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26 February 2015
San Diego, California, United States
Former Bogotá mayor Antonas Mockus has implemented his Citizenship Culture Survey, which measures local public opinions on legal culture, behavior regulation systems, mobility, tolerance, tax culture, public safety, a...
8 February 2015
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Over 3000 Words
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is building a diversified department that's less reactive and more humane. It could offer lessons after Ferguson.
5 February 2015
Over 3000 Words
Abortion is a highly stigmatized topic that can lead individuals to selectively disclose who they tell about the experience. Storytelling is now being viewed as a way to help de-stigmatize abortion based on contact th...
4 February 2015
New York, New York, United States
Underlying or repressed pain can often be a trigger for children in the foster system. A team at NYU's Child Study Center trains foster care workers to recognize and treat the signs of past trauma in children.
30 January 2015
Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone
In the face of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in modern history, health officials found themselves struggling to prevent the virus from spreading due to clashes with local traditions, cultural mistrust of outsiders, con...
27 January 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Assertive community treatment teams working through outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses who have recently been ...
10 January 2015
Los Angeles, California, United States
Huge numbers of students were getting suspension as punishment - until there was a nationwide push to rollback zero-tolerance policies instituted after the deadly Columbine High School shootings that emphasize harsh d...
21 December 2014
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now, in the wake of Ferguson and the police killings in Brooklyn, Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation. The de...
9 December 2014
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Refugee resettlement is arguably one of our country’s noblest examples of foreign policy. It gives forcibly displaced people from around the world a chance to escape danger and rebuild a life for themselves in a safe ...
30 October 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
Tooth decay affects children from all backgrounds, but it’s concentrated among low-income and rural populations, who have the most difficulty accessing and affording dental care. One approach gaining momentum in the U...
29 October 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sex ed is surprisingly awkward in the land of the Kama Sutra, but one foundation is trying to change that with a modern version of the program, all in an effort to stop gang rape.
10 October 2014
Santa Maria Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala
Using "Creative Capacity Building," MIT's D-Lab established in impoverished, rural areas in developing nations a method of empowering and supporting individuals in rural communities to invent low-cost technologies spe...
31 August 2014
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Since moving to a county-run police department, Camden, N.J., historically one of the nation’s poorest and most dangerous cities, has altered its culture to overcome years of mistrust by developing a personal relation...
14 August 2014
Khulna, Khulna Division, Bangladesh
With the creation of oral rehydration solution, diarrhea can be treated by inexpensive, homemade remedies. O.R.S. has undeniably helped Bangladesh make big strides in improving child health in recent decades thanks to...
25 June 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
After a policeman shot and killed a teenage African American, a community in Cincinnati blamed law enforcement for racial profiling and riots expanded throughout the city. With the help of the Department of Justice as...
22 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
Eagle Academy in the Bronx combines rigorous academics, high expectations, and a structured environment to help minority students succeed.
18 June 2014
San Francisco, California, United States
Studies show group prenatal care leads to better birth outcomes when compared against standard care. Centering Pregnancy in San Francisco is a space for women with similar gestational ages to meet, learn about self-ca...
14 June 2014
Buffalo, New York, United States
A Buffalo, New York clinic provides a space for both abortions and natural births. In looking at the experiences as a continuum, rather than as juxtiposing sides, the hope is to change how people think about the birth...
4 June 2014
In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. A quarter-million malaria deaths each year might be prevented if the patients were treated with real drugs instead of fake ones.
27 April 2014
Auburn, Washington, United States
As school poverty rates goes up, learning and test scores fall. At Gildo Ray elementary school in Washington state uses a teaching method called director or explicit instruction, in which children learn from a structu...
26 April 2014
Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
Under 800 Words
In Clayton County, Georgia, the Second Chance Court is using a different tactic to give offenders the opportunity to move forward. The program, started in 2010, allows selected teens to attend counseling and classes –...
14 April 2014
Oakland, California, United States
The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle places fifth graders, who are all minorities, in special coursework through middle and high school, finally offering rigorous college coaching. In Oakland, CA, the National Coll...
2 April 2014
Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Deep-end youth frequently have extensive criminal records, incomplete education histories and no formal work experience. These backgrounds make them hard to retain in programs and even more difficult to place in gainf...
17 March 2014
Fresno, California, United States
When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...
9 March 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Two poor communities have contrasting approaches to the overwhelming healthcare needs in their regions. One takes a collaborative approach to medicine, creating better outcomes for residents, especially those of low-i...
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