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Blake Nicholson

31 October 2018

Bismarck, United States

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In the face of stricter voter ID rules, organizers are working to ensure that those deemed ineligible to vote in North Dakota because of their lack of street address - a group that is disproportionately Native America...

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Stephen Montemayor

6 May 2017

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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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 their 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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Libor Jany

6 July 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Gang violence in Minneapolis has caused many gun-related deaths and the destruction of families. One community organizer, a former gang-member and drug dealer, builds trust with at-risk youth that are on the edge. He ...

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Mila Koumpilova

16 May 2016

Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States

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Following terror attacks around the world, a community nonprofit is working to counter violent extremism by bringing diverse communities together with law enforcement to address underlying causes of radicalization and...

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Beena Raghavendran

2 May 2016

Osseo, Minnesota, United States

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Schools in one Minnesota district are using tactics like yoga breaks, school mottoes and rewards to combat behavioral issues.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chris Serres

11 November 2015

Middlebury, Vermont, United States

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Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving at jobs in the community – and the state is saving money.

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