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Neal Ungerleider

23 July 2015

Queens, New York, United States

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Access Code is a nonprofit in New York that gives young adults, particularly those from minority groups, instruction and resources to learn coding. This education promotes greater access to lucrative careers in the wo...

NPR

Shereen Marisol Meraji

12 July 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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In 2009, a woman in Oakland, California realized that there was a lack of African Americans in the outdoors. Tired of being the "only one," she created an online social space via blogging and Facebook called Outdoor A...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

The Guardian

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

7 July 2015

Cameroon

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Cameroon was plagued by droughts, water-related illnesses, and an influx of refugees--all of which required a surplus of clean water. The government devised solar panel water distribution systems, which brought fresh ...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

5 July 2015

Walsenburg, Colorado, United States

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Colorado causes a large decline in teen pregnancy and abortions by implementing free, long-term birth control to prevent pregnancy. While demonstrating massive success, its continuity is in the air considering the ong...

Mother Jones

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

1 July 2015

South Berwick, Maine, United States

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Disciplining schoolchildren has led many students down the “school-to-prison-pipeline” because teachers have focused on controlling students rather than instilling problem solving skills. Ross Greene has developed Col...

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

30 June 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...

WHYY

Marielle Segarra

29 June 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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28% of Berlin's population is foreign-born, with residents from more than 180 countries. Berlin is making efforts to incorporate these immigrants by providing them with legal support and employing them in city governm...

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Jeremy Hance

24 June 2015

Brazil

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The Matsés, an indigenous population in Brazil in Peru, teamed up with Acaté, a conservation group, to create a medicinal knowledge encyclopedia. The encyclopedia was compiled by five shamans, took two years, is 500 p...

Voice of San Diego

Mario Koran

22 June 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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School districts across the country struggle with helping their “English-learner” students learn English and academic content at the same time. Kearny High School in San Diego does not isolate these special students, ...

Dallas Morning News

Sylvan Lane

22 June 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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An in-depth study of Texas youth crime records helped them find a path forward on juvenile criminal justice reform, but they still struggle with limited resources and a culture stuck on incarceration.

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

19 June 2015

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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When a heart attack happens, the time of care and treatment is of utmost importance. Many people die of heart attacks every year because too much time passes between the care of emergency staff and the hospital cardi...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 June 2015

Australia

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries. Essentially a therapy session in your pocket, th...

Politico

Saundra Amrhein

18 June 2015

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Community colleges were originally designed to be affordable and accessible, yet the myriad pressures on students means that the best intentions often don’t lead to positive results. But the University of Central Flor...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

17 June 2015

Glenview, Illinois, United States

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Many wealthy, white communities in the Chicago suburbs would not welcome an affordable housing development - perhaps residents wouldn’t say so outright, but instead they might pass laws prohibiting apartment buildings...

PolitiFact

Louis Jacobson

4 June 2015

Estonia

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In Estonia, filing a tax return takes five minutes or less. The country has a simple tax system and laws that permit the government to gather data from employers, banks, and other third parties to generate pre-filled ...

Bright Magazine

Mary Slosson

2 June 2015

Telluride, Colorado, United States

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Colorado has had challenges teaching climate change to elementary and secondary school students because of political divisiveness. Regional advocacy groups and professionals manage to teach climate change through enga...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

30 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A nonprofit organization, the Internationals Network for Public Schools, delivers a first-class education to the children of illegal immigrants, helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide them a path to advance...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

29 May 2015

San Jose, California, United States

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Millions of families of arrested individuals do not know what to do to help, how to obtain a lawyer, or what the process entails in the court system. Created by Albert Cobarrubius Justice Project, participatory defens...

Ensia

Didem Tali

26 May 2015

Malawi

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The people of Malawi count on wood for cooking, cleaning, and sanitation, which contributes to the country’s ranking as fifth highest in the world for deforestation. Once thought unsolvable, the people of the country ...

The Ithaca Voice

Brian Crandall

20 May 2015

Ithaca, New York, United States

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Ithaca works on a three-pronged approach to conquer homelessness, and to make housing more affordable in general.

NPR

Amy Martin

2 May 2015

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden, but now they are helping to preserve ...

NationSwell

Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board

22 April 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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Once harshly criticized for its mistreatment of African migrants, Morocco has changed its view and now lays down a well-regulated welcome mat. If Europe did more of the same, it's possible that fewer migrants would ri...

The Atlantic

Jessica Carew Kraft

22 April 2015

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Advocates are on a quest to improve the quality of life in Haiti through legal education.

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