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Teke Wiggin

13 July 2018

United States

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Organized labor unions in WalMart used an app called WorkIt to mobilize workers. The app answers common questions that concern things like paid leave, absences, wages, and legal rights. “Eight years later, OUR Walmart...

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Nina Pullman

7 June 2018

Netherlands

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To play a part towards the reduction of food waste, especially that which was being perpetrated by his own store, grocery store manager Bart Roetert decided to pitch an idea to the Netherlands grocery chain owner Albe...

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Eve Fairbanks

19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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When faced with the dire likelihood that the city would run entirely out of water, Cape Town communities responded by looking at the challenge with resiliency, rather than complacency or inconvenience. Though not with...

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Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

24 February 2017

Mozambique

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In Nampula, Mozambique, people living in remote, rural communities do not seek medical attention when they get sick because of myths that diseases are caused by spirits. So a non-profit, Malaria Consortium, is trainin...

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Lily Casura

21 February 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Women veterans, who often have military sexual trauma, are less likely to sleep outside or stay in shelters for fear of their safety or of losing rights to their kids. Non-profits are attempting to meet women veterans...

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Lily Casura

14 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The majority of women veterans experience Military Sexual Trauma, which according to VA research, leads to post-traumatic stress disorder at a rate even greater than combat. Online and in person support groups help ma...

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Jane Black

9 February 2017

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Conflicts of interest have made school lunch meals the dumping ground for the cheap calories our modern agricultural system was designed to overproduce. Many programs are trying to improve school lunches, such as the ...

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Lily Casura

1 February 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Women veterans, the fastest growing demographic of homeless veterans, tend to avoid traditional shelters for fear of losing or being separated from their children. Final Salute, in Wash. DV is a transitional home for ...

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Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

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Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

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Rebecca Klein

25 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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While many of America's classrooms are increasingly diversifying, the demographic makeup of their educators is not, and turnover of minority teachers remains high. A program in New York City called NYC Men Teach is wo...

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Dominique Mosbergen

5 July 2016

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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As CO2 levels continue to rise and increase the precariousness of the state of life as we know it, solutions that are efficient, cost effective, and scalable prove illusive. There may be new hope for one method, espec...

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Magda Abu-Fadil

13 June 2016

Helinski, Finland

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Helinski's 'Smart Kalasatama' neighborhood is being planned by city officials, and supported by private investors, to be a vision for the future. Resource efficiency, technology start-ups and modern public transport a...

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Eleanor Goldberg

3 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, empirical evidence emerges that providing housing to the homeless reduces the overall cost to the average taxpayer, in large part by reducing homeless populations' dependence on other city services a...

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Melissa Jeltsen

13 May 2016

Connecticut, United States

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Women are especially vulnerable to gun violence from domestic partners. New state and federal laws are being proposed and passed which require abusers to give up their firearm after a temporary restraining order is fi...

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Harvey B. Milkman

11 May 2016

Iceland

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With rampant substance abuse problems among youth, the United States should look to the success of Iceland in decreasing alcohol and drug use rates.

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Jackie Mader

18 April 2016

Clinton, Mississippi, United States

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The district of Clinton, Mississippi creates grade-based schools to desegregate. Now, the schools are closing the achievement gap with their equal distribution of resources.

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Tyler Kingkade

7 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Oregon State University was being criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, particularly Brenda Tracy's case that occurred in 1998. Now years later, the president of OSU- Ed Ray, has formally apologized, hi...

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Melissa Jeltsen

14 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New Destiny Housing — the only nonprofit in New York City providing low-income rental housing specifically for domestic violence survivors is trying to make it easier for domestic violence survivors to leave their par...

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Jenny Chen

18 December 2015

Camden, Maine, United States

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This year’s Poptech Conference, a 19-year-old gathering for thinkers and world-changers, celebrated hybrid thinking across industry sectors, or “when disciplinary boundaries fall by the wayside" - four of their projec...

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Eleanor Goldberg

11 December 2015

Virginia, United States

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Homelessness is rampant, and cities often struggle with creative ways to eliminate the problem. Numerous studies and pilot programs have concluded that simply giving housing to homeless people is a cost-effective and ...

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Kate Kelland

9 December 2015

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

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The number of people killed by malaria dropped below half a million in the past year, reflecting vast progress against the mosquito-borne disease in some of the previously hardest-hit areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Mosq...

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Jenny Chen

4 December 2015

India

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To help with the doctor shortage in India, a non-profit is training patients' family members to check pulses, supervise physical therapy, encourage a healthy diet, and administer medication to reduce readmission rates.

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Tyler Kingkade

23 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A national survey showed that few college students intervene when witnessing a sexual assault. The school with the highest rate of student intervention was Dartmouth College, where students receive bystander preventio...

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Adrian Ely

14 September 2015

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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In so-called 'developing countries,' the focus is often simply on industrializing areas without electricity. In an effort to think beyond this to create sustainable and forward-looking infrastructure, socially- and en...

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