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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...

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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...

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Oscar Perry Abello

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investment from large foundations can often compromise an organization's vision or tie an organization up in debt. In working with major funders, organizers in Chester, Pennsylvania were careful to select funders that...

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...

Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias

31 May 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Presumed extinct, some plants may just be very rare. With careful handling and habitat restoration, once lost species may be able to bounce back. In California, a biodiversity hotspot hit with heavy development, volun...

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Nicola Slawson

31 May 2018

London, England

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Straight Talking is a "peer-to-peer education initiative" in London using interactive workshops led by teen parents to show the reality of teenage pregnancy. The charity has operated for about 20 years, and studies sh...

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Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

Washington Post

Kevin Sieff

18 May 2018

Malawi

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Africa's wildlife have made headlines time and time again, as species find their way closer to extinction. There are some pockets of the continent, however that have provide refuge for species and allowed them to not ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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16 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Islamic organizations focused on prison reform are asking the observant to make their zakat—a charitable donation made during Ramadan—go towards helping to pay the bail of an incarcerated Muslims. Through this push, t...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

9 May 2018

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

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York Place is one of a growing number of shopping centers that are closing down as trends like online retail and changing consumer habits mean fewer people going to shopping malls. But York Place is doing things diffe...

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Anoush Darabi

8 May 2018

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

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Governments in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere use crowdfunded donations to restore historic areas and fund new developments. The approach can build democratic participation and community cohesion...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

8 May 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Ideas42, a nonprofit behavioral design firm, has advised cities such as New York and Chicago on creative ways to use behavioral design to improve the quality of city life. From helping students sign up for financial a...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Maryalice Parks

Enjoli Francis

7 May 2018

West Virginia, United States

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Mined Minds, a nonprofit founded in 2015, is providing training and job connections for former coal miners in West Virginia and Kentucky who are now out of work. Take seventh-generation coal miner Billy Buzzard. He un...

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Ben Parker

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2 May 2018

United Kingdom

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There is no international watchdog monitoring the estimated 450,000 humanitarian aid workers operating worldwide. After sex-for-aid abuses in West Africa became high-profile news in 2002, initiatives were established ...

Al-Fanar Media

Doreen Aijambo

1 May 2018

Mogadishu, Somalia

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Primary and secondary schools are being trained in Somalia through a $33 million frund from the Global Campaign for Education. “The training is providing crucial qualifications and training, giving educators a chanc...

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Catherine Cheney

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27 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Ultra high net worth individuals are giving money to philanthropic causes in new ways. The international development community can engage these potential donors by approaching them as partners, using data to demonstra...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

Gabriela Jones

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25 April 2018

Lesbos, Greece

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Ayesha Keller was part of a group of volunteers that went to the Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece to help. Since they weren’t part of an NGO, they were not allowed inside the camp, and instead helped thousands of ...

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Daniel Malloy

24 April 2018

United States

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How-to guides and mentorship help first-time candidates running for office. The organization Run for Something supports young liberals breaking into state and local politics. Many of them are taking on hard-to-beat in...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

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19 April 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Kitchen, a California non-profit organization, offers a creative approach that combines job training, healthy eating, and a reduction of food waste. The program trains youth coming out of foster care, giving them...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

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William Kremer

Harriet Noble

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16 April 2018

United Kingdom

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Cash prizes push people to solve all sorts of problems. Advancements in aircraft and spacecraft in particular have came out of public innovation challenges.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

12 April 2018

United States

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Jill Harkins writes, "As the research shows, it’s not enough to get students into college. We need to also get them through college, and into jobs." The Posse Foundation recruits driven and accomplished low-income stu...

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Sam Judah

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10 April 2018

Frome, Somerset, England

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To combat the growing epidemic of loneliness among senior citizens, Frome, England is utilizing a network of family physicians, community volunteers, and social clubs. The multi-pronged approach involves multiple refe...

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