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The Marshall Project

Joseph Darius Jaafari

30 July 2019

District of Columbia, United States

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For members of the military who are survivors of sexual assault, they have access to special victims’ counsels to help guide and protect them throughout the legal process. The efforts are still young, and with that co...

The New York Times

Conor Williams

9 July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington D.C., public preschool teachers are paid similar salaries to public elementary school teachers and each pre-K site receives Head Start funding. The system, which starts with three-year-olds, is getting e...

Marie Claire

Jennifer Chowdhury

9 July 2019

Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh is one of 30 similar camps to elect leaders, except in this one women made up half of the elected officials. Over 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in the camp, and they come from ...

Dayton Daily News

Wayne Baker

1 July 2019

Kettering, Ohio, United States

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For pregnant women impacted by the opioid epidemic, the lives of their infants are often affected if not given proper medical treatment after birth. Realizing this, a program in Kettering, Ohio that specifically works...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

28 June 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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In San Mateo's juvenile detention centers, Project Change encourages youth who have completed high school coursework to enroll in community college classes taught on the campus. Inspired by the promise of programs lik...

Washington Post

Mikhail Zhinshteyn

27 June 2019

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...

The New York Times

Jack Graham

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26 June 2019

Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada

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When the opioid crisis hit indigenous communities throughout North America, solutions that were working in urban areas, weren't available to these isolated, rural regions. To combat the crisis specifically as it relat...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

MPR News

Megan Burks

20 June 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Food trucks have taken much of the United States by storm, but now the concept is being applied to helping keep children well nourished during summer months when school is out. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agricul...

The Hechinger Report

Steven Friess

11 June 2019

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students...

The Guardian

Dan Collyns

31 May 2019

Arequipa, Peru

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José Adolfo Quisocala is no ordinary 14 year old. He started a bank to teach local children to save money, and he is able to help them make money through a recycling program that rewards those who contribute paper and...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

31 May 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 May 2019

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Greystone Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., hires applicants without requiring drug tests, background checks, or credit checks as a way to prioritize future success rather than past actions. The bakery's system of "open hiring...

Bangor Daily News

Beth Brogan

28 May 2019

Knox, Maine, United States

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The newly-elected district attorney in Maine, Natasha Irving, has started implementing restorative justice practices into the area’s criminal justice system. The use of restorative justice in this case includes offeri...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

23 May 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Founded in 2000, Hopeworks provides coding and computer training combined with connections to internship and job opportunities to youth in Camden. The larger aim of the organization is to cultivate "'a positive, heali...

The Guardian

Richard Orange

22 May 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden is known as the best city in the world for work-life balance, as it boasts flexible work hours and nearly two years' parental leave per child for each parent. While raising a child with a full-time c...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

16 May 2019

New York, United States

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Politicians and education advocates are increasingly using terms like "free college" and "college promise." As the model gains traction as a solution to the nation's overwhelming student debt, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo e...

The Guardian

Elle Hunt

14 May 2019

Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria uses a tactic called "gender mainstreaming" to ensure that urban planning equally takes into account lives of women and men around the city. While architecture and urban planning have traditionally bee...

Apolitical

Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

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Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

Seacoastonline.com

Hadley Barndollar

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12 May 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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PORTSMOUTH -- When communities talk equity efforts, a lot of the time, it's about meeting people where they're at.For families of the Portsmouth Housing Authority's Gosling Meadows neighborhood, transportation is the ...

TheGrio

Natasha S. Alford

11 May 2019

Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, Black Mama’s Bail out bailed out hundreds of black women in time for Mother’s Day. The organization accepts donations to pay bail for women cannot afford it on their own as part of their larg...

KALW

Lee Romney

9 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged thre...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

WBEZ News

Linda Lutton

8 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new food hall in the South Side of Chicago offers three African American chefs the opportunity to open a local, thriving business. The food hall, operated by a local nonprofit, brings healthy and creative cuisine to...

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