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The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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11 June 2019

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Canada has used a comprehensive approach to lift more than 200,000 families out of poverty in a span of seven years. While the approach has had obvious success, scaling it to other countries presents its own challenge...

WBEZ News

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radio

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

Vox

David Roberts

5 June 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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A bill in Oregon has the potential to transform the way greenhouse gases are treated in the Pacific Northwest and potentially across the country. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill is an extremely detailed attempt to build a ...

The New York Times

Amy Thomas

14 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Brigaid trains professional chefs to run school cafeterias around the U.S. with the aim of providing healthier, cost-effective options for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. While students in the Bronx an...

OZY

Nick Dall

7 May 2019

Kerala, India

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Following a disastrous flood to Kerala, India, the Rotary Club of Greater Cochin installed a new water tap technology to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. The Intewa AQUALOOP Tap works without electricity to f...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

30 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Schools in Denver's suburbs are reducing out-of-school suspensions by training teachers to use restorative justice practices and teach students social-emotional skills. Now, a new bill proposes limiting out-of-school ...

Boise State Public Radio

Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Sahalie Donaldson

29 April 2019

Draper, Utah, United States

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To reduce stress and anxiety and manage anger and addictions, prison facilities in Utah are introducing prisoner-taught yoga classes. Although not without its complications, such as limited resources, prison guards ha...

Wyoming Public Media

Tennessee Watson

26 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is the first state to pass comprehensive legislation that requires schools to include child sexual abuse prevention into their curriculum. Many schools have taken this new legislation and built their preventio...

WGME

David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

25 April 2019

Ghana

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Drones assist in providing crucial medical deliveries to remote areas. The robotics company, Zipline, has successfully partnered with health ministries in Rwanda and Ghana to provide medical deliveries by drone. After...

Apolitical

Amar Diwakar

23 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Enrolling parents in simple, scalable ways can improve early child learning outcomes. Building on a model used in the US state of California, firms in the UK are developing an SMS-based curriculum geared toward parent...

NationSwell

Jaime Buerger

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19 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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After successful reports from countries around the world about the positive effects of congestion pricing, New York City looks to charge drivers in the most congested areas of the city in order to reduce traffic and e...

Pacific Standard

Tony Rehagen

17 April 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Using animals as a form of therapy is not a new concept, but combining this practice with traditional Lakota horse rituals has proven to be a powerful anecdote for treating youth mental trauma in these communities. Tr...

Stateline

Sophie Quinton

17 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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While a partnership between the city of Denver and surrounding businesses sparked an affordable housing program, the city still wants to push the program to a much larger scale. The program rent-controls specific apar...

The Guardian

James McWilliams

17 April 2019

Washington, United States

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At the University of Washington, "Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World" goes beyond teaching students how to spot "fake news" to show students how to detect misinformation in the reputable places, such ...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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5-15 Minutes

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Drone-powered medical deliveries are no longer a concept of the future, thanks to Zipline, a California-based start-up that is delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in Rwanda. While the drones are limited to ...

Green Philly

Siani Colon

8 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students at Temple University are using their unused meal "swipes"--or prepaid dining hall entries--to help buy food for those in need in Philadelphia. The organization Swipes for Philadelphia now has expanded their i...

Ensia

Meg Wilcox

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4 April 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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A solar panel that turns water in the air into clean drinking water is just one of many environmental solutions coming out of new partnerships between technology accelerator programs and environmental non-profit organ...

The New York Times

David Brooks

4 April 2019

Canada

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Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create comm...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

NPR

Sasha Ingber

22 March 2019

Mariupol, Ukraine

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In Ukraine, IREX has developed its Listen to Discern program, which trains students how to separate fact from fiction and overall media literacy. Through methods like reverse image searching and photo forensics, teach...

KUER

Erik Neumann

21 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, expanding health care access is taking shape in the form of RVs equipped with exam rooms, medical assistants and a nurse. Specifically designed to serve uninsured community members, the newest mobile health c...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 March 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Citizen, a crime-tracking app that first made an appearance in New York and California, has launched in Baltimore, Maryland, a city with a crime rate that has skyrocketed in recent years. Alerting community members to...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

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