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100 Days in Appalachia

Amanda Page

11 May 2021

West Virginia, United States

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The West Virginia Council of Churches formed a network of community reentry councils to help people leaving prison line up basic necessities, from housing to employment. The councils use their members' community conne...

PBS NewsHour

Nick Schifrin

11 May 2021

Australia

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Strict and early knockdowns and consistent public health messaging have helped Australia effectively eliminate Covid-19. Now, the country and its residents have largely returned to business as usual, despite many citi...

BBC

Celestina Olulode

11 May 2021

Louisiana, United States

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After oil and gas platforms reach the end of their working lives, some are being turned into artificial reefs that can create new ecosystems in the ocean. Since the 1980s, 550 platforms have been reefed in the Gulf of...

Next City

Jared Brey

11 May 2021

Bakersfield, California, United States

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Bakersfield became the first California city to all but abolish a category of homelessness using the Built for Zero campaign's tactics of combining the use of data with a sustained, communal effort. From 2017 to 2020,...

The Guardian

Gabrielle Canon

11 May 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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A group of people experiencing homelessness have created Cob on Wood, a place where members can access free hot showers, food, shelter, clothing, books, a health clinic, gardens, and even an outdoor pizza oven. Most i...

HumAngle

Nathaniel Bivan

10 May 2021

Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Following years of religious-based violence throughout Plateau State, Christians and Muslims in the Dutse Uku area of Jos formed a neighborhood watch program to intervene before one killing turns into many. Elders on ...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

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Madalitso Wills Kateta

Natasha Chassagne

10 May 2021

Lilongwe, Malawi

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From collecting plastic to transforming it into infrastructure, communities all over the world are implementing solutions to tackle the growing amount of plastic waste. In Malawi, women are separating garbage from pla...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

8 May 2021

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In Erie County, New York, residents are receiving a free drink along with their Covid vaccine as part of a program that aims to encourage those who have been on the fence about getting vaccinated. Although it is not b...

Broadview Magazine

Diane Peters

7 May 2021

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

6 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund freed more than 400 people from jail in 2020, thanks to $3 million donated amid the COVID-19 crisis and racial justice protests. Organizers of the Black Mama's Day Bailout, an annu...

Missouri Independent

Rebecca Rivas

6 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Frustrated at the slow pace of criminal justice reform after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the grassroots group Action St. Louis formed to seize political power and make change happen from the inside of the syst...

The Real News Network

Jaisal Noor

6 May 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore ice cream maker Taharka Brothers is six Black men, worker-owners, who lost most of their business accounts at the start of the pandemic. They saved their business, and their jobs, by starting home delivery a...

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...

BBC

David Shukman

5 May 2021

Indonesia

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A coral reef in Indonesia has been partially restored due to the collective efforts of conversation groups, nonprofits, and even a pet food company. They laid structures on the seabed to help stimulate reef growth. Be...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

5 May 2021

Canada

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The Canadian reality show, “Political Blind Date,” pairs two politicians from opposing sides to spend two days together visiting each other’s constituents and wrestling with difficult issues. Fifty politicians have pa...

The Washington Post

Todd C. Frankel

4 May 2021

Georgia, United States

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A small group of prominent Black business leaders personally urged their corporate peers to oppose the restrictive voting laws being considered in dozens of states. Public statements framing voting rights as a moral, ...

Sierra Club

Colleen Hagerty

4 May 2021

Paradise, California, United States

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After the 2018 Camp Fire that tore through the town of Paradise, California, local residents are starting to rebuild. As of April, the town issued nearly 1,500 building permits. They’re also implementing a plan to rem...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Audrey Korte

4 May 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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To help protect the predominantly Black community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the county collaborated with local leaders and residents to create an information and messaging campaign that specifically addressed commun...

Colorado Public Radio

Michael Elizabeth Sakas

3 May 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A new county initiative in Colorado aims to support regenerative agriculture projects on farms as a way to take carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in an effort to combat climate change. Restaurants do...

Hardware Things

Chuma Asuzu

3 May 2021

Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Jirogasy developed solar-powered computers and, maximizing a partnership with an education NGO, has helped expand computer access among rural schools without access to a grid. Using internationally-funded grants, they...

The Conversation

Thaddeus L. Johnson

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...

The Chicago Reader

Kiran Misra

30 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A participatory budgeting pilot in ten Chicago Public Schools empowers students to influence change by deciding how small grants, typically $1,000 to $2,000, should be spent for school improvement. Students brainstorm...

Eugene Weekly

Mia Ryder-Marks

29 April 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Built for Zero is a data-driven approach to ending homelessness with a proven track record of success. The strategy is scalable and takes into account variables within different communities. It aims to bring homelessn...

MIT Technology Review

Varsha Bansal

28 April 2021

India

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In India, citizen-led small-scale digital efforts are helping to connect Covid-19 patients with the resources, supplies, and medical equipment they need to survive. The citizen groups are largely using online platform...

Financial Times

Andres Schipani

27 April 2021

Nanyuki, Kenya

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More and more park rangers, judges, prosecutors, and wildlife investigators are working together to stop poaching in Kenya. Through training and a new app that allows all parties to track wild animals in a protected c...

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