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Deseret News

Lane Anderson

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14 April 2014

São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil a conditional cash-transfer program is alleviating poverty, empowering women, and changing gender roles by giving families, especially mothers, money for sending kids to school and to regular doctor's visits.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 April 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Low-income students are at-risk for not completing high school or applying to quality higher education because they lack the guidance, encouragement, and practical support. The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle plac...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

27 March 2014

St. Marys, Georgia, United States

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Camden County High School in St. Marys, Georgia is one of the few high schools in Georgia that "creates an enforced region-wide communal experience, across class and race, rather than the separation-by-suburb of many ...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 February 2014

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Civic leaders in the U.S. struggle to effectively help their distressed neighborhoods. East Lake, Atlanta, created a replicable model that mixes residents of differing socio-economic status, and focuses on education a...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

5 February 2014

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students with low-income that attend public schools can find themselves locked in a system that prevents them from getting into the best colleges, from being unable to afford tuition, to not having the ambition, to n...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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28 January 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offer...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Student dropouts are a taxpayer burden. Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. Washington is making these efforts state law.

NPR

Jennifer Ludden

1 January 2014

Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi

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In just the next couple of decades, the World Bank says, farmers across Africa could lose more than half their cropland to drought and heat - the issue is considered so pressing that, a few years ago, Malawi's Departm...

Intelligent Life

James Scudamore

1 January 2014

Vangani, Maharashtra, India

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In India, videos made about the many social problems are secretly broadcasted in different villages to make people aware of the real problem and also aware of what they can do to fix it.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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The use of a gun in a violent crime can carry a penalty of 30 years or more in prison. High Point, NC, has been using call-ins for 16 years - a carrot-and-stick approach aimed at reducing violent crime and drugs in th...

NationSwell

Catherine Cheney

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19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

Education Week

Lesli A. Maxwell

Megan Garner

Swikar Patel

4 December 2013

Oglala, South Dakota, United States

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Native American student graduation rates are much lower than that of any other demographic. The Red Cloud school teaches students on a reservation in South Dakota, about the Lakota history to empower the kids and enco...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 November 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap ...

The Telegraph

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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16 November 2013

Binkolo, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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The bloody civil war that tore through Sierra Leone for over a decade was one of the most devastating and violent in Africa's modern history. Those that suffered most were usually young woman, forced into combat, disp...

Wyoming Public Radio

Bob Beck

15 November 2013

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Yoga is introduced in Wyoming a therapeutic way to overcome addictions, giving addicts the opportunity to take control of their bodies in a stress-free environment.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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13 November 2013

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Children are often punished for acting out without consideration of the root cause of their behavior such as a toxic home environment. A trauma center in Washington state is teaching educators to focus on making kids ...

New York Daily News

Oren Yaniv

12 November 2013

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Jailing convicted criminals has shown that it neither changes illegal behavior, nor reduces the rate of re-incarceration. Brooklyn’s Red Hood Community Justice Center has given many guilty defendants of minor crimes t...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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30 October 2013

Connecticut, United States

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. T...

NewsDoc Voices

Contessa Gayles

24 October 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Arts & Minds is a program run by the Studio Museum in Harlem that provides opportunities for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to be creative and express themselves in a way that does not require language. ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

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20 October 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Instead of outsourcing workers the International Blue Crescent relief agency, and Jordan's al-Zaatari cams, is employing Syrian refugees as teachers, doctors, and nurses. The aim is to create a self-sustainable refuge...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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2 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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Bureaucracy in the health care system causes burnout among doctors. A new medical course, the Healer's Art, is being offered across the nation, which helps doctors reconnect to the humanity of their work and maintain ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

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22 September 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Child Friendly Spaces in Kilis, a city with a huge Syrian refugee population, and UNICEF’s art program in Jordan’s refugee camp, try to address the mental health of refugees, who are often dealing with great trauma. “...

Diplomat East Africa

Wanjohi Kabukuru

22 September 2013

Victoria, Bel Air, Seychelles

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The Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge is an initiative that unites those islands and coastal nations on the Indian Ocean to unite in efforts to develop and use resources sustainably while combating the negative e...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jill Tucker

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18 August 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, black males are almost as likely to be killed as they are to graduate high school. One school is giving them special classes with black mentors to better address their emotional needs and keep them in scho...

The New York Times

Courtney Balestier

6 August 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In 2013, Detroit filed for bankruptcy because of a poor economy. While the city’s industrial businesses have floundered, the art scene has thrived, bringing in new sources of income through art galleries and investmen...

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