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CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 February 2019

San Diego, United States

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Cities across the West Coast are facing increased rates of homelessness in their regions, including people who sleep in their cars; those experiencing vehicular homelessness have previously struggled to find a parking...

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Katharine Schwab

8 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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To help provide women experiencing homelessness with menstrual products, the Perigives project has created posters and drop boxes that anyone can print and place in a public restroom. The initiative has shown some suc...

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Adele Peters

7 February 2019

United States

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A new mobile app called Tarjimly connects refugees with much needed translation services, especially in times of emergency. With over 8,000 volunteer translators who speak over 90 languages, the adaptable app can brea...

KSTX - San Antonio

Bonnie Petrie

7 February 2019

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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As the rates of infants born with opioid addictions rises, volunteer baby cuddlers are helping to fill the gap in overwhelmed neonatal units in Texas. Although there are still not enough hands to go around for the amo...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 February 2019

Thailand

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A unique boarding school in Thailand has inspired close to 200 more of its kind. At Mechai Bamboo School, students benefit from a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including sta...

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Jared Brey

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

5 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In 1999, Denver, with the backing of the teachers union, rolled out a merit pay pilot program. Twenty years later, the pay-for-performance system has teachers on the verge of a strike for higher pay. Chalkbeat explore...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

5 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A nonprofit in New Orleans transforms cheap vacant and underutilized lots into playgrounds and spaces for community events that teach children "design thinking" in the process.

NPR

Jodi Helmer

28 January 2019

Hinton, United States

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For people in West Virginia who have lost their jobs due to the decline in the coal mining industry, the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective can help them - and other low-income residents - learn about beekeeping and ge...

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Eillie Anzilotti

24 January 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Several large philanthropic organizations, like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Ford Foundation, are pooling resources to address San Francisco's severe housing crisis. The funds will go to local non-profits wh...

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Mark Wessel

24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In western New York, local bike advocacy groups have found power in numbers, banding together to gradually convince their governments to expand cycling access and communities to change their attitudes toward cyclists....

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

CNN

Jackie Wattles

17 January 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Since 2014, the Billion Oyster Project has been working to restore oyster reefs to the New York coasts in an attempt to reduce pollution and bring back marine life. In partnership with restaurants and students through...

The Christian Science Monitor

Mahwish Qayyum

14 January 2019

Pakistan

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In Pakistan, water sanitation and hygiene is more than just a public health issue - it's also an issue of women's rights and safety as women face harassment when attempting to access water or when having to defecate i...

Daily Emerald

Ryan Nguyen

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7 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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The Oregon Promise, which will pay a portion of an in-state student's tuition towards one of Oregon's community colleges, has been a game changer for some undocumented, first-generation, and low-income students. While...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

4 January 2019

Puerto Rico, United States

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Nonprofit organization Direct Relief is providing financial assistance to organizations and communities struck by natural disasters or extreme poverty, in addition to traditional goods like medicines, vaccines, and eq...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Erica Bryant

2 January 2019

New York, United States

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In recent years, School 145 in New York City has significantly bolstered its mental health counseling services, with the help of the nonprofit Counseling in Schools, and test scores are starting to improve. "I have 52...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

2 January 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, philanthropist George Kaiser has invested heavily in Educare, a year-round early learning program, and wraparound services, such as prison-diversion and family-based programs, with the belief that ...

Grady Newsource

Alexandra Travis

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1 January 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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After teaching an Inside Out class with half college students and half incarcerated students, an assistant professor from the University of Georgia addressed a gap in services to help incarcerated folks reenter into t...

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Megan Kamerick

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27 December 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Crossroads for Women, a New Mexico nonprofit, is helping formerly incarcerated women find community, support, and recovery. Using trauma-informed care practices, the program offers a comprehensive list of services lik...

BBC

Susila Silva

25 December 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well ...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

25 December 2018

Colorado, United States

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What began as an individual project for a family adapting toys for their children with disabilities to use and communicate with has turned into a global non-profit operation. With a dedicated volunteer base and a frug...

Streetsblog LA

Damien Newton

10 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Safe Parking Program in Los Angeles is providing people living out of their vehicles with secure lots. For those facing housing instability, this temporary measure helps people save their energy and resources so t...

NPR

Danielle Preiss

8 December 2018

Varanasi, India

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A calendar featuring goats wearing warm clothing has raised thousands of dollars for local organizations in Varanasi, India. The creative gimmick draws on the power of large numbers of small donations, similar to the ...

The New York Times

Karen Zraick

5 December 2018

Bangladesh

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More than half of the almost 70 million people who have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced are children. The Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop are teaming up with organizations in the countries surro...

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