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Audrey F. Henderson

14 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson created a “Map Twins” project to bring together people from often strictly segregated sections of Chicago. Connecting people who live on the same number block of the north and south s...

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Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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Jason Beaubien

9 August 2018

Tela, Honduras

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SOS Children's Villages is a non-profit group that services more than 80,000 kids. Their successful model emphasizes love, family, and relationships, even though the children aren't being raised in a "traditional" fam...

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Lucy Lamble

8 August 2018

Kenya

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In rural Kenya, different ethnic groups are known to clash over resources. Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan returned home after her education to start the Horn of Africa Initiative which brings communities together and promotes...

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Gavin Kelleher

3 August 2018

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In Nepal a team of people monitor border crossings to rescue young women being trafficked into brothels in India. The women are tricked into believing there are jobs waiting for them rather than brutal lives of sexual...

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Ellen Rosen

3 August 2018

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

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Despite the supposed fear of automation taking away jobs, there is in fact a shortage of employees in the manufacturing industry. In rural areas where many manufacturing plants are located, companies are trying a vari...

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Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

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Jen Soong

1 August 2018

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Some universities are helping students stay sober. Institutions like Rutgers, Texas Tech, and University of Michigan offer counseling, support groups, and even recovery house’s. Research shows these programs are overw...

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Ivan Roman

1 August 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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Austin moved away from its teen curfew, bucking the trend in many other cities where such laws are longstanding and efforts to remove them often meet resistance. That is despite data showing they do not reduce juven...

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Cheryl Corley

31 July 2018

North Dakota, United States

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Prison officials in North Dakota have revamped solitary confinement, inspired in part by Norway's system, which focuses on “punishment that works.” There is much less focus on using isolation to punish small infractio...

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Courtney E. Martin

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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...

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Edward Siddons

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27 July 2018

United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, all 12 women's prisons have implemented a program to “treat trauma through the lens of gender” in an effort to address the root causes that drive women into prison. It's based on work by the Cen...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

26 July 2018

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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Training inmates to raise service dogs can benefit everyone involved. Inmates gain skills and a sense of purpose, and the dogs go on to help wounded veterans and first responders. “I’ve been here for years,” says a se...

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Derek Robertson

26 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A D.C. non-profit is using storytelling, improv, and comedy to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians. A study by doctors at Western Carolina University found that the program resulted in "a significant increas...

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Danielle Stephens

25 July 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Shirley Apthorp was inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema, a national system that provides impoverished kids access to music education. She wanted to do something similar with opera in South Africa, were the genre was on...

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Anne Hillman

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25 July 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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A unique setup at Spring Creek Correctional Institution means that inmates get to work at the prison’s store, and profits get reinvested into the prison. The arrangement benefits those who work at the store as well as...

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Jill Harkins

23 July 2018

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven, a two-decades long experiment in giving community to and promoting empowerment for people who have been in the criminal justice system or mental health treatment services has shown a decrease in drug use...

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Jamiles Lartey

23 July 2018

Florida, United States

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A sheriff in northern Florida is helping break the cycle of incarceration by working to change how communities and law enforcement interact. The effort includes mentoring children of incarcerated parents, linking the ...

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Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

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Rachel Kaufman

23 July 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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New guidelines to help cities manage bike-share programs, based on feedback from 60 cities, could be the key to success for dockless vehicles. The guidelines include recommendations about permits and fines, ways to co...

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Vidhi Doshi

22 July 2018

New Delhi, India

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Each day, 100,000 students in Delhi begin their school schedule with a 30-minute lesson focused on happiness and well-being. This curriculum is part of the capital's push to encourage innovation in government schools ...

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Gustavo Arellano

19 July 2018

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Mexican-American chefs throughout working-class communities are increasingly embracing a plant-based menu as investment in health and environmental concerns continues to gain traction.

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Lucy Lamble

18 July 2018

Liverpool, England

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Resistance 101 is a game that teaches people about insecticide resistance and educates them about how to choose which insecticides to use in different situations. Educating communities on malaria prevention has proved...

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Aditya Chakrabortty

18 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Professors, workers’ rights advocates, and workers themselves united to change the standard for the compensation of cleaning staff at local universities. Low paid service jobs, including cleaning, tend to be outsource...

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Simon Usborne

18 July 2018

Penzance, England, United Kingdom

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“There were bottles, cocktail sticks, coffee cup lids, razors, toothbrushes," recalls Rachel Yates, a Penzance community member, in describing the looks of a Cornish beach she volunteered to clean up with marine conse...

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