NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Back

RELATED STORIES

Beyond the Business Suit

The New York Times

Text / 800-1500 Words

For young people, learning the social norms of the office is crucial for survival in the new economy. Year Up is an organization that is unusually successful at preparing young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds for jobs in big companies.

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
A Town Where a School Bus Is More Than a Bus

The New York Times

Text / 1500-3000 Words

There are many other adults beyond teachers who regularly interact with children — and who are often overlooked as potential contributors to the educational mission. Hartsville, South Carolina, uses school bus drivers as a resource and extra set of eyes to observe how students are doing.

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
Cultivating a New Immigrant Narrative

Bright Magazine

Text / 1500-3000 Words

Half of U.S. farm workers are Hispanic, but few make it to leadership positions. A historically white non-profit, FFA, is creating equal education programs in California to increase leadership opportunities for minorities in agriculture.

ADD TO COLLECTION
5
FAVORITE
Keeping the Water Flowing in Rural Villages

The New York Times

Text / 800-1500 Words

In Tanzania, mapping of water points showed that nationally, less than half the existing rural water points were working - of water points that were less than two years old, a quarter had already stopped functioning. British charity WaterAid sets up workshops in poor countries like Tanzania and I...

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
Minnesota's Somali community acts to counter ISIL recruiters

Al Jazeera

Text / 800-1500 Words

After concerns that recruiters of extremist groups are targeting members of the Somali community, Somali leaders in Minneapolis are working with U.S. authorities to develop a program inspired by gang-prevention methods to steer disaffected youths away from extremist groups overseas.

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
Open Access: How a Nonprofit is Giving Techies Without Tuition Their Shot

FastCompany

Text / 800-1500 Words

Access Code is a nonprofit in New York that gives young adults - particularly those from minority groups - instruction and resources to learn coding. This education promotes greater access to lucrative careers in the world of technology.

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
Open Education for a Global Economy

The New York Times

Text / 1500-3000 Words

An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe, particularly those where more traditional forms of education and job training are difficult to access, helping to change lives and the economy for the better.

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
Removing the Roadblocks to Rehabilitation

The New York Times

Text / 800-1500 Words

The prison system is designed to fail - and it does. On the positive side, there are programs all over the country that recognize that helping prisoners remake their lives is both humane and cost-effective.

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
Rethinking a Company Town

Minnesota Public Radio

Radio / Under 800 Words

The company that is the biggest source of good-paying jobs in the northern Minnesota community of International Falls has cut more than 200 positions from its workforce. So the town of 6,400 is absorbing the economic and cultural blow and starting the long slog of figuring out what its future mig...

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
'Rare as hens' teeth': Unlikely partnership bringing hope for Alabama jobs to nation's poorest place

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Text / 800-1500 Words

The “Wilcox Works!” initiative aims to help lift an entire county out of poverty - overcoming generations of mistrust, racism, cronyism and bad luck - by bringing a collection of training and social service programs together under one umbrella to provide better job opportunities and economic deve...

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang