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Public Radio International (PRI)

David Leveille

8 June 2017

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Under an administration that frequently spouts racist rhetoric and enforced divisive legislation such as the Muslim ban and the border wall, minority communities - particularly Islamic and Latino communities - are hav...

The Local

Emma Löfgren

7 June 2017

Malmö, Sweden

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The Seved district of Malmö, Sweden used to be one of the roughest in the nation, with drug crime and gang violence making the neighborhood uninhabitable for many and preventing basic services, such as the post, from ...

Yes! Magazine

Peter Slavin

6 June 2017

Hemphill, Kentucky, United States

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Many small towns in rural Appalachia are struggling to adapt to the greater evolutions of the American economy away from the coal industry. But some places, like the little town of Hemphill in Kentucky, are using the ...

BBC

Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

4 June 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young adults in nearly every country around the world, but the issue receives less policy attention or funding than diseases or terrorism. One clever initiative ca...

Streetsblog New York City

David Meyer

31 May 2017

New York, United States

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In Bedford Stuyvesant, a low-income neighborhood, a multi-stakeholders partnership increased access to a bike share program. They accomplished this by listening to people’s needs and community organizing.

Next City

Martín Xavi Macías

30 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is asking its citizens, including youth, to help determine how to spend public money. Participatory budgeting involves communities identifying their greatest needs and guiding spending towards solutions.

Citiscope

Patralekha Chatterjee

29 May 2017

Surat, Gujarat, India

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TARU, an Indian thinktank, has found that Indians cities have combined decentralized action and "multi-stakeholder engagement" in public policy to respond to problems of scarcity in water and power as well as climate ...

Rolling Stone

Justin Nobel

22 May 2017

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, United States

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While the US economy gluttonously enjoys the cheap fuel prices afforded by fracking, the consequences of the practice on the environment and communities like Grant Township in Pennsylvania reveal the ugly underbelly o...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

19 May 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Climate change is a growing issue, but the Citizens' Climate Lobby (a group of volunteers who work to get Republicans and Democrats to work in unison) is aiming to curb carbon emissions. So far the group has had a lar...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

17 May 2017

California, United States

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Los Angeles County has lost half of its foster homes and is projected to sink further into a deficit over the coming years, which is a concerning for the future of foster children. Recently, faith communities have be...

Remezcla

Martín Xavi Macías

10 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Despite being one of the most rapidly-growing and popular sports in the United States, soccer - like most other sports and organizations of all kinds - faces challenges with disparity and exclusion over race, gender a...

BBC

Gemma Newby

Sahar Zand

9 May 2017

Guayubín, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

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Jason Friesen, an American paramedic who had served in Haiti after the earthquake, realized that many poor communities in the Caribbean were lacking the equivalent of the United States’ 911 emergency medical services,...

Rappler

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

2 May 2017

Rasa Island, Palawan, Philippines

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The Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program on Rasa Island has taken a multi-faceted approach to conservation - by employing former poachers to help protect the very species they once threatened. Through a combinatio...

WNYC

Sophia Paliza-Carre

26 April 2017

North Shore, Staten Island, New York, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Participatory budgeting is a way for citizens to directly influence government spending. The idea is taking off in New York with city councils in all five boroughs now putting money into these “people’s budgets.” Citi...

Yes! Magazine

Taj James

Rosa González

14 April 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Community development programs in cities around the country show how using connectedness and equity as focal points in sparking community change can be successful and sustainable in the long-term. From a Brooklyn gras...

The Hindu

R. Avadhani

8 April 2017

Zaheerabad, India

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Sangam Radio is India's oldest community radio station as well as the first station run by women. Broadcasting two hours a day, Sangam plays recording of songs collected in the field, personal stories of community mem...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

5 April 2017

United States

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Recognizing a pervasive sense of powerlessness in the US, Eric Liu authored "You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.” By connecting stories of various groups across the politica...

The Guardian

Ashifa Kassam

4 April 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver has gained a reputation as one of the loneliest cities in the world. In a survey of residents conducted by the Vancouver Foundation, 1 in 3 respondents said that "they found it hard to make friends in the ci...

BBC

William Kremer

4 April 2017

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Costs of childcare can be debilitating, especially for single mothers and low-income families. In London, some parents are banding together to take on shifts at their nursery, dramatically lowering staffing fees to ke...

Mongabay

Bart Crezee

30 March 2017

Colombia

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Protecting forests against deforestation is key to reducing CO2 emissions, which is what the UN mechanism- REDD+ aims to do by creating contracts with rural areas for them to protect their area's forest for 30 years i...

Bloomberg

Megan McArdle

28 March 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In many parts of the United States, people struggle with economic mobility and achieving the American Dream. Salt Lake City’s rate of economic mobility is at the highest in the country. An investigative journalist exp...

San Bernardino Sun

Ryan Hagen

13 March 2017

San Bernardino, California, United States

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The city of San Bernardino adopted a strategy in 2017 from Stockton and Oakland that helped reduce homicides and violence in those communities. The Ceasefire model eschews blanket approaches like curfews and gang inju...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

9 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Reentry Think Tank in Philadelphia brings a badly needed component to the world of services helping inmates reintegrate back into society: The experiences of actual former inmates. The nonprofit created fellowshi...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

21 February 2017

Richmond, California, United States

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Richmond, California has one of the nation’s highest gun violence rates, so Operation Peacemaker Fellowship tracks and identifies individuals at risk of committing violent acts or becoming a victim of violence. The Fe...

TRT World

Priyanka Borpujari

7 February 2017

United States

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Oscar López Rivera was a political prisoner for 35 years, 12 of which were in solitary confinement, for his political activism wanting Puerto Rico to be independent of the USA.An international campaign successfully lo...

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