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Nate Sanford

1 September 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Community Passageways does the kind of violence intervention work that the city of Seattle plans to invest in to expand its reach. Peer mentors reach out to young men at highest risk of suffering or committing violenc...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

29 August 2021

Andrews, Texas, United States

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Thanks to a trusting and open relationship between school officials and parents, Andrews, Texas, schools kept COVID-19 infections under control when classes resumed in August 2020, even though virtual learning was har...

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Amy Yee

28 August 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community groups in under-vaccinated areas helped tens of thousands of people get vaccinated, made slightly easier since the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and more employers requiring it. Nonprofits like...

Sparkling 92.3 FM

Vivianne Ihekweazu

26 August 2021

Adadama, Cross River, Nigeria

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A community-led sanitation approach ended the practice of open defecation, a major cause of water pollution and stomach diseases. The program educated people to change social norms and laws requiring every household t...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Nora Macaluso

23 August 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Penn’s Village is part of a national network of hundreds of “villages” that provide support to seniors so that they can age in place. The staff is small, it is run largely by volunteers, and funded mainly with annual ...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

22 August 2021

Garrett County, Maryland, United States

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Garrett County students were able to get back in school quickly because the district built trust with its community by providing families with crucial supplies, carefully planning the reopening, and communicating exte...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tolu Olasoji

20 August 2021

South Africa

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Quote This Woman+ (QW+) is a database of women experts – as well as other people systematically ignored or misconstrued by mainstream media narratives. QW+ provides an easy way for journalists and news producers to fi...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cid Standifer

9 August 2021

New Mexico, United States

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While prisons generally have struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus among staff and incarcerated people, New Mexico's program to vaccinate staff has succeeded where others have failed. New Mexico prison an...

101 Reporters

Sameer Showkin Lone

4 August 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, British Indian Ocean Territory

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In the district of Bijapur, a town in India, there was a malnutrition rate of 40 per cent in 2019. In order to tackle the problem officials identified the areas with high malnutrition and directed their efforts to tho...

Grist

Marianne Dhenin

3 August 2021

Germany

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About 16 billion paper cups are used every day for coffee consumption. In small towns in England, and in the countries like New Zealand and Germany, a deposit-based reusable cup system is being used to create less was...

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Clare O'Connor

26 July 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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Jail to Jobs pays youth while they get trained for jobs in construction, manufacturing, landscaping, and cooking. The youth come from youth detention, the streets, probation, and foster care and their trainers are for...

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Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

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Racquel Stephen

9 July 2021

United States

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Well Spouse Association helps spouses manage the mental and physical challenges of caregiving. The nonprofit offers support groups, respite weekends that give caregivers time to take care of themselves and other respo...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

8 July 2021

Virginia, United States

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When two hospital systems merged to create Ballad Health, agreements ensured all hospitals would stay open for at least five years and essential services in each of the rural and poorly served counties would be mainta...

The Charlotte Observer

Devna Bose

8 July 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Charlotte's Center for Women uses a rehabilitative approach to incarceration, letting up to 30 women at a time live in a group home that provides both therapy and connections to employment. Women with one to three yea...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

2 July 2021

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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A controversial police shooting and other fraught encounters between Tempe police and residents prompted police to devise their own retraining regimen focused on de-escalation. The department observed other cities' pr...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

1 July 2021

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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Williamson Health and Wellness Center is a federally qualified health center in rural West Virginia, that provides medical, dental, and mental health care as well as chronic-disease management and wellness coaching on...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Vallejo, California, United States

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Vallejo officials are studying which type of civilian oversight they want for their police department, following years of controversial shootings of residents. Nearby Oakland and San Francisco have some of the stronge...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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With a long string of questionable uses of force and huge payouts to settle brutality lawsuits, the Vallejo Police Department might look to nearby Oakland for one approach to achieving better, more accountable policin...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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When the Richmond Police Department began putting police officers on foot patrol, walking neighborhood beats, relations with the public improved. That and other changes were associated with higher public trust and low...

Yes! Magazine

Alberto Mariani

30 June 2021

White Mountain Apache Nation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe curbed COVID-19 death rates with contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk people, and vaccinations. After a devastating COVID-19 outbreak, health officials began daily home visits to ...

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Jo Mathys

29 June 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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All people between the ages of 14 and 21 in Washington, D.C., who are placed on probation for criminal convictions get assigned a probation officer, social worker, and a "credible messenger" – a mentor, usually with h...

Wall Street Journal

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Rob Alcaraz

28 June 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After videos showed two Minneapolis police officers did nothing to stop Derek Chauvin from killing George Floyd, more than 130 police departments raced to sign up to train their officers on how to intervene to prevent...

National Geographic

Brian Barth

Flávia Milhorance

28 June 2021

Nova Califórnia, Rondônia, Brazil

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Nearly a fifth of the Amazon has been cleared for cattle grazing and logging. However, a cooperative called RECA is making it economically sustainable for farmers to shift towards agroforestry. Agroforestry is the int...

The Baltimore Sun

Jessica Anderson

Phillip Jackson

26 June 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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South Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood enjoyed its third homicide-free year since the violence intervention program Safe Streets began operation. While a formal evaluation of the program's nine neighborhood sites ...

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