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Joshua Partlow

26 October 2018

Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico

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14,000 sandwiches and $8,000 worth of one day’s food, that’s how much Mexicans who live in small towns were willing to spend to help Hondurans on the migrant caravan. “We’re supporting them 100 percent.”

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Patricia Sullivan

17 October 2018

Blountstown, Florida, United States

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Small, cost-effective improvements to home construction were often the difference between houses that suffered small amounts of damage from Florida hurricanes and those that were destroyed. Knowing to ask for extra na...

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Amy Ellis Nutt

23 September 2018

Austin, Minnesota, United States

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In order to reduce autism stigma, the city of Austin, Minn., became an autism-friendly town. A system was created to label businesses as autism-friendly, if they implement specific requirements that reduce autism trig...

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Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

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Luisa Beck

14 September 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Although commonplace in many parts of the world, Berlin has recently adopted the practice of using water fountains to cut back on plastic bottle usage. Not everyone supports this environmental push, but the mayor is h...

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Marrisa J. Lang

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11 September 2018

United States

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Immigrant Families Together is a coalition of volunteers trying reunify parents and children that were separated due to the Donald Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. They are paying for bonds, releasing i...

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Keith Alexander

6 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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The Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act was passed is a D.C. law that allows people who commited a crime before the age of 18 to have their sentences reduced if they’ve served at least 20 years in prison. The law wa...

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Jessica Contrera

3 September 2018

United States

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In the 1900s Lewis Hine posed as a bible salesman so he could get inside factories and take pictures of child workers. At the time children from 10-15 were put to work, and had no legal protections. Years later his p...

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Karin Brulliard

30 August 2018

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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In Ashland, Oregon exists the one of a kind U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory. Handling both federal and international trade crimes, the lab uses a combination of forensic tactics to identify species...

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Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

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Jackie Mader

26 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Christopher House, a nonprofit organization in Boston, believes wraparound services and family support are key to running a successful preschool. “You can’t teach a child without family,” says Karen Ross-Williams, dir...

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Nick Anderson

25 August 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A Harvard study found that, in Boston, 10 to 20 percent of college-bound high school graduates weren't actually ending up enrolling in college. Researchers think they might have found a partial solution to what is kno...

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Timothy Pratt

3 August 2018

South Fulton, Georgia, United States

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South Fulton is the only city in the U.S. to put black women in charge of it’s criminal justice system—from the judge, to the prosecutor, to the public defender. “The result: A focus on community policing, pretrial di...

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Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

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Nathaniel Morris

23 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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More cities like Albuquerque and Louisville, are implementing programs that pair the resources of mental health professionals like psychiatrists with police departments to help officers deal more effectively, and less...

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Vidhi Doshi

22 July 2018

New Delhi, India

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Each day, 100,000 students in Delhi begin their school schedule with a 30-minute lesson focused on happiness and well-being. This curriculum is part of the capital's push to encourage innovation in government schools ...

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Jena McGregor

16 July 2018

United States

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The co-working space WeWork is taking a stance in the commitment to the health of the environment by implementing a meat-free organization policy, eliminating all allowable company expenses towards meat purchases. Alt...

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Caroline Covington

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9 July 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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To offer complete care, Texas clinics are integrating mental health and physical health services. The holistic approach is intended to meet people with mental health problems where they will already be accessing care.

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Dan Simmons

7 July 2018

Roseville, Minnesota, United States

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Drivers in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., who have equipment issues with their cars may get coupons to help them fix the problems at repair shops rather than a ticket. The Lights On program was created by a nonprofit af...

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Victoria Adams Fogg

7 July 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Buying local and in bulk, carrying her own containers, planning ahead and making her own food has resulted in this woman's weekly trash output being contained to a single 2.5-inch-tall Mason jar.

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Amy Ellis Nutt

2 July 2018

New Jersey, United States

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Millions of Americans suffer form mental health problems every year, and accessing care can be daunting, difficult, and expensive. A Slack channel, called 18percent, allows online users to anonymously access a message...

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Tara Bahrampour

20 June 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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Papa is a new business that started in Miami, Florida to connect senior citizens with college-students who are willing to provide companionship, combat loneliness, and help with services. The service helps seniors, b...

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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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