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Carah Wertheimer

18 October 2016

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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In Longmont, Colorado the Hopelight Medical Clinic is fondly referred to as the "little clinic that could" since it provides services such as low-cost medical care, free wellness support groups, health counseling and ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Stephen St.Vincent

12 October 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Low-income people often miss out on court dates because they cannot afford to miss work or leave their children. Michigan and Ohio courts have incorporated the Matterhorn “online adjudication system” to handle simple ...

The Washington Post

Colby Itkowitz

12 October 2016

Blackpool, England

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The key to ending social issues such as depression and homelessness may lie in prevention rather than reaction, and some non-traditional methods outside of the professional or government sphere are leading the way. Ca...

High Country News

Kate Schimel

10 October 2016

Paonia, Colorado, United States

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In 2011, the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), an education advocacy and research organization, launched the Colorado Legacy Schools project. The program funded innovative ways to increase the number and diversity ...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

9 October 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...

Livemint

Priti Salian

8 October 2016

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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A stand-alone hospice in the city of Bengaluru is the sole provider of end-of-life care for the terminally ill in the region. Having helped nearly 11,000 patients and trained nursing aids during a six-month course to ...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Bloomington, Illinois, United States

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A new online course called REST provides volunteers in Illinois with the necessary skills and a certification to provide short term care for people with disabilities, allowing for their loved ones and long-term caregi...

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Megan Kamerick

7 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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Many families in rural New Mexico still do not have high speed internet access at home. In Farmington, the public school district, a local college, and nonprofits are working to close the gap in the digital divide for...

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Lucia Duncan

4 October 2016

Dixon, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, public libraries are funded by municipalities. That means, if you live in an unincorporated town, there’s no funding stream for a local public library. But, in northern New Mexico, residents in severa...

The Guardian

Tim Lewis

2 October 2016

United Kingdom

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Healthcare in the United Kingdom faces a major shortage of doctors, but innovative mobile applications are addressing this need through offering online video doctor consultations and AI-empowered diagnoses. Comparing ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jia H. Jung

28 September 2016

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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In Springdale, students who speak Marshallese have a hard time performing at school due to their lack of English language comprehension. “Community liaisons” between the children, their parents, and the school became ...

Daily Trojan

Matt Lemas

28 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At the University of Southern California, rates of binge drinking have been on the rise and are now reported as reaching above the national average. To combat this epidemic, the university is offering alternatives to ...

Racked

Chavie Lieber

27 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Business clothes are expensive, and this can often be a barrier to low-income professionals. Dress for Success in New York City is a non-profit that collects second-hand business clothing and has high-end stylists on...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 September 2016

United States

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Extreme health care costs are nothing new, especially for America's elderly and chronically ill population. Additionally, even routine trips to the doctor can have drastic effects on health and finances for the patien...

Upworthy

Ally Hirschlag

21 September 2016

United States

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Kevin Adler used his own experience with his homeless and estranged uncle to create 'Miracle Messages' —a project where he could record the messages of homeless individuals and post them on social media, in order to h...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

19 September 2016

Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

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In Rapid City, South Dakota, talking about money is taboo among Native American families. To help improve their financial situations Black Hills Community Loan Fund offers financial literacy classes. The organization ...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

19 September 2016

Tijuana, Mexico

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The city of Tijuana, situated at the border with the United States, uses an inefficient and expensive transportation system that relies on private drivers. However, with the help of multiple stakeholders, a new public...

Chicago Tribune

Jeremy Gorner

Annie Sweeney

18 September 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Adjusting some of the strategies police adopted in New York and Los Angeles can help Chicago reduce it homicide rates which is one of the highest in the country. Some strategies which can be adopted in Chicago are to ...

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

18 September 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For many people experiencing poverty, the struggle to make ends meet and provide for their children is common across generations. In Philadelphia, non-profit programs are recognizing that aspect of poverty and helping...

CityLab

Linda Poon

16 September 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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What can you do to enjoy time with Alzheimer’s patients? A suburb near San Diego has recently opened a new town square with architecture designed to look like it is from the 1950s. The space offers aging baby boomers...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

16 September 2016

San Jose, California, United States

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In San Jose, manufacturing jobs can help reduce the economic inequalities in the region. Youth from marginalized communities are being recruited to join a high tech manufacturing job with the potential for career adva...

The Atlantic

Timothy D. Walker

15 September 2016

Finland

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Some European schools have long championed free play in the woods as a way to combat the increasingly mainstream idea of "nature-deficit disorder." In Finland, enthusiastic teachers dedicate all of Friday to outdoor "...

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Liz Dwyer

9 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles students who suffer from dyslexia and dyscalculia are supported by special education teachers to improve their reading skills and access necessary tools to enter general educatio...

Next City

Jen Kinney

9 September 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Collaborations between artists and scientists can lead to unique, engaging, and educational programming highlighting important issues. In Indianapolis, the StreamLines collaboration highlighted issues related to city ...

The Atlantic

Leah Todd

7 September 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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ERs are often ill-equipped to handle mentally ill patients and cause them more stress than they do help, furthermore, these recurring patients are costly. Mi Esperanza, a wellness center in CO, reduces unnecessary and...

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