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Kevin Holmes

28 June 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Collaborative efforts targeting adult-peer mentoring in Kansas City, Missouri have resulted in less crime and increased trust among participants. Focusing on high-risk teens and young adults, the program known as Teen...

MPR News

Megan Burks

20 June 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Food trucks have taken much of the United States by storm, but now the concept is being applied to helping keep children well nourished during summer months when school is out. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agricul...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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14 June 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, several nonprofits are working to fill the summer food security gap for children who rely on school meals. Several groups, including Pine River Shares and Friends...

Nebraska TV ABC

Lauren Kummer

5 June 2019

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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Hope Harbor, an emergency and transitional shelter in Grand Island, Nebraska, is renovating its facilities to include a playground for the shelter’s children. Funded by various grants, the new addition will provide ch...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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10 May 2019

New York, United States

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In the United States, most playgrounds are equipped with the same types of monkey bars, slides and swings, but a few are replacing these typical options with "dismembered store mannequins, wooden packing crates, tires...

The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

1 May 2019

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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Increasing the confidence of parents in directing their children toward healthy choices is crucial in the battle against childhood obesity. In Leeds, England, the HENRY (Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really ...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

9 April 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Millennials are having less children and caring more about environmental impact, so the toy industry is now experimenting with a newly popular "toy subscription" service. Rather than accumulating mass quantities of pl...

Bellevue Reporter

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Aaron Kunkler

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30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...

CityLab

Mimi Kirk

7 February 2019

Bar Elias, Lebanon

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Designers around the world explore ideas and tactics to make inviting, safe, and engaging playgrounds for underserved children. From Lebanon to Belgium, engineers and builders work together to make play accessible and...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

2 January 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, philanthropist George Kaiser has invested heavily in Educare, a year-round early learning program, and wraparound services, such as prison-diversion and family-based programs, with the belief that ...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 December 2018

Tirana, Albania

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green sp...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

7 December 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the middle of Milwaukee's toughest neighborhood, an organization called We Got This helps kids get off the streets and into the garden. Each summer, teens spend Saturdays working in a community garden to produce fo...

The New York Times

Karen Zraick

5 December 2018

Bangladesh

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More than half of the almost 70 million people who have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced are children. The Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop are teaming up with organizations in the countries surro...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

4 December 2018

Cork, Ireland

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In Ireland, schools across the country have installed "Buddy Benches," a space where children can go to let others know they want to play. The benches, which are built by volunteers from the Men's Shed, are part of a ...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

A Beautiful Perspective

B. David Zarley

26 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Positive touch through human contact is a crucial for newborn babies, especially those that have to remain in the neonatal intensive care unit, but parents often can't provide it on a 24/7 schedule. Trained volunteer ...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

22 November 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Sometimes you have to see something is possible before you can do it yourself. For Tel Aviv’s city officers, it took a trip to Copenhagen to understand that each of them, no matter their office, could do something to ...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

25 October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A neighborhood dentist asked his underserved community what he could do to improve their lives. The answer? Diapers. Now, his Battle Creek, MI organization delivers diapers to families in need around county, regardles...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 October 2018

United States

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Short-term volunteering trips, especially those that involve working directly with vulnerable children, can do more harm than good. Instead, volunteers should look for opportunities to support staff and primary caregi...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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2 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Integrating behavioral health care with primary pediatric care helps address chronic, long-term issues. Using grant funding, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest improved its approach to health care. The introduction o...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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13 September 2018

Zacapa, Guatemala

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Voluntourism, or the practice of western volunteers paying to do service in developing countries, seems like a moral, do-good activity. However, the practice has been proven to have consequences, including reducing th...

Apolitical

Burton Bollag

7 September 2018

Wales

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Wales is the first country in the world to recognize playtime as a children’s right. Local authorities must access and promote playtime opportunities for children in their area. Sometimes, this means simply removing “...

WAMU

Carmel Delshad

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28 August 2018

Landover, Maryland, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...

Business Day

Beth Amato

24 August 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Some urban planners argue that urban spaces should be designed around children because that makes a livable, walkable space for everyone, and also contributes to healthy early brain development. Several initiatives ar...

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