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The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

9 November 2015

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Human trafficking is a rampant problem throughout the world, but the signs can often be difficult to spot. A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight the issue together takes shape.

Washington Post

Catherine Woodiwiss

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9 October 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Religion and technology are two important elements in Nairobi, however, they have remained distant until the corrupt government brought them together. Christian hackathons are now opportunities for technology and reli...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 September 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Great solutions to common problems often already exist and have been implemented elsewhere. By crowdsourcing ideas and broadening the pool from which contractors are selected, cities across the world are improving the...

Fortune

Amy Kaslow

29 June 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...

EdSource

John Fensterwald

5 May 2015

San Jose, California, United States

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In response to youth calling for greater say in how California schools spend money, Overfelt High School allowed students to decide how to spend $50,000 of the school’s discretionary funding. Principal Vito Chiala ref...

Citiscope

Stephanie Johnston

29 April 2015

Adelaide, Australia

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Not long ago, Adelaide was a 9-to-5 town, where restaurants catering to suburban commuters closed once lunch was served. This city's transformation is the product of simple and inexpensive strategies for activating it...

Bright Magazine

Kaite Welsh

2 April 2015

United States

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Students in today's technical world are now using blogging and other forms of social media, known as studyblrs, in order to help each other improve achievement through online homework help, communication, and encourag...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

31 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Colorful volumes of books have aided teaching for centuries; however, the scope of engagement in the internet age demands newer methods for pedagogy. Pinterest, a social media-constructed visual bulletin board, has be...

Zócalo Public Square

Matt Cohen

Daniel Schugurensky

11 March 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When Bioscience High School put students in charge of a portion of its discretionary budget, nearly the entire student body participated in deciding how to spend the money. The experiment in participatory democracy un...

The Guardian

Jim Hall

23 February 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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The densely populated Canadian city is tenth most at risk of flooding in the world as climate change raises sea levels. The government has instated a number of successful flood adaptation projects, with an ambition to...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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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.

NationSwell

Rob Gurwitt

11 December 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Very few people go to city council meetings. MindMixer, a tech startup company, increased civic participation in states across the U.S. with online platforms for city officials and the community to discuss ideas.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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27 November 2013

Tanzania

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In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relati...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

13 November 2013

Port-au-Prince, Philippines

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After typhoon Haiyan, the devastation to the Philippines was hard to locate and track. The Red Cross staffed volunteers to sort through crowd-sourced data to create maps. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap software applic...

SFGate

Courtney E. Martin

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8 November 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Bay Area has the seventh-highest-ranking income disparity between rich and poor in the United States, and food is one of the most poignant indicators of the division. But a new collaboration between the design fir...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 February 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Agencies across the corporate, government and especially nonprofit sectors are recruiting ideas from the public by offering prizes for solving challenges. Prize incentives have spurred innovation for centuries, but fe...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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22 February 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In a vast country like the United States in a world of lightning-fast change, it no longer makes sense to presume that governments possess, or even understand, the best ways to address pressing needs and promote “the ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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20 December 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Crises and problems are well-covered in the media. When the media focuses instead on organizations that are doing social good, it has a better effect because then these organizations are more likely to receive support...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 September 2011

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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28 July 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States now has a variety of federally-supported nutrition programs, but the health care system remains disconnected from the social determinants of health. Many doctors simply lack the resources to provide ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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16 June 2011

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Poor neighborhoods in the United States lack quality play spaces for children, also known as play deserts. An organization is enabling communities across the nation to build their own playground.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 March 2011

Kenya

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Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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14 March 2011

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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One of two columns on Cash on Delivery, a new, hands-off, no-bureaucracy method of foreign aid: countries set goals and get financial incentives and rewards only when they successfully meet them on-the-ground practica...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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5 November 2010

New York, New York, United States

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Forms that ask people to opt-in or opt-out can swing enrollment in programs such as organ donation and retirement savings accounts with a default choice that reflects the statistically more popular option. It could be...

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