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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

8 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After providing emotional support to peers who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, a college student in Philadelphia created a Twitter group "to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health." Although not...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Nick Fiorellini

3 July 2019

Annadale-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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Recycling and repurposing second hand items helps to reduce a community’s carbon footprint. At Bard College in New York, the FreeUse Store collects second hand items from students and redistributes them free of charge...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jason Wilson

1 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In the United States, millions of people lack reliable access to food while hundreds of thousands of pounds of leftover food is thrown away. Fooding Forward is one of several non-profits in Philadelphia working direct...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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27 June 2019

Paris, France

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Philadelphia, like many US cities, struggles with traffic congestion and the environmental and financial costs of sitting in traffic; however, in looking at the way Paris has adopted pedestrian-friendly streets, Phill...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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11 June 2019

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Canada has used a comprehensive approach to lift more than 200,000 families out of poverty in a span of seven years. While the approach has had obvious success, scaling it to other countries presents its own challenge...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

3 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new social enterprise called rePurpose asks consumers to estimate their plastic usage and pay to offset it. Then, the organization funds worker cooperatives in India that provide more stable employment and pay for ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

22 May 2019

Ithaca, New York, United States

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In Ithaca, New York, city meetings are now offering free childcare to parents who want to civically engage but are unable to do so because of childcare responsibilities. Recognizing that their meetings skewed older an...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

30 April 2019

Australia

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Senior centers often offer activities for senior citizens to choose from, but most of the options aren't centered around physical activity or fostering community. Men's Sheds, Australian concept that has recently caug...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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17 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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High tech tools offer low cost ways to reach many voters and mobilize turnout, especially in mid term elections. From applications that allow campaigns to deliver personal text messages to hundreds of people at once, ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

9 April 2019

Delaware, United States

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Making reproductive health care a part of a woman’s primary care expands opportunities for proactive family planning. Delaware nonprofit, Upstream, partners with health care systems to increase access to information a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Siobhan Gleason

29 March 2019

United States

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As part of efforts to get all students reading at grade level in elementary school, a nonprofit has provided 18 million free print dictionaries to students in the U.S. and around the world, many of whom don't have rea...

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Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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29 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Get out the vote groups like Inspire U.S.and Penn Leads the Vote have found that many young people are more engaged than ever before in wanting to vote, but they just need a little nudge in the right direction. From s...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

21 March 2019

New Jersey, United States

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In South Jersey's Cumberland County, election officials played on one of the state's oldest football rivalries to increase voter turnout by launching the Turnout Trophy. The competition put fourteen towns against each...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Bruce Katz

Ross Baird

14 March 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Access Ventures, a community development organization founded in a Louisville neighborhood, uses a comprehensive investment approach that encourages funds to be dispersed in all issue areas. Instead of creating one "a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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7 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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After learning her home city of Austin, Texas ranked the 48th most charitable city in the country despite its strong economy, Patsy Woods Martin launched I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) in 2007 to encourage Austinite...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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27 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Producing art has a positive influence on the health of senior citizens. In addition to promoting the work of artists aged sixty and above in galleries and exhibitions, the Geezer Galley in Portland, Oregon, leads art...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts can help students qualify for high-tech careers, regardless of their zip code, through investments in networking and mentoring. Coded by Kids was founded in Philadelphia in 2014 to teach underprivileg...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

5 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A nonprofit in New Orleans transforms cheap vacant and underutilized lots into playgrounds and spaces for community events that teach children "design thinking" in the process.

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Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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29 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella launched two initiatives to help middle income families save money. The first is an awareness campaign called You Earned it Philly, which aims to encourage the over 50,000 peo...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michael Deal

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9 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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With a new law requiring an experiential civics curriculum in the classroom, Massachusetts is leading the country in efforts to reinvigorate outdated civics coursework.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

28 December 2018

Connecticut, United States

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Philadelphia could benefit from Connecticut’s Child FIRST program. The company sends therapists to family homes to help them address their mental health situations using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Child FIRST g...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

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