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Oregon Live

Michael Russell

27 March 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A growing countywide effort in Oregon is serving as somewhat of a lifeline for restaurants threatened by coronavirus closures. Businesses are keeping on or rehiring some of their employees to make food for individuals...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

24 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Wayne County, the local Wayne County Community Foundation teamed up with other local private foundations to establish the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund, which provides money and support to nonprofit organiza...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

19 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee's nonprofits serving youth are finding new ways to check in and connect with their students as the coronavirus rules out the possibility for in-person afterschool programming. “Social distancing doesn’t mean...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Rachel D. Cohen

18 March 2020

Boise, Idaho, United States

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Food pantries in Idaho have successfully adapted to a higher demand while abiding by the new social distance norms. Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, the pantry was set up like a grocery store and individuals brow...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

18 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Serenity Soular is a worker-owned cooperative that installs solar panels in an affordable way, focusing on communities of color in North Philadelphia. They employ local residents through an apprenticeship program, tra...

Sante Fe Reporter

Katherine Lewin

3 March 2020

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Low-income families in Sante Fe, New Mexico now have access to a soccer club thanks to a group of parents who took it upon themselves to fundraise and create the opportunity for children who would otherwise not be abl...

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

HousingWire

Julia Falcon

14 February 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The City of Seattle partnered with Zillow to create a searchable database of affordable vacant rental units. Case managers are using the tool to get homeless residents into housing.

MPR News

Martin Moylan

4 February 2020

Minnesota, United States

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A nonprofit community land trust has helped increase the supply of affordable housing in Minnesota by buying the land beneath houses to subsidize homeownership. By owning the land and covering construction and repair ...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

3 February 2020

Kolkata, India

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A nonprofit in India is training victims of sexual assault and trafficking to work as lawyers and seek justice for themselves or others. The program offers both counseling and rehabilitation services and formal legal ...

Next City

Adina Solomon

29 January 2020

College Park, Georgia, United States

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Collaborations can breathe new life into community churches. In College Park, Georgia, the College Park First United Methodist Church entered into a partnership with PushPush, a theater nonprofit formerly located in t...

Nonprofit Quarterly

Derrick Rhayn

28 January 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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Nonprofits and city governments are looking to abandoned homes and vacant lots as a potential source of land on which to build affordable housing.

Anadolu Agency

Deepak Adhikari

17 January 2020

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nonprofits in Nepal have turned to social enterprise to provide a source of income for the people they typically serve through donations. The enterprise operations help them raise more funding for their projects and r...

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Priti Salian

6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

NPR

Rebecca Davis

26 December 2019

Nduru Beach, Kenya

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity ...

The Hechinger Report

Aaricka Washington

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

DoR

Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

The Guardian

Amanda Holpuch

5 December 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With a decrease in government aid for refugee resettlement programs in recent years, nonprofits and other groups have stepped up to fill the gap. In Cleveland, Refugee Response offers in-home tutoring, a program for h...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Evaluating evidence of an organization’s impact informs charitable giving. Ratings organizations like ImpactMatters and Charity Navigator provide transparency to donors by reporting on the effectiveness of charities a...

BBC

Reha Kansara

3 December 2019

Uganda

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In Uganda, which has high youth unemployment rates, schools are starting to incorporate entrepreneurship lessons into traditional curricula to prepare students for life and an unstable job market after school.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A Boston nonprofit is transforming vacant properties into free community spaces. Now, Philadelphia is considering opening up similar "public parks inside."

Mongabay

Leilani Chavez

28 November 2019

Sebaste, Antique, Philippines

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In order to protect the endangered rufous-headed hornbill, endemic to the islands of Antique and Negros in the Philippines, an organization has teamed up with local schools to extend its conservation efforts. Each sch...

Transitions Online

Hanna Liubakova

25 November 2019

Minsk, Belarus

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The Minsk-based organization Radislava runs a house for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. In a culture and a country that have yet to protect survivors of abuse, this house runs on privacy and an...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

22 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Coaching in strategic partnership allows arts nonprofits to build their capacity. Based in Minneapolis, Artspace offers its capacity-building workshop program, Immersion, to nonprofits in several cities, in including ...

The Guardian

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Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

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