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Blavity

Chad Small

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3 February 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Collecting data about environmental risks and resiliency projects facilitates investment and funding. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Cities Program and Cities Vulnerability Assessment encourage participating ci...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carey L. Biron

20 January 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, volunteers go door to door to talk with their neighbors who have properties at risk of foreclosure. The initiative has contributed to a 90 percent decrease in foreclosures in the city since 2015.

Yes! Magazine

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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9 January 2020

Boston, United States

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At one Boston public school, teachers are updating curricula to provide students with history lessons that contextualize current national debates about immigration policy.

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Kaelyn Forde

9 January 2020

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Although people often only showcase the best moments of their lives on social media platforms, a handful of celebrities have started sharing their mental health struggles which in turn has helped decrease the stigma a...

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Priti Salian

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6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

Vogue

Rachel Cernansky

6 January 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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Fashion has long been known as a major contributor to climate change, but brands (from fast fashion to luxury houses alike) are taking steps to address their carbon footprint. This article lists several initiatives wo...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

27 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Allowing news consumers to more carefully vet media outlets can help stem the proliferation of fake news. NewsGuard, a web browser plug-in gives users a “nutrition label” for news websites by ranking them on a scale o...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 December 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Ahmed Albasheer is an Iraqi journalist who uses a combination of humor and grassroots organizing to teach youth in Iraq and across the world about their government's corruption with his show, "The Albasheer Show.” He ...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

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23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

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In Northeast Ohio, a credential program will introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing as part of a partnership with regional companies intended to address a workforce shortage.

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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18 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Bringing labor organizing practices to the art world strengthens the fight for equitable pay. Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) provides certification to arts organizations that agree to minimum pay s...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

18 December 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A Brooklyn school for students with cognitive disabilities or special emotional needs combines in-class instruction with "learning labs" that prepare students for work in stores and other work environments. Some criti...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kyley Warren

16 December 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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To reduce the rates of maternal mortality in California, medical researchers joined with hospitals to study the causes of the death in order to better understand how to move forward. After identifying interventions th...

WBEZ

Monica Eng

7 December 2019

Gary, Indiana, United States

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Chicago has thousands of miles of lead pipes supplying water to homes and business, and they all need to be replaced because of the risk of contaminatng drinking water. Although this task is difficult, three other cit...

Washington Post

Lateshia Beachum

5 December 2019

Tunisia

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Tunisia is rolling out a biological and religious-based sex education program in elementary and middle schools. It is the first state-sponsored curriculum of its kind in an Arab nation.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Evaluating evidence of an organization’s impact informs charitable giving. Ratings organizations like ImpactMatters and Charity Navigator provide transparency to donors by reporting on the effectiveness of charities a...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

1 December 2019

California, United States

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Implementing checklists to prevent suicide risks can reduce the number of deaths by suicide in psychiatric facilities. Since 2007, Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities across the country have successfully reduced the ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Margaret Paul

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24 November 2019

Melbourne, Australia

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Cities in Australia were facing a recycling problem, but realized it was related to a large migrant population and a language barrier with the word "recycling." To help address this problem Melbourne implemented the...

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Dhashen Moodley

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19 November 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

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A practice in Johannesburg is making the courtroom and trial process less scary for sexually abused children by letting them play the role of court officials alongside therapy dogs in a pretend court. The Teddy Bear F...

Mongabay

Nick Rodway

18 November 2019

Western Australia, Australia

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Revegetation and fire management practices are helping to preserve Australia’s biodiversity. In Western Australia, collaborative efforts between Environs Kimberley, an environmental NGO, and local rangers from the Fir...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Anikka Abbott

18 November 2019

Mesa, Arizona, United States

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Over 40,000 U.S. schools take part in a program called Farm to School, which teaches students healthy eating habits through lessons in school gardens.

Vox

Delia Paunescu

17 November 2019

United States

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Planned Parenthood and other organizations are developing new ways to deliver sex education to students. While creators recognize their tools aren't comprehensive solutions, they see chatbots, videos, and other source...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anastasia Moloney

14 November 2019

Honduras

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Mobile phone apps allow NGOs to track public health threats. In Honduras, the medical charity, Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) uses GIS technology and mobile phone apps to assist in their efforts against dengue fever ou...

KGTV-TV

Melissa Mecija

13 November 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Inside SDPD is a series of events hosted by San Diego’s police department and the San Diego Police Foundation in an effort to bring together officers and community members. With a distinctive gap in trust and understa...

Mongabay

Laura Villadiego

12 November 2019

General Santos City, Philippines

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Efforts to reduce illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing also make fishermen safer at sea. Vessel Monitoring Mechanisms (VMM) and electronic catch documentation (eCDT) track the origin of fish headed to ma...

ProPublica

Jessica Huseman

12 November 2019

Ackerman, Mississippi, United States

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In Mississippi, a recent election went off without a hitch thanks to new voting machines built by nonprofit VotingWorks. The machines, which were not approved by federal or state regulators, were easy to use, set up, ...

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