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The Trace

J. Brian Charles

10 June 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore's Roca program uses cognitive behavioral therapy, and patience and persistence, to work at changing the thinking of young people at high risk of committing or suffering gun violence. Counselors help their cl...

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Craig Langran

8 June 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Most domestic violence telephone helplines offer help to women who have been abused, and counseling programs for men provide their services in prison, once men have committed serious violence. But Línea Calma tries to...

Associated Press

Haleluya Hadero

2 June 2021

Georgia, United States

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Black Voters Matter raises money to support organizations and initiatives that are often too small for institutional funders to notice. The group has given millions to community-based groups in 15 states, mostly in th...

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Talib Visram

2 June 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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“DoorDash for the food insecure” is how the founder of Food Rescue Hero describes the service that is connecting surplus food supply to those who can put it to good use. The service takes on a growing crisis of food i...

NPR

Katia Riddle

29 May 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The boom in green-energy spending and government grants fuels the work of Leaders Before Legends, a Portland startup that lines up well-paying jobs installing solar panels and the like. The jobs go to people formerly ...

KRQE-TV

Chris McKee

28 May 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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When young people with criminal records get shot in Albuquerque, they may get visited by the police department's Violence Intervention Program: cops and counselors urging the victims to resist the impulse to retaliate...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jonathan Levine

24 May 2021

India

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Through the use of video storytelling classes, two graduate students developed a pilot project that is helping to "teach medical caregiving skills to families of cardiac patients" in India. The project proved so helpf...

National Geographic

Puja Changoiwala

21 May 2021

Janefal, India

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To increase the rate of those receiving the Covid vaccine, the village of Janefal in India implemented a public awareness campaign founded on building trust with local community members. Leading the charge was a task ...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

20 May 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the country, colleges and universities are changing their SAT policies and becoming test-optional campuses. That means they don’t consider test scores in their admissions process. In Washington, six universitie...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

18 May 2021

Ogden, Utah, United States

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Pop-up vaccination sites in Utah are helping to eliminate barriers for those in the community who want to receive a Covid vaccination. By bringing the vaccinations directly to the individual communities, health care p...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

13 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, public agencies and funding serve homicide victims' families. But grassroots groups target the enormous gaps in services for the survivors of gun violence, people whose unaddressed needs – medical, fi...

Sun Peaks Independent News

Joel Barde

10 May 2021

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Whistler, Canada, has taken specific steps to work towards economic sustainability. Those measures include affordable housing for workers, a year-round tourism model, and amenities that contribute to a high quality o...

KSNW-TV

Carly Willis

10 May 2021

Wichita, Kansas, United States

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Kansas' only veterans treatment court started small, but it has proved the concept to Sedgwick County officials who want to copy its success. Veterans courts provide treatment in lieu of conviction and punishment for ...

KUNR

Natalie Van Hoozer

7 May 2021

Yerington, Nevada, United States

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A pop-up mobile clinic in Nevada's Lyon County is providing free dental care to underserved communities as a way to address the lack of practicing dental providers in the region. The response thus far has been overwhe...

WRTV-TV

Megan Sanctorum

6 May 2021

Columbus, Indiana, United States

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The Bartholomew County Jail's drug treatment program started in January 2020 with a rigorous application process, followed by about 400 hours of group and individual therapy for incarcarcerated people with drug abuse ...

The New York Times

Amanda Rosa

5 May 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community centers in New York are playing a crucial role in helping to connect the city's Asian residents with Covid vaccine appointments. From training translators on medical lingo to collecting local resident's info...

Sierra Club

Colleen Hagerty

4 May 2021

Paradise, California, United States

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After the 2018 Camp Fire that tore through the town of Paradise, California, local residents are starting to rebuild. As of April, the town issued nearly 1,500 building permits. They’re also implementing a plan to rem...

Next City

Rebecca Greenwald

30 April 2021

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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The Live Venue Recovery Fund offers a path for independent music operators to purchase their venue. The fund buys the properties, and collects rent, but are limited to a 12% return rate and the contract lays out a pat...

Michigan Radio

Tracy Samilton

30 April 2021

Oregon, United States

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Michigan is struggling to retain direct care workers due to poor pay, lack of benefits, and challenging work environments and responsibilities. In Oregon, however, an organizing campaign that allowed voters to have a ...

What's Next Magazine

Jessica Kantor

29 April 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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When Las Vegas' restrictions on encampments pushed unhoused people into a shopping center outside the restricted zone, Vegas Stronger worked with business owners and the police to intervene without the need for arrest...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

29 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's PowerCorpsPHL and a larger program it resembles, Chicago's CRED, spring from one reality: Young men prone to gun violence will readily leave street violence and the underground economy if offered the op...

The Imprint

Martín Macías, Jr.

29 April 2021

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Safe Babies program model trains judges to oversee foster-care cases with the goal of fixing the problems that led social workers to remove young children from their homes. Operating swiftly, so that babies do not...

Eugene Weekly

Mia Ryder-Marks

29 April 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Built for Zero is a data-driven approach to ending homelessness with a proven track record of success. The strategy is scalable and takes into account variables within different communities. It aims to bring homelessn...

Portland Tribune

Jim Redden

28 April 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Multnomah County sold its unused Wapato Jail to a developer whose nonprofit partner has used grants and donations to turn the former jail into Bybee Lakes Hope Center, a residential treatment program for unhoused peop...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

28 April 2021

Madison, Alabama, United States

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Across Alabama, districts are using summer school breaks as a chance to bridge learning gaps for elementary school students who struggled to adjust to remote schooling or didn’t get as much face time with teachers dur...

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