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The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

The New York Times

Keren Landman

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21 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Improving outcomes in addressing HIV requires reducing stigma. In Atlanta, Georgia, faith-based communities are embracing HIV prevention campaigns and courses. Bible Way Ministries provides HIV testing at community ev...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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1 November 2019

Hilliard, Ohio, United States

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Involving a community can bring value to public art. Following protracted discussions, the Hilliard Public Arts Commission succeeded in drawing up guidelines with the approval of the city as well as securing a small p...

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...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

25 September 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee’s 414LIFE program is treating violence like a public health issue, seeking to interrupt and prevent its spread. The pilot program is a collaboration between the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, local no...

Beirut Today

Aina De Lapparent Alvarez

10 September 2019

Hammana, Lebanon

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Amplifying local culture, history, and food through the arts increases tourism and can revitalize areas struggling with depopulation. The Hammana Artist House, a collaboration between a philanthropist and Collectif Ka...

Yes! Magazine

Jonita Davis

6 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as fo...

Blavity

Chad Small

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26 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Elizabeth Warner

15 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Providing access to educational resources and community support helps immigrant entrepreneurs succeed. In Philadelphia, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects immigrants to resources, such as health care...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

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5 July 2019

Medellin, Colombia

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Learning the art of hip-hop provides youth with an alternative to the violence and despair that characterize disadvantaged neighborhoods. In Medellin, Colombia, a program called 4 Elementos teaches kids dance, Dj’ing,...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Nick Fiorellini

3 July 2019

Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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Recycling and repurposing second hand items helps to reduce a community’s carbon footprint. At Bard College in New York, the FreeUse Store collects second hand items from students and redistributes them free of charge...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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2 July 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Shared expressions of community and fellowship are fostering a non-partisan approach to civic engagement. The nonprofit Citizen University, based in Seattle, Washington, provides small grants to trained community lead...

The Augusta Chronicle

Roslyn Joseph

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6 April 2019

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange is bringing equitable dental care to the South Bend, Indiana community by offering free exams in exchange for good deeds. Catering to community members that may not be able to financ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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5 April 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Encouraging people to repair their broken items is an important step toward reducing consumer-generated waste. The Repair Cafe Foundation, a nonprofit based in the Netherlands, helps volunteers open their own repair c...

The Boston Globe

Jeneé Osterheldt

12 March 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In a city that many people of color consider unwelcoming, social media groups offer a path to visibility and community. The group, Young, Black, and Social, connects thousands of millennials in Boston to their peers, ...

WTLV (First Coast News)

Eric Alvarez

20 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Cure Violence, a national non-profit, has been training local residents to intervene and diffuse violent conflict in their own neighborhoods. The organization, which started in Chicago, has contributed to decreased vi...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

6 February 2019

Thailand

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At the Bamboo School in rural eastern Thailand, students have direct control over their learning and complete coursework that emphasizes the importance of leadership and empathy. The hands-on curriculum, which include...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tanzina Vega

17 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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During the government shutdown, federal workers went unpaid for weeks, struggling at times to access money, food, and legal services. To fill the gaps, communities stepped in. In Phoenix, Arizona, community members cr...

Medium

Charlotte West

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8 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In cities like Denver, Seattle, and Chicago, faith-based communities use their land to aid in the affordable housing crisis. Because many communities of faith sit on large expanses of valuable land within city limits,...

Politico Magazine

Rebecca Beitsch

20 December 2018

New York City, New York, United States

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A small nonprofit in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is tackling the staggering 40% of food that is wasted in the United States by collecting and redistributing excess food from restaurants to she...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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14 December 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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With the aim of providing a space for congregations without a space to worship, Church Space created “co-churching” spaces that offer a room, lighting, musical instruments, a PA system and other amenities for rent. A ...

WEWS-TV

Kevin Barry

7 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cleveland-based Buckeye Ministry and Missions Alliance has “adopted” five city blocks clearing vacant lots and helping to rehabilitate homes. Their efforts have had a material impact on the appearance of the neigh...

How Do We Fix It?

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Jim Meigs

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1 November 2018

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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In Durham, North Carolina, ReCity is bringing together various non-profit organizations, social activists, and mission-driven companies in a shared coworking space to meet, innovate, and collaborate with each other. T...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

17 August 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Women4Women is an initiative that brings tradeswomen together in the construction field to do volunteer work for others. Since women represent just ten percent of construction workers in the United States, having the...

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