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Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

24 July 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s cosmopolitan capital, has long been considered a world apart from surrounding rural communities, all of which suffer from reoccurring droughts and civil war. However, thanks to international ai...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Kristen E. Holmes

23 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Supreme Court ruled about 2,500 life sentences handed down to juveniles were unconstitutional and resentencing hearings are taking place to decide if these men and women will receive parole. In Philadelphia, a gra...

Governing

John Buntin

22 July 2017

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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In efforts to diminish violent crime, police agencies are revisiting a model law enforcement strategy of the 1970s, "community policing," as an alternative to the more recent "broken windows" style of the late ninetie...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Lucy Kessler

18 July 2017

California, United States

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Since its inception, the controversial drawback with solar power is that it is powered by the sun, which fails to shine all of the time. To combat this issue, organizations are working to create a tool that can increa...

The Atlantic

Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Kristen E. Holmes

7 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A church in Philadelphia is adept at ministering to those coming out of incarceration and drug use because its two pastors come from that very same world. They hold members accountable, which could mean a required sti...

The Hechinger Report

Natalie Gross

5 July 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An alternative approach to education has long existed, but in the last decade, collaborations between non-profit student-support organizations and public schools have fostered a model called "Last-Chance Schools" with...

Forbes

Casey Hynes

3 July 2017

Lahore, Pakistan

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The rapid evolution of technology is continually opening new doors for how microfinance projects can be implemented, improved, and scaled. The team at ADDO A.I. sees artificial intelligence as the catalyst for both mi...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

30 June 2017

Oberhausen, Germany

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Oberhausen is long past its heyday and its railway station exemplifies this, its run down and filled with empty spaces. However, now the space is being developed into a cultural area as well as one for art and innovat...

Wired

Keren Landman

30 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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When admitted to see a doctor, legal sex is typically documented, but gender identity can oftentimes be overlooked. Realizing this gap in identifying potential health factors, a software developer began implementing w...

CityLab

Juan Pablo Garnham

29 June 2017

Long Beach, California, United States

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Unlike the rest of Los Angeles County, the City of Long Beach has managed to decrease its homeless population; coordination of key departments has been crucial to the city's success. "Since 2015, Long Beach has increa...

CityLab

Liz Wolfe

28 June 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Mitigating homelessness on Los Angeles' infamous "Skid Row" comprises myriad obstacles. But a collaboration between city officials, a USC architecture class project, and the Skid Row Housing Trust has responded with a...

CityLab

Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

CityLab

Jessica Leigh Hester

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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With new mayor-ordained shelters and support services unlikely to function until 2020, NYC’s 60,000+ homeless population is left in need of assistance in the meantime. But recently, an anti-homelessness nonprofit—Brea...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 June 2017

Norway

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With climate change, population pressures and mobilization epidemics will occur more frequently, and past ones have proven to be disastrous and expensive. The Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is foc...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

27 June 2017

Vienna, Austria

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With the staggering amounts of garbage produced by modern lifestyles, waste disposal is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge for communities around the world. Vienna has tackled the trouble of trash with an in...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

26 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania's attorney general may sound more like a defense attorney as he lays out plans to focus more resources on helping people returning from incarceration integrate into society. But Josh Shapiro insists his a...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 June 2017

Nueces County, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, Texas, military-style boot camp was the norm for troubled juveniles, who were forced to complete drills that simulate ROTC with instructors. The newly named Robert N. Barnes Region Juvenile Facility ...

The Courier-Journal

Morgan Watkins

22 June 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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For people like Jasmine Smith, a single mother of two who lost her job after her broken and unfixable car thwarted her commute, one's options to provide for themselves and their families are few and far between. Howev...

Columbia Journalism Review

Gary Weiss

21 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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As a relatively new field, digital media companies were without the “building blocks” that formed the infrastructure of traditional media companies. Unionizing efforts at digital media companies are an effort to put t...

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Oscar Perry Abello

21 June 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, like other cities, there is a shortage of services and housing for homeless youth. One developer is addressing the problem by building permanent supportive housing with comprehensive services for those bet...

Barron's

Dyan Machan

17 June 2017

Pokuase, Ghana

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Microfinance was widely lauded for decades as a surefire and promising way to break the cycle of poverty and uplift the economies of the developing world, especially when targeted for women. But hard data has shown th...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

14 June 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans is home to a high number of teens with severe trauma and emotional disturbance, who are underserved in regular school settings. Alternative programs that focus more on 'behavior than academics' are offerin...

Montana Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

13 June 2017

Wisdom, Montana, United States

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With the reintroduction of predators such as wolves and grizzly bears in Montana's national parks, these carnivores are increasingly targeting ranchers’ livestock. To mitigate this issue, livestock composting sites ha...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

12 June 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Dual language programs that split the school day into half English instruction and half in a different language have been shown to be effective for students learning English as well as native English speakers to learn...

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