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Patrick Smith

1 November 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is home to multiple street-outreach programs that target the people most likely to be shot or to shoot others, and that provide them with social services that keep them and others in their network safe. Progra...

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Elly Fishman

12 July 2021

California, United States

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California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...

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Edie Rubinowitz

21 February 2021

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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When a teenager in Evanston, Illinois realized that senior citizens were facing difficulties securing Covid vaccination appointments due to technology barriers, he created a website to help eliminate some of the techn...

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Patrick Smith

8 February 2021

Illinois, United States

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Since 2017, two publicly funded trauma recovery centers in Illinois have helped violent-crime survivors cope with the emotional fallout that can accompany a loved one's murder or surviving their own violent attack. Ca...

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María Inés Zamudio

26 January 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Promotoras de salud, also known as community health workers, are helping to connect Latino immigrants with reliable and factual information about COVID-19. Using a peer-to-peer outreach model, a team of seven promotor...

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Elliott Ramos

29 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago touts the latest in a series of anti-violence police units, a look back at the Violence Reduction Initiative launched in 2012 teaches lessons about how a program that claims credit for falling violence stil...

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Edie Rubinowitz

7 September 2020

Illinois, United States

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The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated how seniors are able to come together for companionship, but groups in Illinois are trying to utilize technology to address the problem. While the digital divide is a significant ...

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Kristen Schorsch

20 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Doctors and staff at Howard Brown Health, a Chicago health center for LGBTQ patients, is using its years of experience in containing and treating HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases with contact tracing to hel...

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Monica Eng

23 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As cities and states across the United States begin to remove lead water pipes, some communities are looking for cost-effective ways to fix them because of the risk of contaminated drinking water. Three cities in the ...

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Monica Eng

7 December 2019

Gary, Indiana, United States

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Chicago has thousands of miles of lead pipes supplying water to homes and business, and they all need to be replaced because of the risk of contaminating drinking water. Although this task is difficult, three other ci...

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Kari Lydersen

17 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago police have rebuilt some of the trust they lost in one part of the city, where the police department has used private funding to launch a community-policing program. In the department's 25th district, resident...

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Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

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Linda Lutton

8 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new food hall in the South Side of Chicago offers three African American chefs the opportunity to open a local, thriving business. The food hall, operated by a local nonprofit, brings healthy and creative cuisine to...

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Natalie Moore

8 November 2018

San Francisco, United States

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Recently, a coalition of community members and city government officials in San Francisco came together to rethink the way that the city issues fines and fees for minor infractions, which disproportionately impact low...

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Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

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