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13 May 2021
Stilwell, Oklahoma, United States
The Cherokee Nation had a hard time sourcing personal protective equipment for health workers, citizens, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal leaders decided to use a portion of the CARES Act funding to cre...
The Daily Yonder
19 April 2021
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Ledenews.com is one of the more than 80 online-only news sites started in 2019 to fill the void in news deserts. The site covers sports, politics, traffic, and local stories about local people in the Wheeling, WV area...
8 March 2021
Cherokee Nation, United States
Tribal members are being paid to learn the Cherokee language through the Master Apprentice Program. The $16 million effort to maintain a tie to the culture through language is being funded from the tribe’s casino reve...
14 December 2020
Clearfork Valley, Kentucky, United States
Community advocates in Clearfork Valley created their own public internet hotspot to bridge the digital divide, especially as the pandemic rendered high-speed internet more of a necessity than a luxury. Broadband comp...
24 November 2020
Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States
The Bridges to Health program in Oregon is helping to improve community health by connecting individuals and families to resources such as housing, food aid, transportation options, and health-care facilities. Althoug...
15 October 2020
Virginia, United States
Louisa County schools in Virginia are delivering internet to students living in rural areas through solar-powered hot spots, built by the school's own students. The hotspot is powered by solar panels and receives inte...
8 September 2020
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
A food-relief initiative in Brattleboro, Vermont is helping connect people facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic with free meals that are provided by local restaurants. The initiative – which also requir...
9 July 2020
Versailles, Kentucky, United States
When a pandemic lockdown idled the men jailed at Woodford County Detention Center, they replaced the jobs they previously had performed in the community with work in the jail that served an immediate need: sewing prot...
8 July 2020
Wasco County, Oregon, United States
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To expand wifi access during the coronavirus pandemic for those who work in the agricultural community and in migrant farmworker camps, the City of The Dalles partnered and collaborated with Google and other community...
8 June 2020
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
When an anonymous donor sent a corporate wellness director a offered to cover the costs for 1,000 COVID-19 test kits and processing, the director created a task force and partnered with two other local entities to cre...
16 April 2019
Thomas, West Virginia, United States
Renewing distressed economies can be done through reinvesting in arts and culture. By building successful partnerships with rural Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like the Woodlands Community Lende...
12 December 2018
Weaverville, Washington, United States
In the western United States, a couple nonprofits are working to kill two birds with one stone: reducing catastrophic wildfires while creating a profitable (yet sustainable) market for harvested wood. Yet these manage...
11 December 2018
Redding, California, United States
Rural communities need a multi-pronged strategy to improve resilience to wildfires. A method that combines forest treatment projects, education of homeowners, and community-level strategizing at the neighborhood level...
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