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29 January 2020
Building successful resistance to fake information begins with primary education. Finland’s national school curriculum encourages information and media literacy along with critical thinking. The pilot program consists...
24 January 2020
Suffield, Connecticut, United States
At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...
2 January 2020
Logan, Utah, United States
Training rural residents to work from home eases the struggle with unemployment. Utah’s Rural Online Initiative program provides rural residents with an online work certificate and training in online tools such as vid...
9 December 2019
Draper, Utah, United States
At Utah State Prison, the New Visions Speech Club is teaching inmates public speaking. The club gives inmates the opportunity to practice communication and bolster their confidence – two skills that can help them in t...
Second Wave Michigan
14 November 2019
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
In Michigan, the lack of a GED or high school diploma is often what is standing between motivated workers and good jobs. A partnership between Battle Creek Public Schools, community organizations, and local employers ...
3 September 2019
California, United States
With $100 million in funds from California's state legislature, a group is launching an online community college targeted at adult learners. The college is unique for its focus on skill-based learning in lieu of tradi...
The Seattle Times
28 July 2019
Washington, United States
Washington state is providing additional instruction and in some cases a path to teacher credentials for its 25,500 paraeducators who have stepped up to play roles sometimes equivalent or beyond that of credentialed t...
26 July 2019
Under 800 Words
YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...
3 June 2019
Ferguson, Missouri, United States
Under 800 Words
As American schools have become increasingly focused on preparing students for higher education and careers, life skills classes like home economics, financial literacy, and wood shop classes have fallen to the waysid...
31 May 2019
Burlingame, California, United States
For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...
23 May 2019
Across the United States, libraries are acting as more than hubs of literature. From acting as safe havens in emergencies, to places of support and community in times of distress, and to information headquarters where...
6 May 2019
San Bernardino, California, United States
For people reentering society after prison, the Reentry Initiative offers them the services and support they need. The program, housed at California State San Bernardino, provides former inmates the tools they need to...
18 April 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States
By bringing mental health professionals and religious leaders together, faith communities can “flip the fear” of mental illness. Using grants from the American Psychiatric Association, organizations like Support Embra...
26 March 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Specialized training for school resource officers improves the relationships between law enforcement agents and students. Following a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, Salt Lake City, its police departmen...
28 January 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
Providing those experiencing incarceration with educational services has shown to reduce recidivism by 28%. While many prisons offer GED or higher education classes, the opportunities are still hard to come by consist...
2 January 2019
The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...
3 December 2018
South Bend, Indiana, United States
In collaboration with Notre Dame University, graduates of madrasas in India are receiving additional education about Islam’s role in scientific development as well as a grounding in current scientific thought. In this...
7 September 2018
Every public servant in Argentina has to collect education points throughout the year. To spark innovation, the Government Lab of Argentina (LABGobAr) is offering courses in design thinking, evidence-based policymakin...
Public Radio International (PRI)
17 August 2018
Oakland, California, United States
AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...
2 July 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
Two federally-funded Seattle tech training programs tasked with increasing diversity in the industry returned dramatically different results over the course of one year. Experts credit Apprenti's employer-driven natur...
20 June 2018
Over 15 Minutes
A doctor faced with a public health crisis in his remote Myanmar village called on an UK organization to help him enact a solution. Rather than trying to treat hundreds of patients a day, the doctor started a local br...
16 May 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...
ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)
7 May 2018
West Virginia, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Mined Minds, a nonprofit founded in 2015, is providing training and job connections for former coal miners in West Virginia and Kentucky who are now out of work. Take seventh-generation coal miner Billy Buzzard. He un...
19 March 2018
Starting a business is a daunting task for anyone, but women often face the additional barrier of caring for a family at the same time as launching a company. Guide is a Munich-based consulting service that has provid...
5 February 2018
Thousands of refugees have settled in Greece, many of them want to continue their education. One program helps them do that, “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus, gives 200 scholarships to refugees so they can atte...
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