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Foreign Policy

Seth Kaplan

2 March 2015

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Although Nigeria "is arguably the worst-run of the world’s major countries," it's biggest city is providing a model for how to turn poor governance around. Lagos, a historically fragile city like the rest of Nigeria, ...

The Mail & Guardian Online

Nathalie Bertrams

27 February 2015

Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique

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Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Educational nonprofit OneGoal has proven that its model of education helps provide low-income students in Chicago and Houston with the tools needed to pursue a college degree. Now, the nonprofit hopes to improve the c...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 February 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.

Hyperallergic

Edward M. Gomez

24 January 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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In the absence of attention from the art world, Bill Arnett took it upon himself to collect, document, and build scholarship around the work of self-taught African American artists living in the South. The organizatio...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Stuart

22 January 2015

Cairo, Egypt

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Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers ed...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

The New Yorker

Rebecca Mead

15 January 2015

Mexico

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KidZania is a theme park in a dozen countries where kids engage in different types of work, ranging from working on a car assembly line to putting out fake fires with real water and examining a doll’s teeth as a denti...

Pacific Standard

Sam Quinones

29 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that gang-related crime had dropped by nearly half since 2008. The transformation of LA holds lessons for decreasing violent crime through community policing, a foc...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

18 December 2014

North Adams, Massachusetts, United States

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The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) uses an innovative business model to stay afloat, relying on both internal and external projects and revenue streams to make a change in the North Adams communi...

NationSwell

Kathleen O'Brien

5 December 2014

United States

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Generation Citizen is a nonprofit that places college students in high school and middle schools to teach students about civic engagement. Each college volunteer, known as a Democracy Coach, teaches a semester-long cl...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

1 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization that advocates for access to better food in low-income neighborhoods runs a program based on a simple idea to deal with a complex problem: instead of drugs or admonishments to...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

29 October 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Sex ed is surprisingly awkward in the land of the Kama Sutra, but one foundation is trying to change that with a modern version of the program, all in an effort to stop gang rape.

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...

BBC

David Shukman

16 October 2014

Nigeria

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A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

16 October 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Postpartum depressions are often assumed to be associated with hormonal changes in women - in fact, only a small fraction of them are hormonally based. Proactive treatment and support can be life-saving.

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

9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

8 October 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Gang violence reduction services are often centered on singular gang members, leaving a gap meeting the needs of those affected by gang activity. GIFT, the Gang Impacted Families Team, is working to expand support for...

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

29 September 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Amidst a world struggling with smart ways to confront climate change, Hawaii's 2050 Plan for sustainability is working to be a model for the rest of the world. So far, it is on it's way to being a leader in solar ener...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

29 August 2014

Cairo, Egypt

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Service learning is a United-States based term and is often referred to as community or project-based learning in the Arab world. Courses were first labeled “community-based learning” at the American University in Cai...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 August 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many low income citizens feel as though they are restricted from getting medical attention and often stay trapped in their problems. Home visits offer a positive solution.

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 ...

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