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Jacob McCleland

23 May 2017

Madhubani, Bihar, India

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In many rural villages in Northern India and Nepal, long-standing cultural norms have relegated women to subordinate positions in marriage and minimal educational opportunities, stifling the social, agricultural and e...

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Tammy Worth

23 May 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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The Catholic Education Foundation in Kansas City has provided nearly $600,000 in scholarships to approximately 300 low-income students to give them the choice to choose where they want to go to school. Because it is f...

Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

22 May 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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As urban youth struggle to get onto a career track, Year Up equips these young people with technical skills and professional support to help them enter the job market. The initiative has scaled nationally in the Unite...

The New York Times

Anemona Hartocollis

21 May 2017

North Carolina, United States

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Recent college graduates are working as full-time college counselors in low-income, rural communities across the country. The program, College Advising Corps, aims to provide students with ready access to information ...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

11 May 2017

Hudson, Ohio, United States

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Hudson was an internet desert, with slow and unreliable internet services and companies refusing to provide better internet since it wouldn't be very profitable. Thus, the city created its own internet company-Velocit...

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Martín Xavi Macías

10 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Despite being one of the most rapidly-growing and popular sports in the United States, soccer - like most other sports and organizations of all kinds - faces challenges with disparity and exclusion over race, gender a...

The Guardian

Rupert Jones

7 May 2017

London, England

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For publishing companies located in major metropolises, housing costs can present a significant challenge to successfully recruiting and retaining staff. To address this issue, the Hachette and Penguin Random House pu...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

6 May 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Part 3 of 3 in Series "The Social Wall" A progressive funding model has been a boon to schools in Berlin’s poorer neighborhoods, which receive a baseline of staff and resources. But schools in poorer neighborhoods fac...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

5 May 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Part 2 of 3 in Series "The Social Wall: Universal Lessons in Berlin's Attempt to Integrate Schools" - A progressive funding model has been a boon to schools in Berlin’s poorer neighborhoods, which receive a baseline o...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

4 May 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Part 1 of 3 - A progressive funding model has been a boon to schools in Berlin’s poorer neighborhoods, which receive a baseline of staff and resources that would make them the envy of many of their counterparts in Pen...

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...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

25 April 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The startup Neighborly is making municipal bonds feel relevant. Rather than investing in a “muni” bond indirectly through a retirement fund, individuals can now directly purchase these bonds and target the money to ar...

DigBoston

Haley Hamilton

25 April 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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One restaurant's profit-sharing business model has removed tips entirely from their establishment, replacing it with benefits and business training. Giving employees a stake in the success of the restaurant has reduce...

The Washington Post

Courtland Milloy

25 April 2017

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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An organization called The BMe Community (for Black Male Engagement) aims to combat the negative image of black men with hard facts and statistics of how they are actually improving their communities. Now operating in...

Ms. Magazine

Andrea Cooper

24 April 2017

Paris, Paris Region, France

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Women4Climate is a new alliance of women mayors from major cities who are determined to act against climate change with or without federal support. Instead, they mentor each other in innovative solutions, cross-promot...

NPR

Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

PBS Frontline

Lauren Mucciolo

Dan Edge

18 April 2017

Warren, Maine, United States

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Across the United States, the use of administrative segregation is being rethought and reduced, as study after study shows it’s link to higher rates of violence and recidivism. At Maine State Prison, over the course o...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

David Gambacorta

Samantha Melamed

12 April 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, but with a $3.5 million McArthur Foundation grant the city has used several initiatives to change that. The efforts appear to be working, with th...

POZ Magazine

Benjamin Ryan

5 April 2017

United States

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As HIV rates rise, various states within the United States are working to address underlying issues that contribute to this increase by improving surveillance methods. Based on the premise that better record-keeping w...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

2 April 2017

Federal Way, Washington, United States

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Despite comprising a third of the population, poor and minority students are drastically underrepresented in gifted education programs across the nation, even if their academic performance is on-par with their white p...

The Baltimore Sun

Erica Green

25 March 2017

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Students in advanced classes in Howard County, Maryland schools are disproportionately white. Faculty and administration are working to identify, understand, and change the ways that implicit bias favors white student...

Priceonomics

Alex Mayyasi

22 March 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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ReadyReturn is the only program in the United States that provides taxpayers with completed tax returns. It’s simple, easy, and has a 99% user satisfaction rate. Who’s not happy? Intuit, H&R Block, and other tax prepa...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

20 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A former drug dealer who made massive amounts of cash finds his skills adapt well to the job he found after prison in a supermarket. Luckily the manager at this particular store recognized that fact and gave Louis Riv...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

9 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Reentry Think Tank in Philadelphia brings a badly needed component to the world of services helping inmates reintegrate back into society: The experiences of actual former inmates. The nonprofit created fellowshi...

Pacific Standard

Elena Gooray

28 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Soda taxes are are showing unexpected financial reprecussions, resulting in greater harm to the soda businesses than anticipated leading to massive workforce reductions. A proposed solution is to tax sodas based on ho...

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