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Gail Cornwall

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10 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In many districts, minority students from high-poverty neighborhoods have to ride a school bus over 90 minutes to their classroom. To offset the historic burden of school transportation on low-income students, educato...

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Daisy Yuhas

25 July 2018

United States

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Restorative justice, an approach commonly associated with international conflict resolution, is being brought into schools to replace harsh discipline with conversations about harm caused and opportunities for student...

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28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Twenty Tuff Sheds form a safe community for homeless individuals in Oakland, California. As an alternative to a tent encampment, this “cabin community” provides social services and temporary shelter for people hoping ...

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Gail Cornwall

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14 May 2018

Galt, California, United States

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Assigning students to Harry-Potter-style "houses" in primary and secondary schools dissolves differences and decreases disciplinary rates, according to a school in California that successfully launched the system. Adm...

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Katrina Schwartz

12 March 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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For years, teachers at San Francisco-based MLK Academic Middle School struggled to balance the role of instructor, counselor, and disciplinarian. Then, Principal Michael Essien arrived with a strong vision for MLK: Es...

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Beth Willon

9 December 2016

Daly City, California, United States

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Rent has risen in San Mateo County, which makes moving to a new home extremely expensive and can even make families homeless. New services, such as LifeMoves, offer transitional and emergency housing for homeless fami...

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Brittany Hosea-Small

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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For homeless people, their furry companions give them comfort as well as a sense of purpose and security. However, living in poverty prevents them from giving medical care and play toys to their pets. San Francisco’s ...

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Libby Leyden

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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With the homeless population in San Francisco in crisis, the lack of a safe clean place for the homeless to relieve themselves has caused concerns over sanitation in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Now the city offers a ...

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

6 July 2016

California, United States

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Project Rebound will create an office where formerly incarcerated students can receive tutoring, counseling on academics and financial aid. Seven California State University campuses are busy this summer putting the f...

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Natalie Yemenidjian

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Homelessness has been a consistent problem in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. While churches can offer a form of sanctuary, some homeless persons cannot maintain the composure for a long mass. S.F. Night Ministry...

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Mariela Patron

3 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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DREAMer's Roadmap, founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca- an undocumented immigrant herself, works to help connect undocumented students with scholarship opportunities through an app. Due to the stigma surrounding thei...

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Katrina Schwartz

30 March 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Child trauma is a delicate issue to tackle. Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.

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Holly Korbey

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7 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To help fix the hyper competitive college application process, a coalition of universities is trying to develop a more equitable process.

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Lauren Farrar

23 December 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Check out how the non-profit, Lava Mae, converts old public transportation buses into mobile showers for San Francisco's homeless.

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April Dembosky

29 October 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco wants to be the first city in the world to reduce its number of new HIV infections and deaths to zero. The city is relying heavily on two initiatives: getting people with HIV into antiretroviral treatmen...

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Dan Charles

19 August 2015

California, United States

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Farmers in California increasingly face water shortages. To help solve the problem, some are looking to Australia, where a national water market has provided an economic solution. By buying and selling water rights, f...

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April Dembosky

4 August 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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The UCSF medical curriculum now uses a new unconscious bias approach after realizing the traditional diversity training from the ’80s and ’90s didn’t work.

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Cy Musiker

17 June 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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In order to provide arts organizations with stable homes in the midst of rising property costs, the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) has purchased properties in San Francisco. These properties are sold to the...

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Anna Gorman

10 May 2015

Newport Beach, California, United States

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, under pressure from the insurance network to lower maternity costs, used a number of tools to lower the rate of cesarean sections done. The changes not only helped drastically redu...

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April Dembosky

25 June 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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People of low income often have bad health habits and more ER visits which is a large cost for Medicare. AIM, a pre-hospice program in Oakland, found that personalized and preventive care reduces ER visits, is less ex...

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Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Studies show group prenatal care leads to better birth outcomes when compared against standard care. Centering Pregnancy in San Francisco is a space for women with similar gestational ages to meet, learn about self-ca...

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April Dembosky

30 April 2014

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Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...

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