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Jamie L. LaReau

9 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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GM's new twelve-week paid program, called "Take 2," is helping people who've been away from the workforce for more than two years to re-acclimate and train for jobs at their company. The initiative helps people learn ...

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LeAnne Rogers

18 March 2018

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

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Studies have found that addicts are more likely to seek help at police stations than at hospitals, but many and police agencies and officers are unequipped to send a person with an addiction to treatment instead of ja...

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Frank Witsil

14 March 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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With the bee population decreasing from 6 million hives to about 2.5 million hives since the 1940s, there has been an increase in discussion around the necessity of bees to the ecosystem. To help play their part in su...

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Jeff Seidel

17 December 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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A program in Richmond California identifies and enlists felons and youth at-risk for firearm violence in a fellowship, and is credited for a 76% decrease in homicides in the city. Participants receive relationship bui...

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Jeff Seidel

17 December 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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The police department and the Office of Neighbourhood Safety in Richmond, CA are lowering the number of homicides by identifying the youths most likely to commit crimes and giving them cash in return for compliance wi...

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Jeff Seidel

17 December 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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Many murders are the result of revenge, or an eye-for-eye behaviour. The Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond CA is trying to change this revenge behaviour by hiring ex-cons to mentor people who are likely to com...

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Matt Helms

16 December 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Safe Streets, a program run by the city’s Health Department, has lowered fatal shootings in Baltimore’s neighbourhood of Park Heights by hiring local ex-cons to defuse volatile situations before guns are drawn.

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Erin Einhorn

16 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit has been in the middle of a school system crisis, but has recently implemented the Montessori Method at schools across the city and its having a positive impact. The classrooms are more diverse and children an...

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Kristen Jordan Shamus

13 December 2016

Peterborough, United Kingdom

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A project launched in the United Kingdom uses social-impact bonds to reduce recidivism among prisoners, bringing together public and private resources to implement more effective and cost efficient social programs. Th...

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Lori Higgins

10 December 2016

Godwin Heights, Wyoming, United States

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A school program in Wyoming, Parents are Teachers, is improving the academic success of their students who come from poor, immigrant families, by teaching the parents English and the same academic content so they can ...

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Ann Zaniewski

7 December 2016

New York, New York, United States

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When young people have their basic needs met and feel positive about their futures, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program has reduced pregnancy rates b...

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Jennifer Dixon

6 December 2016

Watsonville, California, United States

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Some social services push dads away and many primarily address mothers. PAPAS in California, is a program that helps strengthen families and reduce conflict through support groups and educational classes for fathers.

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Kristen Jordan Shamus

3 December 2016

Michigan, United States

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The Michigan Nurse-Family Partnership is improving maternal and infant health while saving the state money. The programs address 5% of the need that exists in the state but they are expanding thanks to philanthropic s...

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Lori Higgins

1 December 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cleveland, a youth council program started by the mayor, gives teens a voice in helping improve life for young people in the city. Kids on this council have propelled more security near the city’s recreation cente...

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Kristen Jordan Shamus

30 November 2016

Florence, South Carolina, United States

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Thanks to social impact bonds, the Nurse-Family Partnership in South Carolina pairs specially trained nurses with low-income pregnant women for regular home visits, giving the mothers coaching to break the poverty cyc...

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Ann Zaniewski

30 November 2016

Michigan, United States

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Preschoolers have a lot of strong emotions and tend to internalize whatever they're surrounded by which puts kids from stressful homes at a disadvantage. Al’s Pals is a national elementary curriculum that develops you...

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John Wisely

27 November 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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In schools, young black males are considered the group in most need, but often they receive pity instead of empowerment. Through character education, academic mentoring, motivating psychology and afro-centric curricul...

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John Wisely

26 November 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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The Oakland Unified School District's program to help African-American males has done so well, the district is going to create a similar program for other at risk groups, Latinos, Asians and Pacific Islanders. The pro...

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John Wisely

26 November 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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The depiction of young black men in pop culture, music, arts and academia is overwhelmingly negative, and many of the young men internalise that narrative. To change the way the Oakland community views black men, the ...

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Matt Helms

23 November 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of the Children is an organization in Portland that pairs kindergarteners from poor and chaotic families with mentors, who commit to being with them for 12 years. Through attention and consistency mentors are ...

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Katrease Stafford

21 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Kids in Detroit are discouraged by their city because they feel like the violence, lack of books, lack of state test preparation, and lack of sex-ed affect their opportunities. But the same kids have ideas about ways ...

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Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

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Katrease Stafford

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Nearly 14 children per day are victims of crime in Detroit, and many children are surrounded by crime and violence, known as toxic stress. In a yearlong project, the Free Press talked with parents and children across ...

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Lori Higgins

19 November 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After School Matters, provides thousands of apprenticeships and internships to Chicago high school students exposing them to career paths and making them more likely to graduate and pass their classes.

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Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

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