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17 January 2020
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...
6 January 2020
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...
26 December 2019
Nduru Beach, Kenya
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 ...
23 December 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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.
7 December 2019
Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
Over 3000 Words
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....
5 December 2019
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
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...
4 December 2019
New York, New York, United States
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...
3 December 2019
Over 15 Minutes
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
2 December 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
A Boston nonprofit is transforming vacant properties into free community spaces. Now, Philadelphia is considering opening up similar "public parks inside."
28 November 2019
Sebaste, Antique, Philippines
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...
25 November 2019
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...
22 November 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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 ...
20 November 2019
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?
Christian Science Monitor
18 November 2019
Houston, Texas, United States
Across the country, governments at every level are working to tackle homelessness. In Houston, connecting permanent housing to services has proven an effective strategy but it has required an increase in affordable ho...
18 November 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...
The Seattle Times
16 November 2019
Under 800 Words
In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...
12 November 2019
Montana, United States
Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...
The Seattle Times
20 October 2019
Renton, Washington, United States
A nonprofit in Seattle is identifying youth between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and work and reconnecting them with the public education system. Two-thirds of students enrolled in the program have gone ...
9 October 2019
Washington, United States
Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...
9 October 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...
9 October 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
A more diverse theater scene requires arts and culture organizations that embrace and reflect communities of color. In Detroit, Michigan, the nonprofit Black and Brown Theatre works to eliminate barriers for actors of...
18 September 2019
Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
The retention of local ownership provides a more viable business model for small newspapers. In Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Provincetown Independent eschews the profit-maximizing, private-equity business model in...
12 September 2019
California, United States
Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...
10 September 2019
Amplifying local culture, history, and food through the arts increases tourism and can revitalize areas struggling with depopulation. The Hammana Artist House, a collaboration between a philanthropist and Collectif Ka...
1 September 2019
Bronx, New York, United States
In public schools in New York and across the country, sexual education classes that don't work are a serious issue. To combat misinformation and myths, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) program trains college students to...
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