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Susan Du

25 September 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Though police have removed barricades from the protest zone around George Floyd Square, it remains a popular gathering place for people. The church across from the spot where George Floyd was murdered in May 2020 has...

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James Walsh

6 July 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To boost diversity in its ranks as part of its outreach to improve community relations, the St. Paul Police Department created a two-year apprenticeship program that makes law enforcement careers more accessible by cl...

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Richard Chin

29 March 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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A clean tech startup called Forever Ware created reusable, stainless steel containers for restaurants to use instead of single-use takeout containers. So far, four restaurants in Minneapolis are participating in the p...

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Maya Rao

30 January 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Next Step is a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Minneapolis' Hennepin County Medical Center that counsels gunshot victims to try to help lower the chances that they will be harmed again or seek to...

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Erin Golden

23 December 2020

Oakdale, Minnesota, United States

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In classrooms or at home, elementary students in Oakdale have more options for virtual tours and visit thanks to virtual fieldtrips. Museums, theaters, and different organizations are bettering the virtual tour experi...

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Katie Galioto

20 December 2020

Cook County, Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, cross-sector collaboration, contact tracing, and a focus on adhering to public health safety protocols have helped Cook County avoid an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, despite being a tourist destination. Lo...

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Chris Serres

18 December 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After facing staffing shortages during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota Department of Human Services developed an aggressive emergency hiring initiative ahead of potential new outbreaks. Using...

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Ryan Faircloth

18 October 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Students in fraternities and sororities at the University of Minnesota have moved many of their social activities to a virtual space and are taking precautions for those living in Greek housing to protect members and ...

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Kelly Smith

5 October 2020

Minnesota, United States

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Nonprofits increased voter engagement in communities that face barriers to voting. Deaf Equity posted videos on social media in ASL to educate voters on how to register to vote and track mail-in ballots. The Native Am...

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Neal St. Anthony

6 September 2020

Melrose, Minnesota, United States

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A new housing program in Minnesota is building off of an existing program to better provide housing for the developmentally disabled and their potential caregivers. The program known as "Rumi" helps cut costs associat...

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Jean Hopfensperger

6 July 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, volunteer chaplains are attending community events at the request of the participants to provide counsel and support to anyone who may be experiencing symptoms of trauma. Before attending any event to le...

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Jean Hopfensperger

11 June 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Volunteer street patrols organized by the American Indian Movement, the national civil rights group, saved the heart of the Twin Cities’ native American community from damage during the looting and arson that broke ou...

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Sharyn Jackson

11 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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With COVID-19 causing the shuttering of restaurants around the country, the Minnesota Central Kitchen collaboration brings together furloughed chefs – and their restaurants’ ingredients – to help feed those experienci...

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Andy Mannix

27 March 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund has ramped up its spending to pay bail for people with low-level charges. The COVID-19 threat has added urgency to this increasingly popular response to the cash bail system. With jails and ...

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Sharyn Jackson

18 March 2020

Minnesota, United States

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Despite being among those hit hardest by the coronavirus, restaurant owners and workers in Minnesota are stepping up to provide meals for those in need. But, to sustain their generous operations, business owners may e...

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Brandon Stahl

9 December 2018

West Valley City, Utah, United States

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In West Valley City, Utah, the police department has transformed how they handle sex crimes. Department reforms include mandatory training on trauma, required testing of all rape kits, and the development of a set of ...

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Gail Rosenblum

8 December 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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To address concerns about loneliness and isolation amongst retired men, organizations like Men's Sheds are gathering to give people a safe space to convey and process emotions while building the personal relationships...

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Stephen Montemayor

6 May 2017

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The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence in Quebec has expanded rapidly, becoming a model for programs around the world. What sets it apart from projects in Europe and the United States is t...

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Mila Koumpilova

31 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of integration in the United States. Organizations like the Minnesota Council of Churches provide comprehensive support in a number of areas - from housing to job applicati...

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Mila Koumpilova

28 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The youth of the Somali refugee community in Minnesota face disadvantages as immigrants and as targets for extremist Islam. A nonprofit offers parenting classes which cover everything from how to help with homework if...

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Faiza Mahamud

8 October 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans feel that US counter terrorism programs are suspicious of them and thus not there to help. A growing number of Somali-Americans have been recruited by public programs to improve relations between Mi...

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Stephen Montemayer

17 September 2016

Minnesota, United States

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Somali-Minnesotans are at risk for homegrown extremists but are suspicious of federal investigations in their community. A federal pilot project is using outreach programs to include the Somali community in the soluti...

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Eric Roper

17 August 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Somali youth that immigrate to the United States can struggle to find some direction toward a career and what it means to be on a team. La Joog, a nonprofit based in Minneapolis, launched a 4-H program designed to imm...

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Mila Koumpilova

1 August 2016

London, England

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Non-profits like Active Change Foundation in London leverage community outreach and personal relationships to intervene on extremist behavior and prevent radical recruitment. But when attempting to partner with the go...

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Mila Koumpilova

31 July 2016

Aarhus, Denmark

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Many Denmark youth are traveling to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups. Denmark has reduced recruitments by pouring money into government programs dedicated to better integrate immigrant communities through employ...

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