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The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

18 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the United States, executive leaders of non-profits have a high turn-over rate due to workplace fatigue. The Durfee Foundation has pioneered funding 3-month sabbaticals for directors of non-profits to “decompress” ...

News Day

Michelle Chifamba

14 December 2017

Zimbabwe

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Family planning is crucial to fighting against poverty. However, many women cannot afford contraceptives. The United Nations Fund for Population Activities is now supporting the Zimbabwe government to provide women wi...

Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Luck

5 December 2017

Za'atari, Jordan

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Solar power projects at 2 UN refugee camps in Jordan are helping to save money and provide job opportunities for residents of the camps. The solar powered camps are also helping the quality of living, allowing residen...

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

17 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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A large ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar leading to rape and unsafe conditions of women has resulted in an increase in female refugees to Bangladesh. A center run by the United Nations Population Fund is a place ...

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

16 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have fled from Northern Myanmar's military ethnic cleansing to Bangladesh, often having suffered rape and gender violence. The United Nations Population Fund center is a place ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

8 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Crowdfunding initiatives in Philadelphia offer an alternative to the cash bail process that disproportionately affects African Americans in problematic ways. “Community bail fund activists” raised almost $60,000 for B...

WEWS-TV

Corrina Pysa

3 November 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Black women in Cleveland have the highest prematurity rate in the country. Birthing Beautiful Communities program acknowledges the stress that this racial disparity creates for mothers, and provides support and educat...

Vice

Emily Weitz

12 October 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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'Tha Flower Factory' is setting out to help provide employment, mentor kids, and restore hopefulness and beauty to the city of Baltimore. This project employs individuals to plant flowers and seeds, helping bring down...

WEWS-TV

Tara Molina

28 September 2017

Lucas County, Ohio, United States

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With the help of a grant, the sheriff’s department in Lucas County is using GPS-enabled darts to catch criminals who run. Instead of engaging in a dangerous high-speed chase, officers can tag the car with a dart, watc...

GOOD Magazine

Ashley Letts

12 September 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements d...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

6 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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At the old site of Pullman railroad cars, Chicago has found some creative ways to foster development. A community bank created Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, which uses neighborhood input to decide which projects t...

Pacific Standard

Michael Hobbes

15 August 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Michael Hobbes details the rise and fall of small learning communities in the early 2000s to tell the story of a larger trend in American education reform. "The decisive factor isn't the Big Idea itself--splitting up ...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

1 July 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Traditional models of non-profit funding - as well as antiquated perceptions that create public pressure to limit overhead spending in philanthropic initiatives - has created an unsustainable, impossible-to-scale syst...

Bloomberg CityLab

Liz Wolfe

28 June 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Mitigating homelessness on Los Angeles' infamous "Skid Row" comprises myriad obstacles. But a collaboration between city officials, a USC architecture class project, and the Skid Row Housing Trust has responded with a...

Shorthand Social

Alaa El Dirini

20 May 2017

Cairo, Egypt

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Large amounts of mismanaged medical waste are a concern in Cairo, since they can cause a wide range of illnesses and negatively affect the environment. NGO's are working to direct waste to proper sites, provide medica...

The Washington Post

Courtland Milloy

25 April 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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An organization called The BMe Community (for Black Male Engagement) aims to combat the negative image of black men with hard facts and statistics of how they are actually improving their communities. Now operating in...

Christian Science Monitor

Zack Colman

9 April 2017

Kentucky, United States

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Well-paying mining jobs used to be the bedrock of Appalachian coal country, but those jobs are increasingly hard to find. Local and national organizations are working together to help the region diversify economically...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

16 February 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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In Lucknow, India, a unique school uses a curriculum grounded in feminist principles to instill confidence and a deep understanding of the country's patriarchal systems in girls from the surrounding impoverished neigh...

Kerning Cultures

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Lilly Crown

27 August 2016

Bahrain

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Sectarian conflict in Bahrain has torn friends and families apart, splitting the country into Sunni versus Shi’a. To soften the divisions, Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse has hosted at least ...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

16 May 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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In Tanzania, Population Services International is leading a project using Human Centered Design to solve reproductive health issues with the support of a philanthropist who is not only funding the project but it is br...

NPR

Amy Yee

23 July 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Prosthetics can change lives, but in some countries there aren't enough people trained to make the needed limbs, braces and splints. To address the shortage in Bangladesh, the Center for the Rehabilitation of the Para...

KQED

Cy Musiker

17 June 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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In order to provide arts organizations with stable homes in the midst of rising property costs, the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) has purchased properties in San Francisco. These properties are sold to the...

The Huffington Post

Sara Panagiotopolou

4 March 2015

Greece

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The Future Library Network has revitalized Greece’s community library system through collaboration, sharing of resources, and investment in technology for patrons to use such as recording studios, maker spaces, and ro...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

11 December 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investments into the arts serve as significant economic catalysts. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, legacy foundations like the Heinz Endowments, Benedum Foundation, and Richard King Mellon Foundation pooled their resourc...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

27 July 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Early education translates into higher graduation rates and lower probability for criminal behavior later in life, yet less than 30 percent of children in the United States go to preschool. Oklahoma leads the nation i...

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