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Rachel Lindy Baron

20 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, local residents have formed a mutual aid organization called #BedStuyStrong. The web application Slack serves as the organization's hub, offering a wide ra...

The New York Times

Aaron Randle

11 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Barbershops are a key part of Black Americans' culture, but the culture within those barbershops tend to be homophobic and alienating to LGTBQ individuals. To address this, a number of barbershops are catering specifi...

Next City

Julia Hotz

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26 February 2020

United States

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In New York and across eleven other cities in the United States, a non-profit organization called Back On My Feet leads early morning runs (starting at 5:30am) with members overcoming homelessness and the volunteers w...

The Hechinger Report

Bracey Harris

21 February 2020

Mississippi, United States

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Male teachers of color are often called on to do extra disciplinary work and mentor students of color in other classes in addition to their own. A weekly virtual meetup for Mississpi's male teachers of color provides ...

Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

20 February 2020

Kenya

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Kenya's overcrowded and poorly maintained prisons offer some educational and rehabilitative programs to inmates, but the nuns of the Dimesse congregation provide something else to try to transform the lives of those w...

BBC

Maddy Savage

18 February 2020

Helsingborg, Sweden

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To help young adults and seniors manage feelings of isolation, a retirement home was revamped into a housing project that caters to those under 25 and pensioners. Living in this new apartment complex comes with a prov...

The Fresno Bee

Monica Velez

13 February 2020

California, United States

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A career technical education program in California exposes children to work in fields including biotechnology, business, marketing, and psychology, and has been shown to improve test scores. The twist? The program is ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Sara Abbott

12 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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To help veterans struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, the Phoenix VA Health Care System has started using sports and outdoor recreation as a means of therapy. Although it does not replace medications...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

The New York Times

Michael Massing

4 February 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Deep canvassing goes beyond talking points, encouraging empathetic dialogue. The New York-based organization, Changing the Conversation Together, trains volunteers in the practice of deep canvassing. Instead of just f...

KPBS Public Media

Max Rivlin-Nadler

4 February 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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"The Nest" in Tijuana is a space for migrant children to relax and be themselves during a very stressful time. "The Nest" was established by the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles and sits across the street from a s...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

4 February 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the program Sisters United Resilient and Empowered, also called SURE Moms, offers counseling to mothers in an effort to address their trauma, and thus have an effect on their entire families. W...

Pioneers Post

Nour Ibrahim

30 January 2020

Cairo, Egypt

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An initiative run by the UN Refugee Agency in Cairo called NilFurat teaches women in countries around the Nile and Furat rivers creative skills for them to make a living. The women learn skills like hand sewing, machi...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

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29 January 2020

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Nehemiah Manufacturing is a unique company in that more than 80% of their employees are "second-chance" workers, workers with a criminal record, drug abuses, etc. Not only does the company bring more jobs to the city ...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Hall

Jessica Martinaitis

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27 January 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...

Kensington Voice

Erin Blewett

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23 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A veteran-run club in Kensington meets for coffee three times a week to re-establish social connections for ex-military in the community. The participating veterans, who often struggle with loneliness and lack of comm...

syracuse.com

Natasha S. Alford

23 January 2020

Syracuse, New York, United States

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At Syracuse, New York’s Hillbrook Detention Center for youth, the Thinking For A Change program provides kids with classes – taught by mentors with similar backgrounds – like conflict resolution, anger management, pro...

NPR

Megan Kamerick

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20 January 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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How does one Albuquerque organization address social isolation among senior citizens? It recruits teens to teach technologies 101. Teeniors creates intergenerational relationships by encouraging teens to spend time wi...

Equal Times

Louis Seiller

20 January 2020

Mitrovica, Kosovo

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Music can bridge cultural divides. The Mitrovica Rock School in Mitroviva, Kosovo, encourages young musicians of Albanian and Serbian backgrounds to create music together. The culturally “mixed” bands play across Koso...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

20 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Founded in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, the Harmony Project brings together people of various musical experience, races, income levels, and professional backgrounds to sing as one. The project aims to get people out of the...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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3 January 2020

Hindman, Kentucky, United States

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To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the ...

Yes! Magazine

Jason G. Goldman

3 January 2020

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

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Scientists from the Haida Nation, Parks Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, researchers from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and representatives from the commercial fishing sector, are all collabo...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

2 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, a father-son duo started Project Empathy, which gives people experiencing homelessness a space to tell their stories and build community. Over meals, the father and son team build connections ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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31 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Cultivating a more diverse generation of farmers requires training and mentorship. In New York, GrowNYC’s FARMroots program trains new farmers of diverse backgrounds. The FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program offers cour...

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