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28 May 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Senior citizens from the Assyrian community living in Chicago have relied on a motorcycle club for care packages as well as friendly visits from someone who speaks their language. With health guidelines and coronaviru...
7 May 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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PNC Fairfax Connection is a community center run by PNC Bank but separate from its corporate services. The center is free and accessible to all, was built with community-focused design, and seeks to build strong comm...
30 January 2020
London, United Kingdom
Grassroots initiatives are empowering Muslim women to bring their faith onto the court. Across several universities in London, new clubs are offering a safe and inclusive space for Muslim women to participate in sport...
29 October 2019
Tampa, Florida, United States
What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...
4 October 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
Creative expression builds community and helps promote mental wellbeing. In Johannesburg, South Africa, 94 Colours, part of the Maker’s Valley Partnership, focuses on community wellbeing by empowering youth through it...
31 May 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
A monthly supper club in Los Angeles brings refugees together to share meals and stories from their homelands. The supper club is sponsored by an organization called Miry's List, which also helps new arrivals to the U...
5 April 2019
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
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...
2 April 2019
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Support from the international surfing community has empowered women in Sri Lanka to push back against patriarchal social norms and participate in outdoor recreation. Working to change a culture that discourages women...
26 March 2019
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
In Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, the organization Cepia has started Girls Clubs in nine different neighborhoods and are teaching young girls, ages 8-12 about female empowerment, safety, and how to report crimes. In the area...
12 March 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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, ...
Second Wave Michigan
Theresa Coty O'Neil
21 February 2019
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
By taking up boxing, Michigan’s youth learn to diffuse violence and cope with their stressors. Kalamazoo Eastside Boxing provides structure, mentorship, and a social outlet for disadvantaged and troubled youth across ...
1 August 2018
Seward, Alaska, United States
At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...
14 May 2018
Across the Arab world countries like Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan, are fostering university debate clubs, which in turn are helping students develop their communication and critical thinking skills. “Now, I am more rece...
21 February 2018
While treatment has stabilized the physical health of people living with HIV/AIDS, their diagnosis can be isolating and—for people over 50–the death of friends during the 80s and 90s may lead to increased social isola...
Public Radio International (PRI)
1 December 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Changing the culture around kickboxing in Thailand creates more opportunities for female fighters. Although cultural traditions still bar female fighters from events at official stadiums, the culture of kickboxing is ...
10 October 2017
Broadcast TV News
As the family unit in Western society is increasingly fractured, many suffering from stress, anger, and trauma often must find to alternative ways to build community and find belonging. One unique example is the Vikin...
17 March 2017
Junquillo, Morazán, El Salvador
Even in the face of rampant violence, corruption, and poverty in El Salvador, hope rises for youth in the form of TuYulu ("our hearts") batucada workshops. The organization promotes and encourages young groups of mu...
30 March 2016
Oakland, California, United States
In Oakland, California, a group of elementary and middle school-aged kids have banded together to ride bikes together as a way to stay out of trouble. Although the practice has a positive influence on the kid's physic...
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