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Sisters encourage Masai mothers to turn to medically assisted deliveries

Global Sisters Report

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To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Although this goes against the community's use of a "traditional birth attendant," del...

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Minneapolis Activists Ask Local Leaders to Invest in Communities, Not Cops

Yes! Magazine

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocates for the group argue that rather than solving issues like homelessness, opioid...

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In Appalachia, Crafting a Road to Recovery With Dulcimer Strings

The New York Times

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To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the program, a local instrument company also considers the new apprentices for hire ...

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Meet the father-son duo out to combat homelessness with empathy and connection

The Salt Lake Tribune

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, a father-son duo started Project Empathy, which gives people experiencing homelessness a space to tell their stories and build community. Over meals, the father and son team build connections with people in the homeless community, and these connections often lead to other...

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Papua New Guinea's Meri Seif Bus Program Provides Safe Transport to Women and Girls

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 female riders annually and has more than 10 buses. The program is still growing, ...

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Most of America's Farm Owners Are White. This Program Is Rooting for More Diversity

NationSwell

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Cultivating a more diverse generation of farmers requires training and mentorship. In New York, GrowNYC’s FARMroots program trains new farmers of diverse backgrounds. The FARMroots Beginning Farmer Program offers courses on everything from finances to driving tractors. The program also pairs the ...

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'Fixing this takes more than arrest': Riverside County forgives warrants, fines to help homeless

Desert Sun

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In Indio, California, the Community Outreach Resource Program (CORP) partners law enforcement with social supportive services as a way of holistically working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, or drug abuse. The collaboration partners select officers, mental health prof...

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When Mental Health Crises Arise, Columbus Police Brings Social Workers Along

WOSU

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In Columbus, Ohio, a team of police officers and mental health professionals responds together to police calls in an effort to promote community-oriented policing. The approach has reduced arrests and helped to connect residents with social services and medical help.

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How Beitar Jerusalem's football club owner took on racism and won

BBC

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Ending discrimination in football requires directly addressing some of the negative aspects of fan behavior. In Israel, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem football club has threatened to take legal action against the La Familiar fan club, claiming damages to Beitar’s brand. In addition to the thre...

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Inside the secret food bank that keeps farmworkers from going hungry

The Christian Science Monitor

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In Santa Cruz County, California, Dr. Ann López, of the Center for Farmworker Families, organizes a secret monthly food bank for marginalized farmworkers who are mostly indigenous and undocumented. Organized completely by word of mouth to avoid deportation threats from U.S. Immigration and Custom...

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