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Elizabeth McGowan

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21 March 2019

Harlan, Kentucky, United States

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As jobs in America's coal mines dwindle, local Appalachian communities put resources and opportunity into the sustainable energy business. A nonprofit in Kentucky called the Mountain Association for Community Economic...

The New York Times

Steve Lohr

15 March 2019

Queens, New York, United States

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A nonprofit in Queens trains low-income New Yorkers to work in successful tech companies. The program, which focuses on training folks without four-year degrees to provide access to higher wages, places graduates in t...

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Ruth Reader

14 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Manufacturing takes on a whole new meaning as urban companies shift from tough industrial worksites to clean, friendly buildings with well-paid positions. One such site, piloted in Brooklyn's Navy Yard, aims to humani...

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Nina Strochlic

14 March 2019

Uganda

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Uganda has some of the most progressive refugee policies in the world, and as a result it is now home to the second largest refugee camp in the world. Bidibidi houses a quarter million people, many of whom come from t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Bruce Katz

Ross Baird

14 March 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Access Ventures, a community development organization founded in a Louisville neighborhood, uses a comprehensive investment approach that encourages funds to be dispersed in all issue areas. Instead of creating one "a...

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Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

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Graham Vyse

12 March 2019

Vermont, United States

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Across the country, and particularly in states with no paid leave laws, state agencies are allowing new parents to bring infants to the workplace. While the change has been welcomed, critics don't believe it goes far ...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

11 March 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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When big box stores shutter, communities can suffer: vacant buildings deter investment and sites can encourage vandalism and other crimes. Because demolishing the stores can prove prohibitively expensive, three cities...

The Notebook

Melanie Bavaria

11 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia program to provide free pre-school, specifically targeting those from low-income families, is showing preliminary results that it improves wellness and employment, despite roadblocks from lawsuits regar...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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6 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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As Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County seeks to transform how it handles young offenders, it looks to New York City as a model for change. In New York, the city has shifted its focus from large, state-run facilities to commu...

Yes! Magazine

Melody Warnick

6 March 2019

Elkin, North Carolina, United States

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A rural town in North Carolina brings community members together to foster a welcoming environment, both for the community itself and for outside visitors. The town, Elkin, created a program that trains engaged locals...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

25 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Police departments across the United States are implementing strategies and reforms in response to the growing number of unsolved criminal cases. With cold cases often linked to declined trust in police and the underm...

Colorado Public Radio

Ryan Warner

22 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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With community support from a network of neighborhood volunteers and financial support from a local business, the Bike Streets Project makes biking more accessible for those “interested, but concerned” about road safe...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

21 February 2019

Santa Monica, United States

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For many people with autism, the modern workplace does not accommodate different needs and workplace etiquette is an artificial barrier to being able to get the job done. Auticon is a U.S. based company that has creat...

The New York Times

Matthew Desmond

21 February 2019

Emeryville, United States

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Economists have often debated the positives of a higher minimum wage in the United States as a matter of productivity, profits, and losses but in this article, Matthew Desmond explores another way that the success of...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

21 February 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the rural landscape of Wisconsin dairy farming, a local nonprofit organization connects American farmers with their immigrant employees to build a bridge with language and comprehensive job training. While the immi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

The Guardian

Milli Legrain

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14 February 2019

Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, employees at the Alta Gracia factory are paid 2.5 times the national minimum wage, a salary that is widely unheard of in the garment factories that make t-shirts and sports merchandise for A...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

14 February 2019

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As police departments across the country face a shortage in recruitments, states like Tennessee and Colorado have lifted the ban on non-citizens from becoming officers. As a result, jurisdictions that allow this hav...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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In an initiative to level the playing people for women- and minority-owned businesses, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performing stu...

FastCompany

Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

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