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Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

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27 December 2019

Indio, California, United States

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In Indio, California, the Community Outreach Resource Program (CORP) partners law enforcement with social supportive services as a way of holistically working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issue...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

18 December 2019

Compton, California, United States

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To help diversify the teacher workforce, California schools are hosting gatherings for male teachers of color where they can share challenges and experiences. In addition, some schools are providing stipends to teache...

Vice

Julia Hotz

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18 December 2019

Leeds, United Kingdom

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In the city of Leeds, England, a group of randomly selected demographically representative citizens came together to solve the climate crisis. This group of twenty-one strangers formed the Leeds Climate Citizens' Jury...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

17 December 2019

California, United States

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A program called Future Male Minority Teachers of California at California State University recruits men of color from local communities in California and provides financial and emotional support to students throughou...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

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17 December 2019

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...

NHK World—Japan

Saori Nakagawa

12 December 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...

NPR

Yuki Noguchi

12 December 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Making mental health a priority at the workplace reduces the risk of suicide. The RK construction company in Salt Lake City has responded to employee suicide by changing its workplace culture. The company has implemen...

Pioneers Post

Hamna Iqbal

11 December 2019

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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Bebo Haider, a transgender woman, was turned away from beauty salons in Pakistan so many times that she created her own salon open to people from all walks of life. The salon, called "Trawah," opened in January 2019 a...

The New York Times

Michaela Haas

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11 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Home-sharing programs help formerly incarcerated individuals avoid homelessness. The Homecoming Project, operated by Impact Justice, a nonprofit in California, leverages the sharing economy model to reduce homelessnes...

The Trace

Amanda Loudin

11 December 2019

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

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Start With Hello, an initiative from the NGO Sandy Hook Promise, gives students the opportunity to diversify who they know and interact with in a long-term effort to prevent school violence and shootings. The program,...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 December 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

6 December 2019

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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RVA League For Safer Streets uses a basketball league as "bait" to change young men's lives by teaching critical thinking and better ways to resolve conflicts. The Richmond, Virginia, program was co-founded in prison ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Steven Grattan

2 December 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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Vida Alegre, Spanish for "Happy Life," is a nonprofit in Mexico City that was founded by Samantha Flores, a transgender woman in her eighties. It's primary purpose is to serve as a source of community for transgender ...

The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

Undark

Keren Landman

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27 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization aimed at providing peer support for gay black men living with HIV that started in Atlanta, Georgia has now gained an international following. Because the program is not federally funded, data can be di...

WBTS-TV

Ally Donnelly

Jim Haddadin

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27 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Public Schools is embracing an approach called Building Assets, Reducing Risks that has proven successful in other U.S. school districts. In BARR, teams of teachers compare notes on students to ensure they are ...

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Nick Fouriezos

25 November 2019

Napa, California, United States

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From Google's India-focused app Neighbourly to the wellknown Nextdoor app, social media specifically targeted at connecting neighbors is gaining ground. Whether being used to rate neighborhood attractions, encourage b...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

Columbia Missourian

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Sarah Straughn

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19 November 2019

Fulton, Missouri, United States

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The Fulton Community Supervision Center in Missouri provides trauma-informed, gender-specific care and services to women who face the risk of recidivism. Participants live at the center, where they receive services li...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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19 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Organizations around the world address rocky employee leave transitions by building resiliency and extra job training into their organizational structures after long absences. Companies successful in keeping turnover ...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

Apolitical

Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

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