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Matt Skenazy

15 September 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Many veterans return to civilian life with experiences that lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, but a surf program at Camp Pendelton is showing promise as a means of treatment. Although there is no one-size fits a...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

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15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

12 September 2015

Nippes, Haiti

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Boston professors visit countries and homes of foreign students to better understand their culture and gain insights about how to better teach them. The goal is to reach across cultural divides to help a big part of t...

Coloradoan

Sarah Jane Kyle

11 September 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Although they sit nearly 2,000 miles apart, Burlington, Vermont and Fort Collins, Colorado, both deal with homelessness to a similar degree. That is why when Burlington officials implemented a successful street outrea...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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4 September 2015

United States

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With pressures of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, teenagers in the United States are challenged to find the comfortable outlet and accessibility for emotional support. The Crisis Text Line offers a coun...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Daliah Singer

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1 September 2015

Colorado, United States

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More than 800,000 people worldwide, including about 40,000 Americans, die by suicide each year. Colorado is pushing to prevent suicides by promoting awareness and changing laws to help those at risk.

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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14 August 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Patients' last years of life are the most expensive for the health care system. For a fifth of the cost, a Zen hospice program, in San Francisco, is helping those who are dying improve their quality of death by enjoyi...

The Trace

Alex Yablon

13 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Patients who come to a hospital for gunshot wounds are more likely to suffer another gun injury or commit a crime. To stop this cycle, a hospital in Seattle pairs patients with social workers who follow up with patien...

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

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6 August 2015

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Every so often tensions between the Catholic "nationalists" and the Protestant "loyalists" increase and the police try to diffuse the situations. Social media is affecting these flare ups by providing police with info...

NPR

Ina Yang

5 August 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Many medical students are intimidated at the challenge of having to get accurate histories and establish a connection with someone with dementia. A non-profit Arts and Minds, is increasing students comfort level throu...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

2 August 2015

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Staff members at a library branch in central Oregon take steps toward community engagement and participation by crossing the barrier from employee to neighbor. By building personal relationships with other community m...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Emma Eisenberg

1 August 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Crimes against LGBT citizens have gone underreported in many U.S. cities. Washington DC’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit has employed and trained LGBT officers to represent community members that they protect and serve. ...

The Guardian

James Meikle

21 July 2015

United Kingdom

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...

Bright Magazine

Benjamin Rasmussen

20 July 2015

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Colorado has one of the largest achievement gaps in the country, and only half of students in the Denver Public School system are reading at grade level. Schools like Rocky Mountain Prep are working to change that - t...

Politico Magazine

Debra Bruno

16 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

14 July 2015

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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The overall graduation rate for black male students in New York City was 58 percent in 2014 - student retention rates are equally poor. But one school achieved a 100% on-time graduation rate last year, motivating thei...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Sarah Zahedi

9 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has been a safe space for thousands of young women ages 16 to 24 who have been incarcerated or are homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center is most reco...

Mother Jones

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

1 July 2015

South Berwick, Maine, United States

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Disciplining schoolchildren has led many students down the “school-to-prison-pipeline” because teachers have focused on controlling students rather than instilling problem solving skills. Ross Greene has developed Col...

The Guardian

Alia Dharssi

29 June 2015

Jharkhand, India

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Girls in India are sometimes forced into the prospects of child marriage, prostitution, or slave labor; alternatively, families often teach girls to be wives and mothers. To empower girls to make their own choices, Yu...

Fortune

Amy Kaslow

29 June 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...

Voice of San Diego

Mario Koran

22 June 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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School districts across the country struggle with helping their “English-learner” students learn English and academic content at the same time. Kearny High School in San Diego does not isolate these special students, ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 June 2015

Australia

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries.

The Boston Globe

Laura Crimaldi

18 June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Operation Exit, a program in Boston, offers vocational training to ex-offenders and people with a high risk of offending, giving them the motivation and tools to better their situation.

PBS Frontline

Matthew O'Neil

8 June 2015

Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut is attempting to reduce prison recidivism by changing parole practices. Changes to the system are allowing parole officers to foster relationships with parolees and counsel them as people, not as cases.

Bright Magazine

Benet Magnuson

8 June 2015

Emporia, Kansas, United States

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Tired of seeing ill-prepared teachers, Kansas’ Emporia State University has adopted an “all hands on deck” approach to training their students.

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