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Monica Humphries

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10 September 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

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Monica Humphries

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16 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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For young adults leaving prison in Atlanta, they have the opportunity to participate in Gangstas to Growers, a local nonprofit that provides job skills training and personal development. The program, created in 2016, ...

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Monica Humphries

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14 August 2019

United States

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While some states have already introduced legislation to ban lunch shaming in schools, a national effort is now under way with the introduction of the No Shame at School Act in Congress. Advocates emphasize that "crea...

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Monica Humphries

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10 June 2019

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Across the United States, cities are designing ways for wildlife to cross major roadways. Whether they’re overpasses crossing highways or tunnels under freeways, these helpful pathways are strategically placed to help...

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Monica Humphries

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2 May 2019

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

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Hands-on experience can improve learning outcomes. By using the Geometry in Construction curriculum, developed by Contextual Learning Concepts, schools across the US are not only teaching kids geometry, they are also ...

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Lisa Lewis

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30 April 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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“Yes, and,” encourages resilience. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program offers injured service members and their caretakers the option of attending improv workshops as part of rehabilitation. Improv helps build socia...

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Monica Humphries

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23 April 2019

United States

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For people wanting to dispose of their firearms, RAWtools offers a unique opportunity. Understanding that the process can be challenging and emotional, they recycle weapons into gardening tools through their Swords to...

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Jaime Buerger

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19 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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After successful reports from countries around the world about the positive effects of congestion pricing, New York City looks to charge drivers in the most congested areas of the city in order to reduce traffic and e...

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Monica Humphries

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17 April 2019

Denmark

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Using the camera of a smartphone, individuals who are blind or visually impaired can receive quick and easy help from volunteers. The Danish company, Be My Eyes uses a smartphone application to connect those who are b...

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Monica Humphries

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16 April 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For individuals who are homeless or otherwise disadvantaged, art can be more than therapeutic—it can be lucrative. ArtLifting, a public benefit corporation started in Boston, MA, specializes in helping homeless and di...

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Alison Kotch

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8 April 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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A special cross-sector collaboration has emerged with the On Call Scientists Hotline by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Human rights advocates call the hotline when they're in need of data to ...

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Monica Humphries

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5 April 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Encouraging people to repair their broken items is an important step toward reducing consumer-generated waste. The Repair Cafe Foundation, a nonprofit based in the Netherlands, helps volunteers open their own repair c...

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Joshua O'Connor

2 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Police departments across the country are seeing decreased funding – but an increase in public participation. Volunteers in Public Service, or VIPs, have stepped in to help fill the gaps in staffing left by budget cut...

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Jaime Buerger

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5 March 2019

United States

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Abortion is often stigmatized, but women across the United States are finding that speaking out about their experiences is impacting the conversation in very tangible ways. From peer mentoring to changing the platform...

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Alison Kotch

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20 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee's Shelby County school district is one of several nationwide experimenting with a weighted-student funding model -- with this concept, each school receives a budget based on both number of students and stude...

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4 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After a highly successful pilot run, Denver formally instituted Denver Day Works, an initiative that pays homeless residents to clean up and landscape the city during the day. So far, the program has helped over 150 p...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

15 December 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Belle Reve House in Louisiana houses and treats low-income and homeless people living with AIDS. The house offers wraparound services and works to keep the virus at almost undetectable levels. Residents are less l...

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Adrienne Day

5 December 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Modeled after faith-based services, Civic Saturday encourages civic participation by creating a space for people to discuss social change, organize to vote, and engage in other democracy and community-building activit...

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Hallie Steiner

21 November 2018

Iceland

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While many organizations and individuals are working on solutions to address climate change worldwide, a company in Iceland is focusing on removing carbon dioxide directly from the air. Although small in scale, this n...

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Alan Thompson

19 November 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Monarch butterfly populations, having declined around 90 percent over roughly 20 years, are getting a helping hand from cities like San Antonio. By providing crucial habitat and hosting butterfly-centered festivals, c...

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Adrienne Day

2 November 2018

United States

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Whether they have access to an excess of land or a spare rooftop on their building in the middle of a cramped city, schools across the United States are making efforts to incorporate more green space into their proper...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

13 October 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo uses its historic architecture to attract international visitors. The city offers tax credits to developers who remodel and renovate old buildings. The effort also helps attract young people back to the city.

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Meredith Rosenberg

10 October 2018

Arroyo Beach, Puerto Rico, United States

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More than 800 cats and dogs in Puerto Rico have found new homes on the U.S. mainland, thanks to Paws4Survival. The organization and other groups are working against the odds to reduce the number of stray animals on th...

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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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