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Collier Meyerson

5 March 2019

New York, United States

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Birth and pregnancy coaches lessen the disproportionately high risk of death from complications in maternal care suffered by black women in the United States. Women in states that provide consultation with a doula, a ...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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1 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Alma Brothers Smart Reentry program works to reduce the rate of recidivism by building relationships with those being released from jail and reentering society. By providing each man in the program w...

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Maria Esquinca

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25 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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To cope with and combat gentrification, residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood created a community garden called the Femme Fairy Garden, founded by Fempower. Community members come together every Sunday to ten...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

Rebecca Davis

13 February 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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When a teenager at a high school in Salem, Oregon began expressing threatening sentiments online, the community stepped in to help rather than punish the student. Through assessing the threat and then partnering him w...

City Limits

Noah Phillips

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13 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, much of the mental health infrastructure relies on the work of professionals known as Peer Specialists, who are individuals with lived experiences of mental health challenges and additional training ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 February 2019

United States

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The lack of technology and app solutions for social problems is beginning to change thanks to the help of a growing group of technology accelerators (also called incubators) aimed at tech companies focused on social i...

The Guardian

Amy Walker

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11 February 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The Access Project in London recruits volunteer tutors in science, math, and technology fields to help young women build confidence in their STEM courses. The project also works to spread educational resources and tut...

The Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

The New York Times

Liz Robbins

7 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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For migrant detainees in San Diego County's Otay Mesa Detention Center, a recent letter writing campaign from participants at nearby San Diego State University has brought a small form of hope and courage. The univers...

Pacific Standard

Rebecca Gale

30 January 2019

Houston, United States

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Houston is a leader in ending veteran homelessness, with "an engaged police unit, a seasoned group of social and policy workers, and a city looking to innovate and improve," but that success has not scaled successfull...

NPR

Patty Wight

20 January 2019

Maine, United States

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For America's aging population, loneliness is a serious concern and a public health issue; a national program for Senior Companions relies on volunteers, who must be at least 55 years old and commit to at least 15 hou...

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Maria de la Guardia

15 January 2019

Uttarakhand, India

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In a mountain village in the north of India, a women’s knitting group formed five years ago to help women reach for financial independence. The group ended up breaking stereotypes, building confidence, and creating li...

The Guardian

Tom Wall

15 January 2019

Bracknell, United Kingdom

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In the UK, where loneliness amongst senior residents has been declared a public health issue, councils, churches, and local charities are working to ensure that people are provided opportunities to connect with others...

Grist

Nathanael Johnson

14 January 2019

Nevada City, California, United States

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In wildfire-prone Nevada County, California, community squads that do controlled burns are on the rise. According to the Nevada County fire council, some 23 associations are active, while about 50 more are forming. By...

Pacific Standard

Jack Shuler

10 January 2019

Ohio, United States

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Day reporting, which serves as an alternative to to jail or prison for many with substance abuse disorders, provides intense, holistic programming to help participants recover. The personal relationships built in the ...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

10 January 2019

Boulder, United States

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Having your identity stolen, especially a social security number, is frightening and can have far reaching consequences for everyone involved; while some of the people who commit identity theft have malicious intents,...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

10 January 2019

Nassarawa, Nigeria

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Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, h...

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...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

28 December 2018

Connecticut, United States

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Philadelphia could benefit from Connecticut’s Child FIRST program. The company sends therapists to family homes to help them address their mental health situations using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Child FIRST g...

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Kevin Holmes

27 December 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Municipal Court deals with over 40,000 cases of domestic violence per year, but the implementation of a compliance docket aims to reduce how many of those offenders come back to court. By forming a relatio...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Catarina Fernandes Martins

26 December 2018

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...

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Edward Siddons

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24 December 2018

Hyderabad, Pakistan

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Using play-based learning and positive communication lessons, an organization called Right to Play helps school children in Pakistan act less violently toward their peers. The program, which is now replicated in 18 co...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

22 December 2018

Somersworth, New Hampshire, United States

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Big Brothers Big Sisters New Hampshire is helping children impacted by substance abuse in their families by offering services and supports through mentorship. The program has existed for more than 50 years and has rec...

NPR

Anna Scott

13 December 2018

Los Angeles, United States

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In Los Angeles, the Host Home program is placing homeless youth in the homes of willing hosts. They share space, but don't necessarily have to share their lives and schedules, providing an opportunity for people to pu...

Detroit Free Press

Georgea Kovanis

7 December 2018

Macomb, Michigan, United States

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At a Michigan county drug court, intense scrutiny and personalized attention for people in recovery - instead of jail time - is an approach with great promise. This in-depth look at the journey of people in the progra...

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