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The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

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Dave Levitan

2 January 2019

United States

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Climate change is proving to have a significant impact on more than just the weather. From an influx of diseases due to more natural disasters to extreme heat, climate change is taking a toll on the health of many wor...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

15 December 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Belle Reve House in Louisiana houses and treats low-income and homeless people living with AIDS. The house offers wraparound services and works to keep the virus at almost undetectable levels. Residents are less l...

NPR

Bram Sable-Smith

9 December 2018

Madison, United States

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Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

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Aaron Mondry

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20 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Street Outreach Court Detroit is a collaboration between the courts and service providers to waive legal and financial obligations post-conviction if a person makes a commitment to an individualized action plan. These...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

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16 November 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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Moms In Recovery is a New Hampshire-based program providing team-based comprehensive care for pregnant women in recovery from substance use disorder. Women in the program receive therapy, obstetric services, and prima...

Gillette News Record

Andrew Graham

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14 November 2018

North Dakota, United States

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After years of growth, the prison population in North Dakota dropped thanks to sentencing reform and a shift to rehabilitation. State officials funneled funds saved through less incarceration to a program that uses th...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

10 November 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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A state program is providing supports for businesses to create 'recovery friendly' workplaces for employees with substance use disorders. Supports include connecting employees with a licensed counselor, peer supports,...

The Guardian

Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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3 November 2018

Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a non-profit is donating IUDs to women, acknowledging that the lack of access to contraception and family planning services is part of a cycle of poverty for many women and fami...

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Paul McDivitt

1 November 2018

Virginia, United States

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between tradition...

CityLab

Sophie Haigney

31 October 2018

Phoenix, United States

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For the growing number of adults with autism or other neurodivergencies, the First Place apartment complex is purposely designed to provide services and independent living, and to combat long waits for other supportiv...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

30 October 2018

United States

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Borderwise is an online interface that makes it easier to apply for a green card or naturalization in the United States. Since Borderwise was created in 2016, more than 80.000 immigration forms have been prepared usin...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

29 October 2018

Fort Worth, United States

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In Fort Worth, Texas, the Clean Slate program is run through the Presbyterian Night Shelter and provides shelter residents with jobs as janitors and street sweepers at night. The successful employment program is paire...

The New York Times

Jeré Longman

25 October 2018

Tokyo, Japan

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When baseball bats break, as they often do during games, they don't always find another purpose. As part of a recycling and conservation effort in Japan, though, these bats are repurposed into chopsticks that don't ju...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

25 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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TransitMatters, a transit advocacy group in Boston, is using the power of data and innovative thinking to make Boston's public transportation better for residents. The group has been able to connect with local leaders...

BBC

Tricia Taormina

25 October 2018

Nepal

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Health providers are well-positioned to identify and help those who have experienced domestic violence. Nepal is one of several countries training medical workers to identify abused patients and refer them to in-hospi...

Public Radio International

Zaidee Stavely

24 October 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...

CityLab

Linda Poon

22 October 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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The city of Houston is changing its approach to measuring the full scope of damage from Hurricane Harvey so it can get help where it is most needed and improve future flood mitigation. Using data from numerous sources...

The New York Times

Ceylan Yeginsu

17 October 2018

Istanbul, Turkey

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In an attempt to lessen their role in contributing to waste, Istanbul has installed “reverse vending machines” at metro stations that incentivize recycling. For every plastic bottle or aluminum can inserted into the m...

South Florida Media Network

Maria Serrano

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17 October 2018

New York, United States

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Esparanza, a non-profit located in New York, provides comprehensive services for teenagers who are in the justice system. The intensive family counseling has been a successful alternative to incarceration since 2002, ...

Washington Post

Patricia Sullivan

17 October 2018

Blountstown, Florida, United States

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Small, cost-effective improvements to home construction were often the difference between houses that suffered small amounts of damage from Florida hurricanes and those that were destroyed. Knowing to ask for extra na...

Deseret News

Erica Evans

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17 October 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Faced with poor air quality, the city of Oslo instituted a set of policy measures that have resulted in a dramatic improvement. Many of these policies center around transportation including incentivizing the productio...

Pacific Standard

Jane Braxton Little

16 October 2018

California, United States

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The Karuk and Yoruk tribes use prescribed burning to keep land healthy and encourage the growth of traditional foods and medicines. New resources and partnerships are helping to bring back small-scale fires and revive...

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