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23 September 2021
Detroit, Michigan, United States
The Detroit Learning Center provides job training for in-demand roles that provide living wages. The programs offered continuously change and align with current employer demands to provide competitive opportunities fo...
27 July 2021
Oregon, United States
Lettuce Grow teaches gardening skills to 200 incarcerated people per year in 16 Oregon prisons and juvenile detention centers. The teaching includes college-level courses and hands-on gardening on prison grounds, whic...
14 June 2021
Michigan, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
A new initiative in Michigan is helping locals over the age of 25 attending community college free of charge. The Reconnect program helps those who have yet to complete a post-secondary degree by covering all the cost...
8 March 2021
Cherokee Nation, United States
Tribal members are being paid to learn the Cherokee language through the Master Apprentice Program. The $16 million effort to maintain a tie to the culture through language is being funded from the tribe’s casino reve...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James E. Causey
18 December 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the country. Nationally, a Gallup poll found that 55% of Americans believe “race relations between Blacks and whites to be either "very or somewhat bad." To improve ra...
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
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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
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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...
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