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Aysha Khan

14 October 2020

California, United States

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Pillars of the Community hires people incarcerated in local California jails to register new incarcerated voters and conduct civic engagement education behind bars. Pillars, a faith-based criminal justice advocacy gro...

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La Risa Lynch

13 October 2020

Cook County, Illinois, United States

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Many people who are currently incarcerated still retain the right to vote, and as the 2020 election approaches advocates in Illinois are making sure that those who are in Chicago’s Cook County Jail have access to ball...

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Sam Ogozalek

10 September 2020

Bluffton, South Carolina, United States

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A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping connect farmers with those who are facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. The program, known as Farmers to Families, allocates monet...

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Isaiah Murtaugh

15 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The quarantines and shelter-in-place orders that many cities in the United States are enacting today to combat the coronavirus pandemic can be compared to similar tactics taken in 1918 to stop the spread of influenza ...

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Josh Coe

23 March 2020

Hubei Province, China

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Bosch China Investment Ltd. survived the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking serious precautions early on. This article lays out the specific steps in the timeline of the pandemic that the company took to prot...

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Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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In Namibia, a combination of data analysis and a community-centered approach are helping to reduce the rate of HIV infections and increase awareness around prevention methodologies. The approach has been so successful...

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Milan Polk

29 August 2019

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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Young advocates for voting rights are fighting back against laws that make it difficult for young people and other marginalized groups to register to vote. Through public campaigns, lawsuits, and voter registration dr...

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Qainat Khan

15 December 2017

Flathead Reservation, Montana, United States

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Salish Kootenai College has opened an Allied Health Department to train members of several tribes on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The goal of this new department is to train members of these Native American tr...

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Rachel Cramer

12 December 2017

Scandia, Minnesota, United States

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Sustainable agriculture and farming is on the rise on a national level, but it's not often so simple to get into the practice, especially for those that are new to the U.S. A farmer training program based in Washingto...

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Kevin Douglas Grant

12 December 2017

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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While many areas in Kentucky become increasingly less dependent on the coal industry, the state is looking for new ways to add jobs to the economy. SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Region, is working to create jobs lo...

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Frank Dutan

2 October 2017

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Despite heavy pressure, attending college is not for everyone, and a university degree no longer guarantees job placement; meanwhile industries like manufacturing are facing a decline in interested, qualified workers....

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Michael O’Brien

7 May 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Throughout New York City’s five boroughs, the opioid crisis has had a huge impact across class, race, and neighborhood boundaries. In response, several initiatives have been implemented including needle exchanges, pro...

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