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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 July 2018

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Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

9 July 2018

Canada

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Since 1996, Roots of Empathy, a Toronto-based non-profit, has designed and administered empathy-based curriculum for elementary school students. What makes this program unique? Roots of Empathy brings newborn babies i...

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Kaitlin Sullivan

27 June 2018

Eldorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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As honeybee populations continue to decline, a Coloradan small business startup is taking a grassroots approach to stopping the fall. BackYardHive is a hobby-turned-business that not only sells beekeeping accessories ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

22 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Gay Officers League in the New York Police Department started in the early 1980s when memories of the Stonewall Riots were still fresh to support gay officers in the NYPD while also improving relations between the...

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12 June 2018

El Segundo, California, United States

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Combining veterans and disaster relief efforts has proven itself to be a successful method for bridging the gap between pre and post service life. Although not entirely made up of veterans, Team Rubicon aims to utiliz...

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Eric Jankiewicz

8 June 2018

Albright, West Virginia, United States

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The Cheat River spans roughly 78 miles, running through eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It was once regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in America due to consequences of heavy mining in th...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 April 2018

United States

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The "creation-care" movement advocates for action on climate change from an evangelical, human-centered perspective. These activists stress the impacts of climate change on daily life, human beings, and the creation m...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

29 March 2018

Rikers Island, New York, United States

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New York is shutting down the infamously isolated jail on Rikers Island in order to remodel with a newfound focus on how to integrate the jail into the community. Based off of the success of similar projects which pri...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

6 March 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique that accesses and heals trauma by mimicking brain processes present during sleep. New studies have found that EMDR has been effective in ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

30 January 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Justin Ponton was a drug user in a town with a high incidence of opioid addiction. After he got clean he dedicated his life to helping others do the same—he runs a recovery home that doesn't turn anyone away for lack ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 January 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In Huntington, West Virginia, the opioid epidemic – which has graced headlines nationwide – is disproportionately impacting newborns, earning the city the highest rate of infant cases in nation. In response to this cr...

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Neil Parmar

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20 November 2017

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

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Hundreds of prisons sit empty and unused across the United States. Inspired by the potential, GrowingChange was founded to help flip the land into a space where former juvenile offenders could come together for constr...

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Neil Parmar

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30 October 2017

California, United States

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Non-profits in California worked together to set up a national network for undocumented immigrants to fight isolation and support legal aid. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) offers ...

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Neil Parmar

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17 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many kids living in low-income areas of Chicago never leave their isolated neighborhood, leaving them with a lack of knowledge about the outside world, and a plethora of knowledge about gangs and danger of their area....

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

21 September 2017

New Mexico, United States

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Americans in the technology field were finding it hard to get work in much of the country. Additionally companies were growing tired of the problems associated with outsourcing to other countries. Now, American compan...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

20 September 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado views the cycle of poverty as being propelled by unplanned pregnancy. This led to their bipartisan supported funding program for birth control, that is especially useful in rural areas.

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Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

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Thomas Shomaker

28 June 2017

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Green City Force has expanded to many of New York City's public housing projects with a two-pronged approach. Not only does this program help develop professional skills of and job opportunities for young adult reside...

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Chris Peak

1 September 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There exists an antidote, naloxone, to opioid drug overdoses but only doctors have naloxone and drug addicts overdose in the street. In Baltimore, where more people die of drug overdoses than there are people murdered...

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Chris Peak

7 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Rapes at college campuses occur at significant rates, and many proposed fixes are not working. Campus self-defense classes could potentially help women, such as at Stanford where Daly Montgomery (a student) created a ...

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Chris Peak

14 April 2016

Texas, United States

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There is a high rate of recidivism for juvenile offenders, Chad Houser started Cafe Momentum with the aims to help these individuals develop a new life. The food is made by young offenders who go through a year long i...

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Chris Peak

31 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Facing job discrimination after years in and out of prison, a San Francisco man founded a company that employs public housing residents, regardless of their parole status, to sort trash from recyclables and compostabl...

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Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

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Chris Peak

16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

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Sybile Penhirin

29 February 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Day to day necessities like bras can turn into luxuries for homeless women. Dana Marlowe collects women's old bras and gives them to homeless women.

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