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The Guardian

Liz Ford

19 October 2018

Tajikistan

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

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Kirk Siegler

19 October 2018

Hotchkiss, Colorado, United States

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After “the shock” that laid off many coal miners in Delta County, Colorado, the area is experiencing a resurgence. Population is growing, finally, and a fiber optic internet company has stimulated the economy with new...

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MJ Galbraith

19 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When Chase L. Cantrell realized the overwhelming majority of development financing in a Detroit real estate project was going to white, wealthy developers, he opted to create a program that would train developers who ...

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Kate Roff

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18 October 2018

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

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When jobs needed to be filled, AGS Automotive Systems and Michigan Staffing worked together to hire Iraqi refugees who had recently arrived in Michigan. The manufacturing industry is an ideal fit for refugees who can ...

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Audrey F. Henderson

18 October 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Funded by earmarking hotel and motel occupancy taxes, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission is funding projects focused on telling the story of the regions people and places. Through this process, the Arts Commission...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

18 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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While New York struggles to fund improvements to its subway system, Chicago has stepped up to find creative ways to finance its own infrastructure improvements. Shepherded forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city has ...

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Maria Serrano

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17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

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Lillian Namusoke Magezi

17 October 2018

Uganda

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A community-based program in Uganda has helped reduce violence in families and gender inequity by training both parents in effective communication and parenting. Organizers focused specifically on recruiting men becau...

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Justine Calma

17 October 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, much of the country was left without power and some were subsequently left sick due to fumes from generators. After receiving a call from a relative in his home co...

NPR

Joseph Shapiro

17 October 2018

Iowa, United States

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At the Iowa Correctional Institution For Women officials are shifting how they deal with inmates, who have been punished at higher rates than inmates in men’s prisons for things like being disruptive. It’s part of a t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

James Meadows

16 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Church after church in Philadelphia is being slated for demolition. In times where funding for religious institutions are scarce, Sacred Places, Civic Spaces is trying to repurpose old churches for community use. By ...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

15 October 2018

Watamu, Kenya

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In fishing communities, it isn't uncommon for fishermen to accidentally entrap endangered sea turtles. A non-profit in Kenya, however, has figured out a way to not only help raise awareness about the importance of rel...

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Michael Cooper

15 October 2018

North Carolina, United States

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Twenty years ago, five, poor, rural counties sued the state of North Carolina for failing to provide students with a good education, and won. In 1997 the Chief Justice Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the plainti...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

14 October 2018

United States

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Activists hope to reduce the number of young smokers by raising the legal smoking age to 21. Instead of working for a national change, they're tackling the issue one small town at a time.

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Carly Stern

14 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Yvonne Jewnell and Tandra Birkett created Harlem Fashion Week in order to increase diversity in a majorly white industry. The event has drawn out a diverse crowd, 95 to 98 percent of the designers that participate of...

Chicago Reporter

Jessica Pupovac

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14 October 2018

Mitchelville, Iowa, United States

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The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women has reformed how inmates are treated, adapting approaches informed by gender and past trauma. A new campus provides private counseling suites and a mental health unit, large...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

13 October 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo uses its historic architecture to attract international visitors. The city offers tax credits to developers who remodel and renovate old buildings. The effort also helps attract young people back to the city.

CoLab Radio

Barbara Brown Wilson

12 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In the Denby neighborhood of Detroit, the “Detroit Future City” framework led to a community-driven project to improve safety and schools. First, community organizers created the Denby Neighborhood Alliance. They next...

CityLab

Rebecca Ballan

12 October 2018

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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In Brooklyn, along with 2 other locations in New York, new mothers are receiving free lactation consultations, helping them to learn how to breastfeed their babies - but also building a sense of community for these mo...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tom Daykin

12 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is poised to pass a complete streets policy that would advance current efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. But even without this policy in place, projects to widen sidewalk and impro...

Gimlet Media

PJ Vogt

12 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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CompStat seemed like a miracle of technology and data when it was rolled out in New York City in the 1990s. Crime dropped as police leadership demanded precincts report every crime and what they were doing about it at...

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Anna Kusmer

11 October 2018

Kutch, Gujarat, India

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The existence of the Kharai camels living in regions within the western Indian state of Gujarat is increasingly becoming threatened due to industrialization. As a conservation-minded society, however, local organizati...

Texas Monthly

Ethan Watters

11 October 2018

Texas, United States

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An unlikely relationship between Frances Jalet, an attorney, and Fred Cruz, an inmate, led to some of the most historic rulings against the Texas Department of Corrections. Jalet became a plaintiff in one of the suits...

Gimlet Media

PJ Vogt

11 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The creation of CompStat fostered a huge drop in crime rates in New York City by the 1990s. The idea came from an odd and obsessive transit cop was to track every single crime daily in every precinct and use that data...

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