NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 411 results for:

Leveling the playing field ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Stateline

Sophie Quinton

17 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

HUB MEMBER

10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For people driving with suspended licenses, doing so can entrench them in a cycle of unpaid fines, unemployment, and, ultimately, poverty. Stand With Dignity – a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans –...

NPR

Jenifer McKim

3 April 2019

New York, United States

Radio

Under 5 Minutes

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

New York City has pioneered one of the nation's first programs to provide free legal services to low-income tenants under threat of eviction. Recent studies have indicated that evictions declined more in cities that h...

The Huffington Post

Bryce Covert

HUB MEMBER

18 March 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Washington, D.C., universal pre-K is creating a more accessible landscape for childcare services, which often take up unmanageable amounts of parents' budgets. The city is now taking another step to ease the burden...

The Marshall Project

Eli Hager

14 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Around the country, states like California, New Jersey, and Maryland are implementing legislation that eliminates the cash bail system. While this is one way of addressing that system’s growing unpopularity, New York ...

Yes! Magazine

Madhvi Ramani

13 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Berlin, the Readiness for Digital Integration School (ReDI) is training refugees in coding skills. The program not only empowers refugee students and helps to fill the many empty information technology positions in...

The New York Times

Matthew Desmond

21 February 2019

Emeryville, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Economists have often debated the positives of a higher minimum wage in the United States as a matter of productivity, profits, and losses but in this article, Matthew Desmond explores another way that the success of...

The Hechinger Report

Nick Chiles

20 February 2019

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A nonprofit called AVID exposes low-income students to organizational skills, leadership training, and peer support networks. Working with over 2 million students nationwide, AVID is "designed to systematically help d...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

Barbara Brosher

19 February 2019

Indiana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Indiana's Second Chance law was passed in 2013 and allows people to petition to remove their misdemeanor convictions and arrests from public view. In Marion County alone, more than 11,500 people have visited the full-...

Yes! Magazine

Maureen O'Hagan

HUB MEMBER

15 February 2019

Portland, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Portland, legislation to legalize marijuana also includes a provision to provide funds specifically to marijuana businesses run by those disproportionately impacted by the "war on drugs." Now, Portland offers compe...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In an initiative to level the playing people for women- and minority-owned businesses, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performing stu...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

HUB MEMBER

12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

8 February 2019

Finland

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Finland, preliminary results from the country's first experiments with Universal Basic Income are being released - and while impacts on employment rates are still up in the air, providing a basic income seemed to i...

OZY

Nick Fouriezos

31 January 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Despite not yet charged with a crime, many of those incarcerated are in jail because they can't afford a cash bail. Criminal justice reformers are working to change that by both posting bail for those that cannot affo...

Apolitical

Suzanne Biegel

30 January 2019

London, United Kingdom

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Gender-based impact investing, or supporting women's economic empowerment through investing in women-owned businesses, is not only the domain of the private sector. Given the scale of government business activities, t...

Politico Magazine

Max Blau

HUB MEMBER

24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Gregory Scruggs

HUB MEMBER

21 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A community land trust in North Carolina uses a "shared equity" model to help minority and low income people obtain access to affordable housing. The trust owns the land underneath the house, therefore holding onto th...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

12 January 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Boulder Valley schools are working with Latino parents to create networks of community support, feedback, and insight about the success of Latino children in the district. Parents are working with the school district ...

NBC News

David Hall

11 January 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 5 Minutes

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When people are released from jail, they often have a hard time finding work due to time lapsed and prison records. RecoveryPark Farms in Detroit, Michigan aims to change this by providing job training in urban farmi...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

HUB MEMBER

9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

CityLab

Adam Tanaka

3 January 2019

New York City, New York, United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A racially integrated middle-income housing unit in the Bronx serves both as an inspiration and an enigma in the New York City housing market. Co-op City, which just celebrated its 50th birthday, accepts tenants of al...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Help us grow our database of solutions stories! Please enter the following information. Our staff will review the story, and if it meets our criteria (see below), it will be added to the Solutions Story Tracker®.

If you want to get notified when your story is added, register or before submitting stories here.

Please submit a valid URL starting with 'http'

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

If you want to get:

JOIN TODAY! It only takes 2 minutes and its completely free.

Please log in to continue:

Not a member yet? Click here to sign up,
and learn about our community and tools.

Get solutions stories in your inbox:

The response

THE RESPONSE FREE!

Weekly email with three solutions stories illustrating responses that work, pivoting off the latest news moments.

CLICK HERE to subscribe in your profile
WHICH COLLECTION DO YOU WANT TO ADD THIS STORYLINK TO?
+ CREATE A NEW COLLECTION
INCLUDE A NOTE ABOUT THIS STORYLINK (OPTIONAL)
Done
Add collection white

Collections are versatile, powerful and simple to create. From a customized course reader to an action-guide for an upcoming service-learning trip, collections illuminate themes, guide inquiry, and provide context for how people around the world are responding to social challenges.

1
Arrow 1

Name and describe your collection

Arrow 1
2

Add Stories

Arrow 1
3

Add external links at any time

4

Add to your collection over time and share!

1
2

Add stories to your collection from your list of Favorites below, or add stories directly to a collection from Search or Discover. Anytime you see the collection icon you can add a story. Just click the icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

3

This is a powerful feature to provide context and additional information to enhance your collection. Add a link to a relevant website, and a short description about how the resource relates to your collection.

ADD STORY FROM FAVORITES
+

Add stories directly from your Favorites, or Search for stories in our database.

If you come across a story you want to add to a collection, click the Collection icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

TITLE
NEWS OUTLET & JOURNALIST
DATE & LOCATION
THERE IN THIS COLLECTION:
THERE IN THIS COLLECTION:
ADD STORY FROM FAVORITES
+

Add stories directly from your Favorites, or Search for stories in our database.

If you come across a story you want to add to a collection, click the Collection icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

TITLE
NEWS OUTLET & JOURNALIST
DATE & LOCATION
DONE

You are about to un-favorite a item. Click YES if you want to delete this item from MY FAVORITES.

You are viewing the Story Tracker™ Tutorial

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang