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Lauren Smiley

18 November 2015

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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As the U.S. shifts away from coal, thousands lose their jobs and live on unemployment. BitSource, a tech startup in Kentucky, is teaching ex-miners how to code.

Elite Daily

Alexandra Svokos

11 November 2015

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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Team Rubicon, a non-profit organization of military veterans that provides disaster relief, has provided relief after flooding in Detroit, tornadoes in Oklahoma, a typhoon in the Philippines and an earthquake in Nepal...

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Shannon Dooling

11 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston-based Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is the only organization of its kind in the state. The nonprofit helps veterans access benefits and navigate civil court proceedings. Its clients are specifically low-income ...

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Joanne Silberner

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3 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Suicide rates are rising in the U.S. The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit reduced suicide rates within their insurance plan by 80 percent by actively seeking at risk patients. They screen every hospital patient on ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Queens, New York, United States

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Two Nepali relatives were trapped in the same home in the United States. One sneaked out after six months. Freeing her mother's cousin would take a little longer, but a Nepali organization was able to rescue her by pr...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Rasmus and Allen are attempting to take the data they’ve gathered from their years working with western Alaska communities to establish Qungasvik as an evidence-based solution for not only alcohol abuse but also for o...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Elisa Crouch

28 October 2015

Ferguson, Missouri, United States

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A high school near the heart of much of the Ferguson unrest has been the key driver in what state officials have called the most dramatic improvements of a school district in Missouri. Its graduation rate last year—83...

The Christian Science Monitor

Michael Holtz

26 October 2015

United States

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Human trafficking can take an array of forms, it can happen in the sea, the dark web, and while working in the U.S. However, technological advancements are being used counter traffickers.

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Karin Slater

4 October 2015

Pernambuco, Brazil

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Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women affected by domestic violence leave abusive situations and enter the economy, creating a path to self-sustainability.

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

25 September 2015

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, what came to be known as the Big Dry dragged on for 13 punishing years. By the time the rains finally returned in 2010, the country had utterly changed in ways that California — with a similar landscape ...

The New York Times

Ankita Rao

18 September 2015

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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In India, corruption in the distribution of government ID cards leaves the poorest without legal identity or protection. A non-profit group is creating and distributing unofficial ID cards and legal aid for day worker...

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Matt Skenazy

15 September 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Many veterans return to civilian life with experiences that lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, but a surf program at Camp Pendelton is showing promise as a means of treatment. Although there is no one-size fits a...

Daily Beast

Michaela Haas

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11 September 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Rhonda Cornum survived captivity in the Iraq War—and now she’s helping her fellow soldiers overcome trauma and transform their lives. She has spearheaded a resilience program for the US Army, in which every single sol...

The Atlantic

Lillian Mongeau

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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Across the country, an improving economy has pulled teachers and potential teachers away from the profession, creating a growing national shortage. Leaders at Elmhurst Community Prep managed not only to completely sta...

The Atlantic

Jillian Kumagai

5 September 2015

Tanzania

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Not all reality shows focus on the lives of the rich and famous. Female Food Heroes, is a Tanzanian reality show in which female farmers compete against each other for a grand prize. Ultimately, it’s not just about th...

The Ithaca Voice

Aaron Brummer

4 September 2015

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Solider On is an organization that serves homeless veterans in 18 counties across central New York. Of their 180 employees, 92 used to be homeless themselves and another 15 are veterans. They travel everywhere to find...

Women's eNews

Léa Bouchoucha

31 August 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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At least 25 percent of female veterans were sexually abused in childhood, making it more difficult to reenter civilian life. Volunteers of America runs a holistic housing program for homeless veterans in the U.S.

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

14 August 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Forty percent of low-income students accepted to college never start school because of a fear of debt and feelings they don't belong. A New York college access organization is using peer-mentoring to help perspective ...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

8 August 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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Neighborhood Centers, a Houston anti-poverty program has a simple philosophy: “The people are the asset, the source of potential solutions, not the problem.” The non-profit has scaled nationally, employing its bottom...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

31 July 2015

Za'atari, Jordan

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The living conditions in refugee camps in the Middle East are very poor. Architects are piloting the Re:Build construction system that utilizes materials in the natural environment to construct homes, schools, and cli...

The Huffington Post

Matt Ferner

28 July 2015

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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After release, ex-prisoners often have a hard time re-integrating into society. Re-entry programs in several states work to stabilize this process, providing inmates with education while in prison or connecting ex-con...

Politico

Eliza Shapiro

20 July 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The private Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx experienced the plummeting of enrollment, funds lacking for upgrading facilities and technology, while still charging high tuition. Now these six Catholi...

Slate

Mark Obbie

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19 July 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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A Houston man whose sister was murdered created a way to help his own pain and possibly foster more empathy and understanding among inmates. The Bridges to Life program has grown to hundreds of volunteers throughout T...

Politico Magazine

Debra Bruno

16 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...

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