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Avi Wolfman-Arent

10 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Recognizing that "much of childhood happens outside the classroom," a Philadelphia initiative is creating opportunities for students to learn basic math concepts and gain basic literacy skills while shopping in the gr...

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Randy Scott Carroll

9 August 2018

New Jersey, United States

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Adaptive sports enrich the lives and well-being of people with disabilities. Life Rolls On is an adaptive sports organization that promotes events like “They Will Surf Again,” where volunteers help people with disabil...

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Elana Gordon

5 July 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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In Vancouver, supervised injection facilities get drug users off the street and under the watchful eyes of trained medical professionals. This is a response to the huge number of overdose death in the city. The sites ...

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Nina Feldman

22 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, a Philadelphia non-profit, makes and delivers healthy meals to people with serious illnesses. The deliveries kick-start healthy eating at home, so recipients are ...

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Katie Colaneri

27 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For Redina, and others suffering from addiction, it is hard to break the cycle. 'Women Working for a Change' is a program that tries to change addicts' thinking in order to prevent a relapse.

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Danielle Fox

23 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A hackathon in Philadelphia brought together a diverse group of people, including formerly incarcerated individuals, to discuss the complex issue of reentry and come up with tech-based ways to help. The collaboration ...

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Dana Difilippo

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23 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For many low-income people who are arrested, coming up with even a small amount of bail money is nearly impossible, leaving them to languish for months before their cases are ever adjudicated. That means lost jobs and...

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Bobby Allyn

14 September 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Officials around Pennsylvania who want to reduce recidivism are studying a re-entry program in Lancaster that gives former inmates intensive case management to help them return to society. That includes transitional h...

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Katie Colaneri

1 August 2017

Pennsylvania

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Peer to peer programs have existed since the 1980s. These programs pair up a person with mental health illness, with one another. The concept, is relatively new in the prison systems, and is gaining traction in states...

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Aaron Moselle

10 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program launched in Philadelphia to help inmates reintegrate into the community has hit some stumbling blocks and the new executive director is turning to experts to help fix things: former inmates. She is convenin...

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Eleanor Klibanoff

23 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Despite a few remaining flaws to overcome, models for free community college in Chicago and Tennessee are serving as beacons for the rest of the nation in a time when many are calling for higher education to be more a...

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Joe Hernandez

21 December 2016

New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey has eliminated cash bail and will instead make a determination, driven in part by computer algorithms, on whether someone is likely to commit another crime or not show up for their court date. This eliminat...

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Emily Previti

5 December 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Rates of recidivism in Pennsylvania have dropped substantially in recent years. Part of this decrease is due to the efforts of the Union County Justice Bridge Housing Program, which assists ex-offenders with housing. ...

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Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

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Aaron Moselle

12 November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An expungement clinic in Philadelphia allows some with criminal charges in their past to start the process of having those sealed from public view by a judge. The workshops follow the passage of Act 5, a new state law...

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Eleanor Klibanoff

24 August 2016

United States

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Urban decay has left a "physical legacy" of past economic hardships in cities. Many cities across the world are now implementing programs that promote public art that rebuilds and reimagines neighborhoods.

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Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

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Jim Saksa

24 June 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, many cities face challenges in implementing Complete Street policies to improve street and transportation safety in urban cores. The cities and organizations that have done this successfully offer ide...

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Eleanor Klibanoff

12 May 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania is the second most flood prone state in the United States. Many city and county governments, however, are working to prevent and protect the state from detrimental damage. They have created sustainable in...

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Irina Zhorov

20 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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As city leaders reconsider their urban spaces—and particularly, urban waterfronts—through the lens of a post-industrial economy and renewed urbanism, moving urban highways has become more of a priority. Urban planners...

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Taunya English

3 August 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Multi-faceted efforts are being used by Chicago health providers to raise HPV vaccination rates. In the primary care practice, providers are using workflow tools such as flagging patient records in the appropriate age...

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Marielle Segarra

29 June 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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28% of Berlin's population is foreign-born, with residents from more than 180 countries. Berlin is making efforts to incorporate these immigrants by providing them with legal support and employing them in city governm...

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Irina Zhorov

28 May 2015

Bogota, Colombia

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Bogotá is largely credited with originating the concept of “open streets” —where city roads are closed to car traffic and given over to people for fun and fitness—but it has grown beyond that city, surfacing in Pennsy...

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