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Robin Lloyd

7 July 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to...

The New York Times

Michele Bigley

3 July 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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Through collective action and informed practices, such as promoting grazing in vineyards, residents in fire-ravaged communities build a more resilient future. Across California’s wine region, locals have begun to reor...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Nick Fiorellini

3 July 2019

Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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Recycling and repurposing second hand items helps to reduce a community’s carbon footprint. At Bard College in New York, the FreeUse Store collects second hand items from students and redistributes them free of charge...

The New York Times

Christine Hauser

2 July 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the United States, barbershops, laundromats, libraries, and other civic institutions are collaborating to provide more "informal" spaces for kids to practice their reading skills. The initiatives are often loc...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

28 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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In London, a new initiative called Junior Roadwatch is engaging children as traffic safety enforcers. Around one particularly busy and dangerous section of road, drivers who are caught speeding have two options: get a...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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24 June 2019

Fuka, Niger, Nigeria

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Access to medical resources improves the effectiveness of health centers. In the village of Fuka, in Nigeria’s Niger State, NGOs such as the RAiSE Foundation and TY Danjuma Foundation have stepped in to support the lo...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

CivicStory

Donna Liu

11 June 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, New Jersey, an organization called Creative New Jersey brought together over 300 people to take part in over 50 different community improvement conversations during a convening called Call to Collaboration....

Pioneers Post

Anna Patton

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7 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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A nonprofit initiative called the Impact Management Project identified ways to measure impact in the nonprofit and social enterprise worlds. Using intense crowdsourcing and measurement of their own success, the initia...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

6 June 2019

United States

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During the 2013-2014 school year, about 14 percent of students in the U.S. were chronically absent. In San Mateo County, the school district changed the language on letters sent home to parents about truancy, deemphas...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

3 June 2019

Ferguson, Missouri, United States

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As American schools have become increasingly focused on preparing students for higher education and careers, life skills classes like home economics, financial literacy, and wood shop classes have fallen to the waysid...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

Energy News Network

Kathiann M. Kowalski

28 May 2019

Athens, Ohio, United States

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In the crowded craft beer industry, breweries in Ohio are standing out through environmentally-friendly practices. Several breweries are depending upon solar energy and energy-efficient lighting, which are funded thro...

The New York Times

Kevin Williams

25 May 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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In Dayton, Ohio, a Ku Klux Klan rally was met with over 500 counterprotesters. While the city is one of the United States’ most segregated, community members including church groups, New Black Panthers, Antifa members...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

22 May 2019

Long Island City, New York, United States

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When Amazon came close to establishing its second headquarters in Long Island City, the Queens borough of New York, community organizing successfully halted the development. Community leaders credit their success to a...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Rwanda

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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5 May 2019

United States

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy...

Pine Tree Watch

Peter Weed

4 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, ...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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2 May 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Home To Stay, a new collaborative program in Milwaukee, WI, brings together community-based organizations, government agencies, and private employers to provide outreach and services for formerly incarcerated individu...

AZ Big Media

Macie Williams

2 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Homeless I.D. Project helps houseless folks obtain identification documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards to facilitate re-entry into society. IDs are often stolen or misplaced w...

New Mexico In Depth

Ximenia Tapia

2 May 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Although many students in New Mexico enter kindergarten speaking two languages, a lack of bilingual and dual language classrooms means students often have trouble maintaining their Spanish or that English Language Lea...

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Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

Chad Reich

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2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

The Colorado Sun

Christopher Osher

30 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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At St. Vrain, a public school in Boulder County, Colorado's district, students work on projects for IBM and about 100 other industry partners, sometimes earning money and college credits in the process. Educators from...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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25 April 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Being inclusive involves demonstrating consideration and making space for the traditions and customs of others. To encourage these practices among businesses and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area with regard to ...

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