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PBS NewsHour

Melanie Saltzman

Christopher Livesay

Alessandro Pavone

1 February 2020

Jordan

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5-15 Minutes

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Jordan is dealing with an influx of Syrian refugees that are putting a strain on already scarce resources like water. In response, the United Nations World Food Program has started to grow barley and other foods hydro...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Becky Jacobs

2 January 2020

Logan, Utah, United States

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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...

Pioneers Post

Mathilda Mallinson

20 December 2019

Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Although Indonesia is making efforts to improve disability rights, progress is slow. In the meantime, a group called Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurs with Disability (EEED) was formed in partnership with the Bri...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

9 December 2019

Draper, Utah, United States

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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...

New Haven Register

Mary O'Leary

6 October 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven Nonprofit group ConnCAT provides free job training for low-income and disadvantaged individuals to help them find a stable income. The program has created positive partnerships with businesses and entities a...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

1 October 2019

Indiana, United States

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To address a growing skills gap, a coalition of employers, state agencies, and industry associations in Indiana developed a training program that places residents in high-demand industries like construction. The initi...

The Boston Globe

Alison Kuznitz

8 September 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A program run by the Cambridge Housing Authority that provides wraparound support to students in eighth grade through sophomore year of college has helped two-thirds of program alumni move out of the city's public hou...

The New York Times

Ben Casselman

5 September 2019

Round Rock, Texas, United States

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With the assistance of a local non-profit partner, Dell Technologies created a program to recruit employees on the autism spectrum to tap into an under-utilized section of the labor pool. Dell Technologies reflects th...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

22 August 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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In Des Moines, Iowa, the Evelyn K. Davis Center provides wraparound support to a wide range of populations seeking stable employment. From internet access to financial counseling to job coaching, the center aims to "i...

The Trace

Alain Stephens

21 August 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In San Diego, California, more than three Gun Violence Restraining Orders, or “red flag laws,” have been used to prevent gun violence. These laws have gained in popularity across the country, and allow courts to tempo...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jenn Chavez

18 August 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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In a collaboration with the Oregon Zoo, the Institute of Applied Ecology, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, women experiencing incarceration are helping sav...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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16 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

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 ...

Things That Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

5 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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As the cost of fighting wildfires rises and the number of firefighters declines, Arizona found a solution: paying incarcerated men and women to do the same job for just five percent of the standard rate for firefighti...

Things That Work Uganda

Cynthia Rukundo

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Menstrual hygiene can be a challenge especially in Bidibidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. However, with the help of Catholic Relief Service (CARITAS), women are now being trained in how to make...

Things That Work Uganda

Agwere Sarah

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Yoyo Vocational Institute was established in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidibidi, to help refugees and migrants learn vocational skills that can then be used for employment. The Institute also ...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

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2 July 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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PowerCorps is a program that provides job training for young adults in Camden, New Jersey. It matches participants with opportunities to improve the green infrastructure in the community and is supported by the Camden...

The Atlantic

Jerry Useem

1 July 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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The Navy has implemented a growing technique in employment practices - called "minimal manning" - that requires employees to be quick, problem-solving jacks of all trades rather than experts in one particular area. Th...

WGME-TV

David Singer

20 June 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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A company in Portland, Maine works to "dignify temp-work" through the employment of former convicts, addicts, and other individuals in rough transitional phases of life. The company operates as a for-profit business w...

Shelterforce

Betsey Russell

14 June 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Charleston, South Carolina's Eastside neighborhood takes strides towards building efficient infrastructure by implementing a weatherization and flood protection plan. The plan, though in early stages, has included com...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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What can Cleveland learn from Europe's school-to-work models, dual education programs, and overall early introduction to career education that could be helpful in closing the skills gap? Cleveland community leaders th...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

31 May 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...

KQED

Mary Franklin Harvin

29 May 2019

San Quentin, California, United States

Radio

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Quentin Cooks, a culinary program embedded within the San Quentin State Prison, is giving inmates necessary training and support to avoid recidivism and build a career in the food industry. The program teaches culinar...

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