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Christian Science Monitor

Chelsea Sheasley

20 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Washburn High School in Minneapolis is taking a different approach for in-school safety, one that doesn't rely on a police presence. The school district ended its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department and re...

The Guardian

Melissa Godin

20 April 2021

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri of North Carolina works with the Creation Care Alliance to better connect his Christian faith with climate action. Over the years they have developed a toolkit for congregations on how to get i...

East Oregonian

Shane Hoffman

17 April 2021

Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, United States

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The Wave Foundation distributed sustainable and fresh food during the pandemic on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The Portland nonprofit is a sustainability coalition that works with communities to better understand ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte

16 April 2021

Hawaii, United States

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After a five-year effort to reintroduce the alala bird on Hawaii’s Big Island failed, conservationists are looking into releasing the nearly extinct Hawaiian crow on a different island. Of the 30 birds released in 201...

ideastream

Conor Morris

15 April 2021

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States

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In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a phone line has helped tens of thousands of residents access information about Covid-19 as well as make appointments to receive their vaccinations. The helpline is a "natural extension of th...

The Guardian

Monica Wise Robles

Richard Sprenger

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Charlie Phillips

15 April 2021

Cherán, Michoacan, Mexico

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Ten years after the women of Cherán, an indigenous town in Michoacán, took up arms to lead an uprising against criminal cartels, their town is an "oasis" of low crime in a region otherwise beset with violence. The tow...

IJNet

Annie Philip

15 April 2021

Delhi, India

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India's protesting farmers objected to the news media's coverage of their protests, seeing it as too pro-government. Trolley Times became the grassroots response: a startup newsletter about the protests, often written...

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 ...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

13 April 2021

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Through a partnership with local agencies, therapists are available at schools and are able to set appointments with students, witho...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tolu Olasoji

12 April 2021

South Africa

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WikiAfrica Education increases information about Africa’s diverse languages, cultures, and politics from the voices and perspectives of African people. AfroCuration events enlist the help of young people to create and...

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Jhesset Enano

11 April 2021

Leyte, Philippines

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Over 70 Catholic dioceses in the Philippines have entered into an agreement with energy resource company WeGen Laudato Si to install solar panels on their parishes, schools, and other buildings. The Diocese of Maasin ...

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 ...

Global Press Journal

Lilette A. Contreras

10 April 2021

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico

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After a drought left cattle farmers in Mexico without grass to feed its animals, a unique partnership with corn farmers allowed them to use their leftover stalks and leaves. Usually, the farmers burn these materials, ...

The Washington Post

Katie Mettler

9 April 2021

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

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Court Watch PG acts as a traditional court watch program for Maryland's Prince George's County, but with a twist: the two formerly incarcerated women running it turned adversity, in the form of the pandemic's shutdown...

El Colectivo 506

Thomas Enderlin

9 April 2021

Costa Rica

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A coast-to-coast hiking trail in Costa Rica is giving the rural economy a boost. Camino de Costa Rica is the brainchild of a cooperative effort between small businesses, nonprofits, and schools to support the rural to...

Fierce for Black Women

Anna Almendrala

9 April 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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In the Bay Area of California, Black churches are helping to encourage trust around Covid vaccines for those in their congregations who are hesitant to receive the shot. After focusing on dispelling misinformation and...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

8 April 2021

Poland

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Scientists, NGOs, conservationists, and the government worked together to bring the Polish wolf back from the brink of extinction. Methods like GPS tracking and genetic sampling have helped politicians made decisions ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

8 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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The 8th Street Collective, a loose organization of Oakland food industry workers, and Oakland Bloom, a group that supports refugee and immigrant chefs, opened a new restaurant, bar, and community hub space. A team of ...

The Kansas City Star

Kaitlin Washburn

7 April 2021

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

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Seven teen suicides in one county over a two-year span prompted residents whose lives were touched by suicide to form DeFeet, an educational and advocacy group devoted to the message that suicide is preventable. Thank...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

5 April 2021

Seychelles

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A public-private scheme between the Seychelles Islands Foundation and a government agency is allowing residents to plant seeds of the coco de mer, or sea coconut, as a way to save the endangered tree species. So far, ...

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, ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

2 April 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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A coalition of groups advocating for young girls of color succeeded in winning new policies and financial support to combat sexual harassment on public transportation. By surveying middle and high school students abou...

Indian Country Today

Meghan Sullivan

31 March 2021

St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, United States

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Sam Schimmel, a college student and member of the Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze tribes, helped organize a food drive on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. The initiative, known as Operation Fish Drop — delivered more than 1...

Civil Eats

Melissa Montalvo

31 March 2021

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

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More and more Indigenous communities throughout North America are reclaiming their ancestral lands as a way to access traditional foodways. For example, a group of Mi’kmaq tribes in Nova Scotia bought a majority share...

Mother Jones

Samantha Michaels

30 March 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Rising alarm over hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans, particularly the elderly, drew many volunteers to the community patrols that have organized over the past year in the Bay Area. Chinatown Safety Patrol, started...

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