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Pacific Standard

Michael Elsen-Rooney

8 August 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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A year after a San Diego high school was awarded $10 million to scale a successful personalized learning pilot model, administrators and teachers have seen improving attendance rates and certain academic positives and...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a collaboration between three nonprofits is providing 500 free lunches, both filling a gap in nonprofit service on Friday afternoons and giving those recently entered into recovery for addiction a tas...

National Geographic

Vanessa Serrao

8 August 2018

Zambia

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Poachers are causing the population of lions in Zambia to decline at rapid rate. Conservationists working with the Zambian Carnivore Program are not only actively tracking the lions, but also teaching students about t...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

7 August 2018

New Mexico, United States

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In the past few years, an influx of oil field workers to Jal, New Mexico has put pressure on the town's child-care offerings. Several teachers are pioneering a creative solution. By using funding from several sources,...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philabundance, a nonprofit organization aimed at fighting food insecurity, has a sustainable and creative solution. They launched a line of cheeses, known as Abundantly Good, and proceeds will help pay farmers to turn...

The New York Times Magazine

Nathaniel Rich

1 August 2018

United States

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In the late 1970s to late 1980s, activists, scientists, and politicians began to address the climate change crisis. For a decade, they attempted to ask the U.S. to commit to an international agreement to reduce emiss...

Chicago Tribune

Alison Bowen

1 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Though homelessness is an entrenched and complex problem, small solutions can make a difference in the daily life of homeless individuals. Lockers for overnight cell phone storage in a homeless shelter in Chicago are ...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

1 August 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...

Next City

Emily Nonko

1 August 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two Detroit-based entrepreneurs are determined to help minority youth become stakeholders in community real estate development. Targeting communities that experience gentrification, Project Destined empowers young stu...

Concentrate

Claire Charlton

25 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Brilliant Detroit is a nonprofit that aims to create “kid success neighborhoods.” It reaches this goal by building over 70 partnerships with organizations throughout the city. From working with Eastern Market to provi...

The NM Political Report

Laura Paskus

20 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Project Feed the Hood, a community effort to increase food access and security for lower-income families, has established gardens and pilot programs at ten schools in Albuquerque. The program originally aimed to conve...

CityLab

Haniya Rae

14 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Tiny homes, proposed across the world as a solution to housing problems, come in many forms. Baltimore is trying its own model. A creative partnership under the non-profit Civic Works is connecting people who want aff...

Christian Science Monitor

Christopher Johnston

9 July 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has been quietly building a network of book clubs, libraries, and empowerment groups "using literature to empower marginalized groups, foster economic dynamism, and bridge social divides." From workplace and...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two federally-funded Seattle tech training programs tasked with increasing diversity in the industry returned dramatically different results over the course of one year. Experts credit Apprenti's employer-driven natur...

Yes! Magazine

Miles Schneiderman

28 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Teaching people about the harmful impacts of social media and tech addiction are a crucial first step in mitigating its consequences. The Center for Human Technology (CHT) has partnered with Common Sense Media to laun...

Yes! Magazine

Shaima Shamdeen

26 June 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Renting Partnerships organizes affordable housing communities that stay affordable. By meeting the expectations of the community, such as paying rent on time, residents can earn and cash out financial equity after sta...

Next City

Alejandra Molina

22 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles-based group Across Our Kitchen Tables is hoping to overcome the underrepresentation of women of color in the food industry. The group connects women, helps them discuss ideas and recipes, and hosts wor...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

20 June 2018

Kentucky, United States

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An internship program in rural Kentucky takes a bottom-up approach to reproductive health education. All Access EKY hires young female interns to create media and social media campaigns about teenage pregnancy and bir...

WNYC

Matt Katz

20 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York, non-profits like Eat Offbeat, Emma's Torch, United Tastes of America, and more are working to connect American-born citizens with refugees from other countries, using food as a way to spark conversation w...

Christian Science Monitor

Stéphanie Jacob

14 June 2018

MARRAKESH, Morocco

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The Marrakesh-based Amal for the Culinary Arts offers Moroccan women from disadvantaged backgrounds free training in order to become culinary chefs. Through the program they get hands on experience. They also help the...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

12 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Cooperation Group is a Detroit-based nonprofit that consults for worker-owned cooperatives. They also give advice to organizations even if they think a cooperative is not the best model, as they did with the nonpr...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

12 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By offering flexible rent, a Philadelphia nonprofit allows low-income residents to attain economic success. Financed through an initial endowment, the Women’s Community Revitalization Projected is sustained by support...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

8 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHARE, or Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, is a nonprofit organization that “places extremely low-income people into market-rate housing by matching renters two to a bedroom.” The model depends on renters being able t...

University of Oregon

Bryana Sena

7 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Composting reduces the waste that fill landfills, but it's not always a common practice. Food For Lane County and Compost Crew are two operations in Oregon that are working to change this through local control operati...

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