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Patricia Kime

26 May 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Medical Foster Home Program places military veterans with chronic, debilitating diseases into foster homes rather than assisted living facilities. These homes must meet strict regulations and the caregivers must b...

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Kevin Sieff

18 May 2018

Malawi

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Africa's wildlife have made headlines time and time again, as species find their way closer to extinction. There are some pockets of the continent, however that have provide refuge for species and allowed them to not ...

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Justin Jouvenal

11 May 2018

Decatur, Illinois, United States

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Nursery programs inside prisons are not common. The Decatur Correctional Center is one of the few in the country. 11 years since its inception “more than 90 women have gone through the Moms and Babies program.”

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Samuel Granados

28 February 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, artists are putting on performances of all kinds in traditional and non-traditional spaces. These performances provide entertainment; express pain, loss, and anger; satirize and critiqu...

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Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

31 December 2017

United States

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Several private colleges are considering an alternative to traditional student grants and loans - Income Share Agreements (ISAs) - in which colleges or outside capital sources provide loans to students with the promis...

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Laurie McGinley

22 November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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The homeless do not get enough medical attention and often die without getting proper care. The "street medicine" program at Lehigh Valley Health Network addresses this by having medical professionals go to homeless ...

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Michael Alison Chandler

7 September 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Billions of dollars in child support goes unpaid every year in the United States, but not all of those parents missing payments are negligent deadbeats - many are unemployed, incarcerated, or have disabilities that ar...

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Michael Alison Chandler

23 August 2017

Virginia, United States

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The USA wants to reduce its infant mortality rate by educating parents about how to keep their child safe while they sleep. Baby Box Co has put together boxes for new parents with tutorials, baby supplies and a mattre...

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Patricia Sullivan

1 June 2017

Virginia, United States

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Both Alexandria and Arlington wanted a large swimming pool; however, the two cities couldn't work together on a joint project because they couldn't agree on the location. Thier attempts to create a shared swimming po...

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Tara Bahrampour

4 May 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The National Gallery of Art’s “Just Us” program brings seniors with memory loss symptoms to the museum for ‘meditation’ on paintings. Using the paintings as prompts, visitors are encouraged to react to and interpret w...

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Molly McCluskey

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30 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The zero-tolerance of Philadelphia's school system towards even minor infractions from students was creating a detrimental school-to-prison pipeline that was doing more long term harm to youth than good. But one forme...

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Nick Miroff

21 March 2017

Chile

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The Atacama Desert in Chili is known to be so arid, that very little can survive the harsh climate. Despite its inhospitable climate, however, it is the world’s best place to produce solar energy. In fact, it's so id...

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Lauren Dockett

15 March 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Violence in Chicago's South Side reached a peak in 2016, with rates at the highest since the 1990s. Community leaders are trying to de-escalate street violence through CHILL, a new program that provides scientific exp...

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Gail Cornwall

24 February 2017

United States

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Single parents are increasingly using GoFundMe to raise money for their own college costs. However, as GoFundMe has started to acknowledge, "crowdfunding is more difficult when one’s crowd doesn’t have extra funds." T...

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Karla Adams

30 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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An obesity crisis has spread across Britain. A trend in some schools called "the daily mile" has children put their pens down and run or walk a mile every school day.

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Tara Bahrampour

18 October 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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LinkAges is a program by Palo Alto Medical Foundation focused on building a community of individuals from different generations who spent time together helping each other. It is a solution to social isolation and is a...

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Tara Bahrampour

18 October 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Social isolation has been recognized as an increasingly pressing issue for both the mental and physical health of many elders. This article takes a look at LinkAges, an input-output based service program that connects...

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Colby Itkowitz

12 October 2016

Blackpool, England

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The key to ending social issues such as depression and homelessness may lie in prevention rather than reaction, and some non-traditional methods outside of the professional or government sphere are leading the way. Ca...

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Michael Alison Chandler

6 October 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris noticed an unusually high rate of illnesses in young patients frequenting her San Francisco clinic, and began to dig into the strong correlation between stress factors like poverty and abuse to...

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Colby Itkowitz

15 August 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In en effort to curb homelessness in Albuquerque, a city run program, There’s a Better Way, hires panhandlers for for maintenance day jobs beautifying the city and then connects them with homeless services.

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Michael Alison Chandler

18 June 2016

Washington, United States

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Trauma impedes a child's ability to learn as well as making them overly stressed, for children growing up in violent neighbourhoods this translates into poor academic performance. Some schools are now turning to mindf...

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Todd Frankel

23 April 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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Homicide rates fail to account for all the times when a gun is fired in anger, fear or by accident and the bullet simply misses its mark. The more telling number about gun violence might be “shots fired.” And now, tha...

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Ed Spillane

8 April 2016

College Station, Texas, United States

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Many judges continue to jail defendants who don't have the money. A Texas judge writes about and explains the alternatives.

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Peter Hermann

7 April 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The incarceration rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, and it is paid for – heavily – by the tax payers. To combat this, students argue that more funding should go to supervised release instea...

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Rob Kuznia

8 February 2016

California, United States

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In California, once a national innovator in draconian policies to get tough on crime, voters and lawmakers are now innovating in the opposite direction, adopting laws that have released tens of thousands of inmates an...

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