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The Temple News

Colin Evans

24 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, students at Temple University are volunteering their skills to help in the fight against COVID-19, even beyond social distancing compliance. Students are putting their majors to use, whether it's thro...

Buzzfeed

Tricia Wang

24 March 2020

Wuhan, China

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While the media mostly highlights the top-down, government-led measures of containment happening in Wuhan, China, an invisible, sophisticated grassroots network has also had a powerful positive effect on stemming the ...

Bklynr

Rachel Lindy Baron

20 March 2020

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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In the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, local residents have formed a mutual aid organization called #BedStuyStrong. The web application Slack serves as the organization's hub, offering a wide ra...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carey L. Biron

20 February 2020

Washington, D.C., United States

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Policymakers, nonprofit leaders, and corporate heads have recently undertaken efforts to increase urban forestry. Urban trees decrease energy use, protect storm drain infrastructure, decrease noise, and help boost wel...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Emily Dean

18 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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For those who have experienced sexual assault, art therapy is being used for recovery, empowerment, and self-expression. Two organizations, Art Against Assault and CounterAct, are striving to use an arts-based approac...

The New York Times

Abdi Latif Dahir

16 February 2020

Mogadishu, Somalia

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After three decades of war and famine, Somalia's capacity to respond to emergencies and rebuild its country has been significantly diminished. To pick up the slack, young Somalis, many of whom have returned home from ...

The New York Times

Isabella Grullón Paz

10 February 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The Democratic Party consistently struggles to turn out the Latinx vote, which is projected to be 32 million people. Instead of trying to find a cohesive message for this incredibly diverse group of people like in the...

Equal Times

Guillaume Pajot

28 January 2020

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest refugee camp in the world, is overcrowded and increasingly isolated. A program by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Bangladeshi NGO BRAC offers refugees equipment, a...

Colorado Trust

Daliah Singer

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22 January 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In Denver, Colorado, one homeless shelter is using trauma-informed design to make residents feel more at home and less likely to sleep outside. Architects building Sanderson Apartments considered past traumas when cho...

The Trace

Champe Barton

8 January 2020

United States

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The ALICE Training Institute provides active-shooter training for schools around the United States. The organization’s website says that 18 schools have had success using its protocol, and yet an investigation by The ...

High Country News

Nick Bowlin

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13 December 2019

Delta, Colorado, United States

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As the number of mining jobs in Colorado has decreased, solar power holds the promise of future employment opportunities, as exemplified by an educational program at Delta High School. The class “Solar Energy Training...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

19 November 2019

Lowry, Colorado, United States

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Older populations in Colorado want more out of the available technology classes, which often teach too much of the basics and not enough to keep them from falling behind in the age of social media, Etsy, and online vi...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 November 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Over the past dozen years, The Commercial Appeal, once the top morning newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, slowly succumbed to the same ownership changes and downsizing that has plagued numerous other local papers across...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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8 November 2019

Salida, Colorado, United States

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As the Mountain West transitions away from mining and other industrial economic drivers, rural cities find their way into successful economies by relying on local entrepreneurial spirit and the surrounding landscape. ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Chelsea Hofmann

7 November 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An elementary school program is teaching students about renewable energy in action. By working with the startup Zero Mass Water, educators can share lessons from the company’s hydropanels, which use solar energy to ca...

New Haven Register

Mary O'Leary

6 October 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven Nonprofit group ConnCAT provides free job training for low-income and disadvantaged individuals to help them find a stable income. The program has created positive partnerships with businesses and entities a...

Pioneers Post

Dimpho Lekgeu

4 October 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Creative expression builds community and helps promote mental wellbeing. In Johannesburg, South Africa, 94 Colours, part of the Maker’s Valley Partnership, focuses on community wellbeing by empowering youth through it...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

26 September 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The Media and Climate Change Observatory at the University of Colorado - Boulder has been tracking media coverage of climate change in an effort to improve and provide analysis of it. As awareness of the climate crisi...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

25 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Eagles' management thinks outside the box - and field - with their hiring practices, searching for a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. The team's forward-thinking hiring approach has led to a...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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10 September 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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5 September 2019

Rockaway, New York, United States

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In starkly unequal Rockaway, Queens, New York, a group of 60 young people organize grassroots campaigns to equalize outcomes across race and class lines in the Rockaway Youth Task Force. Just a year after its founding...

NationSwell

Hallie Steiner

26 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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A tiny home and RV community outside of Austin, Texas does more than house the homeless; it provides community and economic independence. With backing from local business, nonprofits, and religious institutions, Comm...

Associated Press

Jake Bleiberg

16 August 2019

Haslet, Texas, United States

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With people across the United States living in constant fear of mass shootings, in these despondent times, some churches paying companies to train and arm their members in preparation. While the FBI and other security...

Things That Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

Hartford Courant

Shawn R. Beals

31 July 2019

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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The first class of students enrolled in the Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education has just graduated. The program awards participants with an associate degree from Middlesex Community College in general stud...

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