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The Philadelphia Citizen

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An inner city Detroit program places 90 percent of graduates in well-paying tech jobs by teaching them how to code. It may serve as a viable path for Philadelphia citizens, as well.

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This non-profit group in Italy uses soccer to give migrants hope

Public Radio International (PRI)

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While migrants arriving in Europe wait for asylum, they have few opportunities. Liberi Nantes is a non-profit in Rome that aims to build relationships between migrants and Italians through organized recreational activities.

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Germany is the first European country to free Syrian refugees from a draconian bureaucratic “trap”

Quartz

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Since 2003, the Dublin Protocol has stopped migrants from traveling through Europe to auspicious countries before claiming asylum. However, many migrants travel by sea—which is more perilous and has led to high rates of death. Germany is the first country European country to break from the Dublin...

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When Deviants Do Good

The New York Times

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Tuft University is training global organizations a new approach to create long lasting change. The process teaches locals to identify positive deviance in their community and design a way to spread the behavior, with only local ideas and administration.

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More Than Just Code

Bright Magazine

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Currently, women make up only 20% of computing jobs - in 2012, only 18% of computer science (CS) graduates were women , a figure that has been cut in half since 1984 when women made up 37% of CS majors. Now, girls are taught coding and computer programing in an after school program built to inspi...

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Reclaiming ‘We the People,' One Person at a Time

The New York Times

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Retreat programs can improve self-awareness and understanding of others. The Center for Courage & Renewal creates safe environments for people to speak honestly with each other, something Parker J. Palmer says is needed to de-polarize society.

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Reaching Math Students One by One

The New York Times

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Middle School 88 in Brooklyn is part of a broad evolution in teaching math, employing technology through a non-profit called School for One (Teach for One) to provide each student with a personalized lesson generated and monitored by computers to match their learning level.

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How to Topple a Dictator (Peacefully)

The New York Times

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The Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies provides a "blueprint" for peaceful and democratic revolution, busting myths about the process of nonviolent revolt and helping dissidents in countries around the world to accomplish political goals, such as fighting corruption or protecting...

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The Internet Mapmakers Helping Nepal

The Atlantic

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Whenever there’s a natural catastrophe, a team of “crisis mappers” activate around the world. These volunteers use crowdsourcing tools to turn satellite data into digital maps, which are then used to make decisions on the ground, enabling rescuers to deliver food, shelter, and supplies to areas t...

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Syria's next generation

BBC

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The refugee crisis in Syria is one of modern society's greatest diasporas. Syria's refugee children are not a lost generation, but the country's next generation, according to volunteers who want to prepare them for the future.

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