping daughters of sex workers transition into a school environment. Therapy, meditation, and classes about social justice help to instill confidence in students.

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

1 April 2015

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Redeveloping and repurposing unused real estate provides a path toward economic revitalization. With a combination of public and private grants, the nonprofit group, International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA), has p...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

6 February 2015

Khulna, Bangladesh

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Vertical container farming offers an innovative adaptation to climate change and soil salinity. In Bangladesh, the nonprofit, WorldFish Center, promotes the practice of vertical farming, providing education and resour...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

11 December 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investments into the arts serve as significant economic catalysts. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, legacy foundations like the Heinz Endowments, Benedum Foundation, and Richard King Mellon Foundation pooled their resourc...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

27 November 2014

Tanzania

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In combatting poverty, a giant informal economic system has quietly emerged in Africa. Women participate in micro-finance organizations that loan money in order to allow them to create businesses and become self-manag...

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