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High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

20 August 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The group Truckers Against Trafficking launched in 2009 to enlist the help of truck drivers to spot and report cases of human trafficking, which was common at many truck stops. The group trains truckers through video ...

The New York Times

Marjorie Olster

17 August 2018

Douar Laadam, Morocco

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Project Soar is trying to get more young girls in Morocco to finish school, and it’s working. The nonprofit offers after school programs and tutoring to teenage girls, in hopes they continue their education and don’t ...

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Adelina Lancianese

17 August 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap offsets the cost of school supplies for the American teachers who spend on average $500 out of pocket to outfit their classrooms. Supply Swap solicits donations and recycled supplies ...

Los Angeles Times

Jessica Peralta

16 August 2018

San Juan, California, United States

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The San Juan Capistrano-based Ecology Center has taken its "green"-centric experiences on the road in the form of a 32-foot-long, 14-foot-tall double-decker bus called Road Trip. It has a prep kitchen and multiple sta...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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15 August 2018

United States

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Recycling is having a moment of reckoning across the United States as many people continue to dispose of garbage in recycle bins. Mitch Hedlund, executive director of Recycle Across America, explains that a lack of pu...

CNN

Andrea Diaz

10 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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Donating frequent flyer miles is a powerful way to help people experiencing disaster. Miles4Migrants, which typically transports Syrian refugee families, is using crowdsourced miles to reunite migrant families separat...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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10 August 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Gathering Place is the name of a new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a large-scale creative park project that, rather than receiving funding from the local government, was funded entirely through a local philanthropic ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Patrick Bilow

9 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that connects military veterans to service opportunities in their communities, while providing support and companionship with like-minded individuals in the p...

Al-Fanar Media

Tonny Onyulo

9 August 2018

Uganda

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In 2005 refugee youth at the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, founded the Coburwas school in order to provide students with a better education. Now, it is one of the best performing schools in the camps, ranking in the...

The Hechinger Report

Liz Bell

8 August 2018

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

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In rural North Carolina, an organization holds bi-monthly playgroups to teach parents about the importance of "basic interactions between parents and their kids." Based on the principle of "child-directed play," the r...

Pacific Standard

Michael Elsen-Rooney

8 August 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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A year after a San Diego high school was awarded $10 million to scale a successful personalized learning pilot model, administrators and teachers have seen improving attendance rates and certain academic positives and...

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Michaela Winberg

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a collaboration between three nonprofits is providing 500 free lunches, both filling a gap in nonprofit service on Friday afternoons and giving those recently entered into recovery for addiction a tas...

National Geographic

Vanessa Serrao

8 August 2018

Zambia

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Poachers are causing the population of lions in Zambia to decline at rapid rate. Conservationists working with the Zambian Carnivore Program are not only actively tracking the lions, but also teaching students about t...

The Guardian

Laurence Blair

6 August 2018

Paraguay

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Through a long-fought, concerted effort, requiring collaboration from government agencies, information distributers, and more, Paraguay has become the first country in South America to eradicate malaria. Most importan...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

2 August 2018

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton is courting philanthropists by billing itself as a budding hub of innovation for fighting poverty. The city is mitigating the risks of tapping private foundations to fund city services by identifying target p...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philabundance, a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting food insecurity, has a sustainable and creative solution. They launched a line of cheeses, known as Abundantly Good, and proceeds will help pay farmers to turn...

Chicago Tribune

Alison Bowen

1 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Though homelessness is an entrenched and complex problem, small solutions can make a difference in the daily life of homeless individuals. Lockers for overnight cell phone storage in a homeless shelter in Chicago are ...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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1 August 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...

Artnet

Eileen Kinsella

1 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Kenan Trust is philanthropic foundation that supports “social practice art,” in which the arts facilitate change like restoring homes in urban areas and revitalizing immigration services. Their funds have reached ...

The New York Times Magazine

Nathaniel Rich

1 August 2018

United States

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In the late 1970s to late 1980s, activists, scientists, and politicians began to address the climate change crisis. For a decade, they attempted to ask the U.S. to commit to an international agreement to reduce emiss...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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1 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two Detroit-based entrepreneurs are determined to help minority youth become stakeholders in the real estate development unfolding in their own communities. Project Destined empowers young students in communities expe...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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31 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, known as Balle, encourages a “localism” approach to decrease wealth disparities. By hosting a fellowship program to share best practices as well as encouraging philant...

Concentrate

Claire Charlton

25 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Brilliant Detroit is a nonprofit that aims to create “kid success neighborhoods.” It reaches this goal by building over 70 partnerships with organizations throughout the city. From working with Eastern Market to provi...

PBS NewsHour

Madeline Will

20 July 2018

United States

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's teacher-evaluation reform initiative failed to generate the expected improvements in student performance, according to a recent study published by RAND. Critics point to the pro...

The NM Political Report

Laura Paskus

20 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Project Feed the Hood, a community effort to increase food access and security for lower-income families, has established gardens and pilot programs at ten schools in Albuquerque. The program originally aimed to conve...

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