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Pacific Standard

Jacob Kushner

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6 July 2018

Kenya

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A data-driven approach to foreign development/aid, one that centers randomized controlled trials and other markers of rigorous study, is gaining steam as a way to push forward programming and solutions that actually w...

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Fergus Peace

5 July 2018

France

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Connecting refugees and locals speeds integration. A social enterprise called Singa, for example, has a matchmaking app that pairs people with similar hobbies and interests. The model has proven so successful that bra...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

4 July 2018

Salford, United Kingdom

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A multi-millionaire has poured money into his home suburb of Irlam, buying up empty stores, funding public art projects, and supporting the town center, sports center, health clinic, and train station. Employment is u...

Nieman Lab

Marlee Baldridge

3 July 2018

United States

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Five million dollars has been budgeted by the New Jersey government to support local reporting. The funds will be used to establish a non-profit, independent news incubator that will pursue, manage, and distribute fun...

NPR

Catalina Jaramillo

2 July 2018

Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, United States

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Cows will produce the same amount of milk no matter the demand for the product, and with supply staying steady and demand decreasing, a surplus of milk is thrown out routinely. Through a collaborative effort by farmer...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two federally-funded Seattle tech training programs tasked with increasing diversity in the industry returned dramatically different results over the course of one year. Experts credit Apprenti's employer-driven natur...

Yes! Magazine

Shaima Shamdeen

26 June 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Renting Partnerships organizes affordable housing communities that stay affordable. By meeting the expectations of the community, such as paying rent on time, residents can earn and cash out financial equity after sta...

Recode

Eric Johnson

Kara Swisher

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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A fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” raised $19 million in one week for the Texas nonprofit RAICES. Creators Charlotte and Dave Willner say almost half a million people have donated via F...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

25 June 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Community foundations have a new way to invest their funds: they can opt to invest in community projects, such as credit unions, as opposed to more traditional financial investments. The Self-Help Federal Credit Union...

Next City

Alejandra Molina

22 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles-based group Across Our Kitchen Tables is hoping to overcome the underrepresentation of women of color in the food industry. The group connects women, helps them discuss ideas and recipes, and hosts wor...

WNYC

Matt Katz

20 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York, non-profits like Eat Offbeat, Emma's Torch, United Tastes of America, and more are working to connect American-born citizens with refugees from other countries, using food as a way to spark conversation w...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

20 June 2018

Kentucky, United States

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An internship program in rural Kentucky takes a bottom-up approach to reproductive health education. All Access EKY hires young female interns to create media and social media campaigns about teenage pregnancy and bir...

The Guardian

Danielle Stephens

20 June 2018

Myanmar

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A doctor faced with a public health crisis in his remote Myanmar village called on an UK organization to help him enact a solution. Rather than trying to treat hundreds of patients a day, the doctor started a local br...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

19 June 2018

Nigeria

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Gathered in makeshift open-air learning spaces, teachers and students in Nigeria are resisting Boko Haram's reign of terror against education. “They don’t like education; they don’t want it,” one 19-year old student s...

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Dorothy Hernandez

19 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Saldiver-Ali, cofounder of AGI Construction in Detroit, sees construction as “the first step to community development and sustainability.” The company lives out this mission by engaging with long-time residents. Most ...

ProPublica

Tik Root

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18 June 2018

United States

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Thanks to an agreement between the U.S. government and a consortium of companies including Intuit and H&R Block, 70 percent of taxpayers are supposed to have access to free online tax preparation services. But Free Fi...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stéphanie Jacob

14 June 2018

MARRAKESH, Morocco

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The Marrakesh-based Amal for the Culinary Arts offers Moroccan women from disadvantaged backgrounds free training in order to become culinary chefs. Through the program they get hands on experience. They also help the...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

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Aaron Mondry

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12 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Cooperation Group is a Detroit-based nonprofit that consults for worker-owned cooperatives. They also give advice to organizations even if they think a cooperative is not the best model, as they did with the nonpr...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

8 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHARE, or Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, is a nonprofit organization that “places extremely low-income people into market-rate housing by matching renters two to a bedroom.” The model depends on renters being able t...

UO Journalism and Communication

Bryana Sena

7 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Composting reduces the waste that fill landfills, but it's not always a common practice. Food For Lane County and Compost Crew are two operations in Oregon that are working to change this through local control operati...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

6 June 2018

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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When subsidies for local buses were cut, bus services stopped in West Oxfordshire. Rather than give in and allow retirees and children to be stuck in their homes, forward-thinking citizens stepped up and created a co-...

The Muhlenberg Weekly

Gregory Kantor

5 June 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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Although the opioid epidemic has spread across America, this story argues that local solutions are needed. In Allentown, when somebody overdoses on opioids, they get a visit from a Blue Guardian, a trained volunteer t...

Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Chester County, Pennsylvania where the land is said to be the most nutrient-rich in the country, the average household income is $90,000, yet poverty rates are increasing. To offer a solution to the food insecurity...

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