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The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

28 September 2016

Kissidougou, Guinea

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In South Africa, when a person is sick they visit their local healer, but during the Ebola outbreak the healers with little knowledge of the disease often became infected and infected others. So the government in Guin...

NPR

Amy Yee

27 September 2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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As a response to a growing population, farmers have begun encroaching into Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to expand their crop yield. This creates a problem for the endangered great...

Equal Voice News

Chloe Riley

21 September 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Communities United a grassroots organizations in Chicago is solving the city's housing crisis with a program called ROOTS (Renters Organizing Ourselves to Stay). The organization is bringing together financiers, devel...

LA Weekly

Jessica Langlois

21 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The recent revival of feminism, in tandem with increased awareness about violence and sexual abuse, and combined with the power of social media to organize activist groups, is helping various advocacy groups address t...

Great Falls Tribune

Jenn Rowell

20 September 2016

Great Falls, Montana, United States

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Great Falls parking system is not properly funded, and there are a number of improvements to parking structures that need to be made. An improvement district is now being proposed that will use the money made from par...

Garden Collage

Temma Ehrenfeld

20 September 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal

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In an effort to rebuild after Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake, Earthbags have become a growing method of sustainable, affordable construction. These bags are carefully filled with soil, and stacked on one another ...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

19 September 2016

Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, a diverse group of leaders are tackling the persistent barriers to quality education for girls. By providing menstrual products, distributing bikes for transportation, and changing the perception of femal...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jill Tucker

16 September 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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No consistent funding is designated to aid children of inmates though they are more prone to behavioral problems, low self-esteem and substance abuse. Project What, in S.F., empowers youth of incarcerated parents by h...

The Economist

Amy Yee

15 September 2016

Gahini Sector, Kayonza District, Rwanda

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Rwanda is a poor, rural country with a troubled history. Yet the country has built an effective national health system by tackling the diseases of poverty, such as diarrhea and pneumonia, with smart use of internation...

The Atlantic

Timothy D. Walker

15 September 2016

Finland

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Some European schools have long championed free play in the woods as a way to combat the increasingly mainstream idea of "nature-deficit disorder." In Finland, enthusiastic teachers dedicate all of Friday to outdoor "...

Curbed New York

Nathan Kensinger

15 September 2016

New York, United States

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Gabler Creek is located at the edges of Queens New York and its natural habitat has been saved from developers through the work of community organizations. Generations of volunteers have turned what could have been an...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

9 September 2016

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Creating spaces for art and artists to thrive can have a positive impact on a city’s economy. By converting disused buildings into studio spaces and galleries for artists, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA) ...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

6 September 2016

Uganda

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In Uganda, where international adoptions and orphanages are the most present form of child welfare, nonprofits like Reunite, Alternative Care Initiatives-Uganda, and CALM Africa are shifting the country to a welfare m...

High Country News

Leah Todd

5 September 2016

Walsh, Colorado, United States

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When the only local grocery store in tiny Walsh, Colorado, shut down, the 600 residents of the town chipped in to re-open the store, combining community financing with traditional business savvy to keep the community ...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

3 September 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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A group of agriculture producers think new, low-cost growing techniques, high-value crops and an increased interest in local produce offer solutions to New Mexico’s food struggles.

Citizen Matters

Kate Clark

1 September 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...

The Chicago Reader

Maya Dukmasova

25 August 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Police abolitionism, an idea that strikes many as fanciful and dangerous, lies at the root of many community projects in Chicago that have demonstrated on a small scale the ways that problems can be solved without pol...

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Eleanor Klibanoff

24 August 2016

United States

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Urban decay has left a "physical legacy" of past economic hardships in cities. Many cities across the world are now implementing programs that promote public art that rebuilds and reimagines neighborhoods.

Bright Magazine

Katia Savchuk

24 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Catalytic Communications provides resources to reporters to help them move beyond stereotypical ideas and present a multifaceted perspective of life in favelas. This is especially important during times like the Olymp...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

22 August 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Novel solar projects are helping to make renewable energy more accessible and transparent for low income and minority communities in Minnesota. An interfaith cooperative provides families access to solar energy garden...

The Nature of Cities

Patrick M. Lydon

21 August 2016

Hongcheon, South Korea

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The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization provides some pretty grim predictions for the future of global food stability if modern, monoculture farming practices continue to degrade land, spread pesticides, and destro...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 August 2016

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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The development of the ACE score in the late 1990s revealed that the causes behind many serious social issues-- from violence to graduation rates to poverty-- were rooted in trauma and stress experienced by the indivi...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Alternative programming that involves "restorative justice" models - such as having youth within the criminal justice system create art as a means of self expression instead of detaining them in a prison-like facility...

Upworthy

James Gaines

12 August 2016

Belize

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Could kids be part of the solution in the fight to save coral reefs? These researchers in Belize think so. The Community Researcher Training Program, managed by James Foley and the Toledo Institute for Development and...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

11 August 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Even though natural parks are in close proximity to New York City’s metropolitan hub, many are inaccessible and overlooked areas for recreation and sport. Conservation groups, including the Natural Areas Conservancy a...

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