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Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

10 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Latino Task Force emerged in response to Covid-19 and has effectively provided services to the Mission District’s Latinx community. Formed by longtime grassroots activists turned influential community leaders, the...

Cleveland Jewish News

Stephen Langel

25 June 2020

Ohio, United States

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Ohio philanthropies shifted to a rapid-response model of providing support for the coronavirus. A coalition of 81 philanthropies in Northeast Ohio quickly raised over $8.7 million from more than 2,200 donors and alloc...

BBC

Richard Kenny

Lily Freeston

4 May 2020

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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A program in Cape Town, South Africa is helping children learn life skills and provide mental health resources through 'surf therapy.' The program called Waves for Change starts each session with some grounding medita...

WPXI-TV

Ryan Houston

15 April 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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In cities across the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color in part due to a lack of information being provided to these areas. A non-profit in Pittsburg is workin...

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Emily Nonko

7 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The idea of “feeding the frontline” - donating funds to purchase restaurant food that can be delivered to frontline healthcare works amidst the COVID-19 crisis - has spread like wildfire. In cities from San Francisco ...

Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

Crain's Detroit Business

Sherri Welch

28 March 2020

Michigan, United States

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Following other models across the U.S., in Michigan's Oakland County, homeless shelters and local restaurants are partnering to weather the coronavirus pandemic. The county is paying restaurants to cook meals for food...

Oregon Live

Michael Russell

27 March 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A growing countywide effort in Oregon is serving as somewhat of a lifeline for restaurants threatened by coronavirus closures. Businesses are keeping on or rehiring some of their employees to make food for individuals...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

24 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Wayne County, the local Wayne County Community Foundation teamed up with other local private foundations to establish the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund, which provides money and support to nonprofit organiza...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

19 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee's nonprofits serving youth are finding new ways to check in and connect with their students as the coronavirus rules out the possibility for in-person afterschool programming. “Social distancing doesn’t mean...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

18 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Serenity Soular is a worker-owned cooperative that installs solar panels in an affordable way, focusing on communities of color in North Philadelphia. They employ local residents through an apprenticeship program, tra...

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

HousingWire

Julia Falcon

14 February 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The City of Seattle partnered with Zillow to create a searchable database of affordable vacant rental units. Case managers are using the tool to get homeless residents into housing.

MPR News

Martin Moylan

4 February 2020

Minnesota, United States

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A nonprofit community land trust has helped increase the supply of affordable housing in Minnesota by buying the land beneath houses to subsidize homeownership. By owning the land and covering construction and repair ...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

3 February 2020

Kolkata, India

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A nonprofit in India is training victims of sexual assault and trafficking to work as lawyers and seek justice for themselves or others. The program offers both counseling and rehabilitation services and formal legal ...

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Adina Solomon

29 January 2020

College Park, Georgia, United States

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Collaborations can breathe new life into community churches. In College Park, Georgia, the College Park First United Methodist Church entered into a partnership with PushPush, a theater nonprofit formerly located in t...

Nonprofit Quarterly

Derrick Rhayn

28 January 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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Nonprofits and city governments are looking to abandoned homes and vacant lots as a potential source of land on which to build affordable housing.

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Priti Salian

6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

NPR

Rebecca Davis

26 December 2019

Nduru Beach, Kenya

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity ...

The Hechinger Report

Aaricka Washington

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

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Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

The Guardian

Amanda Holpuch

5 December 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With a decrease in government aid for refugee resettlement programs in recent years, nonprofits and other groups have stepped up to fill the gap. In Cleveland, Refugee Response offers in-home tutoring, a program for h...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Evaluating evidence of an organization’s impact informs charitable giving. Ratings organizations like ImpactMatters and Charity Navigator provide transparency to donors by reporting on the effectiveness of charities a...

BBC

Reha Kansara

3 December 2019

Uganda

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In Uganda, which has high youth unemployment rates, schools are starting to incorporate entrepreneurship lessons into traditional curricula to prepare students for life and an unstable job market after school.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A Boston nonprofit is transforming vacant properties into free community spaces. Now, Philadelphia is considering opening up similar "public parks inside."

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