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Megan Kamerick

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20 January 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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How does one Albuquerque organization address social isolation among senior citizens? It recruits teens to teach technologies 101. Teeniors creates intergenerational relationships by encouraging teens to spend time wi...

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Monica Humphries

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31 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Cultivating a more diverse generation of farmers requires training and mentorship. In New York, GrowNYC’s FARMroots program trains new farmers of diverse backgrounds. The FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program offers cour...

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Elissa Nadworny

8 November 2019

Illinois, United States

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A growing number of colleges are providing "first-gen" resources and networks for students who are the first in their families to attend college. Experts are debating what type of help is most effective.

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Priti Salian

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10 October 2019

Arnsberg, Germany

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At a German preschool, an intergenerational mentoring program pairs community members with young children to productively talk about complex life concepts such as illness and death. Studies have shown that such progra...

The New York Times

Anemona Hartocollis

10 September 2019

United States

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At Arizona State, retirees pay a fee to live on campus, take classes, and be a part of the college community. This setup offers a unique opportunity for intergenerational mixing and mentoring and a new revenue stream ...

The Hechinger Report

Katy Reckdahl

10 September 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T) initiative recruits college-age people of color to teach in schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The fellowship program aims to build a workforce more representative of the ra...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

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7 August 2019

McGregor, Minnesota, United States

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Due to urban migration from rural areas, communities in less populated regions around the country are experiencing increased loneliness and lack of social connection; a health organization in Minnesota is building per...

The Daily Evergreen

Daisy Zavala

3 July 2019

Idaho, United States

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The Nez Perce Tribe and Lapwai School District are making a concerted effort to keep the tribe's language alive -- as part of an elective, every day students at an Idaho high school have the chance to learn the langua...

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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...

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Kate Stringer

24 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Founded in the 1990s, the New Teacher Center offers a promising mentor model for new teachers. In an effort to measure the program's effectiveness and see if it impacts teacher retention, the 74 followed two participa...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

31 May 2019

Burlingame, California, United States

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For millennials looking to gain a stronger sense of commitment to social justice and service work, religious traditions can provide a helpful framework. The Nuns and Nones program in Burlingame, California, places you...

The Guardian

Tom Wall

15 January 2019

Bracknell, United Kingdom

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In the UK, where loneliness amongst senior residents has been declared a public health issue, councils, churches, and local charities are working to ensure that people are provided opportunities to connect with others...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Peta Doherty

27 October 2018

New South Wales, Australia

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A New South Wales nursing home is running a childcare facility from its dementia wing. Patients show fewer symptoms and enjoy the children's presence. Evidence shows that intergenerational care for young children can ...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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9 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Growing past trauma requires support. In Native American communities with high rates of depression and suicide, organizations like the Wellness Peer Advisory Council and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board are wo...

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Taylor Allen

24 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) in Philadelphia offers free and low-cost afterschool and summer activities to students in low-income areas that otherwise do not have access to extracurriculars. ASAP has...

Akron Beacon Journal

Theresa Cottom

26 May 2018

Akron, Ohio, United States

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A school resource officer in Ohio decided to persist with one specific student who distrusted police and deliberately avoided talking to them. Over the course of four years, the officer persisted in efforts to reach t...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

BBC

Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Gang violence in Chicago is not uncommon, but one organization is working to change what happens in the aftermath of funerals. Dubbed a public health program, Cure Violence enlists the help of community members to att...

Pulitzer Center

Talia Wiener

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13 March 2018

Alaska, United States

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In the early 2000s, the only remaining speakers of three Native languages in Ketchikan, Alaska were in their early 80s or 90s. In order to preserve the languages and encourage the myriad positive physical and mental b...

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Jessica Weiss

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11 November 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador

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The number of people deported from the USA back to El Savador is only rising under the Trump administration, leaving these individuals with the daunting task of starting over. English Cool is a program where deportees...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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22 May 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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As urban youth struggle to get onto a career track, Year Up equips these young people with technical skills and professional support to help them enter the job market. The initiative has scaled nationally in the Unite...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Lynn Ischay

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Juvenile offenders can feel as though they have no chances for a good future. Volunteers of America’s Face Forward 2 program helps young people in Cleveland to complete their education and to find employment. With th...

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Wayne Drash

20 May 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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When faced with a violent crime epidemic, the city of Richmond in the Bay Area of California, implemented a program that incentivized youth to step away from the violence. Offering a monthly stipend, intense mentorshi...

CityLab

Tiffany R. Jansen

2 October 2015

Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands

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More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone. Students stay free of charge in exchange for volunteering to help the seniors.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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10 January 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Vacant positions exist in many employment sectors, including in education and in hospitals. ReServe is a program that joins retired professionals to part-time paid positions in non-profits to perform duties. A controv...

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