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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...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

NPR

Caroline Covington

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20 May 2019

Texas, United States

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Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

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Jodi Helmer

28 January 2019

Hinton, United States

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For people in West Virginia who have lost their jobs due to the decline in the coal mining industry, the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective can help them - and other low-income residents - learn about beekeeping and ge...

The Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

11 January 2019

Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

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Grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency empower local communities—and workers—to redevelop abandoned industrial sites. These sites, known as brownfields, are often left in disuse because of the presence of ...

NBC News

David Hall

11 January 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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When people are released from jail, they often have a hard time finding work due to time lapsed and prison records. RecoveryPark Farms in Detroit, Michigan aims to change this by providing job training in urban farmi...

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Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

Colorado Public Radio

Jenny Brundin

13 December 2018

Littleton, Colorado, United States

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After a high school in Colorado experienced a devastating act of gun violence, the state has taken steps to prevent similar incidences from happening in the future. From a Behavior and Emotional Screening System syste...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In times of political gridlock, individuals have stepped up to make meaningful changes in their communities, with their solutions inspiring others around the world. From ground-up political action that decreased gerry...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

13 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperatives, a network of worker-owned businesses in Cleveland, Ohio, has seen success in keeping business structure flat and wealth at the local level. Now, they’re growing. They recently acquired the Clev...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

Detroit Free Press

Jamie L. LaReau

9 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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GM's new twelve-week paid program, called "Take 2," is helping people who've been away from the workforce for more than two years to re-acclimate and train for jobs at their company. The initiative helps people learn ...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

5 October 2018

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

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In eastern Kentucky, where the coal industry is struggling and workers are finding themselves out of work, a six-month internship program is helping workers re-train into jobs that ensure energy efficiency in homes an...

The New York Times

Sara Mosle

6 September 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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After the introduction of No Child Left Behind, Atlanta was held up as a success story for the approach - that is until a group of teachers were exposed for illegally raising scores. Now, the city again grapples with ...

The Marshall Project

Ashley Nerbovig

10 July 2018

Pennsylvania, United States

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A number of states have passed reforms aimed at helping people coming out of incarceration get licenses that are key to well-paying jobs, which in turn help people stay out of prison. But there are still numerous hurd...

The Marshall Project

Eli Hager

26 June 2018

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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A nonprofit in Charleston, South Carolina, uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help formerly incarcerated men shift their mindsets in order to meet the hefty challenges they face re-entering society. Turning Leaf Pro...

Investigate West

Lee van der Voo

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23 May 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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After a high school football player in Oregon was concussed in a game, his condition elevated to a traumatic brain injury when he was sent back in to play without proper rest. To combat this lapse in judgment from hap...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

2 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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In Montgomery, Ala., a transitional program offers former inmates a place to live and support while they focus on staying clean and finding work. Officials say programs like this play a key role in reducing recidivism...

Work and Money

Hoda Emam

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21 December 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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For people who have taken significant time off from their careers to care for their family, jumping into the work world is full of challenges. Reboot Accel is a Silicon Valley-based bootcamp for women looking to re-en...

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Dave Miller

17 November 2017

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Oregon’s Ashland Police Department has implemented a new program to make reporting sexual assault a safer, more accessible process. The “You Have Options” program teaches officers how to respond to those volunteering ...

News Deeply

Gabriella Canal

8 November 2017

Cartagena, Colombia

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Time served in prison often means the end of opportunity and hope for the incarcerated, but a special restaurant run from within the San Diego women's prison in Cartagena is working to change that. The women are train...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

2 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Connecting people coming out of incarceration with employment is crucial to helping them integrate back into society and not return to prison, but employers are often skittish about hiring people with records. Some ar...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

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18 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Washington D.C. struggles with the highest incarceration rates in the nation that already imprisons more people than any other country in the world. But a few determined individuals, including ex-offender Juan Reid, a...

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