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Thomson Reuters Foundation

Dominic Kirui

10 September 2018

Kisaju, Kenya

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To tackle deforestation in Kenya, locals scatter charcoal-coated seeds in their communities to grow forests in the country. The charcoal deters birds and insects from eating the seeds before they can germinate; once t...

The Huffington Post

Lindsay Fendt

6 September 2018

Costa Rica

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Costa Rico consistently places on lists of the happiest countries in the world; the levels of satisfaction, along with longevity of the citizens, has been attributed to its consistently high levels of investment in so...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 September 2018

United States

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When it comes to job training, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and its partners believe in a holistic approach. LISC offers not only skills courses, but also child care assistance, financial competency le...

CityLab

Sophie Haigney

4 September 2018

New London, Connecticut, United States

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Led by a prestigious chef, Brigaid radically transformed how school lunches were planned, tasted, and presented in the New London, Connecticut school district. Brigaid is taking the lessons learned in New London to th...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

3 September 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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In New Hampshire, Manchester police have teamed with community organizations to proactively offer services to children who have experienced or witnessed trauma, before those very children grow up to repeat the cycle. ...

The Press Democrat

Stephen Nett

1 September 2018

Petaluma, California, United States

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Many companies are increasingly becoming concerned about the environmental impact of using plastic containers and packaging. One company in Petaluma has spent over a decade creating alternatives that are compostable a...

Mongabay

Kagondu David Njagi

31 August 2018

Kerita, Kenya

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Climate change coupled with an increasing human population is reducing the amount of land that Kenya farmers are able to use for profitable crops. To get the most out of what's left of the arid land, many are turning ...

PBS NewsHour

Frank Carlson

William Brangham

31 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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After years of being the incarceration capital of America, Louisiana began changing its laws in 2017 to cut the number of people in prison, prompting a drop of seven percent in the prison population and savings of $12...

Bloomberg

Blake Schmidt

30 August 2018

Shenzhen, China

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Massive investment in electric vehicles has reduced noise and air pollution in China. The megacity of Shenzhen, for example, is surprisingly quiet with its fleet of electric buses and ban on gas-powered motorcycles. H...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Carmel Delshad

28 August 2018

Landover, Maryland, United States

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A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...

CityLab

Nicole Javorsky

27 August 2018

Florida, United States

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Affordable housing for Florida Keys residents is often vulnerable to damage or destruction by extreme weather. The Monroe County Land Trust has created housing that is both affordable for county residents and built to...

DCist

Rachel Kurzius

27 August 2018

District of Columbia, United States

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After not failing the State of the River report card for the first time in ten years, supporters of the Anacostia River and The Anacostia Watershed Society devised a plan to continue efforts to restore the river to us...

The Washington Post

Jackie Mader

26 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Christopher House, a nonprofit organization in Boston, believes wraparound services and family support are key to running a successful preschool. “You can’t teach a child without family,” says Karen Ross-Williams, dir...

Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

24 August 2018

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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Flying High is a nonprofit that helps people find new jobs and purpose, especially those fighting opioid addiction. Rather than simply focusing on the healthcare solution, this program also provides job training, with...

Business Day

Beth Amato

24 August 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Some urban planners argue that urban spaces should be designed around children because that makes a livable, walkable space for everyone, and also contributes to healthy early brain development. Several initiatives ar...

Artsy

Alexxa Gotthardt

22 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Momm and Popp is a Detroit-area artist residency built to support artists with young children. Supports provided by Momm and Popp include access to child care, activities for children, and a financial stipend.

Quartz

Zoë Schlanger

22 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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El Paso, Texas only gets about 10 inches of rainfall per year, which doesn't help the water shortage the city is facing. Faced with no other choice but to seek solutions, the city has already implemented rainwater cat...

CityLab

Linda Poon

20 August 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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In a Dallas neighborhood, environmental organizations are teaming up to plant a tree canopy that will address multiple environmental and public health concerns, while also cooling down the city's urban heat island eff...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

20 August 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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The poliovirus has plagued Nigeria for years, but the country is approaching near-eradication thanks to community public health workers' efforts to increase education, immunization and reporting. Throughout the countr...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

17 August 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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In order to address child abuse and neglect community members got together to form: R.O.C.K Mat Su, a collaborative organization composed of several organizations that has “teamed up with government agencies, schools ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

16 August 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is treating its patients both inside the hospital and in their community by helping to fund the construction of affordable housing and a workforce initiative that is creating...

Public Radio International

Fahrinisa Campana

14 August 2018

Athens, Greece

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Holistic care can help torture survivors begin healing from the physical and psychological consequences of their experiences. Médecins Sans Frontières has provided services to 600 refugees and migrants in need at a si...

Forbes

Willy Foote

14 August 2018

Central African Republic

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Hundreds of millions of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa live on a mere two dollars per day, making it difficult to not only support themselves and their family, but also stay relevant in a market that requires expensive...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

13 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Food companies like General Mills and Hershey are sharing their expertise with entrepreneurs in Africa to help strengthen their businesses and depend less on foreign imports. Employees of the company volunteer through...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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