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The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

8 March 2015

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Infant mortality rates in the US are higher than in Europe, especially for children living in poverty where they are more likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. The ACA funded Nurse-Family Partnership helps poor, fir...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

The Huffington Post

Ann Brenoff

24 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the past, Los Angeles was a dangerous city fraught with gang wars. Lately, though, LA has become a safer city due to six changes enforced by the police cracking down on public violence and gangs.

The Christian Science Monitor

Peg Tyre

18 February 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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When a New Orleans school principal prioritizes and structures her day to maximizing opportunities to empower her staff and provide targeted professional development so that the teachers can best serve under-performin...

WNYC

Cindy Rodriguez

15 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Mental health care sometimes takes a backseat to physical treatment. Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental health care in New York City.

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

15 February 2015

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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The toll that prison can take on young offenders is often irreversible. Cities and states are moving away from locking up juvenile offenders, offering treatment and other programs to prevent them from becoming hardene...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

31 January 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Inner-city kids, generally, fare worst on measures of academic achievement like standardized tests. An intensive tutoring and mentoring program in Chicago has produced big improvements for kids.

The Arizona Republic

Megan Cassidy

27 January 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Assertive community treatment teams working through of outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County, AZ have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses, because they pr...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Stuart

22 January 2015

Cairo, Egypt

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Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers ed...

NBC News

Tracy Jarrett

21 January 2015

South Carolina, United States

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America's teacher workforce is disproportionately white and female, with black males constituting only 2 percent of instructors. The Call Me MISTER initiative, based out of Clemson University, provides test prep, tuit...

The Connecticut Mirror

Arielle Levin Becker

21 January 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for young children who have experienced trauma or othe...

Yahoo! News

Andrew Romano

21 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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...

FastCompany

Jessica Leber

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17 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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In order to secure affordable housing for artists in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement, Artspace purchases and renovates buildings across the country. Tenants are selected by a lottery with prio...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

5 December 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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It stands to reason: Kick troubled students out of school and they often come back even worse. The Kent School District is trying to tackle this national problem by overhauling the way it handles discipline. But its a...

Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner

4 December 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Fixing the education system in the country requires addressing the problem of student motivation to endure and succeed in school. Pathways to Education is a Toronto-based program designed to keep at-risk kids in schoo...

Al Jazeera

Hilary Brueck

3 December 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After concerns that recruiters of extremist groups are targeting members of the Somali community, Somali leaders in Minneapolis are working with U.S. authorities to develop a program inspired by gang-prevention method...

Vox

David Broockman

Joshua Kalla

13 November 2014

United States

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Research shows that having in-person interactions with voters is by far the best way to increase turnout. It’s not simply knocking on doors. It’s about having genuine conversations. But political campaigns typically s...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

11 October 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Tapestry graduates 93 percent of its students on time, and 80 percent of graduates go on to college in the fall. Its success derives from its autonomy as a charter school and from its idea of forming "crews" of studen...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

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8 October 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Gang violence reduction services are often centered on singular gang members, leaving a gap meeting the needs of those affected by gang activity. GIFT, the Gang Impacted Families Team, is working to expand support for...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 September 2014

Michigan, United States

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Teaching reading skills to children early is crucial, especially with respect to their educational success later in life. School systems are switching reading programs to help underachieving students have one on one t...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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4 September 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Retreat programs can improve self-awareness and understanding of others. The Center for Courage & Renewal creates safe environments for people to speak honestly with each other, something Parker J. Palmer says is need...

The New York Times

Kate Zernike

31 August 2014

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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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...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

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25 August 2014

Medford, Oregon, United States

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After leaving his gang in Medford, Oregon, Troy Wohosky decided to create another, more positive path for at-risk youth. He founded the Spartan Boxing Gym, which offers youth and family services focused on redirecting...

WAMU

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Today, the Posse Foundation selects 700 students from 10 cities and sends them in groups of 10 to colleges all over the country, creating networks of support to help them succeed. Most are low-income students of color...

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