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Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a collaboration between three nonprofits is providing 500 free lunches, both filling a gap in nonprofit service on Friday afternoons and giving those recently entered into recovery for addiction a tas...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

7 August 2018

Nigeria

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In order to improve community health and maintain defenses against communicable diseases in Nigeria, thousands of sanitation workers have been recruited, trained, and deployed. Additionally, neighboring countries have...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

7 August 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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In 2016, the Texas Trees Foundation and federal Trust for Public Land partnered to use GIS technology in greening Dallas, Texas, and plant some 1,000 trees to start. Not only does the initiative reduce respiratory pro...

The Guardian

Laurence Blair

6 August 2018

Paraguay

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Through a long-fought, concerted effort, requiring collaboration from government agencies, information distributers, and more, Paraguay has become the first country in South America to eradicate malaria. Most importan...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

2 August 2018

Roswell, New Mexico, United States

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Staff members in the Roswell Independent School District (RISD) tackle the lack of resources and teachers in their district by looking to their own student body as the future of their faculty. With a new preschool pro...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philabundance, a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting food insecurity, has a sustainable and creative solution. They launched a line of cheeses, known as Abundantly Good, and proceeds will help pay farmers to turn...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Julie Masis

1 August 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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In Montreal, a publicly subsidized day care meant specifically for the children of single mothers is helping build community and provide essential services to single moms. La Petite Maison de la Miséricorde ("The Litt...

Apolitical

Jack Graham

1 August 2018

Podgorica, Montenegro

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In Montenegro, a comprehensive effort to curb physical abuse of children and childhood trauma - namely through a public information campaign and a hotline for parents - is in the beginning stages, but showing results....

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

31 July 2018

Kenya

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A relatively inexpensive procedure known as “sperm washing” can prevent HIV transmission from a hopeful father to the mother and baby. A spinning device separates sperm from seminal fluid, the primary transmitter of H...

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Carla Jean Whitley

31 July 2018

Loveland, Colorado, United States

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Having made a commitment to commissioning and placing hundreds of pieces of public art, a Colorado city is now also making a commitment to artists. A 30 unit apartment building has been created with the purpose of pro...

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Fergus Peace

29 July 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Even as Austria's asylum process becomes longer and more complex, Vienna continues to adapt to provide services, classes, and support necessary for integration of refugees and migrants from day one. The approach inclu...

NPR

Renee Montagne

29 July 2018

Pomona, California, United States

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A collaborative of California hospitals has developed standard procedures for situations that threaten a mother’s life during childbirth as well as a “toolkit” of everything staff need for a rapid response. As a resul...

The Tennessean

Anita Wadhwani

28 July 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Non-violent offenders arrested during mental health episodes in Davidson County are sent to Mental Health Court rather than criminal court. Through this court, they are connected to safety net services such as housing...

Public Radio International

Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

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Edward Siddons

27 July 2018

United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, all 12 women's prisons have implemented a program to “treat trauma through the lens of gender” in an effort to address the root causes that drive women into prison. It's based on work by the Cen...

CalMatters

Matt Levin

26 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In response to the rapidly developing Seattle housing crisis, the city has begun to rezone single-family housing as high-rise apartment buildings and create accessible public transportation in redeveloped areas. Thoug...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

26 July 2018

Haynesville, Alabama, United States

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In the South's rural Black Belt, wastewater management is an issue, but local activists, government officials, and civil engineers are working together to create a new type of sanitation system that works for the geog...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

26 July 2018

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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Training inmates to raise service dogs can benefit everyone involved. Inmates gain skills and a sense of purpose, and the dogs go on to help wounded veterans and first responders. “I’ve been here for years,” says a se...

Orange County Register

Theresa Walker

25 July 2018

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Instead of shunning schizophrenics, a Santa Ana neighborhood is home to The John Henry Foundation, a mental health residence. Residents are required to maintain their health, but enjoy the freedom to go to school and ...

Christian Science Monitor

Grace Elletson

25 July 2018

Rwanda

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Through a myriad of policies that help small farmers gain resources and training, as well as inheritance laws that empower women to inherit land they previously couldn't own, Rwanda is increasing food security and dec...

Concentrate

Claire Charlton

25 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Brilliant Detroit is a nonprofit that aims to create “kid success neighborhoods.” It reaches this goal by building over 70 partnerships with organizations throughout the city. From working with Eastern Market to provi...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

24 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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With vehicular homelessness on the rise along the West Coast, safe parking programs provide much-needed privacy and a sense of community. San Diego and Santa Barbara are models.

Artnet

Kate Brown

24 July 2018

Tallinn, Estonia

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Through a mix of government regulation and robust collaboration, a thriving artistic community has been established in Estonia. The pillars of this community include an artist’s union, transparency regarding sales, an...

The Guardian

Jamiles Lartey

23 July 2018

Florida, United States

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A sheriff in northern Florida is helping break the cycle of incarceration by working to change how communities and law enforcement interact. The effort includes mentoring children of incarcerated parents, linking the ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

20 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Trees are an effective bulwark against summer heat, providing shade and cooling the air as water evaporates from leaves. A collaborative project mapped heat and other considerations in Dallas and picked the neighborho...

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