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Minority Africa

Patience Mugadu Nakiranda

24 May 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Beauty pageants in Uganda are helping to "create awareness for skin cancer among persons with albinism, educate them about their rights, as well as foster capacity development." Although challenges persist, participan...

BBC

Richard Kenny

Lily Freeston

4 May 2020

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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A program in Cape Town, South Africa is helping children learn life skills and provide mental health resources through 'surf therapy.' The program called Waves for Change starts each session with some grounding medita...

WPXI-TV

Ryan Houston

15 April 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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In cities across the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color in part due to a lack of information being provided to these areas. A non-profit in Pittsburg is workin...

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Emily Nonko

7 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The idea of “feeding the frontline” - donating funds to purchase restaurant food that can be delivered to frontline healthcare works amidst the COVID-19 crisis - has spread like wildfire. In cities from San Francisco ...

Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

Crain's Detroit Business

Sherri Welch

28 March 2020

Michigan, United States

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Following other models across the U.S., in Michigan's Oakland County, homeless shelters and local restaurants are partnering to weather the coronavirus pandemic. The county is paying restaurants to cook meals for food...

Oregon Live

Michael Russell

27 March 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A growing countywide effort in Oregon is serving as somewhat of a lifeline for restaurants threatened by coronavirus closures. Businesses are keeping on or rehiring some of their employees to make food for individuals...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

24 March 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Wayne County, the local Wayne County Community Foundation teamed up with other local private foundations to establish the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund, which provides money and support to nonprofit organiza...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

19 March 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee's nonprofits serving youth are finding new ways to check in and connect with their students as the coronavirus rules out the possibility for in-person afterschool programming. “Social distancing doesn’t mean...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

18 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Serenity Soular is a worker-owned cooperative that installs solar panels in an affordable way, focusing on communities of color in North Philadelphia. They employ local residents through an apprenticeship program, tra...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Rachel D. Cohen

18 March 2020

Boise, Idaho, United States

Radio

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Food pantries in Idaho have successfully adapted to a higher demand while abiding by the new social distance norms. Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, the pantry was set up like a grocery store and individuals brow...

Santa Fe Reporter

Katherine Lewin

3 March 2020

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Low-income families in Sante Fe, New Mexico now have access to a soccer club thanks to a group of parents who took it upon themselves to fundraise and create the opportunity for children who would otherwise not be abl...

HousingWire

Julia Falcon

14 February 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The City of Seattle partnered with Zillow to create a searchable database of affordable vacant rental units. Case managers are using the tool to get homeless residents into housing.

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

MPR News

Martin Moylan

4 February 2020

Minnesota, United States

Radio

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A nonprofit community land trust has helped increase the supply of affordable housing in Minnesota by buying the land beneath houses to subsidize homeownership. By owning the land and covering construction and repair ...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

3 February 2020

Kolkata, India

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A nonprofit in India is training victims of sexual assault and trafficking to work as lawyers and seek justice for themselves or others. The program offers both counseling and rehabilitation services and formal legal ...

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Adina Solomon

29 January 2020

College Park, Georgia, United States

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Collaborations can breathe new life into community churches. In College Park, Georgia, the College Park First United Methodist Church entered into a partnership with PushPush, a theater nonprofit formerly located in t...

Nonprofit Quarterly

Derrick Rhayn

28 January 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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Nonprofits and city governments are looking to abandoned homes and vacant lots as a potential source of land on which to build affordable housing.

Anadolu Agency

Deepak Adhikari

17 January 2020

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nonprofits in Nepal have turned to social enterprise to provide a source of income for the people they typically serve through donations. The enterprise operations help them raise more funding for their projects and r...

Folks

Priti Salian

6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

NPR

Rebecca Davis

26 December 2019

Nduru Beach, Kenya

Radio

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity ...

The Hechinger Report

Aaricka Washington

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

The Colorado Sun

Moe Clark

12 December 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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When asylum seekers are released from the Aurora, Colorado immigration center, many seek help and community from the nonprofit organization, Casa de Paz. Based in Denver, the nonprofit offers these individuals and any...

DoR

Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

The Guardian

Amanda Holpuch

5 December 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With a decrease in government aid for refugee resettlement programs in recent years, nonprofits and other groups have stepped up to fill the gap. In Cleveland, Refugee Response offers in-home tutoring, a program for h...

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