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The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 August 2016

Longview, Washington, United States

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HIghlands area in Southern Washington has been an impoverished and unsafe neighbourhood, however, circumstances have been improve as neighbours have begun to get to know eachother and form a community. HIghlands neigh...

NBC News

Safia Samee Ali

7 August 2016

United States

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As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary, employees and rangers are turning their attention towards maximizing diversity and increasing a culture of inclusiveness amongst park visitors and employe...

Vox

Johnny Harris

1 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Favelas, what some people might perceive as gang-filled slums surrounding the developed part of Rio de Janeiro, are in fact brimming with creative resilience that demonstrates the ingenuity of people in the face of a ...

CBC

Roberta Bell

10 July 2016

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Racism, poverty, gang violence and drugs — to tackle these issues among others the Indigenous and Somali communities are teaming up. Their goal? To make downtown Edmonton safer.

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Washington state introduced higher standards for child care, many feared that home-based centers, including those run by women from Somalia, would close. But a group spearheaded by nonprofit Voices of Tomorrow ar...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Libor Jany

6 July 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Gang violence in Minneapolis has caused many gun-related deaths and the destruction of families. One community organizer, a former gang-member and drug dealer, builds trust with at-risk youth that are on the edge. He ...

Jackson Free Press

Maya Miller

6 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Dr. Kai Smith runs GRAAFICS, Gang Diversion, Reentry And Absent Fathers Intervention Centers, a program he founded to give young men and women an outlet to avoid criminal behavior. The program includes training course...

PBS Frontline

Jelani Cobb

Anya Bourg

28 June 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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The Department of Justice has ordered the Newark Police Department to make reforms to its policing practices, so that public safety will not compromise the human rights. An investigation into the NPD has shown that of...

Next City

Christine Ro

27 June 2016

Bucharest, Romania

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In Romania, citizens have led an organizing effort to create their first urban nature park, a particularly important achievement because civilian and government collaborations can be difficult in Bucharest. After four...

Pacific Standard

Rick Paulas

26 May 2016

Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Before 2011, 40% of residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts did not have Internet access. The mayor hired someone to help the town become its own Internet Service Provider, build out the necessary fiber, and fund the ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jared Goyette

24 May 2016

Missoula, Montana, United States

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A grassroots organization called Soft Landing Missoula (SLM) is a community effort to bring refugees to Montana. It was started by two women who met on opposite sides of a protest, but, through consistent and respectf...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

16 May 2016

Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States

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Following terror attacks around the world, a community nonprofit is working to counter violent extremism by bringing diverse communities together with law enforcement to address underlying causes of radicalization and...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 April 2016

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts’ Brockton Public School district has trained the entire staff at three elementary schools to recognize signs of trauma in children. Inspired by the book, “Helping Traumatized Children Learn,” by Eliana G...

Story of Stuff Project

Shana DeClercq

22 April 2016

Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States

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Incinerating garbage to create energy is hardly as "clean" as it claims to be, but this polluting practice often receives the same subsidies and permit approvals as other renewable energy sources like wind and solar. ...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

20 April 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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After going to prison themselves, John Knight of Jackson and Shanduke McPhatter of Brooklyn are living straight and determined to make changes. They work as "violence interrupters" in their neighborhoods, using an app...

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...

Citizen Matters

Shree D N

16 February 2016

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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While laws and regulations banning the use of plastic bags and wrappers lag in the government, neighborhoods within the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) have taken it upon themselves to remove wasteful plastic from their...

Bangor Daily News

Erin Rhoda

25 December 2015

Blue Hill, Maine, United States

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As the traditional family structure changes and the elderly population of the United States grows, options for independent living grow challenging for the aged, who struggle with issues like loneliness, transportation...

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...

Vice

John Surico

16 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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In a year that has seen murder rise in New York, locals are trying to mediate between gang members, in part by using "violence interrupters," who are trained to break cycles of violence.

The Shreveport Times

Lex Talamo

29 November 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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Shreveport, Louisiana, faces blight. New Orleans decreased blight by 30 percent by creating an authority for the task, using technology to collect data, and providing residents with information and help.

The Nation

James Abro

12 November 2015

New Jersey, United States

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Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

21 October 2015

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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In South Africa, the extreme gap between rich and poor is the root cause of cyclical poverty, and those living in slums face particularly high barriers to education, healthcare, and quality of life. The Ubuntu Educati...

The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman

15 October 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Little attention is given to black men who are victims of gun violence but survive and need help. An organization in California is mobilizing all gun-violence victims to voice their opinion on criminal justice reform...

Slate

Mark Obbie

11 September 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Four community groups in the Los Angeles area work to address the root causes of what draws young people into gangs with a mix of approaches to help people leave the gang life, including education and job services, co...

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