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The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Michael Tashji

30 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Working to train therapy dogs helps kids with issues learn how to cope. Rising Ground, an organization in New York City, provides animal therapy as part of a residential placement program for juveniles facing problems...

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Chad Small

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26 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...

OZY

Christina Noriega

26 August 2019

Bogotá, Colombia

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Coca, a plant most known for its role in developing the drug cocaine, has an image problem. It’s being tackled head on by Fabiola Piñacué, a Colombian entrepreneur, who is convinced the indigenous plant has profit and...

WCAU-TV

Matt Delucia

26 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Storing solar energy improves the resilience of public transportation systems to disruptions in the energy grid. With the potential of extreme heat or weather conditions to cause issues in the reliability of electrica...

The Press Democrat

Stephen Nett

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23 August 2019

Petaluma, California, United States

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California’s Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue is working hard to rehabilitate a lone beaver – among other wildlife – back to health and into their natural habitat. The species is key to natural ecosystems, making their s...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

22 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Rewarding patients for sobriety greatly increases the likelihood for recovery. The approach of contingency management creates new behaviors through incentives instead of punishment. Through the Seattle Department of V...

KPHO-TV

Briana Whitney

20 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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The Mesa, Arizona, school district is expanding its mental health care programming in response to a high teen suicide rate in the region. By increasing the number of counselors available, using data to tailor its appr...

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Min Xian

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20 August 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Pennsylvania, researchers, medical professionals, communities, and local governments are taking steps to address the opioid crisis. The epidemic that has swept across the country is being addressed at every lev...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 August 2019

New York, United States

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Connecting children with volunteer lawyers can greatly assist immigration cases. Nonprofits like the Safe Passage Project and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) work to provide children, often separated from their familie...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

Chris Nelson

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18 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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As part of a suicide prevention program in North Central Ohio, middle and high school students take a screening test to assess their mental state and determine if intervention by the school is necessary. Coupled with ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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16 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

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16 August 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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For many experiencing divorce, a safe place to deal with frustrations and stigma is important. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, religious institutions are stepping in to provide support groups and classes like DivorceCare,...

FreshWater Cleveland

Mark Oprea

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16 August 2019

Clark-Fulton, Ohio, United States

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In Clark-Fulton, Ohio, almost half of all residents lack access to a grocery store, but community organizations are working together to offer options such as produce giveaways and cooking classes. Not only are those p...

Buzzfeed

Amber Jamieson

16 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California’s Los Angeles Police Department has built mental health into its force. The department has 16 psychologists on staff, offering free counseling and debrief sessions after traumatic incidents. As the New York...

Yes! Magazine

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

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15 August 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Members of Post-Soviet Mongolian tribes return to a co-op way of life in order to survive - but this time, the co-ops are community run, rather than state-run. Because climate change has degraded the quality of soil a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Elizabeth Warner

15 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Providing access to educational resources and community support helps immigrant entrepreneurs succeed. In Philadelphia, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects immigrants to resources, such as health care...

U.S. News & World Report

Rachel Zohn

14 August 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Charter schools are part of a new effort to change the public perception of Montgomery's underfunded schools. But the community wonders how they will fit in and effect the performance of existing public schools and ne...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

NowThis News

Chloe Kellison

11 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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School on Wheels is a program serving children in a refugee camp along the U.S.-Mexico border by transforming an old school bus into a space for learning. The school can fit up to 80 children, all of whom are waiting ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

Things That Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

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7 August 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Troubling statistics and stories about children of color not getting the necessary physical fitness needed to be healthy is what lead the Ann Arbor YMCA to launch a new program targeted at this population of kids. "It...

NPR

Pam Fessler

5 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Pioneering research has indicated that encouraging low-income families to move to "higher opportunity" neighborhoods improves long-term outcomes for their children. A pilot program in Seattle aims to put this to the t...

Things That Work Uganda

Noah Omuya

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda, the largest such settlement in the world, is working with a number of agencies including the UNHCR and The Office of the Prime Minister to address environmental issues in the...

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