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Travis Wood

8 November 2017

Michigan, United States

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More golf courses are closing than are opening, allowing the rare opportunity to have open space in an urban environment. Restorations are becoming popular to allow wildlife and humans to make use of the natural space...

Bright Magazine

John Cary

1 November 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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A collaboration between architectural designers and medical providers created a cholera treatment clinic in Port-au-Prince where the design of the building itself supports treatment. The building is well ventilated a...

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Ed Williams

27 October 2017

New Mexico, United States

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Indian Health Service, the Native American Health federal agency, has not always been an ideal health program due to lack of funding and lack of flexibility to each tribe. More tribes are opening their own clinics in ...

Governing

John Buntin

25 October 2017

United States

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Jails are overcrowded with inmates awaiting their trial and who didn't have the money to make bail. Across the country states are trying to implement new policies to deny high-risk felons bail, while conducting risk a...

NPR

Kavitha Cardoza

25 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The almost all-black student body at Ron Brown College Prep are met with an almost all-black faculty, cultural competent and responsive instruction, an understanding of the impact of trauma many students bring to the ...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

24 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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Historically there has been stigma and pushback to bilingual and immigrant programs, but some counties are starting to embrace diversity as key to economic development. Greater diversity spurs innovation, entrepreneur...

The Guardian

Fred R Conrad

23 October 2017

Abingdon, Virginia, United States

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In Washington County, Virginia, a drug court modeled after the federal drug court model is offering opioid addicts a chance to follow a strict program intended to help keep them sober as an alternative to incarceratio...

NPR

Cory Turner

18 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In the United States, young Black men are struggling in public schools due to systemic issues and lack of representation. This story gives insight into Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, a school with comprehe...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Far too many students in Philadelphia are not successfully completing their university degrees. A new program at Community College of Philadelphia involves high school freshman taking the equivalent of two years of co...

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Jem Collins

17 October 2017

London, England, United Kingdom

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An organization named FEAST! in London offers a high-quality meal once a week in a homeless shelter using excess food from supermarkets. Not only does this tackle the issue of food waste, but it also aims to fill in t...

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen

16 October 2017

India

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In India, an intense gender disparity has continued to develop in the sphere of educational attainment. This article discusses new innovations, both public and private, seeking to bridge this attainment gap and increa...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

11 October 2017

Narbeth, Pennsylvania, United States

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Overwhelmingly, individuals who have been incarcerated will spend the rest of their lives dragging in-and-out of prison, with few resources to help break the cycle and get them back on their feet. But one program call...

The New York Times

Benoit Denizet-Lewis

11 October 2017

United States

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Anxiety is growing amongst adolescents, possibly due to the rise of the smartphone. Teachers and parents are struggling to find help for anxious teens, Mountain Valley is a treatment facility that involves group thera...

News Deeply

Matt Weiser

10 October 2017

Dos Palos, California, United States

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California aims to reconnect major rivers with their floodplains. This reduces flood risk and helps restore groundwater aquifers and wildlife habitat. A farm irrigation district in Dos Palos is proving this can work. ...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

10 October 2017

Mozambique

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In Mozambique, people with disabilities face a series of barriers to success and independence, ranging from education to the workplace. In partnership with Young Africa, the international organization Light for the Wo...

PBS NewsHour

Megan Thompson

9 October 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, substance abuse issues are now being addressed within the prison setting. This Kentucky prison created a comprehensive drug treatment program, including a full experiential component as well as vivitrol ...

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

26 September 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In the United States, one in seven people are food insecure, and in Tucson, the number is even higher. Food banks increasingly find that their roles are not simply to distribute food, but to create sustainable change ...

Artsy

Daisy Alioto

25 September 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Developed out of an Arts & Labor working group during Occupy Wall Street, the Art Handlers Alliance (AHA) advocates for fair compensation and improved hiring practices for art handlers. Using a “bill of rights” as a t...

The New York Times

Jack Ewing

21 September 2017

Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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With nearly one in five Germans working in manufacturing, the closing of steel mills and coal mines spelled trouble. Instead of despairing, blue-collar cities such as Dortmund leapt into the future. State and local of...

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Erick Trickey

21 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Young individuals who have lost loved ones to violence and live in violent areas are likely to perpetuate these trends. 'Becoming a Man' and 'Working on Womanhood' are programs that involve mentorship, behavioral ther...

Reveal

Ziva Branstetter

20 September 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma currently locks up more women than any other state in the country, incarcerating females at more than double the national rate, and harshly deals out ever-longer sentences to prisoners, disproportionately tar...

The Economist

The Economist

16 September 2017

Berlin, Germany

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In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, Germany has managed to integrate more than 1.2 million men, women, and children into schools and workplaces around the country. Although the learning curve is steep, refugees...

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Tammy Worth

12 September 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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With support from Kansas City Public Schools, a group has built an innovative new charter school that incorporates family services and social services into the fabric of the school. Kansas City Neighborhood Academy fo...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

11 September 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, and throughout the country, many people find themselves in "food deserts", or places where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is extremely limited. Black residents are addressing these issues via the cr...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

9 September 2017

Richland, Ohio, United States

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Ohio news organization, Richland Source, threw a community-wide baby shower to learn more about maternal health and provide expecting parents with resources and information. The community engagement initiative used gr...

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