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The Chronicle of Social Change

John Kelly

4 May 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services arose from the need to improve the outcomes of drug addicted parents and their children, such as increasing reunification statistics. STARS employs case worker...

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Nancy Schatz Alton

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Food insecure children in Seattle amount to the hundreds of thousands in number. Local nonprofit, Food Lifeline’s Kids Café, has become an accessible option for poor children to receive free nutritious meals and snack...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

27 May 2016

Delaware, United States

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Mary Dozier's Infant Caregiver Project helps shape young brains for success from their earliest days, well before they enter pre-K, by teaching parents how to form secure bonds with their children.

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

24 May 2016

Central African Republic

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A new international fund will focus on education in countries affected by crises that have disrupted families' lives and their childrens' learning. The Education Cannot Wait Fund is a response to the often-overlooked ...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

25 April 2016

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Foster care doesn’t just impact kids. It changes the lives of entire families — and foster families. So how do we support both those who lose their children and those who take them in?

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Covenant House is Philadelphia's only shelter for older adolescents who have run away, been victims of abuse, been sex trafficked or abandoned.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

4 April 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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The Right Path program aims to help break the cycle of poverty and criminality. It covers tuition and course materials for students as well as providing stipends.

The Washington Post

Emma Brown

20 December 2015

Jennings, Missouri, United States

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School districts don’t usually operate homeless shelters for their students, run food banks or have a system in place to provide whatever clothes kids need. Few offer regular access to pediatricians and mental health ...

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Ann Schimke

2 December 2015

Arvada, Colorado, United States

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To mitigate the pernicious effects of poverty on student success, nonprofit 'Blocks of Hope' in Colorado aims to provide both educational and social services to students and their families, with the goal of leveling t...

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Chris Peak

25 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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During the early 1990s, New York City had a sky-high number of kids in foster care. Now, it's safely keeping them with their families, placing them in foster care only when necessary.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

4 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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To combat high rates of teen alcohol use, Alaskan schools are introducing positive interventions, trying to help students rather than simply punish them.

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

6 October 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Thanks to new private and public funding, school completion programs in Seattle, which enable distressed youth to achieve high school equivalency degrees, can now expand.

Bright Magazine

Jessica Sutherland

5 May 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Homeless and impoverished kids still have the chance to receive a college education, they just need to have the confidence that they can do so and a little pushing from outside forces. The author shares her own story...

The Huffington Post

Jonathan Cohn

20 April 2015

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Kids raised in environments full of economic, emotional and psychological turmoil are less likely to succeed in school or at the workplace, and are more likely to run afoul of the law or experience a variety of mental...

BBC

Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

12 March 2015

Damascus, Syria

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The refugee crisis in Syria is one of modern society's greatest diasporas. Syria's refugee children are not a lost generation, but the country's next generation, according to volunteers who want to prepare them for th...

Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner

4 December 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Fixing the education system in the country requires addressing the problem of student motivation to endure and succeed in school. Pathways to Education is a Toronto-based program designed to keep at-risk kids in schoo...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

The New York Times

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.

The New York Times

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.

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