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Donna Liu

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2 July 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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PowerCorps is a program that provides job training for young adults in Camden, New Jersey. It matches participants with opportunities to improve the green infrastructure in the community and is supported by the Camden...

BBC

Fi Glover

30 April 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

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In Glasgow, Scotland, the city is taking a public health approach to knife crime. Instead of just grappling with the effects of violence, the city is taking a preventative, multi-pronged approach and addressing some o...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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8 April 2019

California, United States

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Sherriff’s offices can provide resources and encourage underserved communities and communities struck hard by disinvestment to grow their civic capacity. In Alameda County, California, the county Sherriff’s office ope...

WABC-TV (ABC 7 NY)

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

Sea Maven

Libby Leyden

6 March 2019

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Surfing lessons are bridging racial divides and providing a therapeutic outlet for disadvantaged children in South Africa. In a society largely segregated by race, children in Cape Town’s black communities disproporti...

The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

NPR

Gloria Hillard

29 December 2018

California, United States

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The Wolf Connection Youth Empowerment Program connects troubled youth who’ve dealt with abuse and trauma, with wolves. "These wolves and wolf-dogs come from abuse, neglect and mistreatment. And the youth we serve come...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

18 December 2018

New Mexico, United States

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At Lynn Middle School in New Mexico, local partners have joined together to bring social services, such as wi-fi, clothes, food, and health clinics, to students and their families on the school's campus. Advocates arg...

Metro

Kristin Toussaint

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15 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The New York Public Library Riverside lends out ties, briefcases, and handbags. The program helps those attending graduations, job interviews, and other events who may not be able to afford such items. It’s part of a ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Erlan Varela

31 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In Honduras a former gang member created a nonprofit skating club to give young people healthy alternatives to crime and vandalism. With donations from USAID, the Catholic Church and others Skate Brothers serves about...

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Andi Bourne

20 July 2018

Seeley Lake, Montana, United States

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In Montana, an elementary school is changing the dynamics around bullying and suicide through the Say Something Assembly program, which helps create an environment for students to feel safe and empowered to speak up. ...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

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14 July 2018

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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A nonprofit in Omaha focuses on hospitals for its gang intervention work, making contact with gang members or potential gang members who have been injured through violence and may be ready to make a change in their li...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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3 May 2018

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Through targeted policing and community outreach, violence prevention program Fica Vivo reduces youth homicide rates in Brazil. The “weed and seed” approach removes top offenders, engages youth at risk of offending in...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brian Edwards

1 May 2018

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Reaching out to juvenile offenders with support and services, rather than putting them in jail, reduces recidivism and can save public money. A program called Youth Villages is instrumental in helping youth offenders ...

BBC

Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Cure Violence is a Chicago public health program that reduces crime by reaching out to those affected by violence. Workers build bridges between rival gang members, detect conflicts and cool people down. They organize...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Holden Slattery

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19 April 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Kitchen, a California non-profit organization, offers a creative approach that combines job training, healthy eating, and a reduction of food waste. The program trains youth coming out of foster care, giving them...

The Economist

Sarah Esther Maslin

1 March 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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For many in El Salvador, finding religion can mean finding a way out of violent gang life. The country has become one of the most violent in the world following the civil war in the 1980s that drove refugees to the U....

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

25 February 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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5-15 Minutes

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YouthBuild El Salvador is a program, partly funded by the United States, that teaches participants leadership and marketable skills, with an underlying emphasis on empathy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. In ...

NationSwell

Neil Parmar

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20 November 2017

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

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Hundreds of prisons sit empty and unused across the United States. Inspired by the potential, GrowingChange was founded to help flip the land into a space where former juvenile offenders could come together for constr...

BBC

Richard Kenny

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15 November 2017

Iceland

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3-5 Minutes

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Icelandic teenagers used to be infamous for their heavy smoking, drinking, and drug use. But the country has done a complete 180, thanks to investment in after-school activities, a curfew, and a pledge that all parent...

BBC

William Kremer

14 November 2017

Iceland

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Iceland used to be one of the worst countries in Europe for underage teenage drinking. The country’s government realized they needed to change that. Each year, students fill out an anonymous survey about their drinki...

Univision

Jessica Weiss

11 November 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador

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The number of people deported from the USA back to El Savador is only rising under the Trump administration, leaving these individuals with the daunting task of starting over. English Cool is a program where deportees...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

19 October 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Only 12 percent of the STEM workforce is Black or Hispanic. Starting with Baltimore, one nonprofit is looking to change that. In 2013, the Digital Harbor Foundation converted a rec center into a home for after school ...

GOOD Magazine

Ashley Letts

12 September 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements d...

The Atlantic

Alia Wong

2 August 2017

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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After generations of waiting, the Oglala Sioux prophecy of an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance is coming true. "Now the Seventh Generation is here," and they are creating dynamic change in one the least dev...

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