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The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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28 July 2019

Washington, United States

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Washington state is providing additional instruction and in some cases a path to teacher credentials for its 25,500 paraeducators who have stepped up to play roles sometimes equivalent or beyond that of credentialed t...

Things That Work Uganda

Caleb Okereke

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26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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In 2018 Bidibidi's Got Talent crowned the dance group Burn dem squad as best in the entire settlement. The group was founded by a few teenage boys and is now made up of 15 members aged 17-19. The founders say that the...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jake Seiner

23 July 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Varsity esports teams are emerging as a game-based education tool at U.S. colleges, but few teams have female representation. A high school in Cleveland is trying to buck that trend by expanding the types of games off...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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22 July 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Sometimes just having someone to talk to can help those who are suffering from depression. The Friendship Bench program in NYC borrows an idea from Harare, Zimbabwe, where healthcare workers—affectionately called Gran...

The Guardian

Mark Rice-Oxley

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19 July 2019

Camden, United Kingdom

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In the London borough of Camden, randomly selected locals, including students, builders, civil servants, restauranteurs, and others, came together to discuss what to do about climate change. This climate assembly allo...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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11 July 2019

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s Camp Reunite is bringing together women experiencing incarceration with their children. The camp was hosted at Taycheedah, a correctional facility in Fond du Lac, WI, and while the kids were there had less...

Dayton Daily News

Jeremy P. Kelley

7 July 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Dayton Public Schools came to terms with the fact that they needed to improve family engagement and went about addressing it. This article was written 18 months after they first started and reports on its successes an...

High Country News

Bridget Bennett

5 July 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Clark County, Nevada has one of the largest populations of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness - fifth in the nation after San Jose, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Shelters like the Shannon West Homeles...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

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5 July 2019

Medellin, Colombia

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Learning the art of hip-hop provides youth with an alternative to the violence and despair that characterize disadvantaged neighborhoods. In Medellin, Colombia, a program called 4 Elementos teaches kids dance, Dj’ing,...

Columbia Missourian

Alexis Allison

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3 July 2019

Branson, Missouri, United States

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Overcoming the causes of social isolation plays a crucial role in combating food insecurity. From faith-based community meals paired with job programs in Branson, to food recycling initiatives that tap into local mark...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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2 July 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Shared expressions of community and fellowship are fostering a non-partisan approach to civic engagement. The nonprofit Citizen University, based in Seattle, Washington, provides small grants to trained community lead...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

22 June 2019

Danville, Virginia, United States

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A network of member organizations in and around Danville, Virginia tackles the region's health and nutrition pitfalls by relying on the strength of their tight-knit rural towns to donate and distribute health resource...

WGME-TV

David Singer

20 June 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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A company in Portland, Maine works to "dignify temp-work" through the employment of former convicts, addicts, and other individuals in rough transitional phases of life. The company operates as a for-profit business w...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

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19 June 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Miami is home to a special type of child welfare program called CHANCE (Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation) that is designed specifically for youth in foster care that have been ...

Middle East Eye

Olivia Cuthbert

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18 June 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

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Building community around storytelling preserves cultural heritage. Across Lebanon, individuals and institutions like the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and the Theatre Monnot in Beirut are working to preserve oral cult...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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18 June 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A New York organization called Brooklyn Boatworks conducts an after school program for students across NYC to learn STEM skills through the construction of a boat. The teaching model is built to support students who d...

The Atlantic

Jill U. Adams

16 June 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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To prevent suicide amongst youth, research has shown that there's a simple strategy to get people the supports they need: training the adults in their lives on how to recognize warning signs and provide help. While th...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

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11 June 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, New Jersey, an organization called Creative New Jersey brought together over 300 people to take part in over 50 different community improvement conversations during a convening called Call to Collaboration....

Civic Ideas

Stephanie Sugars

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5 June 2019

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bringing people of different ethnic backgrounds together to create art and express themselves helps war-torn societies cope and grow. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Most Mira program helps people touched by the horrors of...

News Beat

Abbie Vansickle

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4 June 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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Following a Supreme Court mandate requiring California to address prison overcrowding, the state has taken numerous initiatives to reduce sentences, relocate inmates, set higher accountability measures for law enforce...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

Los Angeles Times

Sarah Parvini

31 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A monthly supper club in Los Angeles brings refugees together to share meals and stories from their homelands. The supper club is sponsored by an organization called Miry's List, which also helps new arrivals to the U...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

31 May 2019

Burlingame, California, United States

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...

KPBS Public Media

Shannon Firth

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29 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Creating a more compassionate working environment helps lead clinicians suffering from depression, trauma, or burnout, to seek care. The University of California San Diego’s medical system has piloted several approach...

NPR

Jenny Gold

27 May 2019

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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For many, group prenatal visits allow pregnant people to chat about their issues in a non-judgemental space and get the care they need. CenteringPregnancy groups are spreading across the country, and they have also be...

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