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The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

14 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City school district and a group of local nonprofits are implementing a new software management system that will allow partners to access student data from a range of sources. The data-sharing agreement wil...

Yes! Magazine

Madhvi Ramani

13 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

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In Berlin, the Readiness for Digital Integration School (ReDI) is training refugees in coding skills. The program not only empowers refugee students and helps to fill the many empty information technology positions in...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

13 March 2019

Denmark

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Every year, the sixth week of classes in Denmark is dedicated to sex education. Over 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students participate in programming that goes beyond the basics to challenge participants to analyze gen...

The Washington Post

Paul Kane

12 March 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Paying Congressional interns gives lower income students a chance to engage with the legislative process. By bringing increased attention to the lack of paid internships on Capitol Hill, the nonprofit, Pay Our Interns...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, there’s about 8,000 children in the Foster Care System. “Oregon takes children away from their homes at a rate two times higher than the national average.” Youth Villages is hoping their intervention progra...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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After learning her home city of Austin, Texas ranked the 48th most charitable city in the country despite its strong economy, Patsy Woods Martin launched I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) in 2007 to encourage Austinite...

NPR

Shana Clarke

6 March 2019

Turner, Oregon, United States

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Grape growers and winemakers in Oregon recently worked together after a fire burned thousands of acres of land. After contracts were turned down due to smoke taint of the grapes, the Oregon Solidarity project was form...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

6 March 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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The Michigan Prison Doula Initiative seeks to provide pregnant women experiencing incarceration the support and care they need to maintain physical and mental health before, during, and after giving birth. The initiat...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

2 March 2019

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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An orchestra created by and for musicians with mental health struggles is working to create a safe space for individuals to create music and form support networks. The orchestra accepts everyone and is meant to be an ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

26 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, d...

Mississippi Today

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Kelsey Davis

22 February 2019

Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

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To address Mississippi's teacher shortage, a nonprofit has started to look to the source of the problem--many would-be teachers are repeatedly failing to pass the teacher ceritifcation exam. Coupled with several new s...

FastCompany

Melissa Locker

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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UNICEF is owner of some of the world's largest humanitarian warehouses, where workers and automated robots work in tandem to ensure that the kits that can help children and families in emergencies are ready to go when...

The Hechinger Report

Nick Chiles

20 February 2019

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

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A nonprofit called AVID exposes low-income students to organizational skills, leadership training, and peer support networks. Working with over 2 million students nationwide, AVID is "designed to systematically help d...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

20 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee's Shelby County school district is one of several nationwide experimenting with a weighted-student funding model -- with this concept, each school receives a budget based on both number of students and stude...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Kylie Mohr

13 February 2019

Wyoming, United States

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Interpreters provide non-English speakers greater access to healthcare by lowering the language barrier. The Spanish-speaking translation service, La Voz, helps residents in Wyoming who cannot afford expensive on-dema...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 February 2019

San Diego, United States

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Cities across the West Coast are facing increased rates of homelessness in their regions, including people who sleep in their cars; those experiencing vehicular homelessness have previously struggled to find a parking...

Next City

Jared Brey

7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 February 2019

Thailand

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A unique boarding school in Thailand has inspired close to 200 more of its kind. At Mechai Bamboo School, students benefit from a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including sta...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

5 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A nonprofit in New Orleans transforms cheap vacant and underutilized lots into playgrounds and spaces for community events that teach children "design thinking" in the process.

The New York Times

Jason DeParle

4 February 2019

Jacksonvile, Florida, United States

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Head Start, the biggest preschool program in the country (with roots in President Johnson's 1965 War on Poverty), is improving -- in the past decade, continued bipartisan support, new evaluation measures and periodic ...

Quartz India

Annabelle Timsit

30 January 2019

India

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For 50 years, the nonprofit Mobile Creches has stepped up to fill in the gaps of government preschool and provided early child care for families living on temporary construction sites. Research shows that the service ...

NPR

Jodi Helmer

28 January 2019

Hinton, United States

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For people in West Virginia who have lost their jobs due to the decline in the coal mining industry, the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective can help them - and other low-income residents - learn about beekeeping and ge...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lily Jackson

18 January 2019

New York, United States

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Colleges campuses are increasingly consulting students about the mental health services they want to see and expanding initiatives beyond the counseling center to all aspects of campus life. At Jefferson Community Col...

NPR

Sarah Gonzalez

18 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When Panera Bread launched several pay-what-you-want cafes, people from different economic and social backgrounds found themselves eating the same lunch, and paying what they could. While the cafes eventually closed, ...

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