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Courtney E. Martin

18 September 2019

Albany, Minnesota, United States

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A shortage of caregivers throughout the U.S. has forced the industry to rethink how it's attracting workers, especially men. From simplifying applications to better targeted outreach, organizations are implementing ne...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

2 July 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Shared expressions of community and fellowship are fostering a non-partisan approach to civic engagement. The nonprofit Citizen University, based in Seattle, Washington, provides small grants to trained community lead...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

8 May 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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A pilot program in Jackson, Mississippi is providing a cohort of 20 single black mothers with a guaranteed income of $1000 a month as part of their "radical resident-driven approach." While the experiment is still in ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

30 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In 2018, San Francisco county forgave $32 million worth of criminal justice administrative fees. These fees are issued to formerly incarcerated individuals upon release from prison, most of which are not employed and ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

26 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, d...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

31 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, known as Balle, encourages a “localism” approach to decrease wealth disparities. By hosting a fellowship program to share best practices as well as encouraging philant...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

18 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the United States, executive leaders of non-profits have a high turn-over rate due to workplace fatigue. The Durfee Foundation has pioneered funding 3-month sabbaticals for directors of non-profits to “decompress” ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

20 September 2016

United States

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Cohousing, shared homes with common living spaces are slowly popping up across the country. This article highlights the potential benefits this new living style has, mainly in response to issues of low levels of human...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

14 August 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Patients' last years of life are the most expensive for the health care system. For a fifth of the cost, a Zen hospice program, in San Francisco, is helping those who are dying improve their quality of death by enjoyi...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

24 July 2014

North Augusta, South Carolina, United States

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The problem and importance of finding reliable childcare for poor, working parents is increasingly prevalent. Lawmakers and non-profits alike are creating new solutions to help make childcare affordable.

SFGate

Courtney E. Martin

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...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

4 September 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Sexual assault, rape, and sexism are social problems that young women face and many feel powerless to create change. Non-profit organizations such as SPARK and WAM have trained teenage girls to be advocates for thems...

The Atlantic

Courtney E. Martin

4 April 2013

Malawi

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Health communication systems designed for rural, developing countries -- where hospitals are often understaffed and transportation is inadequate -- are being adapted to improve care in U.S. cities.

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

6 February 2013

Malawi

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The vast majority of births in Malawi still happen under the care of traditional birth attendants, who are often unequipped to deal with potentially lethal complications. But new president Joyce Banda is helping Malaw...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

21 March 2012

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Global social and economic problems are difficult to change. However, fan-activism fuels the interests of fans of popular young adult fiction. Books such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games have inspired activist gro...

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