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Yes! Magazine

Jonita Davis

6 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as fo...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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5 September 2019

Rockaway, New York, United States

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In starkly unequal Rockaway, Queens, New York, a group of 60 young people organize grassroots campaigns to equalize outcomes across race and class lines in the Rockaway Youth Task Force. Just a year after its founding...

Shake the World

Aleksandr Nechaev

2 September 2019

Santiago, Chile

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This podcast is an interview with Gonzalo Muñoz, the founder of a successful recycling organization called Triciclos that started in Chile and has since reached 8 other countries. Triciclos was the first certified B c...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

30 August 2019

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Getting away from daily publishing helps local newspapers focus on serving their audience. The Quoddy Tides, a family-owned newspaper in Eastport, Maine, publishes only twice monthly. Publishing less frequently allows...

Soapbox Cincinnati

Jim DeBrosse

27 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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Grassroots movements made up of ordinary citizens can go a long way in creating change. This article details several initiatives across Ohio that were led by citizens using a combination of lobbying, education, persis...

CommonSpace

Rhiannon J. Davies

26 August 2019

Perth, Scotland

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Menopause is often regarded as a taboo topic for women to discuss publicly, but a group in Scotland is looking to normalize the conversation through pop-up cafes that go against this norm. "Menopause cafes," which sta...

Blavity

Chad Small

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26 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...

Nonprofit Quarterly

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Elizabeth Sawin

22 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A collaboration between an Atlanta-based nonprofit and an international climate organization sparked the Just Growth Circle, an initiative that brings topics like racial equity, economic justice, and climate change to...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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21 August 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As a reaction to police shootings of black people in Missouri, one mom created a group called "Touchy Topics Tuesday" to invite white people and people of color to have frank conversations about race. By building trus...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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16 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...

KNME-PBS

Gene Grant

16 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps joined together to transform a dirt lot into a pop-up park, created and maintained by surrounding neighborhoods. Community members work together ...

Yes! Magazine

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

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15 August 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Members of Post-Soviet Mongolian tribes return to a co-op way of life in order to survive - but this time, the co-ops are community run, rather than state-run. Because climate change has degraded the quality of soil a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Elizabeth Warner

15 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Providing access to educational resources and community support helps immigrant entrepreneurs succeed. In Philadelphia, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects immigrants to resources, such as health care...

The Mercury

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Thomas Garlick

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9 August 2019

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania’s Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy has built a grassroots base of volunteers that help clean up the local environment. Through education at schools and summer workshops, outreach projects, and asking volun...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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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 ...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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7 August 2019

McGregor, Minnesota, United States

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Due to urban migration from rural areas, communities in less populated regions around the country are experiencing increased loneliness and lack of social connection; a health organization in Minnesota is building per...

KUMN

Marisa Demarco

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6 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Residents and volunteers from The Nature Conservancy, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and Artful Life joined forces to create a "pop-up park" in a long neglected vacant lot in the International District of Southeast Albuqu...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

6 August 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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A public library in Brownsville, Texas continues to remain relevant through its dedication to learning from failed initiatives, investing in new technology, and ensuring that the space keeps up with ever-changing town...

Yes! Magazine

Jonita Davis

26 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Discussing history can help communities heal from racial violence and trauma. Organizations like the Greater Bronzeville Action Plan, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project (CCR19), and the Chicago Center...

Carolina Public Press

John Sharpe

26 July 2019

North Carolina, United States

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Coastal cities across South and North Carolina are considering the benefits of underground power lines. With hurricane winds doing major damage to above-ground lines, buried lines often go unharmed, leaving residents ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

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22 July 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Churches in Chattanooga, TN are taking steps to make their spaces more environmentally -friendly and -conscious. Places like St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace Episcopal Church are taking on initiatives like motion...

The New York Times

Julia Hotz

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18 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Feeling isolated often leads to increased feelings of loneliness, but is also a reason why new meet-ups such as Tea With Strangers are becoming widely used as a solution. Based on the idea that strangers can become mo...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

11 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, community organizations, public officials, and private funders have come together behind a campaign called “<399” – with the goal of bringing homicides to under 400. This collaboration has taken on a compr...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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10 July 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Across the United States, gun violence prevention initiatives are finally turning their attention to the urban communities hit hardest and supporting community-driven approaches. In the past, financial support has gon...

Hartford Business Journal

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Gregory Seay

8 July 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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The complex issue of structural inequalities in Hartford, Connecticut's tax system has proven difficult to solve. But community members on all sides agree that a collective approach - one that learns from failed town ...

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