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Jennie Butler

26 April 2020

California, United States

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The California law firm, UnCommon Law, is helping people in prison make parole through group counseling and training. The firm facilitates conversations around insight, helping participants understand and explain thei...

The New York Times

Chris Berdik

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23 April 2020

United States

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Schools across the United States are patching together solutions in the aftermath of the mass migration to online learning brought on by COVID-19. Wi-Fi hotspots, webinars with parents, and office hours are the new no...

Colorado Public Radio

Jenny Brundin

22 April 2020

Colorado, United States

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The transition to remote learning in Douglas County, Colorado, as a result of COVID-19 has been relatively seamless since teachers and students were already familiar with some online learning platforms. Though the dis...

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Anya Kamenetz

22 April 2020

Uganda

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A platform that allows students to receive lessons via text message is being used to complement education efforts in Uganda. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, one such texting platform has partnered with nonpr...

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Meg Wilcox

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22 April 2020

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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The city of Chelsea's history of community organizing, intense coordination, and ongoing planning for climate resilience prepared it to quickly pivot and better address the coronavirus crisis than other under-resource...

Washingtonian

Anna Spiegel

21 April 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A restaurant relief effort called the Power of 10 Initiative aims to support a devastated hospitality industry. The project raises $10,000 a week to support 10 full-time jobs at small restaurants, who then provide 1,0...

Next City

Valerie Vande Panne

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20 April 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As communities around the United States face major job losses, those that have kept their economies local, like in Albuquerque, NM and Springfield, MA, are seeing more resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

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20 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The NYC-based campaign, Dumplings Against Hate, has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Asian Americans for Equality’s Emergency Small Business Relief Fund by bringing together a virtual community of support. As t...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

19 April 2020

United States

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As schools have gone online during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and administrators are finding low-tech ways to deliver educational lessons to the students without access to remote learning tools, such as basic int...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jenn Ladd

16 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In response to COVID-19, Philadelphia has a no-questions-asked program that has given out over 72,000 boxes of food for free since it began on March 30th, 2020. It was a team effort between the government and two food...

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Linda Nordling

15 April 2020

South Africa

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Like countries around the world, South Africa imposed strict social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. After a few weeks, they’re seeing that slowdown happening and using it to build in additional saf...

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Oliver Rivero

15 April 2020

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Santa Ana College hosted a makeshift food pantry on their campus (organized by Orange County-based nonprofits Power of One Foundation and Official No One Left Behind), distributing a week's worth of food for a family ...

Transitions Online

Judit Ruprech

13 April 2020

Pécs, Hungary

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In Pécs, Hungary, the Rolling Basket wheelchair basketball team is helping to integrate typically isolated people into the community through sports and recreation. Beyond the physical benefit, wheelchair basketball is...

The Sierra Nevada Ally

Jessica Santina

12 April 2020

Reno, Nevada, United States

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When the size of group gatherings began to be limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19, recovery programs had to rethink how to hold meetings – such as moving groups to online formats. Although there are limitations ...

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Hannah Rarick

11 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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As a response to COVID-19, Florida closed its state parks, but in Gainesville, they’ve kept a number of city-owned ones open. Among those open is Sweetwater’s Nature Center, which cites the natural spaces as crucial f...

Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

11 April 2020

France

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European countries like France and Germany have been able to keep their unemployment rates low because of pre-existing programs that have been called to action during COVID-19. In France, the government subsidizes up ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sharyn Jackson

11 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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With COVID-19 causing the shuttering of restaurants around the country, the Minnesota Central Kitchen collaboration brings together furloughed chefs – and their restaurants’ ingredients – to help feed those experienci...

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Amy Halloran

10 April 2020

Minnesota, United States

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Donations and GoFundMe campaigns and payments from municipalities are funding restaurants, which are paying their staff to make food for those in the community who are food insecure. In the Twin Cities, a coalition of...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Zak Podmore

10 April 2020

Towaoc, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Mountain Ute people have enacted a number of COVID-19 preventative measures for the tribe. These include implementing a curfew, transforming their casino into a food distribution hub and lodging for first resp...

The Daily Tar Heel

Victoria Johnson

9 April 2020

North Carolina, United States

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In March 2020, North Carolina’s Board of Education, in response to COVID-19, approved paid emergency leave for all school employees – but with 100% pay only going to those that qualify as “high risk.” With many of the...

CNN

Ivan Watson

8 April 2020

New Zealand

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With just over 1,200 confirmed cases and only one death from COVID-19 at the time of the video's publication, New Zealand offers lessons to the world for pandemic response. The main lesson is act early, and act decisi...

Yes! Magazine

Ruth Terry

7 April 2020

United States

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With a crisis as ubiquitous as the COVID-19 pandemic, silver bullets simply do not exist. Fortunately, many grassroots initiatives have sprung up around the United States, like Pass the Lettuce, which encourages peopl...

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Melinda Clynes

6 April 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To help fill the gap for some 200 Detroit students who rely on school lunches, local artists and nonprofits are teaming up to distribute meals and provide creative inspiration. Library Street Collective, an art galler...

Forbes

Tamara Thiessen

6 April 2020

United States

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After an initial shock to business-as-usual, some independent booksellers are trying new methods to get their products in the hands of readers. Home deliveries, online sales, and fundraising efforts are keeping some l...

The Financial Times

Sam Jones

6 April 2020

Switzerland

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The Swiss government's economic stimulus package for small business is being lauded around the world for its speed and efficiency. They have pledged $40 billion in emergency loans to support small businesses during th...

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