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Neil Parmar

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

30 October 2017

California, United States

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Far too many immigrants become lost in the USA Immigration systems and become detained in detention centers where they can't afford representation and are subjected to abuse. Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigra...

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Neil Parmar

17 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many kids living in low-income areas of Chicago never leave their isolated neigborhood 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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Joseph Darius Jaafari

20 September 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado views the cycle of poverty as being propelled by unplanned pregnancy. This led to their bipartisan supported funding program for birth control, that is especially useful in rural areas.

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Thomas Shomaker

28 June 2017

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Green City Force has expanded to many of New York City's public housing projects with a two-pronged approach. Not only does this program help develop professional skills of and job opportunities for young adult reside...

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Chris Peak

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1 September 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There exists an antidote, naloxone, to opioid drug overdoses but only doctors have naloxone and drug addicts overdose in the street. In Baltimore, where more people die of drug overdoses than there are people murdered...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

7 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Rapes at college campuses occur at significant rates, and many proposed fixes are not working. Campus self-defense classes could potentially help women, such as at Stanford where Daly Montgomery (a student) created a ...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

14 April 2016

Texas, United States

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There is a high rate of recidivism for juvenile offenders, Chad Houser started Cafe Momentum with the aims to help these individuals develop a new life. The food is made by young offenders who go through a year long i...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

31 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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When he realized the opportunities for formerly incarcerated persons to be hired are slim. Tyrone Mullins started his own recycling business that hires people despite criminal records.

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

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Chris Peak

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16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

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NationSwell

29 February 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Day to day necessities like bras can turn into luxuries for homeless women. Dana Marlowe collects women's old bras and gives them to homeless women.

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Chris Peak

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25 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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During the early 1990s, New York City had a sky-high number of kids in foster care. Now, it's safely keeping them with their families, placing them in foster care only when necessary.

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

20 November 2015

Zionsville, Indiana, United States

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Indiana officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what happened in Boone County, as the middle class moved in to both posh and poor neighborhoods amidst a changing tax regime.

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Raisa Bruner

9 November 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Instituto del Progreso Latino, a vocational school in Chicago, is comprehensively helping Latino immigrants living in the U.S. educate themselves, find professional work, and rise above poverty.

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

2 November 2015

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Passive houses can generate more energy than they consume but are expensive to build. Non-profits across the nation are getting low income families into these types of renewable homes with state subsidies and voluntee...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

19 October 2015

Lovingston, Virginia, United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture assists farms which follow the sustainable farming style, Silvopasture, but few farmers take advantage of the program. ForeverView Farms in Vermont is advising policy groups about wa...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

9 October 2015

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Family Rewards is a three-year program in Memphis, which aims to stop inter-generational poverty cycles. The program gives low income families funds that are conditional on bettering the next generation.

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Chris Peak

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24 September 2015

Salina, Kansas, United States

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University research in Kansas and California is providing technical solutions for small farmers to help them compete against large scale farms.

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

12 June 2015

Lynch, Kentucky, United States

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After the downturn of the coal industry, 8,000 jobs were lost in Central Appalachia. While some counties are renewed with the help of federal assistance, others find ways to help themselves.

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Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

14 April 2015

California, United States

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A “comprehensive, medically accurate and age- and culturally-appropriate" sexual education model, rather than the popular abstinence-only one, has been the key element in California's huge reduction in rates of teen p...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

27 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Suspending students often has a damning effect - kids isolate themselves and are put on the path to a life of being punished. But at Audubon Middle School, instead of simply penalizing misbehavior, the strategy involv...

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Chris Peak

SJ 60

6 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHIELDS for Families works in one of the country's most notoriously dilapidated housing projects to revitalize the neighborhood by providing education, treatment and counseling services.

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