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Elissa Nadworny

6 May 2019

San Bernardino, California, United States

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For people reentering society after prison, the Reentry Initiative offers them the services and support they need. The program, housed at California State San Bernardino, provides former inmates the tools they need to...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

The Hechinger Report

Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

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A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

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Diana Budds

3 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Cities across the world have implemented “congestion pricing” – meaning that cars in high-traffic areas will have to pay a fee to drive within those limits. New York City is one of the most recent cities to potentiall...

The Guardian

Paula Hardy

30 April 2019

Venice, Italy

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Sustainable initiatives around Venice, Italy tackle the growing number of tourists flooding into the city each year. From waste management strategies to the implementation of resources to drive tourists to locally own...

The New York Times

Tom Acitelli

30 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To bridge the gap between the growing demand for co-working office spaces and the downfall of retail malls, developers across the nation convert abandoned storefronts into public work space for freelancers, entreprene...

Boise State Public Radio

Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

30 April 2019

Westminster, Colorado, United States

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Haunted by a 1962 drought in the town of Westminster, Colorado, the city's planners now incorporate water data in their planning processes to ensure that they never face the same sourcing issues again. By breaking dow...

Chalkbeat

Erica Meltzer

29 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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For the past four years, several rural Colorado school districts have experimented with alternative forms of evaluation that don't rely solely on the results of educational testing. Now, a proposed bill, with wide sup...

The New York Times

Choe Sang-Hun

27 April 2019

South Korea

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In some schools in rural South Korea, grandchildren and grandparents learn side by side. In recent years, a declining birthrate in South Korea has led to empty seats in many elementary schools. Many elder women, who m...

WGME

David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

Mongabay

John C. Cannon

22 April 2019

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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In the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a conservation team worked with local communities to bring the rate of elephant poaching in the area down to zero in 2018. Poaching had surged in the Luangwa Valley in 201...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

22 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls ...

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Jaime Buerger

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19 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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After successful reports from countries around the world about the positive effects of congestion pricing, New York City looks to charge drivers in the most congested areas of the city in order to reduce traffic and e...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

18 April 2019

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...

WGME

David Singer

18 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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An organization in Portland, Maine ensures Baby Boomers who want to work are adequately trained and accepted in the work place. The Boomer Institute works with social security caps and flexible work hours, both of whi...

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Erica Gies

16 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a city with plenty of open space, there is ample opportunity for green stormwater infrastructure to help the city better manage water. The dual goal of decreasing water pollution and better managing flood ...

The Daily Yonder

Bryce Oates

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16 April 2019

Thomas, West Virginia, United States

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Renewing distressed economies can be done through reinvesting in arts and culture. By building successful partnerships with rural Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like the Woodlands Community Lende...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Stand With Dignity, a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans, has coordinated warrant clinics for those driving with suspended licenses. These clinics have forgiven $2 million worth of traffic fines and...

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Dan Hancox

5 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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An organization in London called the Participatory City Foundation funds projects and initiatives that give local control to residents and inspire economic and social equity. One such project, "Every One, Every Day,"a...

The New York Times

David Brooks

4 April 2019

Canada

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Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create comm...

Yale E360

Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

30 March 2019

Pocahontas, Iowa, United States

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Though small towns are often overlooked when it comes to transportation innovation, a company called Koloni brings an affordable bike share system to the small town of Pocahontas, Iowa. The town, with a population of ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

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