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Taj Simmons

6 August 2020

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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Black Father Families unites Black fathers to provide support and education, while also countering stereotypes that Black fathers are not as competent and/or are absent from their children’s’ lives, which is often int...

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Victoria Stunt

9 July 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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Through workshops, hotlines, and video training organizations and groups in Latin America are working to fight against 'machista,' which translates to sexist attitudes held by men in regard to women. In Colombia, the ...

Grady Newsource

Mary Margaret Stewart

16 March 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Episcopal Church advised Dioceses to be more inclusive of LGBTQIA and differently abled children and youth, particularly in light of the high numbers of LGBTQIA youth suicides. Rather than wait the years it could ...

Streetsblog LA

Damien Newton

12 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The success of a pilot program that successfully housed several dozen people in Los Angeles is the basis of current proposed legislation. The program known as "SHARE! Collaborative Housing" finds housing for people wi...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

9 December 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...

Next City

Kate McQueen

14 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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For seniors re-entering after incarceration, San Francisco’s Senior Ex-Offenders Program (SEOP) is there to help with the transition. The program offers transitional housing, employment services, and even assistance f...

Yes! Magazine

Julia Hotz

25 February 2019

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, loneliness is an epidemic. Those who feel chronically lonely may have weaker immune systems, an increased risk of cancer, and shorter life spans. These afflictions and risks associated with lone...

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Frank Wiley

14 January 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Passages program, part of its larger Fatherhood Initiative, aims to help men become more involved parents. The program, instituted in the hopes of reducing recidivism rates and creating s...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

14 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Coaches have unique relationships with their players and Milwaukee is using that to help young men create healthy, respectful relationships as part of a pilot project using the curriculum Coaching Boys Into Men. The t...

Anchorage Daily News

Marc Lester

26 October 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, top officials are instituting new programming for inmates in the hopes of creating a culture of respect and innovation, while decreasing recidivism rates. Some of the new initiativ...

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Mike Wendling

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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People trying to lose weight often turn to social media for motivation, but these sites are just as likely to discourage and mislead as educate and inspire. The better choice is to talk to a doctor or other qualified ...

The New York Times Magazine

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

30 March 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Young adults who decide to abandon their cloistered Jewish communities have only one another to help them navigate the alternate reality of modern-day New York. 'Footsteps', is a nonprofit organization that brings fo...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing trauma has never been an easy process but programs like Healing Hurt People help to promote recovery in traumatized, angry young men. This program, in partnership with local medical services, aims to provide t...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

2 June 2016

Gig Harbor, Washington, United States

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In the United States, the incarcerated feel like they have no voices and their mistakes that led them to jail go unacknowledged. A documentary film spotlights the IF Project, a writing program that encourages female i...

National Observer

Linda Solomon Wood

16 February 2016

Gush Etzion, West Bank, Palestine

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Grassroots organizations are helping Palestinians and Israelis to meet and discuss their experiences with each other, often for the first time. Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian, co-runs one of these groups with two Israel...

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Mark Obbie

19 July 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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A Houston man whose sister was murdered created a way to help his own pain and possibly foster more empathy and understanding among inmates. The restorative justice program, Bridges to Life, has grown to hundreds of...

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Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

19 July 2011

New York, New York, United States

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To give support to struggling families without prescribing solutions requires respect and discipline. The Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.) encourages low-income families to define their own goals and work towar...

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