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David Bornstein

8 January 2013

Vermont, United States

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In Vermont, a judge and a family services organization created RapidReferal – a process which offers addicts treatment immediately and has lowered recidivism. Funded by Medicaid, the program has had demonstrable impac...

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Tina Rosenberg

19 December 2012

Sierra Leone

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Child mortality rates in third-world countries are often shockingly high. But they are gradually decreasing due to efforts that target contagious diseases and more widespread health education.

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John Leland

15 December 2012

New York, New York, United States

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New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses wi...

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Gareth Cook

29 November 2012

Denmark

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Thorkil Sonne's experiences with his own gifted, autistic son led him to start a company called Specialisterne, founded on the idea that - given the right environment - some autistic adults could not just hold down a ...

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Sam Loewenberg

5 September 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A nutrient powder can save anemic children, but the people who could benefit are distrustful. Having local mothers distribute the supplement was successful in Bangladesh.

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David Bornstein

6 May 2012

Elmira, New York, United States

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In 2010, 5.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the United States. The Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time low-income or vul...

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Amy Yee

4 April 2012

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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In the developing world, intestinal worms stunt physical and mental growth, drain energy, and can inhibit school work for children. Deworm the World is a global campaign that lobbied the Delhi government to regularly ...

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David Bornstein

20 October 2011

United States

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A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better, using a "relentlessly positive" approach, and trading out the win-at-all-cost...

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David Bornstein

11 October 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Child-mentoring programs around the United States have helped at-risk youth during crucial years of development. However, New York City's Friends of the Children has improved the model by placing at-risk youth with ad...

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David Bornstein

6 October 2011

New York, New York, United States

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A group in New York called Friends of the Children identifies high risk kids in the city and mentors them for 12 years helping them become emotionally stable and capable adults.

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David Bornstein

19 July 2011

New York, New York, United States

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To give support to struggling families without prescribing solutions requires respect and discipline. The Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.) encourages low-income families to define their own goals and work towar...

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David Bornstein

14 July 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A non-traditional program called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), uses a radically different approach from the traditional American social service model to empower entire families alleviate themselves from...

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David Bornstein

30 June 2011

Ballerup, Denmark

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Individuals who have Aspergers Syndrome and autism experience difficulty in conforming to workplace norms and find themselves unemployed. Specialisterne, a Danish company, has opened employment opportunities for them....

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Tina Rosenberg

23 June 2011

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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The Jaipur Limb organization based in India has developed prostheses at low cost, and services are free for the poor. The organization’s efforts have recently spread to other countries with impoverished people. Jaipur...

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David Bornstein

16 June 2011

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Poor neighborhoods in the United States lack quality play spaces for children, also known as play deserts. An organization is enabling communities across the nation to build their own playground.

Wall Street Journal

Geeta Anand

4 June 2011

New Delhi, India

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The country of India has long suffered from extreme income inequalities, with many poor children growing up with lackluster education. The Right to Education Act, passed in 2009, requires elite private schools to admi...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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In Jakarta’s slums, families can’t buy their children nutritious food. So Mercy Corps started a for-profit chain of food carts selling healthy kids’ meals. A second column highlights the challenges NGOs face when they...

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Tina Rosenberg

23 May 2011

Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

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Asian cities are over-crowded and many residences are kitchenless, causing families with children to consume unhealthy food from the street vendors. Mercy Corps, a non-profit organization that advocates nutrition, has...

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David Bornstein

19 May 2011

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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First Book Marketplace, which makes quality, new books affordable for children in low-income families, is providing not only improved access to engaging educational materials, but a sense of dignity and self worth tha...

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David Bornstein

7 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Great minds from Plato to Piaget have recognized the importance of play in healthy child development, but with bullying becoming more prevalent on school playgrounds and increased pressure to maximize school hours to ...

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David Bornstein

4 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Despite strong evidence that school-based physical activity improves children’s cognitive skills, concentration, and behavior, schools under pressure to produce quantitative results and decrease bullying have drastica...

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David Bornstein

25 February 2011

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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It’s now common for youth to remain in foster care or residential treatment for years. For troubled or victimized children in need, assistance at home is often more effective than foster placement.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

21 February 2011

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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The foster care system is widely acknowledged to be 'broken', and to ignore those who age out of the system. A program in Memphis is improving the lives of at-risk youths by working to reunite them with their original...

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David Bornstein

7 February 2011

Martinsville, Virginia, United States

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An average of 28,000 children born in the U.S. each year die before their first birthday – and many more face disabilities and serious life-long health problems, often because they are born prematurely or at low birth...

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Tina Rosenberg

13 December 2010

Bogotá, Colombia

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A shortage of incubators in a Bogota hospital was causing rampant infections among newborns. Kangaroo care, a system where the infant's mother is employed as a human incubator, was created and solved the shortage prob...

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