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The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

13 May 2019

Utica, New York, United States

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Places like Utica, New York are working to convince refugees and new immigrants to move to their cities to stimulate the local economy and counteract population decline over the decades. Through more comprehensive ser...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

18 April 2019

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Stand With Dignity, a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans, has coordinated warrant clinics for those driving with suspended licenses. These clinics have forgiven $2 million worth of traffic fines and...

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 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...

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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...

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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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

The Huffington Post

Jordan Heller

27 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland is on a path to make wealth and business ownership more accessible. They operate several cooperative businesses: a laundry and a solar panel firm among them, all of which choose to w...

The New York Times

Michael Paulson

6 November 2018

New York, United States

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For women working in theatre, child care remains one of the biggest barriers to advancement, but groups of mothers are working to change that and make a more welcoming work place. These solutions include work breaks l...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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2 November 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

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Roberto Torres

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26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 October 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Generation West Virginia, a nonprofit created “to support opportunities for young people to build up their own careers and the economy in the state overall,” has expanded its programming. Its newest initiative is a te...

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Fiona Zublin

19 October 2018

France

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Restaurants like 1000 & 1 Signes in France, and Sign It in Germany, are challenging stereotypes people have about the deaf community. The restaurants are part of handful of cafes around the world where the staff is a...

NPR

Kirk Siegler

19 October 2018

Hotchkiss, Colorado, United States

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After “the shock” that laid off many coal miners in Delta County, Colorado, the area is experiencing a resurgence. Population is growing, finally, and a fiber optic internet company has stimulated the economy with new...

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Annie Banerji

15 October 2018

Jaipur, India

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The Gandhi Nagar train station is India’s first station to be run solely by women. This is groundbreaking in a country where “female employment is startlingly low, in large part due to social prejudices and general di...

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Nate Berg

9 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Each year, roughly 500 million tons of waste from the tearing down of buildings goes into landfills in the United States. Deconstruction, the idea of dismantling old buildings instead of the traditional method of tear...

Yes! Magazine

Fran Korten

25 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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Over two million baby boomers own their own companies, and with retirement looming, the government stepped in with a solution. A portion of a 2018 federal bill included language that will push the Small Business Admin...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

21 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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Chris Finlay, who manages a real estate company in Washington, D.C., decided to try hiring homeless people to work in his buildings. His goal was to provide a job alongside significantly discounted housing as a benefi...

The Atlantic

Lola Fadulu

21 September 2018

United States

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More and more service workers are being confronted with people overdosing on opiods inside public restrooms, so in some cities like Boston and New York, businesses are enacting trainings that teach services workers ho...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

19 September 2018

Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

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In Canada, where the legalization of marijuana will become official in mid-October, some towns are gearing up by creating employment opportunities related to the now burgeoning industry. The so-called "green rush" is ...

Pacific Standard

Anne Kidmose Jensen

19 September 2018

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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In Dar es Salaam, the percentage of female engineers has leaped from 4% to 9% after the creation of a program providing mentorship opportunities and a monthly grant to encourage women to join the field. The program, p...

The Boston Globe

Morgan Hughes

15 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Inmates who enroll in higher education programs during their sentence are 43 percent less likely to return to prison than their peers who don't, according to a study by the RAND Corporation. A consortium of Massachuse...

CBS News

Lee Cowan

2 September 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Companies like Microsoft are intentionally recruiting candidates with autism, creating new interview processes and mentorship programs to help those employees thrive in jobs in programming, cybersecurity, and more. Th...

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Keith Griffith

30 August 2018

United States

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Since opening its doors in 2013, Praxis, an innovative higher education company, has placed 96 percent of its graduates in entry level jobs by graduation. Praxis accelerates the traditional college path, combining a s...

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