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The Fresno Bee

Ashleigh Panoo

21 October 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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Project Rebound is a program aimed to help formerly incarcerated students navigate and succeed in pursuing their higher education goals. The program works by working with potential candidates, whether they are incarce...

Block Club Chicago

Pascal Sabino

22 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago students organized and, for the first time, convinced the city to rename a park in honor of Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass. The former Douglas Park was named after a Civil War era Illinois senator who advo...

The Walrus

Vicky Mochama

1 September 2020

British Columbia, Canada

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The black community has a rich history of crowdfunding that goes back generations to help the most vulnerable stay afloat, creating a security net for those who would otherwise fall through the cracks. Mutual aid gro...

The New York Times

Zachary Small

23 August 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A burst of creativity is helping Portland confront its racist histories. From murals appearing on boarded-up buildings, protest art on exhibit at art centers, and artists gathering downtown to display their work depic...

The New York Times

Christina Morales

22 August 2020

United States

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Young people are using social media as an effective way to engage in conversations with their families about racism, police violence, and Black Lives Matters protests. Many share their conversations on social media an...

WSLS-TV

Taj Simmons

6 August 2020

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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Black Father Families unites Black fathers to provide support and education, while also countering stereotypes that Black fathers are not as competent and/or are absent from their children’s’ lives, which is often int...

Quartz

Victoria Stunt

9 July 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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Through workshops, hotlines, and video training organizations and groups in Latin America are working to fight against 'machista,' which translates to sexist attitudes held by men in regard to women. In Colombia, the ...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

10 October 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A very special 15-person book club in Battle Creek, Michigan is using the book club format to discuss hard topics like race. The conversations steer profound, intimate, and personal, and many members testify to how mu...

CityLab

John Surico

21 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Though cities around the world range in size, demographics, and countless other factories, they share a common trait: cities are loud. The app Hush City offers an easy way to find a quiet space amid the noise. The app...

Next City

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

1 April 2019

United States

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In this excerpt from Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt’s book, Biased, the author details the role surveillance and apps like Nextdoor play in perpetuating and disrupting discriminatory housing policies, racism, and segregation ...

Outside

Rachel Walker

24 November 2018

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

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The Venture Out Project hosts outdoor camps and wilderness adventures for transgender children to help them feel a sense of community, confidence, and self-worth. In the midst of controversial political environments a...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

2 November 2018

Nebraska, United States

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Access to civic institutions, such as local newspapers, arts facilities, churches, and even breweries, help people feel more connected to their communities and less inclined to support populist candidates. Rural areas...

Bay City News Foundation

Jennifer McNulty

21 October 2018

California, United States

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25 students from two University of California schools went home to intern in the Central Valley for 3 months where they registered high school students to vote and taught them about civic engagement. Modeled after Fre...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

10 August 2018

United States

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A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

9 August 2018

Tela, Honduras

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SOS Children's Villages is a non-profit group that services more than 80,000 kids. Their successful model emphasizes love, family, and relationships, even though the children aren't being raised in a "traditional" fam...

BBC

Luis Fajardo

18 July 2018

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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To attract foreign investment, Honduras is creating privatized cities with Western-style laws and foreign judges. The development initiative is bringing in money and creating jobs, but the enclaves are tailored to ple...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

9 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The former director of the Cook County Department of Corrections will have the chance to go upstream in the incarceration cycle to work with children of people who are incarcerated through a new fellowship program lau...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

29 June 2018

Brazil

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Criança Feliz (Happy Child), is a parent-coaching program that was launched in Brazil in 2017 to help parents and children build healthier relationships. The program works by sending skilled social workers to the most...

Artnet

Sarah Cascone

19 June 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to call attention to the role of northerners in the history of American chattel slavery and the source of portrait sitters’ wealth, the Worcester Art Museum has begun to add information about a sitters’ slave...

KUNM

Megan Kamerick

15 June 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center is a leading example of community engagement. The Center has undertaken a variety of health-focused initiatives, each with a common core: prioritizing communit...

BBC

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

9 January 2018

Rwanda

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Rwanda has the smallest gender gap in Africa. Women’s access to education, healthcare, politics, and property is considered across the board in policymaking from law to national budgeting. Gender-based violence contin...

Truthout

Jean Trounstine

26 December 2017

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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This article uses the stories of five different activist women across the United States as examples of successes using the human-centered design strategy of centering the people most directly affected in the decision-...

Artspace

Jillian Billard

30 November 2017

New York, New York, United States

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In some communities, the founding of art galleries in historically impoverished neighborhoods has led to development, the severing of community ties, and displacement. “Artwashing” signifies how culture can aid in the...

Anglican Journal

André Forget

9 June 2017

Masasi, Tanzania

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is working to implement maternal and newborn child health programs in East Africa. Though the project has incorporated a wide-range of initiatives, many of them ...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

4 May 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Part 1 of 3 - A progressive funding model has been a boon to schools in Berlin’s poorer neighborhoods, which receive a baseline of staff and resources that would make them the envy of many of their counterparts in Pen...

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