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Beth Murphy

4 July 2018

Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, where climate change is drying up previously productive farms, female education has taken on a new importance. A recent Brookings Institution study found that for "every additional year of school a gir...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

20 June 2018

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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800-1500 Words

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In the Navajo Nation, a territory the size of West Virginia that spans counties in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water or electricity. A group called DigDeep is...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 June 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization called Books for Africa collects donations of books from all over the country to send to schools in Rwanda. Books for Africa has sent over 41 million books over the past 30 years to 53 different countr...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

29 May 2018

Kalimpong, West Bengal, India

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The Gandhi Ashram school in a small Himalayan community gives each student a violin when they begin and keeps music central to the curriculum. This focus teaches kids life skills like self-confidence and focus, but al...

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Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

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Megan Thompson

13 May 2018

Indiana, United States

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In national discussions on incarceration, the conversation often focuses on the direct impact of services and reentry initiatives on the prisoner while forgetting to fully discuss the effects of these systems on famil...

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Hari Sreenivasan

8 May 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Despite its small student body population, Xavier University, a historically black college in Louisiana, graduates more African American students who eventually become doctors than any other college in the United Stat...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

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Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

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Emily Richmond

16 April 2018

Hathorne, Massachusetts, United States

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At Essex Technical High School, students split their time between vocational classes and traditional coursework. While most teachers praise the model and point towards rising test scores as evidence of its success, ot...

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John Yang

9 April 2018

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Kansas City is trying to prevent people who have mental health or substance abuse disorders, from committing crimes. In order to do that, the city created a police crisis intervention team. They help people access tre...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

5 March 2018

El Salvador

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A garment factory in El Salvador combines work and education by offering classes and incentives to study for the one-fifth of its workforce without an education. Those who do not study are often let go, but have the c...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

25 February 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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5-15 Minutes

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YouthBuild El Salvador is a program, partly funded by the United States, that teaches participants leadership and marketable skills, with an underlying emphasis on empathy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. In ...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 November 2017

Kigali, Rwanda

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The Akilah Institute, the first all-female college in Rwanda, is empowering women to be financially independent through training in entrepreneurship, the hospitality industry and information technology.

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

22 November 2017

Machakos, Machakos County, Kenya

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In a small town in Kenya called Machakos, several solar power startups are bringing light and electricity to families who previously went without. Using a pay-as-you-go mobile payment system and a single solar panel, ...

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Jackie Mader

3 November 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In Mississippi, where only four percent of four-year olds are covered by state-funded preschool, free online curricula offer an enticing opportunity. UPSTART, one of these programs, provides complementary training for...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

2 November 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan’s Jinnah hospital, a private-public partnership between the government and the business sector have brought in over $35 million in donations. Those donations have led to new equipment, buildings, ...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

26 October 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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For disease eradication campaigns to succeed, public health officials need to interact with the public. In Pakistan, the front line against polio is comprised of women who reach out to directly to families with young ...

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Megan Thompson

9 October 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, substance abuse issues are now being addressed within the prison setting. This Kentucky prison created a comprehensive drug treatment program, including a full experiential component as well as vivitrol ...

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6 October 2017

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States

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Anchor Recovery is a government-funded program that hires former opioid users to reach out to addicts. They’re called “recovery coaches.” The idea is to use their former experiences with addiction as a source of conne...

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Michael D. Regan

24 September 2017

New York, New York, United States

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People living in food deserts have very limited access to healthy food, prompting 'Green Carts' (street vendors with vegetables and fruits) and other mobile markets to pop-up. Critically important to the success of th...

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Amy Guttman

9 May 2017

Havana, Cuba

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CIMAvax, a new lung cancer treatment based in Cuba, has proved to stop and reduce the growth of tumors. Although it's not FDA regulated, many Americans are turning to the therapeutic drug in hopes of reducing the effe...

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Frank Carlson

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28 April 2017

Madrid, Spain

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Factum Arte creates replicas of art and artifacts through cutting edge technology and careful detail. These replicas are used to create access, preserve fragile originals, and replace objects that have been destroyed.

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Pamela Kirkland

1 March 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Maryland, people are being trained to administer naloxone, the drug that can save people from an opioid overdose, in order to combat the opioid crisis. Some people are even trained on street corners. Already 20,00...

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Hari Sreenivasan

1 February 2017

Kintampo, Ghana

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Cooking over a wood or charcoal stove can cause serious health complications including pneumonia and cardiac disease, yet women in developing countries often have no other options. In Ghana, clean cook stoves are bein...

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