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Sonja Hutson

20 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix po...

The Guardian

Angelique Chrisafis

20 May 2019

Mulhouse, France

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Mulhouse, a small city in France, brushed off its negative reputation and used community networking, clever financing, and urban renewal as tools to become a bustling center once again. The town relied on many communi...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

15 May 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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San Mateo County’s coastside residents have created their own, volunteer-based disaster response system. Considering that they make up just 5% of the county’s population, and are just as much at risk for natural disas...

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Elissa Nadworny

Clare Lombardo

15 May 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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When a group of middle school girls got tired of having their periods treated as a stigmatized issue, they decided to start their own podcast in order to educate their peers and start a conversation around this natura...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

Los Angeles Times

Marisa Gerber

1 May 2019

Long Beach, California, United States

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For two hours every Thursday, a support group for transgender Latina women called Transgéneros Unidas is held in Long Beach, California. Run by an organization called Bienestar, several cities in CA host these meeting...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

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Erin Cargile

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29 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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After a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the state has developed a safety course that focuses on fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate – one of the causes of the deadly fire years ago. While the course is still ...

The Telegraph

Joe Wallen

25 April 2019

Odisha, India

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As malaria rates continue to rise in many countries, Odisha, India stands out against the trend. Thanks largely in part to this state's three-part approach that includes distributing long-lasting insecticidal nets, ma...

Inside Philanthropy

Julia Travers

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24 April 2019

Ghana

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Nine philanthropic organizations, including Plan International and Comic Relief, make up the With and For Girls Collective, which asks teenage girls worldwide to select girl-led initiatives to fund, a process known as...

CityLab

Molly Keisman

23 April 2019

Tangier, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

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100% Mamans, an association in Morocco that aids single mothers, has created a radio show called "Mères en Ligne" that is hosted and run by unwed mothers. The show, which at this point can only live online because Mor...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

18 April 2019

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...

Pacific Standard

Kimberley Brown

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16 April 2019

Sinangoe, Ecuador

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The indigenous Cofan community in Ecuador, battling miners and other seeking to use their ancestral land, have a new tool to fight them: mapping. By working with non-profits who trained locals to use data and GPS tech...

Pacific Standard

Brendan Seibel

15 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In East Portland, Oregon, a new Community Investment Trust is working to ensure that low-income residents have the opportunity to build equity by investing in their real estate. The program is limited to four zip code...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

12 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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This year, New York City's Department of Education introduced participatory budgeting in 48 public schools to bolster civics education and create a more transparent budgeting process. At Veritas Academy in Queens, stu...

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Amelia Axelsen

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11 April 2019

Costa Rica

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With its pledge to become the first zero-emission country in the world by 2050, Costa Rica's ambitious climate goals cannot be achieved by the government alone. That's why Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) is spark...

Washington Post

Jane Black

Brent Cunningham

10 April 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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After gaining attention in 2008 for having an obesity crisis, the city of Huntington, West Virginia started making slow and steady changes that have culminated into positive changes in the community's overall health. ...

Yes! Magazine

Carla Bell

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9 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a new program is offering homeownership for just $1 per square foot to marginalized and vulnerable people, including those who are unhoused, people with disabilities, or the formerly incarcerated. After pr...

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CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

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Ariel Rothfield

4 April 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City police department has been transforming how they interact with city residents. Through a community policing initiative, police officers are now deeply embedded within their neighborhoods in an effort t...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

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Marisa Demarco

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28 March 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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After years of asking the city of Albuquerque to light their streets, the community group, Light the District has started doing it on their own. Recognizing that unlit streets can lead to crime and injuries, the group...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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28 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Formerly incarcerated individuals, community leaders, and members of San Francisco’s District Attorney’s office, have joined forces to create a collaborative advisory board. The board meets to share re-entry challenge...

The Guardian

Jason Burke

28 March 2019

Mombasa, Kenya

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A new program from London’s Royal United Services Institute takes a hyper-local approach to ending violent extremism. While many efforts across the world are focused on deradicalizing current members of extremist grou...

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