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The Atlantic

John Tierney

7 November 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Thread is a social enterprise out of Pittsburgh taking a two-for-one approach to the issues of both poverty and pollution in Haiti. They help take plastic waste out of the environment by turning it into durable fabric...

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Kirsten Downer

4 November 2014

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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For 150 areas in the UK needing the most help, support came in the form of 1 million pound grants to fund community-led projects. What sets this funding apart is that 75% of those on the decision-making boards are loc...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

29 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In recent years, Columbus, Ohio's community college has taken a leading role in citywide economic development efforts. This has involved bolstering "career pathways" by better aligning high schools, community colleges...

The Globe and Mail

Geoffrey York

19 October 2014

Lagos, Nigeria

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When the Ebola virus struck Nigeria and Senegal the governments of both countries took several steps to prevent an outbreak. Both countries responded to the first reported case quickly, traced all of the people that t...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

17 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In the case of the Columbus Partnership, the word "collaboration" - which often doesn't have much meat behind it in the private sector - is at the core of the civic organization's success. The organization brings toge...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sarah Maslin

11 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Previous efforts to rein in Milwaukee's infant mortality rate have focused on services for mothers: increasing access to prenatal care, treating underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and reducing behaviors s...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

25 September 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Middle-class children don’t regress as readers during the summer, because they go to the library, do educational activities, take classes - poor children, however, lose between one and two months in reading achievemen...

Buzzfeed

Evan McMorris-Santoro

1 September 2014

Utah, United States

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The militarization of police forces in cases such as Ferguson, Missouri’s riots has led the state of Utah to question what can be done to prevent such an overuse of force from happening. Utah expanded upon a law passe...

The Post and Courier

Doug Pardue

Jennifer Berry Hawes

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Natalie Caula Hauff

20 August 2014

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

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South Carolina has made little progress in addressing domestic violence in the year since it was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the rate of women killed by men. A series of proposed fixes includes screening for lethal...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

20 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In the United States 20 percent of prisoners have a mental illness. San Antonio law enforcement and mental health workers pooled their resources and worked together to create a one-stop center for the mentally ill to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 August 2014

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Is there a way to frame conversations so that people actually listen to one another? Ask Big Questions fosters large group questions and discussions about social problems on university campuses to inspire young people.

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Many military children are resilient, but there are also a lot in public schools across the U.S. who experience difficulties. School Liaison Officers help those children by bridging the gap between the military and th...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

31 July 2014

Rwanda

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Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 July 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Being poor can make you sick because of where you work, live and eat. Medical-legal partnerships, in hospitals U.S. cities, are attacking these social determinants through legal aid to the poor, often class-action law...

The Takeaway

John Hockenberry

25 June 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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After a policeman shot and killed a teenage African American, a community in Cincinnati blamed law enforcement for racial profiling and riots expanded throughout the city. With the help of the Department of Justice as...

The Buffalo News

Tiffany Lankes

22 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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The Eagle academies are part of a network of schools in New York City and Newark that are devoted to educating at-risk boys from the inner city by providing them with mentors.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 June 2014

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas suffered from recession-closed businesses and crime. Then community members used placemaking, in which people shaped their own environment to improve the quality of life, and the c...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 June 2014

Toppenish, Washington, United States

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Toppenish High School in Washington State boasts a graduation rate of 94% despite the fact that a third of all parents in the town dropped out of school by ninth grade and the student body is all low-income. Respondin...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 June 2014

New Mexico, United States

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Project ECHO - driven by a single doctor with a cause - pulled together a team of specialists to develop a model that combines technology with collaborative care and careful patient tracking to help cure for diseases ...

Politico

Ben Schreckinger

10 June 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston had a hard time solving civic problems efficiently and holding its leadership accountable. In response, a team in the Mayor's office was charged with "making Boston better through clever, low-cost hacks" such a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 June 2014

Nigeria

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In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. A quarter-million malaria deaths each year might be prevented if the patients were treated with real drugs instead of fake ones.

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

3 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

28 May 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Homelessness is still a rampant problem in the United States. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative launched four years ago, aims to help communities around the country place 100,000 chronically homeless people in...

Seychelles News Agency

Wanjohi Kabukuru

18 May 2014

Roche Caiman, Bel Air, Seychelles

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The 2004 tsunami that hit Asia caused significant damage in the islands of the Seychelles, destroying roads, homes, and shoreline. A teacher determined to restore her home through tangible action took a lead role in h...

The New York Times

Suzanne Bouffard

30 April 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Rates of problem behaviors and emotional issues among students are high - over 3 million elementary and secondary school students are suspended a year. To remedy the problem, a new program for educators delivers lesso...

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