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Julia Hotz

28 July 2021

United States

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Triple P is a public health intervention led by schools, clinics, and governments to make the key principles of “gentle parenting” accessible to parents around the world. Parents receive support and coaching to create...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

11 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids, a tuition and mentoring program in Chicago, provides full-rides to Catholic school for students facing economical disadvantages. The program targets students with average ...

The Guardian

Mario Koran

7 April 2021

Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin, United States

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Waadookodaading is an Ojibwe immersion school that meets state and federal academic standards but does so entirely in the indigenous language by connecting children to their cultural heritage. The school goes through ...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

11 December 2020

United States

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Under the Obama administration, the Promise Neighborhoods initiative was launched. It granted over $430 million in multiyear grants to nonprofits across 17 cities. The success of these grants have been difficult to me...

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Veronika Folentová

22 June 2020

Levoca, Presov, Slovakia

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The Romani Education Fund in Slovakia is helping children from the Roma community, which has a history of social and economic disadvantages as well as being subject to ethnic discrimination, overcome challenges to fin...

syracuse.com

Natasha S. Alford

23 January 2020

Syracuse, New York, United States

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At Syracuse, New York’s Hillbrook Detention Center for youth, the Thinking For A Change program provides kids with classes – taught by mentors with similar backgrounds – like conflict resolution, anger management, pro...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Annie Banerji

11 December 2019

Surkhet, Nepal

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Support and counseling from trusted volunteers empowers young women to stay in school and out of child marriage. In Nepal, the Sisters for Sisters program was the result of a governmental effort to reduce child marria...

WBTS-TV

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Jim Haddadin

27 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Public Schools is embracing an approach called Building Assets, Reducing Risks that has proven successful in other U.S. school districts. In BARR, teams of teachers compare notes on students to ensure they are ...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

16 October 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Telling It, a Ypsilanti, Michigan based organization, uses creative writing, spoken word, and other forms of self-expression as a method of healing and mental health care for area youth. It hires people with similar l...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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For people addicted to opioids, the battle isn't always just quitting the drug use but also navigating the other areas in their life that led to the drug use in the first place. To address this, a community in Washing...

NPR

Kavitha Cardoza

9 October 2019

Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Building connections and learning to cope can help to break the inter-generational cycle of addiction. The nonprofit Eluna operates a camp in Dayton, Ohio, for children whose families have been ravaged by addiction. I...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Elizabeth Miller

8 October 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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Oregon schools are leveraging the power of relationships to improve attendance and graduation rates for Pacific Islander and Black students. Community resource specialists step in to get students to school, doctor's a...

WUWM

Allison Dikanovic

2 October 2019

New York, United States

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After kids spend time in one of New York City's community-based incarceration facilities, they are enrolled in an "aftercare" program, which includes group meetings and mentoring, to help with the transition. As Milwa...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

16 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York has taken great strides in reforming their juvenile justice system, and key to that has been ensuring that those in the system receive ongoing support once they return to their communities. Organizations like...

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...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

5 July 2019

Medellin, Colombia

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Learning the art of hip-hop provides youth with an alternative to the violence and despair that characterize disadvantaged neighborhoods. In Medellin, Colombia, a program called 4 Elementos teaches kids dance, Dj’ing,...

The Hechinger Report

Steven Friess

11 June 2019

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, reducing gun violence means intercepting it at the earliest level possible. By creating prevention programs for the state’s young population, they’re able to not only decrease rates of violence, but decr...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Savannah, Georgia, United States

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Across the United States, more and more cities are treating gun violence like a public health issue – seeking to take preventative, rather than reactionary, measures. Programs like Savannah’s Youth Intercept and Phila...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Violence Reduction Initiatives used a focused deterrence strategy to reduce crime. The initiative has led to a decrease in gang-involved homicides and shootings, working with individuals on probation to ...

Second Wave Michigan

Theresa Coty O'Neil

21 February 2019

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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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 ...

NPR

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Rebecca Davis

13 February 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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When a teenager at a high school in Salem, Oregon began expressing threatening sentiments online, the community stepped in to help rather than punish the student. Through assessing the threat and then partnering him w...

The Hechinger Report

Delece Smith-Barrow

1 December 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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For the past ten years, the Seita Scholars Program has provided financial, academic, social, and emotional support to students at Western Michigan State University who have spent time in foster care. Each student is a...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

30 November 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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After successfully testing a program out that used police officers as the conduits for organizing community-based activities, the Buffalo Police Department has created a team specifically to continue the work. Known a...

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