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The New York Times

Amanda Rosa

5 May 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community centers in New York are playing a crucial role in helping to connect the city's Asian residents with Covid vaccine appointments. From training translators on medical lingo to collecting local resident's info...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

4 May 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy uses limited funding to provide lawyers to renters facing eviction. Preventing homelessness is more cost effective than providing services for people experiencing homelessness, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Noah Robertson

3 May 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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As a way to bring the community together and promote healing in Southeast Washington, D.C., residents created a garden known as Project Eden. Their garden has grown to a plot of land that grows roots, legumes, fruits,...

The Conversation

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Natasha N. Johnson

30 April 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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One police-reform program that outperformed and outlasted most cities' attempts was Cincinnati's "collaborative agreement," an unusual team effort focused on community involvement at every step. Sparked by a controver...

WSYM-TV

Tianna Jenkins

29 April 2021

Michigan, United States

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After the death of a 16-year-old boy who was tackled and restrained by staff at a juvenile justice facility, Michigan children's services officials imposed emergency rules limiting the use of restraints. In the past y...

MIT Technology Review

Julia Hotz

28 April 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Democracy Vouchers, a tax-payer-funded program that sends four $25 certificates to residents to donate to local candidates, made Seattle the national leader by increasing the percent of the electorate donating to loca...

Documentary Magazine

Kristal Sotomayor

27 April 2021

United States

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The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective provides a safe, inclusive, and non-competitive space for people to discuss issues they face in their careers. The nearly 40 members are spread out across the U.S. and use Zoom t...

Chalkbeat

Johann Calhoun

26 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Families with students in prekindergarten in Philadelphia now are eligible for PHLConnectED, a program that provides students with free internet access during remote learning. The program has already reached out to ov...

Truthout

Brian Dolinar

24 April 2021

Illinois, United States

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After incarcerated people, their families, and advocates pressured the state of Illinois to prioritize offering the Covid vaccines to those in prison, the rate of Covid transmission among the population significantly ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kim Harrisberg

22 April 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

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Watergate Estate is working on two issues in South Africa: affordable housing and renewable energy. The housing development is installing solar panels for its residents that are being bought by people all over the wor...

The Washington Post

Eli Rosenberg

22 April 2021

Stockton, California, United States

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Guaranteed income is gaining popularity across the world. In Stockton, California, monthly cash payments boosted mental and physical health and increased full-time employment levels. The idea has spread to dozens of o...

The Appeal

Katie Jane Fernelius

21 April 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In his first months as the New Orleans district attorney, Jason Williams has pushed a prosecution-reform agenda that not only limits who gets sent to prison on the front end, but also takes a backward look at who shou...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jemille Q. Duncan

20 April 2021

India

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Law Rewired, run by law students and an advisory board of legal scholars, translates complex laws and landmark court decisions into plain language so people can understand them. Real-world examples, easy to read bulle...

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

18 April 2021

United States

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Two-generation programs, like Home of Hope in Atlanta Georgia, help families tackle the many intricate issues that, especially when combined, lead to poverty or keep a family in poverty. These programs also help famil...

eNewsroom India

Anup Dutta

17 April 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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The state police in Raipur, India, is recruiting transgender candidates to its ranks for the first time. 13 out of the 97 trans women who applied were accepted to the program. The Indian transgender community faces se...

Documented

Kevin Duggan

15 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs relied on help from 34 community groups to distribute a $20 million relief fund from the Open Society Foundation. The groups verified who needed the funds, and no p...

Chalkbeat

Lauren Constantino

Jacqueline Neber

14 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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At the onset of the pandemic some families resorted to learning pods to keep their kids on track, but this option was not accessible for lower income families. In Brooklyn, schools, churches, and community groups are ...

Transitions Online

Lyudmila Maslova

13 April 2021

Andriyivka, Ukraine

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A dairy cooperative in Ukraine has brought jobs to farmers in the region and allowed them to work together to sell their milk on the market. An international nonprofit helped the Andriyivka Prosperity cooperative get ...

The 74

Asher Lehrer-Small

12 April 2021

Rhode Island, United States

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The "TA to BA" fellowship is Rhode Island program is helping veteran TAs become full-time teachers while diversifying the workforce. Through the program, fellows enroll in college classes and are able to present their...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

11 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids, a tuition and mentoring program in Chicago, provides full-rides to Catholic school for students facing economical disadvantages. The program targets students with average ...

Sacramento Bee

Kim Bojórquez

Jeong Park

7 April 2021

California, United States

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English language lessons and job-training programs are helping immigrants in the hospitality sector to pursue better employment opportunities. The Hospitality Training Academy is filling the need of non-English speaki...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 April 2021

Marin County, California, United States

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In California's Marin County, mobile vaccine teams are helping to deliver vaccines to populations that are "homebound, homeless, and hesitant." The team has been able to administer 8,000 shots so far, which organizers...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

5 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Four local organizations have teamed up to provide $15 million in loans for the Latinx community in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. The affordable loans have gone to affordable housing, small businesses, ...

Dallas Morning News

Talia Richman

2 April 2021

Richardson, Texas, United States

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Schools in the Richardson Independent School District of Texas are updating the methods and measurements they've used to identify gifted students. One way is by testing all second and sixth graders in the district, wh...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

31 March 2021

New York, United States

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Community health care centers across the U.S. are funded by the 340B drug discount program, which requires "pharmaceutical companies to provide up-front discount pricing on certain medications to qualified private ent...

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