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Reaching across the aisle and rounding up the community to solve problems. From partnering cops and clinicians to connecting public high school students with jobs in industry, these solutions depend on coordinating many actors to achieve success. On a macro level, collaboration-driven projects might bring together the private sector, government, and NGOs; on a local level, they might be as simple as uniting teachers, counselors, and parents to help students grow.

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How 60 reporters from 25 media outlets in 18 countries are finishing the work of murdered journalists

Poynter

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The Cartel Project, a collaboration of 60 journalists from 25 news organizations in 18 countries, produced a five-part series on the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martinez and on the subjects that her killers attempted to silence: particulars about drug trafficking and political corruption....

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Is There a Better Way to Collect Data on Homelessness?

Bloomberg

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A campaign to end housing instability is counting on frequent data collection to provide a clearer insight into the reality and needs of those living on the streets. “Built for Zero” aims to replace the current federal HUD model which consists of a single annual physical count of the unhoused. Th...

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One peninsula tribe's journey through a year of coronavirus

Crosscut

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In Washington state, the Quinault Indian Nation has taken an aggressive and proactive approach to control the spread of COVID-19 amongst their community, and these efforts are showing success. Using a combination of tactics including contact tracing, closing the borders to their reservation, isol...

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A Florida Study Showed How to Save Energy at Home. Why Aren't More Cities and States Following Suit?

Next City

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A pilot energy retrofit project in Florida has shown that these upgrades for homeowners ultimately saves them money and energy, and can be made accessible to people from all types of socioeconomic backgrounds. This private-public partnership retrofitted 56 single-family homes, some with “shallow”...

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L.A. Unified experiments with new tutoring program during pandemic

EdSource

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Step Up is a pilot tutoring program that was launched to help students in the Los Angeles Unified School District navigate virtual learning during the pandemic. The program is only open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, and pairs them up with tutors if their teachers opt into the program. So far, nin...

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Mutual aid networks find roots in communities of color

Associated Press

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Although many mutual aid networks have formed to serve a need during the coronavirus pandemic, the concept has been in practice for centuries and has "deep roots in communities of color." While these grassroots community efforts aren't always referred to as mutual aid, they have nonetheless come ...

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It takes a village: Community Yahoos help Slavic Village during Covid-19 pandemic

The Land

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In Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, a community effort is underway that aims to do "nothing but positive things." During the coronavirus pandemic, the group of volunteers has held fundraisers for community members who are facing financial struggles and handed out masks and face shields. T...

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In the age of social distancing, Sudanese open their homes to Ethiopian refugees

The National

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Tens of thousands of Ethiopian refugees fleeing to Sudan to escape the war in their home region ended up in the border town of Hamdiyet, where a refugee camp and its supplies were quickly overwhelmed. So local residents, despite the pandemic, opened their homes to the refugees, housing and feedin...

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This L.A. project shows that homeless housing can be done quickly and cheaply

Los Angeles Times

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A housing complex in Los Angeles was approved and constructed with unprecedented speed and at a much lower cost than traditional homeless housing projects. Using up-cycled shipping containers, the project will include amenities such as bathrooms and refrigerators for each room. Teamwork and colle...

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How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant

The New York Times

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In March when fewer than 100 coronavirus infections had been found in the U.K, researchers in Cambridge decided to begin sequencing coronavirus samples as part of an "unparalleled surveillance system for Covid" that could identify and track possible mutations or the virus. This effort – which inv...

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