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Bright Magazine

Patricia Alex

24 April 2017

United States

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Women are underrepresented in elected positions, and with Trump being elected after being heard describing women in poor taste, this has only become more of a concern. Programs such as Elect Her and IGNITE are trying ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M Torralva

22 April 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Judge Inna Klein and probation officers from The Community Supervision and Corrections Department are bringing domestic violence reform to Nueces County. By taking more aggressive approaches toward supervision and acc...

NPR

Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

20 April 2017

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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One small thing colonization destroyed was seeds. Indigenous communities used to pass seeds down from generation to generation, but according to some estimates, seed erosion has wiped off as much as 90 percent of agri...

The Atlantic

Tara Garcia Mathewson

19 April 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Living in poverty can impact brain functioning due to the consistent stress and can lead to difficulty with problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. A Boston-based project, EMPath, addresses this issue by ...

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Meera Vijayann

18 April 2017

London, Ontario, Canada

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Volunteers all over Canada are working hard to implement the Canadian government's mission to resettle 12,000 Yazidi refugees. A large part of the plan focuses on mental health support for this heavily-traumatized pop...

PBS Frontline

Lauren Mucciolo

Dan Edge

18 April 2017

Warren, Maine, United States

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Across the United States, the use of administrative segregation is being rethought and reduced, as study after study shows it’s link to higher rates of violence and recidivism. At Maine State Prison, over the course o...

Bright Magazine

Dinsa Sachan

17 April 2017

Uganda

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In Africa, millions of people suffer from HIV and the majority of them are women. The dapivirine ring decreases the risk for women to receive HIV. The ring is in the piloting phase but early results show that it reduc...

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Sarah Jane Kyle

13 April 2017

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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A study on four homeless individuals showed that they cost thousands of dollars, plus hours of city officials' time. Outreach Fort Collins aims to decrease these numbers by recognizing the importance of relationships ...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

10 April 2017

Maryland, United States

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Many young Latina women live their lives in fear of gang violence. The Montgomery County Street Outreach Network rescues girls in danger and offers services to them in order to help them change their chances of success.

Christian Science Monitor

Zack Colman

9 April 2017

Kentucky, United States

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Well-paying mining jobs used to be the bedrock of Appalachian coal country, but those jobs are increasingly hard to find. Local and national organizations are working together to help the region diversify economically...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

5 April 2017

United States

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Recognizing a pervasive sense of powerlessness in the US, Eric Liu authored "You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.” By connecting stories of various groups across the politica...

Next City

Tom Dallessio

31 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lack of education was the downfall of one Philadelphia man who spent 36 years in prison, and education proved to be his redemption when he discovered he could do well in coursework. He got a college degree and helped...

The New York Times Magazine

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

30 March 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Young adults who decide to abandon their cloistered Jewish communities have only one another to help them navigate the alternate reality of modern-day New York. 'Footsteps', is a nonprofit organization that brings fo...

Bloomberg

Megan McArdle

28 March 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In many parts of the United States, people struggle with economic mobility and achieving the American Dream. Salt Lake City’s rate of economic mobility is at the highest in the country. An investigative journalist exp...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 March 2017

United States

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Frequent deployments and relocations create career hurdles for military spouses and pull families away from their support networks. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2009, is working with volunteers in 35 cha...

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Priyanka Borpujari

17 March 2017

Junquillo, Morazán, El Salvador

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Even in the face of rampant violence, corruption, and poverty in El Salvador, hope rises for youth in the form of TuYulu ("our hearts") batucada workshops. The organization promotes and encourages young groups of mu...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Kym Klass

10 March 2017

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Military suicides has grown dramatically in recent years, and new programs are trying to educate and reduce the stigma of confronting mental health. A new 10-day intensive outpatient program has been implemented as we...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

10 March 2017

Mumbai, India

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For those whose disabilities hinder their dating lives, matchmaking apps can help build connections. In India, the dating app, Inclov, serves as a tool for those with disabilities to create meaningful relationships an...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

7 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Most employers might not hire former inmates, but one grocery store in Philadelphia is looking to do just that. Brown Store’s Inc. has made it a company mission to hire people out of prison. Employment is an important...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

5 March 2017

Connecticut, United States

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The state of Connecticut is partnering with the Vera Institute of Justice to creating a new model of incarceration for young people ages 18 to 25. That state has created four integration centers to help inmates transi...

Washington Monthly

Heather Boerner

1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Doctors at Stanford University developed per-patient and per-month payment plans to better support patients with complex medical needs. The approach upends the typical per-service payment model. It has radically impro...

The Philadelphia Tribune

Maya Earls

18 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program in Philadelphia works with formerly incarcerated women for an intensive 10-week period where they focus on life skills and changing thought patterns. Women get support and mentoring to examine how they wound...

The Guardian

Claire Burke

17 February 2017

Westminster, United Kingdom

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Homelessness is on the rise in the UK, and for many "rough sleepers," finding sustainable support can be nearly impossible. But a number of charities, including Crisis, St. Mungo'ss, and Centrepoint are starting to ta...

NBC News

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Kristi Eaton

16 February 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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In Lucknow, India, a unique school uses a curriculum grounded in feminist principles to instill confidence and a deep understanding of the country's patriarchal systems in girls from the surrounding impoverished neigh...

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