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The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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3 January 2020

Hindman, Kentucky, United States

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To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

2 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, a father-son duo started Project Empathy, which gives people experiencing homelessness a space to tell their stories and build community. Over meals, the father and son team build connections ...

Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

27 December 2019

Indio, California, United States

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In Indio, California, the Community Outreach Resource Program (CORP) partners law enforcement with social supportive services as a way of holistically working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issue...

Vice

Julia Hotz

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18 December 2019

Leeds, United Kingdom

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In the city of Leeds, England, a group of randomly selected demographically representative citizens came together to solve the climate crisis. This group of twenty-one strangers formed the Leeds Climate Citizens' Jury...

KQED

Vanessa Rancaño

17 December 2019

California, United States

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A program called Future Male Minority Teachers of California at California State University recruits men of color from local communities in California and provides financial and emotional support to students throughou...

NHK World—Japan

Saori Nakagawa

12 December 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...

NPR

Yuki Noguchi

12 December 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Making mental health a priority at the workplace reduces the risk of suicide. The RK construction company in Salt Lake City has responded to employee suicide by changing its workplace culture. The company has implemen...

The New York Times

Michaela Haas

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11 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Home-sharing programs help formerly incarcerated individuals avoid homelessness. The Homecoming Project, operated by Impact Justice, a nonprofit in California, leverages the sharing economy model to reduce homelessnes...

Pioneers Post

Hamna Iqbal

11 December 2019

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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Bebo Haider, a transgender woman, was turned away from beauty salons in Pakistan so many times that she created her own salon open to people from all walks of life. The salon, called "Trawah," opened in January 2019 a...

The Trace

Amanda Loudin

11 December 2019

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

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Start With Hello, an initiative from the NGO Sandy Hook Promise, gives students the opportunity to diversify who they know and interact with in a long-term effort to prevent school violence and shootings. The program,...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Steven Grattan

2 December 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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Vida Alegre, Spanish for "Happy Life," is a nonprofit in Mexico City that was founded by Samantha Flores, a transgender woman in her eighties. It's primary purpose is to serve as a source of community for transgender ...

The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

Undark

Keren Landman

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27 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization aimed at providing peer support for gay black men living with HIV that started in Atlanta, Georgia has now gained an international following. Because the program is not federally funded, data can be di...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

Sarah Straughn

19 November 2019

Fulton, Missouri, United States

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The Fulton Community Supervision Center in Missouri provides trauma-informed, gender-specific care and services to women who face the risk of recidivism. Participants live at the center, where they receive services li...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

Apolitical

Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

Yes! Magazine

Jay Walljasper

5 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Building resilience and self-care into daily life promotes long-term wellbeing. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Catalyst Initiative works to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of underserved groups by promoting...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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30 October 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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In such a divided country, many groups from lawmakers to advocacy groups are finding rare bipartisan cooperation around the issue of criminal justice reform. Two congressional representatives, one Republican and one D...

Journey Magazine

Nallah Brown

29 October 2019

Tampa, Florida, United States

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What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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23 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An b-corporation in Kensington, a Northern Philadelphia neighborhood, addresses gentrification and population growth in their area by bringing together entrepreneurs with community members to encourage local business ...

NPR

Emily Files

23 October 2019

River Hills, Wisconsin, United States

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A school in Wisconsin requires that students sit in assigned seats, alongside teachers, during lunch. School administrators hope this will reduce student anxiety, help students develop social skills, and improve schoo...

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