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Alfred Lubrano

31 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Art encourages resilience by helping kids in difficult neighborhoods cope with trauma. In the neighborhood of Fairhill, in Philadelphia, Taller Tuertorriqueño, a community arts center, offers art workshops and program...

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Jesenia De Moya Correa

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5 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Young mothers don't always have access to the resources they need to better understand breastfeeding, but programs in Philadelphia, are working to address this. From creating a city-wide awareness campaign to meeting ...

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Jesenia De Moya Correa

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15 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In Camden, New Jersey, 40 percent of the population 5 years or older speaks Spanish at home. However, only 5 percent of graduates from medical schools in the state identify as Hispanic or Latino. In an effort to shift...

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Alfred Lubrano

10 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new take on a corner store called Rowhouse Grocery is trying to do what many have failed to do - provide fresh produce in a food desert at affordable prices, especially for residents on SNAP benefits. The Rowhouse ...

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Aneri Pattani

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27 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Faculty and staff at Philadelphia’s LaSalle University are being given crisis training to recognize, engage, and refer students with suicide ideation. With the number of students seeking mental health care increasing,...

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Aneri Pattani

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28 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In many cultures, women are discouraged from discussing personal health issues and sexual concerns and the doctors they consult often lack a full understanding of this context. By providing support to patients and tra...

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Lini Kadaba

15 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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How Charities - the non-profit arm of the How Group development company - is working with families to provide affordable housing in Philadelphia. The group partnered with Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership program a...

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Alfred Lubrano

11 August 2018

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States

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For low-income people living in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, the Honey Brook Food Pantry does more than provide food aid; it's also a hub to get assistance applying for food stamps, and perhaps most uniquely, a place to...

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25 July 2018

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Studies have shown that U.S. Latinos are one of the mostly highly invested groups in helping fight against climate change, yet are also often left out of the conversation. Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability as we...

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Aneri Pattani

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10 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Expanding the reach of traditional counseling, colleges are creating programs to meet the needs of the student body’s mental health care. These programs include training students to provide peer support and mental hea...

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Samantha Melamed

10 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A couple created a nonprofit in Philadelphia to make micro grants for those who need small amounts to pay off medical bills or legal fees so they can move on with their lives. The effort garnered modest donations, inc...

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Alfred Lubrano

21 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Franklinville, a neighborhood volunteer distributes free lunch and snacks to children in the summer, when families with students who receive lunch and breakfast at school struggle to provide with their children. "B...

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Alfred Lubrano

5 June 2018

Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Chester County, Pennsylvania where the land is said to be the most nutrient-rich in the country, the average household income is $90,000, yet poverty rates are increasing. To offer a solution to the food insecurity...

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20 February 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES) are currently primarily open to opiate addicts and are equipped to deal with opioid related overdoses and safe administration of the drugs. Some sites are now beginning to di...

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Jane M. Von Bergen

27 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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How do you find a job when you get out of prison? For some, it’s almost impossible. But, UpLift Solutions trains former offenders, and if they pass the six week course, they get hired at ShopRite, a grocery store. For...

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Jane M. Von Bergen

11 November 2017

Winchester, Tennessee, United States

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In rural Tennessee the unemployment rate can be very high, making it hard for inmates to find jobs upon their release, which then increases the rate of recidivism. The Rural Reentry Program has set up training program...

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Samantha Melamed

8 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Crowdfunding initiatives in Philadelphia offer an alternative to the cash bail process that disproportionately affects African Americans in problematic ways. “Community bail fund activists” raised almost $60,000 for B...

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Jane M. Von Bergen

2 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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What does a business like IKEA do if they want to hire former prisoners? They listen to a panel of people who have already done it.

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Jane M. Von Bergen

2 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Connecting people coming out of incarceration with employment is crucial to helping them integrate back into society and not return to prison, but employers are often skittish about hiring people with records. Some ar...

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Samantha Melamed

26 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A Philadelphia man imprisoned for 40 years for a crime he did not commit was finally freed when the prosecutor who helped put him behind bars realized he made a mistake and worked to get him out. The U.S. Supreme Cour...

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Samantha Melamed

23 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In the Inside-Out Exchange program half of the students are college students, and the other half are prison inmates. The program has “expanded to about 150 correctional institutions across the globe” but the biggest t...

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Samantha Melamed

4 October 2017

Pennsylvania, United States

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Thirty years ago, Norway’s recidivism rate was more than 60 percent. Then the country put rehabilitation at the core of its corrections system, training prison guards to act more like social workers than punishers. Re...

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Samantha Melamed

27 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania has a compassionate release law for inmates who are terminally ill so they don't die in prison, but in practice it has become even more difficult for inmates and their families to take advantage of it. Th...

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Samantha Melamed

10 August 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Close supervision and support during parole lowers recidivism among medium- and high-risk offenders with substance-abuse issues in Philadelphia. However, the impact seems to fade after parolees graduate from the yearl...

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Kristen E. Holmes

23 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Supreme Court ruled about 2,500 life sentences handed down to juveniles were unconstitutional and resentencing hearings are taking place to decide if these men and women will receive parole. In Philadelphia, a gra...

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