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Deborah Fallows

30 September 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, the public library system and metropolitan public school district are working together to ensure students have access to all the educational resources they need. To start, every student ID doubles as a l...

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Deborah Fallows

17 September 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...

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Deborah Fallows

4 September 2019

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Across the United States, rural health-care centers that qualify to receive a Federally Qualified Health Centers designation are better able to provide affordable care for those that need it. Although there are limita...

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Deborah Fallows

6 August 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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A public library in Brownsville, Texas continues to remain relevant through its dedication to learning from failed initiatives, investing in new technology, and ensuring that the space keeps up with ever-changing town...

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Deborah Fallows

29 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is a branch of the New York Public Library system that offers a wide array of services for vision-impaired adults and children. They hold the largest physical colle...

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Deborah Fallows

22 June 2019

Danville, Virginia, United States

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A network of member organizations in and around Danville, Virginia tackles the region's health and nutrition pitfalls by relying on the strength of their tight-knit rural towns to donate and distribute health resource...

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Deborah Fallows

23 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, libraries are acting as more than hubs of literature. From acting as safe havens in emergencies, to places of support and community in times of distress, and to information headquarters where...

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3 November 2016

Spearville, Kansas, United States

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Small towns across America are leading the shift towards renewable energy. Part of a series called "American Futures", this video visits Kansas, Pennsylvania, and California to learn more about green initiatives in bi...

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Deborah Fallows

9 September 2016

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Creating spaces for art and artists to thrive can have a positive impact on a city’s economy. By converting disused buildings into studio spaces and galleries for artists, the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA) ...

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Deborah Fallows

13 June 2016

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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In remote Ajo, Arizona, the Desert Senita Health Center acts as the region’s on-stop shop health clinic as well as the community's health advocate. From providing medical care to implementing tactics to break the comm...

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Deborah Fallows

1 June 2016

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Ajo, Arizona is home to a growing collective, collaboration of local agriculture and food-based initiatives. The small town coordinates actors from schools, restaurants, the farmers’ market, local gardens, and communi...

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Deborah Fallows

11 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Throughout the country, libraries are hosting “maker spaces”—places where patrons can use technological tools to develop and fabricate their ideas and use the library to not only consume but create.

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Deborah Fallows

16 February 2016

San Bernardino, California, United States

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In the aftermath of the 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, the city relies on the public library as a grounding location that welcomes all. Though the library has seen drastic cuts in funding and staff, it invests in co...

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Deborah Fallows

2 August 2015

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Staff members at a library branch in central Oregon take steps toward community engagement and participation by crossing the barrier from employee to neighbor. By building personal relationships with other community m...

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Deborah Fallows

23 June 2015

Redmond, Oregon, United States

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When students take ownership over their own learning, they are more likely to be successful, the executive director of Redmond Proficiency Academy in Oregon, believes. He has used this philosphy to develop a charter s...

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Deborah Fallows

27 May 2015

San Bernardino, California, United States

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In San Bernardino, California - a city that has declared bankruptcy and struggles to keep kids in school, one high school uses a comprehensive approach to teaching by offering positive clubs and college prep education...

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Deborah Fallows

1 April 2015

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Redeveloping and repurposing unused real estate provides a path toward economic revitalization. With a combination of public and private grants, the nonprofit group, International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA), has p...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

16 March 2015

Fresno, California, United States

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Located in downtown Fresno, Kepler Neighborhood School is raising the city's next generation of informed citizens. Through a service learning model, students regularly engage with local businesses and leaders and comp...

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Deborah Fallows

11 March 2015

Fresno, California, United States

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A career high school in Fresno offers 16 tracks ranging from game design to environmental science taught by a team of teachers with work background in the respective fields. Studies have found that students enrolled i...

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Deborah Fallows

15 November 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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In a Pittsburgh elementary school, kids grapple with electricity and circuits, breeding a familiarity with technology that founders of the “Children’s Innovation Project” hope equips them for a better future. This par...

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Deborah Fallows

16 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Columbus, Ohio, a high school is pooling vouchers, donations, and earnings from its work study program to reach some of the city's students living below the poverty line.

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

6 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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A public library in Columbus, Ohio stays ahead of the curve by investing in new technology as well as expanding outreach efforts to people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic class. The library offers rigorous, hand...

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