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The New York Times Magazine

John Buntin

10 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles,the Crips and Blood gangs have violently fought each other for decades. By 2013, the LAPD has enforced new measures including community policing with an emphasis on fairness ra...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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26 June 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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For parents, few things are more terrifying to contemplate than the fate of a disabled child who survives them - will he have to be institutionalized if there is no one ready to take on his care? In Vancouver, the Pla...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

18 June 2013

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical professionals say that there is a shortage of organs available for patients awaiting transplants. The first step towards the solution involves increasing awareness of organ donation as a viable and compassiona...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

5 June 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In Democratic Republic of Congo, rape has become a routine weapon of war - but the country has little or no treatment for those with mental health issues resulting from sexual assault. A method of group therapy design...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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29 May 2013

British Columbia, Canada

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Big money has big lobbyists - but small lobbyists can also bring about big changes. Groups like Results and the Citizens Climate Lobby train ordinary people to approach and make arguments to politicians and journalists.

Sojourners

Catherine Woodiwiss

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28 May 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Clergy abuse in the Catholic church has been rampant and was often swept under the rug. Until Barrett Doyle and others started 'Bishop Accountability' to keep a record of clergy abuse, and a support group and blog hav...

The Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

13 May 2013

Manassas, Virginia, United States

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Through programs across the country, nurses, social workers, or trained mentors offer support to new or expectant parents, imparting skills to help them become better teachers for their children. Through regular home ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rhiannon Meyers

21 April 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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In Atlantic City, AtlantiCare is saving money while improving the lives of diabetics by offering free personalized medical attention. Diabetics are treated before the disease gets out of hand, minimizing the number of...

Forth Worth Weekly

Lily Casura

3 April 2013

Forth Worth, Texas, United States

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Too often do veterans come back from fighting overseas to find little to no help in reacclimatizing to life at home. Programs in Tarrant County, Texas bring together a wide range of programs (housing placement, mental...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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6 February 2013

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The vast majority of births in Malawi still happen under the care of traditional birth attendants, who are often unequipped to deal with potentially lethal complications. But new president Joyce Banda is helping Malaw...

The New York Times

James Dao

1 February 2013

Kandahar, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

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More than one million service members, veterans and their families take college courses financed with federal tax dollars. Their experiences are more complicated than those of their fresh-faced civilian peers, leading...

The New York Times

John Leland

15 December 2012

New York, New York, United States

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New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses wi...

This American Life

Ira Glass

14 September 2012

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerg...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 September 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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There are about 67,000 homeless veterans in the United States today, and at least a third are chronically homeless. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, which aims to get 100,000 chronically homeless or otherwise particularly ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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12 June 2012

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) brings together college students from different faiths so that they develop respect and appreciation for each other and different traditions. IFYC also cultivates interfaith leaders and or...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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7 March 2012

Zimbabwe

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Education is far from a given for poor, rural Africans. But a group called Camfed is bringing lasting social change to African countries by educating hundreds of thousands of girls.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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26 January 2012

Kenya

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By depicting crucial social issues such as infant mortality, domestic abuse, and alcoholism, TV and radio soap operas are being used internationally as a powerful tool for mass behavior change.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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12 January 2012

United States

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LIFT, founded in 1988 by college students, employs an approach to poverty alleviation grounded in building relationships with communities. LIFT finds volunteers who have demonstrated empathy and then employs them to m...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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20 October 2011

United States

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A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better, using a "relentlessly positive" approach, and trading out the win-at-all-cost...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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11 October 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Child-mentoring programs around the United States have helped at-risk youth during crucial years of development. However, New York City's Friends of the Children has improved the model by placing at-risk youth with ad...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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6 October 2011

New York, New York, United States

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A group in New York called Friends of the Children identifies high risk kids in the city and mentors them for 12 years helping them become emotionally stable and capable adults.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 September 2011

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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7 July 2011

New York, New York, United States

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The ability of social media and online civic participation to impact law and politics is still developing, but one social media tool - Friendfactor - was used successfully in New York to help bring about the passage o...

The Mercury News

Beatrice Motamedi

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31 May 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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In East Oakland, teens experience random violence, a lack of healthy food, and other sources of chronic stress. The consequences can be grave. At one school, the dropout rate is one in two. Learning to be resilient he...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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4 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Despite strong evidence that school-based physical activity improves children’s cognitive skills, concentration, and behavior, schools under pressure to produce quantitative results and decrease bullying have drastica...

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