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Audrey F. Henderson

14 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson created a “Map Twins” project to bring together people from often strictly segregated sections of Chicago. Connecting people who live on the same number block of the north and south s...

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Rachel Kaufman

23 July 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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New guidelines to help cities manage bike-share programs, based on feedback from 60 cities, could be the key to success for dockless vehicles. The guidelines include recommendations about permits and fines, ways to co...

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Serena Maria Daniels

18 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Community dinners can highlight locally sourced ingredients, shine a light on food systems and their impact, and create solidarity among cooks and attendees. The Dream Cafe, a pop-up restaurant using food from Detroit...

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Oscar Perry Abello

11 July 2018

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Southern Bancorp is a regional bank based in Little Rock, Arkansas and is a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Founded after the financial crisis in 2009, the Alliance shows that values-based banks, ...

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Sandra Larson

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26 June 2018

Akron, Ohio, United States

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The Akron Community Revitalization Fund has already invested in the development of downtown Akron, a city once known for rubber manufacturing but now working to redefine itself. The revolving loan fund is comprised of...

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Oscar Perry Abello

25 June 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Community foundations have a new way to invest their funds: they can opt to invest in community projects, such as credit unions, as opposed to more traditional financial investments. The Self-Help Federal Credit Union...

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Alejandra Molina

22 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles-based group Across Our Kitchen Tables is hoping to overcome the underrepresentation of women of color in the food industry. The group connects women, helps them discuss ideas and recipes, and hosts wor...

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Emily Nonko

18 June 2018

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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After witnessing the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina, changemakers in Alabama took control of creating a more accountable insurance system that valued weather-resilient home construction.

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Zoe Sullivan

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11 June 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Activists in Wisconsin are uniting the community with immigrants. “They mobilized some 10,000 people from rural counties and cities, including a number of Democratic gubernatorial contenders. Approximately 100 busin...

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Oscar Perry Abello

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investment from large foundations can often compromise an organization's vision or tie an organization up in debt. In working with major funders, organizers in Chester, Pennsylvania were careful to select funders that...

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Sandra Larson

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16 May 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A newly developed 3D smart model of the city of Boston will be accessible to the public, allowing anyone to look at projects being built, areas prone to flooding, and even how shadows affect the city. Different map vi...

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Amanda Arnold

1 March 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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All around the world there is a trend for pop-ups to take over empty spaces and give the spaces meaning for a short period of time. For instance, in a time when capitalism dominates society, the Museum of Capitalism f...

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Seaborn Larson

14 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For women looking to acquire new jobs skills, access to childcare can transform their opportunities. Generations Advancing Together through Education is a Boston-based program that provides job training for women alon...

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Jared Brey

19 January 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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By relying more heavily on data analysis, New Orleans officials decreased ambulance response time in many parts of the city from 12 minutes to 8 minutes. This is just one successful project of many from the non-profit...

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Johnny Magdaleno

13 January 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Ex-offenders who get re-entry training and job opportunities are significantly less likely to wind up back in jail. A manufacturer called Brick + Board in east Baltimore hires employees with histories of incarceration...

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Amanda Arnold

15 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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In order to bring niche-emphasizing, science-focused museums into being, a non-profit named MICRO has begun creating small exhibitions in public places for New York City residents to discover.

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Christopher Moraff

15 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When a man goes to prison, a child loses their father and this can have detrimental effects. It is especially troubling considering the number of men incarcerated. F.A.C.T is a parenting program that helps teach incar...

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Jen Kinney

10 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia immigrants are driving population growth in the Northeast region of the city, in neighborhoods traditionally occupied by mostly white, Irish-Catholic, senior citizens. The “number of immigrants increas...

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Sara Vigneri

6 November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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POWER Northeast is trying to fight against voter disenchantment and reach the parts of the community that usually feel excluded and disillusioned by politics. This organization goes all over Allentown, Pennsylvania sp...

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Nina Feldman

27 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In the aftermath of Chicago closing almost 50 public schools, urban designers are testing creative uses to keep the buildings functioning as community spaces. Overton Elementary is being transformed into the Overton B...

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Josh Cohen

25 September 2017

Wichita, Kansas, United States

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While the passage of the Arkansas River through downtown Wichita is a natural place for activity, it took attractions to get people to come. The ArkArt project developed art installations along the river beautifying t...

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Johnny Magdaleno

4 September 2017

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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As San Antonio develops, local groups like the WPA work to preserve cultural heritage along with buildings. Community organization, financing, and legislation are all tools the groups are using to maintain historic co...

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Scott Atkinson

10 August 2017

Flint, Michigan, United States

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Instead of relying on Flint’s municipal government for basic services that it does not have the money for, residents are “picking up the slack” by joining block clubs. These community groups maintain parks, mow lawns,...

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Josh Cohen

5 July 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Through poetry, Seattle's Civic Poet collected the stories, observations, and creativity of past and present residents. These poems were entered into a Poetic Grid, an online interface that connected the writing on a ...

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Oscar Perry Abello

21 June 2017

Chicago

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In Chicago, like other cities, there is a shortage of services and housing for homeless youth. One developer is addressing the problem by building permanent supportive housing with comprehensive services for those bet...

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