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Hallie Steiner

14 September 2018

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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After her neighbor was incarcerated, a Delaware teenager and her brother began supporting youth coming out of detention with clothes, school supplies and other items. Their nonprofit grew and was so successful in rais...

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Adrienne Day

7 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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A project in the Bronx led by two formerly incarcerated women is testing whether transitional living/supportive housing meant specifically for women can help protect against recidivism. The Hope House currently provid...

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Stephanie Booth

30 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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America Works is a program that has been working to help vulnerable populations gain employment since 1984. They've helped more than 70,000 people find and keep jobs, largely in part due to their personalized approach...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

29 August 2018

Rockford, Michigan, United States

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Across the United States, communities and local churches are coming together to create farming projects that utilize unused, church-owned land. The farming ventures typically benefit students and families throughout t...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

24 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Teens exposed to gang violence in Chicago have gained guidance from veterans. The mentorship program, operated through the YMCA, has helped young people connect with adults who can relate to their experiences.

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans, Louisiana is infamously known as a place of cultural celebration and community, but it's also a city plagued by consistent flooding. To reduce the impacts of heavy rainfall, one city-backed initiative is ...

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Judith Fein

16 August 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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The YouthWorks Culinary Program has given encouragement and professional opportunities to Santa Fe youth. After working at the program’s popular food truck and in its catering business, some participants have landed j...

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Melissa Petro

14 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Ghost Bike Project installs stripped-down bikes at the scenes of fatal accidents to raise awareness about the work still needed to ensure safety for cyclists. Project staff also work to correct narratives about bi...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A human rights center is working with government agencies to identify the remains of people who died crossing the U.S. border. The partnership is helping the families of the dead find out what happened to their loved ...

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Adrienne Day

27 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Public libraries are hubs of information and increasingly of social support services. San Francisco Public Library was one of the first in the country to break out of the stacks to respond to local needs. Social worke...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

26 July 2018

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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Training inmates to raise service dogs can benefit everyone involved. Inmates gain skills and a sense of purpose, and the dogs go on to help wounded veterans and first responders. “I’ve been here for years,” says a se...

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Sean Ryon

18 July 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Humane Borders trying to take death out of the immigration equation by providing water stations on private land along the U.S. border. The faith-based organization is also collaborating with Border Patrol agents to he...

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Sean Ryon

11 July 2018

Escondido, California, United States

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Without water, a person in the desert along the U.S. border dies in a day or two. Dismayed by rising deaths in the 1990s, John Hunter founded Water Station. The nonprofit now operates approximately 150 water stations ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 July 2018

United States

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Truckers are ideally placed to spot and report sex trafficking. “They’ve been trained to be vigilant and they’re on the city streets, pulling into areas and being put up in hotels where this happens,” says Kylla Lanie...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

9 July 2018

Canada

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Since 1996, Roots of Empathy, a Toronto-based non-profit, has designed and administered empathy-based curriculum for elementary school students. What makes this program unique? Roots of Empathy brings newborn babies i...

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Kaitlin Sullivan

27 June 2018

Eldorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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As honeybee populations continue to decline, a Coloradan small business startup is taking a grassroots approach to stopping the fall. BackYardHive is a hobby-turned-business that not only sells beekeeping accessories ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

22 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Gay Officers League in the New York Police Department started in the early 1980s when memories of the Stonewall Riots were still fresh to support gay officers in the NYPD while also improving relations between the...

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Eric Jankiewicz

8 June 2018

Albright, West Virginia, United States

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The Cheat River spans roughly 78 miles, running through eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. It was once regarded as one of the most polluted rivers in America due to consequences of heavy mining in th...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 April 2018

United States

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The "creation-care" movement advocates for action on climate change from an evangelical, human-centered perspective. These activists stress the impacts of climate change on daily life, human beings, and the creation m...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

6 March 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique that accesses and heals trauma by mimicking brain processes present during sleep. New studies have found that EMDR has been effective in ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

30 January 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Justin Ponton was a drug user in a town with a high incidence of opioid addiction. After he got clean he dedicated his life to helping others do the same—he runs a recovery home that doesn't turn anyone away for lack ...

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Neil Parmar

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20 November 2017

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

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Hundreds of prisons sit empty and unused across the United States. Inspired by the potential, GrowingChange was founded to help flip the land into a space where former juvenile offenders could come together for constr...

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Neil Parmar

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30 October 2017

California, United States

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Non-profits in California worked together to set up a national network for undocumented immigrants to fight isolation and support legal aid. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) offers ...

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Neil Parmar

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17 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many kids living in low-income areas of Chicago never leave their isolated neighborhood, leaving them with a lack of knowledge about the outside world, and a plethora of knowledge about gangs and danger of their area....

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

21 September 2017

New Mexico, United States

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Americans in the technology field were finding it hard to get work in much of the country. Additionally companies were growing tired of the problems associated with outsourcing to other countries. Now, American compan...

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