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The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

28 May 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A local math teacher is trying to bring a successful Motor City tutoring program to Philly. The secret ingredient? Love for math, and building relationships between mentors and students.

Honolulu Civil Beat

Anita Hofschneider

20 May 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Problems such as discrimination, unemployment, and homelessness can be at the root of chronic health problems such as diabetes. The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii provide a holistic approach to healt...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

16 May 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 1997, researchers found a connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult health problems. Seattle's public schools are part of a growing cohort nationwide applying this knowledge in the classroom...

NPR

Ali Budner

15 May 2015

California, United States

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Going to medical school might be impossibly hard for undocumented students. That's why a group of DREAMers created Pre-Health Dreamers. The organization connects undocumented youth who want to go to med school, to ea...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 May 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Researchers are investigating how in a world of technology and social media, people feel more alone then ever and isolated from society. But millennials are creating a landscape of new institutions to meet their needs...

The Huffington Post

Carly Schwartz

7 May 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The war on drugs has put millions in jail and fails to curb illegal drug use. Tactics that focus on helping addicts are far more successful, such as Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and other decriminalizatio...

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Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

The Washington Post

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

28 April 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Photos and videos show various actions religious leaders and institutions in Baltimore are taking to help rebuild their community and foster positive interaction in the midst of racial tension, looting, and rioting.

Hakai Magazine

Elin Kelsey

22 April 2015

Pacific Grove, California, United States

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Marine biologists around the world are adopting personalization technologies into their work to help them better understand the movements and lives of the undersea creatures they’re monitoring. For example, the Shark ...

Bright Magazine

Leslie Garrett

21 April 2015

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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A nonprofit based in Calgary, Canada, created a sex ed class for boys that includes critical discussion of human rights, sexual health, gender, and healthy relationships, as well as a safe space for boys to share thei...

Women's eNews

Molly Ginty

20 April 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Many African American women are reluctant to breastfeed their babies. The Mother Nuture Project at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center offers peer counseling to educate women (mostly African American) and e...

The Huffington Post

Jonathan Cohn

20 April 2015

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Kids raised in environments full of economic, emotional and psychological turmoil are less likely to succeed in school or at the workplace, and are more likely to run afoul of the law or experience a variety of mental...

The Huffington Post

Jaweed Kaleem

14 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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The Future Project aims to give students the resources needed to define and fulfill their dreams and re-engage students in school. Dream Directors get teens motivated to act on their ideas and expand their abilities.

Bright Magazine

Ruben Brosbe

14 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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When students misbehave in school, teachers struggle to decide the right kind of intervention, with school suspension a common outcome. However, research has shown that school suspensions can increase the likelihood o...

PBS NewsHour

Carey Reed

5 April 2015

Deventer, Netherlands

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A Dutch nursing home brings together students and seniors with an innovative housing plan: offering rent-free apartments to students. In exchange, the students must partake in nursing home events for at least 30 hours...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

31 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Colorful volumes of books have aided teaching for centuries; however, the scope of engagement in the internet age demands newer methods for pedagogy. Pinterest, a social media-constructed visual bulletin board, has be...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

The Boston Globe

Amy Crawford

28 March 2015

Massachusetts, United States

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There are many reasons why a student might leave university without graduating. Match Beyond helps students who dropped out of college finally receive their degree through personal counselors who make sure that the st...

GOOD Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

13 March 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified lif...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Women in the Philippines have been coming to this small clinic in a Manila slum for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country.

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

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.

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...

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...

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