NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 2,465 results for:

Empowering People ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

HUB MEMBER

10 June 2019

La Cruz, Costa Rica

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...

Pacific Standard

Amelia Urry

10 June 2019

Nogales, Mexico

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For many people who were deported to Mexico after decades living in the United States, the city of Nogales provides a renewed sense of community. The city is home to the Centro de Sueños rehabilitation center, or Drea...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

10 June 2019

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A haute cuisine restaurant in the Spanish city of Jerez offers employment only for people with disabilities who are left out of the mainstream workforce. The restaurant employs 20 people with conditions ranging from D...

KQED

Ann Schimke

6 June 2019

Colorado, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Colorado has one of the highest rates of suicide for both adults and children in the country. Ignoring concerns about liability issues, one school is giving high school students a mental health screening to determine ...

WBEZ News

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

HUB MEMBER

5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

Civic Ideas

Stephanie Sugars

5 June 2019

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Bringing people of different ethnic backgrounds together to create art and express themselves helps war-torn societies cope and grow. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Most Mira program helps people touched by the horrors of...

Nebraska TV ABC

Lauren Kummer

5 June 2019

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 3 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Hope Harbor, an emergency and transitional shelter in Grand Island, Nebraska, is renovating its facilities to include a playground for the shelter’s children. Funded by various grants, the new addition will provide ch...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

5 June 2019

Kalispell, Montana, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Placing students into smaller groups with peers of similar learning ability allows schools to allocate resources to struggling or underprivileged students. The Peterson Elementary School in Kalispell, Montana, has beg...

Newsbeat

Abbie Vansickle

Manny Faces

4 June 2019

Stockton, California, United States

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Following a Supreme Court mandate requiring California to address prison overcrowding, the state has taken numerous initiatives to reduce sentences, relocate inmates, set higher accountability measures for law enforce...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

Darwin BondGraham

Peter Andringa

Abene Clayton

4 June 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

California’s Bay Area has seen a 30% decrease in gun homicides, despite increasing economic inequality. The region has had many interventions to reach this decline, but the key to all of them is their community-driven...

KQED

Lauren Sommer

3 June 2019

San Diego, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood of California, one neighborhood was designed and built to protect homes from wildfires. Included in the design was certain regulations, like regulating weeds, brush, and mulch, and ...

Washington Post

Peter Holley

3 June 2019

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As former inmates face the immense challenge of finding employment post-incarceration, some have turned to YouTube as a way of turning their stories into financial security. With just a handful of prison channels garn...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

HUB MEMBER

3 June 2019

Ganjam, Odisha, India

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A group of women in the state of Odisha, India works as the district's disaster responders in an area that has seen a record number of monsoons and other tropical storms. The women, many of whom live in the region's m...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

3 June 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A new initiative in Baltimore is changing the way social studies is taught to middle and high school students. BMore Me teaches students the larger context and history of their city with culturally relevant curriculum...

Rappler

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

1 June 2019

Palawan, Philippines

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...

The Guardian

Dan Collyns

31 May 2019

Arequipa, Peru

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

José Adolfo Quisocala is no ordinary 14 year old. He started a bank to teach local children to save money, and he is able to help them make money through a recycling program that rewards those who contribute paper and...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

31 May 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

30 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Colorado, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have partnered to help former incarcerated individuals obtain Medicaid upon re-entry. The partnership allows for data s...

KQED

Mary Franklin Harvin

29 May 2019

San Quentin, California, United States

Radio

Under 3 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Quentin Cooks, a culinary program embedded within the San Quentin State Prison, is giving inmates necessary training and support to avoid recidivism and build a career in the food industry. The program teaches culinar...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

29 May 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the country, police departments are increasingly providing mental health services for law enforcement. Among the services deployed are internal support teams, post-incident debriefs, psychological first aid, an...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

Radio

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

NPR

Hannah Allam

Marisa Peñaloza

28 May 2019

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Durham, New Hampshire, police officers have been undergoing training on their state’s hate crime laws and how to prevent such crimes from occurring. The workshops are organized by two advocacy groups, and while the...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

HUB MEMBER

28 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Washington, state legislators have passed an innovative measure that would allow individuals to suspend their own gun rights. The bill was started as a proactive measure for those experience mental health issues to...

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.
SUBMIT A NON-ENGLISH STORY

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang