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Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

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18 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Washington D.C. struggles with the highest incarceration rates in the nation that already imprisons more people than any other country in the world. But a few determined individuals, including ex-offender Juan Reid, a...

The Local

Lee Roden

2 May 2017

Sweden

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Sweden has, and continues, to receive a lot of asylum seekers, leading to the need for successful integration of these new immigrants. Certain programs have been developed, such as one that when completed asylum seek...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

7 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Most employers might not hire former inmates, but one grocery store in Philadelphia is looking to do just that. Brown Store’s Inc. has made it a company mission to hire people out of prison. Employment is an important...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

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19 January 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People exiting incarceration often struggle to land jobs. But a growing number of organizations are promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative path to economic stability for former inmates and it's not a big stretch...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

The Christian Science Monitor

Josh Kenworthy

10 January 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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While minority students in K-12 account for almost 50%, there are significantly fewer minority teachers. Most of the efforts are focused on recruitment but not on retention as teachers spend on average three years at ...

WHYY

Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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Marvin Fong

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can work better with young people if they understand more about how their brains work. Young people can deal better with police if they understand more about their jobs, and the law. New training and technique...

Chicago Tribune

Anne Sweeney

25 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago faces one of the worst policing crises in its history, it is looking at Las Vegas as a model as it prepares de-escalation training for its cops.

Backchannel

Lauren Smiley

18 November 2015

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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As the U.S. shifts away from coal, thousands lose their jobs and live on unemployment. BitSource, a tech startup in Kentucky, is teaching ex-miners how to code.

The New York Times

Liz Alderman

29 May 2015

Lille, France

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After the global recession, long-term unemployment can make jobless workers depressed, with their skills becoming unsharpened and obsolete. Practice firms, operating as fake businesses, in the Eurozone aim to keep the...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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18 September 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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A novel way to help young men growing up in communities in which concentrated poverty, violence and unemployment are well-documented barriers to health and longevity: male youth of color are trained to be the emergenc...

Appalachian Voices

Kimber Ray

10 August 2014

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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A girls camp in West Virginia and a residential program in Kentucky help Appalachian women build self esteem and enable them to turn their life around through mentoring, stem classes, and job counseling.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 March 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Most programs to cut recidivism don’t significantly reduce rates of repeated arrests or incarceration, but one called the Center for Employment Opportunities that started in New York City is making a dramatic dent. Th...

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