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The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sarita Santoshini

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31 January 2019

West Bengal, India

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In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

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24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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A rise in gun violence has lead the Buffalo, New York police department to change the way they respond to homicides. By forming a new unit that responds only to failed attempts at homicide, the department is now able ...

Al Jazeera

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...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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20 December 2018

Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Costa Rica

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When a people in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz realized that their beaches were home to sea turtle eggs, they took action to protect the species by joining together. What started as a neighborhood effort to patrol the beache...

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Bekah McNeel

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11 December 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Several Dallas-based ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) schools focus on social-emotional learning and restorative justice education. High performing teachers participate in professional learning communities and rec...

National Geographic

Simon Worrall

4 December 2018

Somaliland, Somalia

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Cheetah cubs are routinely smuggled through Somaliland on their way to being illegally trafficked in United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia. Although small and resource-deprived, Somaliland is taking a stand against thi...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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3 December 2018

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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In collaboration with Notre Dame University, graduates of madrasas in India are receiving additional education about Islam’s role in scientific development as well as a grounding in current scientific thought. In this...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

3 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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By partnering with employers in the service industry and Silicon Valley investors, Guild Education, an innovative Denver, Colorado-based startup, helps adults in service-level jobs attend college at a significantly di...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

3 December 2018

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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With climate change no longer a hypothetical situation but a very tangible problem being felt by many across the globe, grassroots efforts are gaining traction as the search for solutions intensifies. Citing a moral o...

Model D

David Sands

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Operating as a low-power FM radio station, Detroit’s 96.7 WNUC provides an independent platform for community voices and interests. Programming ranges from shows focusing on Detroit’s musical legacy to discussions of ...

Hyperallergic

Sara Rose Sharp

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Ghana ThinkTank connects planners in the so-called “first world” to planners in the so-called “third world” to challenge notions of development and spread ideas from overlooked sources. For a recent project, plann...

Sojourners

Magen Janetsky

21 November 2018

Medellin, Colombia

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s Barrio Moravia was an illegal dumping site where displaced Colombians fleeing violence made informal settlements. Now a community center, organizations, and a public garden with mor...

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Kizito Makoye

13 November 2018

Tanzania

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Indigenous people in Tanzania are using “legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab te...

The Guardian

Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Kevin Barry

7 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cleveland-based Buckeye Ministry and Missions Alliance has “adopted” five city blocks clearing vacant lots and helping to rehabilitate homes. Their efforts have had a material impact on the appearance of the neigh...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

6 November 2018

United States

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Organizations working to turn people away from violent hate groups have found some success with holistic approaches that include wrap-around services and acknowledging how people get caught up in racist ideology. But ...

Washington Post

Michael Ollove

4 November 2018

California, United States

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While maternal mortality rates climbed in the United States, California decreased its incidence of maternal death in childbirth. A collaborative group formed to study the issue and started the Maternal Data Center to ...

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

1 November 2018

Davis, California, United States

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A collaboration between pro-choice activists and tech workers is—in the face of increasing restrictive policy—creating access to services and information. Events like the Abortion Access Hackathon provide a means for ...

Governing

David Kidd

1 November 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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As Baltimore's population has rapidly declined in the past few decades, outmigrants have left a trail of over 16,000 vacant homes. After decades of underwhelming initiatives, the city thinks it might have found a part...

The New York Times

Maggie Astor

30 October 2018

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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After a Republican led state law that bans people without an address from voting took effect, Native American tribes in North Dakota began organizing to get out the vote. They even began creating their own addresses. ...

BBC

Tim McDonald

29 October 2018

Singapore

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Singapore maintains its state of cleanliness through fines, public education, and an army of low-paid cleaners. Fifty years ago, the Keep Singapore Clean campaign was the first time the government used fines as a meth...

The Christian Science Monitor

Lauren Littell

29 October 2018

Gary, Indiana, United States

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The Grand Calumet River in Indiana was once infamous for its levels of pollution and contamination. Although it didn't happen overnight, collaboration efforts between public and private players was key to restoring th...

Los Angeles Times

Amy Kaufman

29 October 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Created by three actors who are sexual assault survivors, Voices In Action is a secure and private system to report abuse. Those that report abuse can be connected to legal representation through the site as well as r...

Daily Monitor

Lominda Afedraru

27 October 2018

Mubende, Uganda

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A new variety of bean is helping local farmers find financial stability and food security in Mubende, Uganda. Both drought and disease resistant, the beans are able to be cooked quickly which reduces fuel costs and ha...

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