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Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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9 September 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York’s Close to Home legislation approaches the juvenile justice system through the lens of rehabilitation, moving those in up-state juvenile facilities to local, sometimes residential housing that emphasizes fami...

NPR

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Samantha Balaban

7 September 2019

Rockland, California, United States

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Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veteri...

Yes! Magazine

Jonita Davis

6 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as fo...

Broadview Magazine

Anne Theriault

5 September 2019

Geel, Belgium

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Normalizing mental health care helps create inclusive communities. In Geel, in Belgium, centuries of pilgrims seeking the blessing of Dymphna, the city’s patron saint of mental illness, have created a culture of commu...

The Trace

Kim Bellware

3 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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GoodKids MadCity, an anti-gun violence group that is led by black and brown youth in Chicago is working to create a safer community. Members, most of whom have been directly impacted by gun violence, work together to ...

Teen Vogue

Kim Bellware

3 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A group in Chicago called Good Kids, Mad City is made up of youth who have been affected by gun violence. They offer support and accountability to each other and use the group as a way to cope with the daily violence ...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

3 September 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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At Capital City Public Charter School, students are graded based not only on academic skills but also social and emotional skills. The Washington D.C. school has a high graduation rate and college enrollment rate.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Tristan Xiong

31 August 2019

Minneapolis, Missouri, United States

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Hoop dancing, an activity with origins in indigenous dance traditions, can provide a means to physical fitness and child development. In Minneapolis, a professional hoop dancer is using this knowledge and his skill to...

NationSwell

Hallie Steiner

26 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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A tiny home and RV community outside of Austin, Texas does more than house the homeless; it provides community and economic independence. With backing from local business, nonprofits, and religious institutions, Comm...

CommonSpace

Rhiannon J. Davies

26 August 2019

Perth, Scotland

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Menopause is often regarded as a taboo topic for women to discuss publicly, but a group in Scotland is looking to normalize the conversation through pop-up cafes that go against this norm. "Menopause cafes," which sta...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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21 August 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As a reaction to police shootings of black people in Missouri, one mom created a group called "Touchy Topics Tuesday" to invite white people and people of color to have frank conversations about race. By building trus...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

21 August 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to th...

WPSU

Emily Reddy

Anne Danahy

Min Xian

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20 August 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Pennsylvania, researchers, medical professionals, communities, and local governments are taking steps to address the opioid crisis. The epidemic that has swept across the country is being addressed at every lev...

The Colorado Sun

John Frank

20 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In 2016, Utah debuted SafeUT, a streamlined crisis center with on-call mental health specialists that students can call or text about potential threats to schools or personal mental health concerns. SafeUT was borne o...

Tenderly

Michele C. Hollow

19 August 2019

New York, United States

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Martin Agee, an accomplished violinist who has performed at Lincoln Center and on Broadway, volunteers for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and got an idea when he saw how reading to dogs ...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

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17 August 2019

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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One fifth grade teacher at Cavazos Middle School uses a "mental health check-in board" where students write Post-Its expressing how they feel mentally and emotionally that day. Students then check in one-on-one with t...

KNME-PBS

Gene Grant

16 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps joined together to transform a dirt lot into a pop-up park, created and maintained by surrounding neighborhoods. Community members work together ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

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16 August 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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For many experiencing divorce, a safe place to deal with frustrations and stigma is important. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, religious institutions are stepping in to provide support groups and classes like DivorceCare,...

The Hechinger Report

Aaron Cantú

15 August 2019

United States

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Today, one in three college students is the first in their family to attend college; of these first-generation students, about a third drop out. A growing number of higher education institutions are reaching out to pa...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Abbagail Leon

14 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Family resource centers across Maricopa County in Phoenix offer services to children, parents, and guardians in a holistic approach to child development. Programs that they host include parenting classes, a library, a...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

The Greater Sum

Anna Taylor

12 August 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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In 2012, Megan Marcus founded FuelEd, an organization that trains teachers in emotional and social health so that they can be adequately prepared for their role as a mentor to children. Their practices are based in tr...

NowThis News

Chloe Kellison

11 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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School on Wheels is a program serving children in a refugee camp along the U.S.-Mexico border by transforming an old school bus into a space for learning. The school can fit up to 80 children, all of whom are waiting ...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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7 August 2019

McGregor, Minnesota, United States

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Due to urban migration from rural areas, communities in less populated regions around the country are experiencing increased loneliness and lack of social connection; a health organization in Minnesota is building per...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

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29 July 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A program called RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) uses safe spaces for teens to talk about their romantic relationships with both peer and adult leaders as a way to prevent abusive relationships through ed...

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