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Frank Wiley

15 April 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Systemic issues like redlining, re-entry after incarceration, and addiction have left many people in search of affordable and sustainable housing options. Cleveland’s Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is rehabbing home...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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For people driving with suspended licenses, doing so can entrench them in a cycle of unpaid fines, unemployment, and, ultimately, poverty. Stand With Dignity – a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans –...

The New York Times

David Brooks

4 April 2019

Canada

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Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create comm...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

The Marshall Project

Maurice Chammah

22 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City plans to close the eight jail complex located on Rikers Island and replace it with a series of four smaller, community-integrated facilities in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. While the admin...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

21 March 2019

Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, sex education offerings in rural districts is often inconsistent across schools. The “Sexy Sex Ed” workshop aims to provide students with information and resources about consent, safety, and anatomy. “If ...

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Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

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Valerie Vande Panne

11 March 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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When big box stores shutter, communities can suffer: vacant buildings deter investment and sites can encourage vandalism and other crimes. Because demolishing the stores can prove prohibitively expensive, three cities...

The Notebook

Melanie Bavaria

11 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia program to provide free pre-school, specifically targeting those from low-income families, is showing preliminary results that it improves wellness and employment, despite roadblocks from lawsuits regar...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

25 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Across the United States, unsolved criminal cases have been on the rise. Not only does this leave those committing the crimes on the streets, it also decreases community trust in police and undermines the wellbeing of...

Colorado Public Radio

Ryan Warner

22 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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With community support from a network of neighborhood volunteers and financial support from a local business, the Bike Streets Project makes biking more accessible for those “interested, but concerned” about road safe...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

21 February 2019

Santa Monica, United States

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For many people with autism, the modern workplace does not accommodate different needs and workplace etiquette is an artificial barrier to being able to get the job done. Auticon is a U.S. based company that has creat...

The New York Times

Matthew Desmond

21 February 2019

Emeryville, United States

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Economists have often debated the positives of a higher minimum wage in the United States as a matter of productivity, profits, and losses but in this article, Matthew Desmond explores another way that the success of...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

The Guardian

Milli Legrain

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14 February 2019

Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, employees at the Alta Gracia factory are paid 2.5 times the national minimum wage, a salary that is widely unheard of in the garment factories that make t-shirts and sports merchandise for A...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

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Oscar Perry Abello

13 February 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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In an initiative to level the playing people for women- and minority-owned businesses, cities and businesses work together to evaluate and address racial and gender disparities in the private sector. By performing stu...

FastCompany

Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

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Allison Herrera

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5 February 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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By reducing daycare costs to nearly nothing, Québec's universal child care program allows more women than ever to join the labor force, rather than stay home and care for their children. The United States now looks to...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

5 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In 1999, Denver, with the backing of the teachers union, rolled out a merit pay pilot program. Twenty years later, the pay-for-performance system has teachers on the verge of a strike for higher pay. Chalkbeat explore...

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Alan Thompson

Hallie Steiner

4 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After a highly successful pilot run, Denver formally instituted Denver Day Works, an initiative that pays homeless residents to clean up and landscape the city during the day. So far, the program has helped over 150 p...

High Country News

Ruxandra Guidi

31 January 2019

Boyle Heights, California, United States

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In Boyle Heights, a working class neighborhood of Los Angeles, members of the community have taken to the streets armed with clipboards and pens to document environmental hazards, zoning violations, and and other thin...

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