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Public Radio International (PRI)

Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

KGTV-TV

Michael Chen

2 July 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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A car-sharing app called Turo allows local car owners to rent out their cars to people in their area rather than let their car sit unused. The app insures renters to make sure any damages are covered, and it more gene...

Yes! Magazine

Isabelle Morrison

25 June 2018

United States

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Manila Bay in the Philippines is covered in trash - more specifically discarded plastic waste that has been exported from the United States. Facing an imminent risk of the Bay (which many local fishers depend on) disa...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

22 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Gay Officers League in the New York Police Department started in the early 1980s when memories of the Stonewall Riots were still fresh to support gay officers in the NYPD while also improving relations between the...

Urbanet

Laura von Puttkamer

21 June 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

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By participating in the decision-making process, Mexico City residents successfully convinced the government to build a public park instead of an office development. The Parque Imán is 2.4 hectares, includes 163 trees...

Latino USA

Melanie La Rosa

19 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria left many properties and people in Puerto Rico completely devastated. One family decided to do what they could to begin the reconstruction process on their own by forming Solar Libre Puerto Rico - a vo...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 June 2018

United States

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Across the country municipalities are repurposing former juvenile detention centers as juvenile incarceration rates have declined and remaking them as places of healing. Each community is different in its approach, wi...

Next City

Emily Nonko

18 June 2018

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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After witnessing the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina, changemakers in Alabama took control of creating a more accountable insurance system that valued weather-resilient home construction.

The Hindu

Angelina Davydova

16 June 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Around 30 Russian activists created a campaign for the World Cup called “Cup for the People.” It includes guided tours, a map of responsible consumption, and exhibitions that revolve around topics like LGBTQ rights, e...

Slate

Sara Hudson

13 June 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Starting small has had a big impact in Anchorage, Alaska as the city looks at low-tech composting solutions that could alleviate their growing landfill problem. By revisiting a once-failed attempt to encourage compost...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

12 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Cooperation Group is a Detroit-based nonprofit that consults for worker-owned cooperatives. They also give advice to organizations even if they think a cooperative is not the best model, as they did with the nonpr...

NationSwell

Eric Jankiewicz

8 June 2018

Albright, West Virginia, United States

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The Cheat River spans roughly 78 miles, running through eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It was once regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in America due to consequences of heavy mining in th...

Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Svoboda

4 June 2018

Cartagena, Colombia

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Coral reefs across the world are quickly losing the battle against warming oceans, but one reef off the coast of Colombia is defying all odds. As shipping development threatens to become a reality in the near future, ...

City Bureau

F. Amanda Tugade

25 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Students in Chicago coping with gun deaths and violence among their families and friends find empowerment and support through teachers and administrators who encourage them to become active in national protests agains...

The Lily

Brittany King

23 May 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of ...

Al Jazeera

Lisa Fuller

18 May 2018

Iranaitheevu, Sri Lanka

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26 years after being displaced from their land, hundreds of Tamil civilians orchestrated a plan that defied the Sri Lankan navy to return to their homeland. “Over 100 community members are now living on the island. Ot...

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

7 May 2018

Las Carolinas, Puerto Rico

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Prior to Hurricane Maria, it was not uncommon for Puerto Ricans to consider leaving the area to pursue careers elsewhere. Months after, however, as the wreckage from the disaster is far from remedied, the community me...

Yes! Magazine

Olivia Rosane

7 May 2018

London, England

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A team of London artists revitalized a town by turning an old World War II bomb site into a community garden. They joined forces with locals, who saw the garden as an opportunity to protect the space from being develo...

Next City

Serena Maria Daniels

2 May 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In an effort to brainstorm ideas to revitalize Detroit's West Riverfront Park, the city sent community members around the country to see what's working in other cities. After coming back with ideas, the community memb...

Los Angeles Times

Louis Sahagon

1 May 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 1968 Mexican students organized one of the largest high school walkouts in U.S. history, demanding better education and equal treatment. There efforts proved successful and lead to administrative changes. “A year a...

The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross

1 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2018, years of community activism resulted in the opening of the first advanced emergency trauma care center on Chicago’s South Side since the 1990s. One study showed gun assaults taking place more than five miles ...

BBC

Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Gang violence in Chicago is not uncommon, but one organization is working to change what happens in the aftermath of funerals. Dubbed a public health program, Cure Violence enlists the help of community members to att...

The Huffington Post

Eve Fairbanks

19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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When faced with the dire likelihood that the city would run entirely out of water, Cape Town communities responded by looking at the challenge with resiliency, rather than complacency or inconvenience. Though not with...

The News Minute

Shatakshi Gawade

16 April 2018

Pune, India

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Community service is taken very seriously in villages throughout India, where over 12,000 tribal men, women and children have been known to gather to tackle environmental conservation projects. Not only has this prove...

Christian Science Monitor

Howard LaFranchi

15 April 2018

Thennamadevi, India

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The teenage girls of Thennamadevi are leaders in their community. They’re actively fighting against gender discrimination by organizing. They successfully lobbied politicians and brought streetlights, and sanitary nap...

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