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The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

Christian Science Monitor

Alex P. Kellogg

23 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source ...

Earth Journalism Network

Banani Mallick

19 August 2019

Bangladesh

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Facing sea-level rise and other climate threats, a group of women working in agriculture in Bangladesh are adapting their practices and focus and sharing their tips for success with other women.

Houston Chronicle

Perla Trevizo

14 August 2019

Sargent, Texas, United States

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To protect the natural lands of the Texas coast and battle climate change, a new nonprofit is working to create a carbon dioxide storage program in partnership with private landowners. The innovative models give lando...

Next City

Emily Nonko

8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

Flatland

Brian Perlman

1 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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After piloting anti-violence initiatives across the city, leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, are re-evaluating their approach. While the steps taken to curb gun violence were similar to others across the country, here,...

The Daily Record

Tami Mosser

29 July 2019

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio’s Wayne County Jail, people serving sentences can access CADET, which stands for Chemical Addiction/Dependency, Education and Therapy program. With nearly 20% of Wayne County bookings involving drug-related of...

Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

29 July 2019

Rotherham, England

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Grimm & Co.'s Apothecary to the Magical is boosting child literacy skills in a former steel and coal town with a large low-income population. By offering an imaginative space and free writing workshops, the nonprofit ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

Hartford Business Journal

Matt Pilon

8 July 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut looks to Boston as an example of a city that has succeeded in establishing a connection between nonprofits - who can donate payments to the city that are exempt from property taxes - and the loca...

NPR

Robin Lloyd

7 July 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

1 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California and other western states, where the number of people experiencing homelessness has increased dramatically, some nonprofits are offering up parking lots as a place for those who live in their cars to stay...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

28 June 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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In San Mateo's juvenile detention centers, Project Change encourages youth who have completed high school coursework to enroll in community college classes taught on the campus. Inspired by the promise of programs lik...

The 74

Kate Stringer

24 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Founded in the 1990s, the New Teacher Center offers a promising mentor model for new teachers. In an effort to measure the program's effectiveness and see if it impacts teacher retention, the 74 followed two participa...

Grist

Zoe Sayler

20 June 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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At Lowell School in Washington D.C., lessons about climate change don't just appear in science class, but also in most humanities courses. Cognizant of the stress this places on young students, the school has worked w...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

18 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Cooperative ownership provides an avenue through which local nonprofit organizations and businesses can retain ownership of real estate. In Oakland, California, the Oakland Community Land Trust uses federal grants and...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

11 June 2019

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Canada has used a comprehensive approach to lift more than 200,000 families out of poverty in a span of seven years. While the approach has had obvious success, scaling it to other countries presents its own challenge...

The Hechinger Report

Steven Friess

11 June 2019

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students...

Pioneers Post

Anna Patton

7 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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A nonprofit initiative called the Impact Management Project identified ways to measure impact in the nonprofit and social enterprise worlds. Using intense crowdsourcing and measurement of their own success, the initia...

KHGI-TV

Lauren Kummer

5 June 2019

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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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...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

23 May 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Founded in 2000, Hopeworks provides coding and computer training combined with connections to internship and job opportunities to youth in Camden. The larger aim of the organization is to cultivate "'a positive, heali...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

16 May 2019

New York, United States

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Politicians and education advocates are increasingly using terms like "free college" and "college promise." As the model gains traction as a solution to the nation's overwhelming student debt, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo e...

TheGrio

Natasha S. Alford

11 May 2019

Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, Black Mama’s Bail out bailed out hundreds of black women in time for Mother’s Day. The organization accepts donations to pay bail for women cannot afford it on their own as part of their larg...

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