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The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 November 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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Food access for low-income Americans is still a challenge across the country. Campus Kitchen Project, a national community service project that operates at 53 colleges, leverages the readily-available manpower and com...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

25 November 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The US incarcerates 8x as many women as it did in 1980, and two-thirds of women in state prisons are there for nonviolent offenses. A program in Tulsa, Women in Recovery, is working with women (and their children) to ...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

23 November 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of the Children is an organization in Portland that pairs kindergarteners from poor and chaotic families with mentors, who commit to being with them for 12 years. Through attention and consistency mentors are ...

WNYC

Sarah Gonzalez

23 November 2016

Bronx, New York, United States

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In an era when success in school and the workplace is so heavily reliant on internet access, almost 20 percent of New York City households still lack internet access at home. Fortunately, the New York City Housing Aut...

Citiscope

Christopher Swope

22 November 2016

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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A changing demographic can create barriers between government and new residents. Nashville is tackling that with a program that teaches immigrant leaders what the city has to offer.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

MattWoolbright

19 November 2016

Colorado, United States

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Colorado recently passed a voter enfranchisement law that required register voters receive a ballot to vote by mail and several more options to vote in general. The mail ballots have greatly boosted voter turnout. Col...

High Country News

Leah Todd

15 November 2016

Trinidad, Colorado, United States

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Many small towns in Colorado who have previously struggled economically are now benefitting from the legal marijuana industry. The marijuana sales tax is helping towns pay for infrastructure and development efforts. H...

Columbia Daily Spectator

Rahil Kamath

14 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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To address the food insecurity problem among its low-income students, Columbia University launched Swipes, a meal sharing app in which students with a surplus of “meal swipes” could donate them to students in need. Bu...

CityLab

Eillie Anzilotti

14 November 2016

Baltimore, New York, United States

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In Baltimore, the effects of poverty hamper student's educational experience. This article looks at one school's attempt to address these education and behavioral barriers through meditation.

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

11 November 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles Metro service is working to use the U.S. Employment Plan model to upgrade its fleet with eco-friendly buses. Through this model, the manufacturers who invest in and hire disadvantaged workers and suppo...

The Atlantic

Ann Schimke

9 November 2016

Colorado, United States

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Providers Advancing Student Outcomes, or PASO, is run by Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition and helps early childcare providers learn critical skills to enhance children's socio-emotional skills. Many of the particip...

Next City

Sandra Larson

7 November 2016

Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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The Braille Trail is a $1.5 million riverfront park renovation project in a town outside of Boston that is completely accessible “for people of all ages and abilities.” Over ten years in the making, the project finall...

The New York Times

Julia Symmes Cobb

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

31 October 2016

Colombia

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In Brazil, more than 2,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, abnormally small heads and brain damage caused by the Zika virus. Colombia is the second hardest hit country by Zika but abortions lowered the microc...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2016

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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Emergency room visits cost money and are not the most comfortable places to be. The Massachusetts-based Medicare program called Independence at Home gives doctors incentives to visit frail patients at home and receive...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

28 October 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.

Fortune

Claire Zillman

26 October 2016

United States

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People with autism struggle to gain employment. EY and other private companies have started programs to employ autistic individuals, harnessing their skills, tailoring the onboarding process to suit their needs, and h...

The New York Times

Caroline Preston

25 October 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the over-policing of drug users has been extensive and frequently racially biased. Looking for a new solution, the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, driven by a harm reduction philosophy, ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

MattWoolbright

24 October 2016

Colorado, United States

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Colorado employs a wide array of methods to increase voter turnout, and it pays off. The state is one of the country's most successful in terms of voter turnout, thanks to Election Day voter registration, mail-in ball...

News Deeply

William Davies

20 October 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Africa, but a unique mobile health clinic is helping to reduce the rates of conception. Marie Stopes’ tuk tuks brings health care, sexual education and contrace...

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

20 October 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's Cook County Jail seeks to short-circuit the cycle of violence by involving young men from the city's most violent zip codes in a program that includes counseling, conflict resolution and anger management. Th...

Times-Call

Carah Wertheimer

18 October 2016

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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In Longmont, Colorado the Hopelight Medical Clinic is fondly referred to as the "little clinic that could" since it provides services such as low-cost medical care, free wellness support groups, health counseling and ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Stephen St.Vincent

12 October 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Low-income people often miss out on court dates because they cannot afford to miss work or leave their children. Michigan and Ohio courts have incorporated the Matterhorn “online adjudication system” to handle simple ...

The Washington Post

Colby Itkowitz

12 October 2016

Blackpool, England

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The key to ending social issues such as depression and homelessness may lie in prevention rather than reaction, and some non-traditional methods outside of the professional or government sphere are leading the way. Ca...

High Country News

Kate Schimel

10 October 2016

Paonia, Colorado, United States

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In 2011, the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), an education advocacy and research organization, launched the Colorado Legacy Schools project. The program funded innovative ways to increase the number and diversity ...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

9 October 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...

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