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Valerie Vande Panne

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3 February 2020

Lake George, New York, United States

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Brining roads before a snowstorm makes clearing roads easier and reducing the amount of salt runoff into the surrounding environment. In cities like Lake George, NY, and Cambridge, MA, municipal departments of transpo...

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Adina Solomon

29 January 2020

College Park, Georgia, United States

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Collaborations can breathe new life into community churches. In College Park, Georgia, the College Park First United Methodist Church entered into a partnership with PushPush, a theater nonprofit formerly located in t...

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Oscar Perry Abello

28 January 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Reducing inequality in the financial sector requires creating connections to underserved communities of color. In Boston, Berkshire Bank has begun an initiative to reach those who are “underbanked.” The bank’s new Ree...

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Gregory Scruggs

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24 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In 2018, a per-employee tax levied on Amazon and other Seattle businesses making over $20 million a year was struck down by council members with unfavorable polling. In 2020, that same referendum is being brought back...

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Julia Hotz

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14 January 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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Instrument rentals help to address a gap in privilege. The Central Branch of Brooklyn Public Library in New York City is one of several programs in the US and Canada that loan out musical instruments for free. The pro...

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Zoe Sullivan

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18 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Bringing labor organizing practices to the art world strengthens the fight for equitable pay. Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) provides certification to arts organizations that agree to minimum pay s...

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Emily Nonko

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11 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Performance art provides a healing outlet for formerly incarcerated individuals. In New York City, the Ritual4Return program encourages participants to express the transition in their lives through art. Using an artis...

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Oscar Perry Abello

3 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Real estate cooperatives can raise capital from their members, ensuring re-investment in the communities served. In Oakland, California, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) finances real estate ac...

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Zoe Sullivan

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22 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Coaching in strategic partnership allows arts nonprofits to build their capacity. Based in Minneapolis, Artspace offers its capacity-building workshop program, Immersion, to nonprofits in several cities, in including ...

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Emily Nonko

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20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...

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Zoe Sullivan

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19 November 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Bringing the community into conversations about commemoration opens new ways to present public history. The Paper Monuments project in New Orleans asked residents to draw monuments that they would like to see replace ...

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 November 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Advancing the model of worker ownership requires expanding access to loans for cooperative businesses. In California, Berkeley City Council recently adopted changes to its Loan Fund for small businesses, allowing busi...

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Cinnamon Janzer

14 November 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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A failed bikeshare program left St. Louis prepared for the onlsaught of e-scooters that has been sweeping the nation and left the city ahead of the curve with scooter regulation. The city installed a permit system tha...

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Valerie Vande Panne

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11 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Indian Country Today - a news publication by and for Native Americans - has partnered with the Associated press to bring Native voices to mainstream media. The publication has three hubs across the nation and works to...

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Oscar Perry Abello

7 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Giving domestic workers a seat at the table elevates their voices and provides them with access to protections enshrined in labor laws. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the passage of the Philadelphia Domestic Workers' ...

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Rachel Chernasky

5 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leaders in Philadelphia are considering offering a $7,500 tax credit to college graduates who owe $35,000 or more. The city hopes that the program will help retain more talent and chip away at Pennsylvania's high leve...

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Kate McQueen

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14 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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For seniors re-entering after incarceration, San Francisco’s Senior Ex-Offenders Program (SEOP) is there to help with the transition. The program offers transitional housing, employment services, and even assistance f...

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Oscar Perry Abello

9 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...

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Damon Mitchell

9 October 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Creating a more diverse theater scene takes arts and culture organizations that embrace and reflect communities of color. In Detroit, Michigan, the nonprofit Black and Brown Theatre works to eliminate barriers for act...

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Emily Nonko

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8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

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Sandra Larson

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17 July 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, many groups are working to public spaces, large and small, as they face upheaval and change in the face of rapid development. In one example, the Asian Community Development Corporation creates projects for...

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Sandra Larson

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15 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As gentrification has flourished and Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, “legacy businesses” struggle to find a way to maintain a presence in communities of color. In response, a multi-city fellowship called Shared...

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Barbara Brown Wilson

8 July 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In many low-income neighborhoods, new green infrastructure elements and green spaces signal the beginnings of gentrification. A coalition in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon is draw...

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Oscar Perry Abello

18 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Cooperative ownership provides an avenue through which local nonprofit organizations and businesses can retain ownership of real estate. In Oakland, California, the Oakland Community Land Trust uses federal grants and...

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Oscar Perry Abello

30 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Public investment campaigns can raise capital and attract larger institutional investors. In the neighborhood of West Oakland, the Community Foods Market opened its doors by raising funds through a Direct Public Offer...

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