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The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

6 December 2019

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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RVA League For Safer Streets uses a basketball league as "bait" to change young men's lives by teaching critical thinking and better ways to resolve conflicts. The Richmond, Virginia, program was co-founded in prison ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Steven Grattan

2 December 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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Vida Alegre, Spanish for "Happy Life," is a nonprofit in Mexico City that was founded by Samantha Flores, a transgender woman in her eighties. It's primary purpose is to serve as a source of community for transgender ...

The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

WBTS-TV

Ally Donnelly

Jim Haddadin

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27 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Public Schools is embracing an approach called Building Assets, Reducing Risks that has proven successful in other U.S. school districts. In BARR, teams of teachers compare notes on students to ensure they are ...

Undark

Keren Landman

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27 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization aimed at providing peer support for gay black men living with HIV that started in Atlanta, Georgia has now gained an international following. Because the program is not federally funded, data can be di...

OZY

Nick Fouriezos

25 November 2019

Napa, California, United States

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From Google's India-focused app Neighbourly to the wellknown Nextdoor app, social media specifically targeted at connecting neighbors is gaining ground. Whether being used to rate neighborhood attractions, encourage b...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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19 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Organizations around the world address rocky employee leave transitions by building resiliency and extra job training into their organizational structures after long absences. Companies successful in keeping turnover ...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

Sarah Straughn

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19 November 2019

Fulton, Missouri, United States

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The Fulton Community Supervision Center in Missouri provides trauma-informed, gender-specific care and services to women who face the risk of recidivism. Participants live at the center, where they receive services li...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

Apolitical

Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

Yes! Magazine

Jay Walljasper

5 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Building resilience and self-care into daily life promotes long-term wellbeing. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Catalyst Initiative works to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of underserved groups by promoting...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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30 October 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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In such a divided country, many groups from lawmakers to advocacy groups are finding rare bipartisan cooperation around the issue of criminal justice reform. Two congressional representatives, one Republican and one D...

Grist

Scott Shigeoka

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29 October 2019

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Voices for Rural Resilience is an organization that spurs collaboration amongst rural farmers on addressing issues of climate change. Anna Claussen, the founder, says that there are misconceptions of rural America and...

Journey Magazine

Nallah Brown

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29 October 2019

Tampa, Florida, United States

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What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...

News Beat

Michael Conforti

24 October 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Prosecutors in Brooklyn and Bronx divert some violent crime cases away from traditional courts to a program called Common Justice, which gives victims a greater say in the outcome – an outcome chosen by 9 out of 10 vi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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23 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An b-corporation in Kensington, a Northern Philadelphia neighborhood, addresses gentrification and population growth in their area by bringing together entrepreneurs with community members to encourage local business ...

NPR

Emily Files

23 October 2019

River Hills, Wisconsin, United States

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A school in Wisconsin requires that students sit in assigned seats, alongside teachers, during lunch. School administrators hope this will reduce student anxiety, help students develop social skills, and improve schoo...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

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16 October 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Telling It, a Ypsilanti, Michigan based organization, uses creative writing, spoken word, and other forms of self-expression as a method of healing and mental health care for area youth. It hires people with similar l...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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For people addicted to opioids, the battle isn't always just quitting the drug use but also navigating the other areas in their life that led to the drug use in the first place. To address this, a community in Washing...

Al Jazeera

Priti Salian

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10 October 2019

Arnsberg, Germany

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At a German preschool, an intergenerational mentoring program pairs community members with young children to productively talk about complex life concepts such as illness and death. Studies have shown that such progra...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

10 October 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A very special 15-person book club in Battle Creek, Michigan is using the book club format to discuss hard topics like race. The conversations steer profound, intimate, and personal, and many members testify to how mu...

The New Yorker

Zoey Poll

9 October 2019

Revin, France

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Mail carriers in France are stepping in to provide health checks to the vulnerable and elderly as part of a program known as Veiller Sur Mes Parents – or “Watch Over My Parents.” Not only does this service help create...

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