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The News & Observer

Grayson Logue

28 June 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Many medical students forgo a career as a primary care physician for a specialist position, creating a shortage of primary care. North Carolina has created a fellowship program called MedServe that inspires medical st...

CityLab

Mimi Kirk

9 June 2016

Saudi Arabia

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A severe lack of affordable housing in Saudi Arabia has spurred the government to impose a tax on what has traditionally been a virtually tax-free society. However, they aim to tax only the wealthy owners of undevelop...

Slate

Dani McClain

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9 June 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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To diversify America's disproportionately female and white set of teachers, a coalition of colleges and universities is working to train black men to become teachers. The training programs emphasize the financial bene...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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8 June 2016

Kenya

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In the face of crippling unemployment, environmental degradation, and species extinction, communities in Southern Kenya joined with various stakeholders to establish REDD+ project. This project sells carbon credits on...

TakePart

Sarita Santoshini

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20 May 2016

New Ram Terang, Assam, India

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Conflict between men and wildlife grows ever more frequent as the human population grows and the forests diminish. But with the help of nonprofit agencies and dedicated groups, one village of refugees in rural India w...

CNN

Tawanda Scott Sambou

Wayne Drash

20 May 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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When faced with a violent crime epidemic, the city of Richmond in the Bay Area of California, implemented a program that incentivized youth to step away from the violence. Offering a monthly stipend, intense mentorshi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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18 May 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit offers a model for providing residents with no-interest loans to perform upkeep on their houses, thereby working to stimulate the local construction economy and improve quality of life.

The Atlantic

Amy Yee

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5 May 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Despite popular belief, white kids aren't the only ones on the spectrum of autism research. In an effort to bridge these gaps, many research teams are reaching out to minority groups in ways that are more attuned to c...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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3 May 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Higher education has become a guardian of class division and privilege. But leadership can, and is trying to, reverse that and level the playing field.

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

Eco-Business

Vaidehi Shah

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22 April 2016

New Zealand

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As the global community accelerates efforts to curb climate change, carbon neutral labels are becoming a common sight on products and services. How can consumers tell if these claims are the real thing or just fluff?

Ensia

Erica Gies

11 April 2016

United States

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The water system in the United States is beginning to be in need of replacement. In order to facilitate this infrastructure project and prevent it from becoming overwhelming, technology such as water sensors and softw...

Next City

Zoe Mendelson

25 February 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

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By “gamifying” the process, urban planners can crowdsource data collection. In Mexico City, members of 14 organizations—ranging from government agencies to nonprofits and consultants—launched a city-wide game, Mapatón...

WAMU

Sukey Lewis

23 February 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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With homicides up 50 percent last year, the D.C. Council is backing a controversial new crime bill aimed at stopping the violence. It’s modeled in part on a 9-year-old program in Richmond, California. Each year, 50 yo...

BBC

Madeline Taylor

14 February 2016

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has pioneered a methodology that has resulted in getting most of its electricity from hydroelectric plants, reversing deforestation through implementing financial incentives and achieving a 99 percent fossi...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

3 February 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Pathways Community HUB model, born in Mansfield as way to improve pregnancy outcomes, is becoming a national model. Its success is in large part due to its rewarding only caretakers whose patients achieve certain ...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

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21 December 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Solar power companies have had a hard time maintaining funding to operate. 'Recharging' tax credits for these companies can help up-and-coming solar companies to grow.

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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19 December 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Only a fraction of kids in foster care go to college, and even fewer graduate. The small but successful scholarship program at Seattle University aims to change that by specifically helping students from foster care.

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

30 November 2015

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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The cocoa industry’s worst child labor abuses are beginning to be cleaned up. The changes are, in many ways, unprecedented.

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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5 November 2015

Satriano, Italy

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The tiny town of Satriano faces imminent shuttering of schools, shops, and other services as the population ages and youth move away in search of more lucrative employment opportunities. But the mayor has a solution -...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

1 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Five years ago, Detroit created a program called Live Midtown to encourage business growth and homeownership in the area. The aim of bringing more people to live in the neighborhood has been exceedingly successful, an...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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27 October 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

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Few Americans talk about their end-of-life wishes. To encourage these conversations, Medicare has decided to reimburse doctors for the time they spend helping families decide end-of-life wishes. In Wisconsin, a progra...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

9 October 2015

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Family Rewards is a three-year program in Memphis, which aims to stop inter-generational poverty cycles. The program gives low income families funds that are conditional on bettering the next generation.

The New York Times

Nathaniel Popper

7 October 2015

Utah, United States

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In Utah, Goldman Sachs funded the education of preschoolers and was reimbursed by the state once it was shown that the kids would not need special education. Social impact investments, like this one in Utah, can help ...

CityLab

Tiffany R. Jansen

2 October 2015

Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands

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More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone. Students stay free of charge in exchange for volunteering to help the seniors.

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