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Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

CivicStory

Donna Liu

11 June 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, New Jersey, an organization called Creative New Jersey brought together over 300 people to take part in over 50 different community improvement conversations during a convening called Call to Collaboration....

Pioneers Post

Anna Patton

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7 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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A nonprofit initiative called the Impact Management Project identified ways to measure impact in the nonprofit and social enterprise worlds. Using intense crowdsourcing and measurement of their own success, the initia...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

3 June 2019

Ferguson, Missouri, United States

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As American schools have become increasingly focused on preparing students for higher education and careers, life skills classes like home economics, financial literacy, and wood shop classes have fallen to the waysid...

Energy News Network

Kathiann M. Kowalski

28 May 2019

Athens, Ohio, United States

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In the crowded craft beer industry, breweries in Ohio are standing out through environmentally-friendly practices. Several breweries are depending upon solar energy and energy-efficient lighting, which are funded thro...

The New York Times

Kevin Williams

25 May 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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In Dayton, Ohio, a Ku Klux Klan rally was met with over 500 counterprotesters. While the city is one of the United States’ most segregated, community members including church groups, New Black Panthers, Antifa members...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

22 May 2019

Long Island City, New York, United States

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When Amazon came close to establishing its second headquarters in Long Island City, the Queens borough of New York, community organizing successfully halted the development. Community leaders credit their success to a...

Global Citizen

Daniele Selby

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13 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, the National Bail Out collective has been paying the bail for black mothers – and caregivers – who are often left out of conversations on criminal justice. Since 2017, the black-led collabora...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Kanyirabanyana, Rwanda

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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5 May 2019

United States

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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2 May 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Home To Stay, a new collaborative program in Milwaukee, WI, brings together community-based organizations, government agencies, and private employers to provide outreach and services for formerly incarcerated individu...

AZ Big Media

Macie Williams

2 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Homeless I.D. Project helps houseless folks obtain identification documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards to facilitate re-entry into society. IDs are often stolen or misplaced w...

The Guardian

Matthew Taylor

24 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Governments, UN officials, and climate experts alike are ringing the alarm bells of growing soil degradation around the world. But a new agricultural movement is tackling this challenge head on. Instead of the centuri...

Ensia

Laurie Mazur

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23 April 2019

De Soto, Missouri, United States

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Connecting residents affected by flooding to networks of expertise turns victims into activists. In De Soto, Missouri, the Citizen’s Committee for Flood Relief found support from Higher Ground, a nonprofit organizatio...

Mongabay

John C. Cannon

22 April 2019

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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In the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a conservation team worked with local communities to bring the rate of elephant poaching in the area down to zero in 2018. Poaching had surged in the Luangwa Valley in 201...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 April 2019

Edwards, Colorado, United States

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Colorado's Eagle County identified that the community was facing a suicide crisis after rates started rapidly rising, especially amongst adolescents. To combat the issue, Vail Health invested $60 million towards impro...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

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11 April 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Times Free Press convened community leaders from across the city to discuss gun violence. Beyond exploring the many forces causing gun violence, like toxic masculinity and social media, the forum provide...

Shareable

Dan Hancox

5 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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An organization in London called the Participatory City Foundation funds projects and initiatives that give local control to residents and inspire economic and social equity. One such project, "Every One, Every Day,"a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Siobhan Gleason

29 March 2019

United States

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As part of efforts to get all students reading at grade level in elementary school, a nonprofit has provided 18 million free print dictionaries to students in the U.S. and around the world, many of whom don't have rea...

KUNM

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...

High Country News

Jessica Lussenhop

25 March 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Native individuals and members of groups like Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have taken it into their own hands to find members of their communities who have gone missing. Recognizing that decades-old legislati...

National Post

Charles Montgomery

Tristan Cleveland

22 March 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Cities around the world take an unconventional yet effective approach to combat poverty: measuring happiness. Cities like Vancouver, British Columbia have found success in building personal relationships among the eco...

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