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BBC

Reha Kansara

3 December 2019

Uganda

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In Uganda, which has high youth unemployment rates, schools are starting to incorporate entrepreneurship lessons into traditional curricula to prepare students for life and an unstable job market after school.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

2 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A Boston nonprofit is transforming vacant properties into free community spaces. Now, Philadelphia is considering opening up similar "public parks inside."

Mongabay

Leilani Chavez

28 November 2019

Sebaste, Antique, Philippines

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In order to protect the endangered rufous-headed hornbill, endemic to the islands of Antique and Negros in the Philippines, an organization has teamed up with local schools to extend its conservation efforts. Each sch...

Transitions Online

Hanna Liubakova

25 November 2019

Minsk, Belarus

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The Minsk-based organization Radislava runs a house for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. In a culture and a country that have yet to protect survivors of abuse, this house runs on privacy and an...

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Zoe Sullivan

22 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Coaching in strategic partnership allows arts nonprofits to build their capacity. Based in Minneapolis, Artspace offers its capacity-building workshop program, Immersion, to nonprofits in several cities, in including ...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

18 November 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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Across the country, governments at every level are working to tackle homelessness. In Houston, connecting permanent housing to services has proven an effective strategy but it has required an increase in affordable ho...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

16 November 2019

Australia

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In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...

EdSurge News

Rebecca Koenig

12 November 2019

Montana, United States

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Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

20 October 2019

Renton, Washington, United States

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A nonprofit in Seattle is identifying youth between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and work and reconnecting them with the public education system. Two-thirds of students enrolled in the program have gone ...

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Damon Mitchell

9 October 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A more diverse theater scene requires arts and culture organizations that embrace and reflect communities of color. In Detroit, Michigan, the nonprofit Black and Brown Theatre works to eliminate barriers for actors of...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...

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Oscar Perry Abello

9 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

18 September 2019

Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States

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The retention of local ownership provides a more viable business model for small newspapers. In Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Provincetown Independent eschews the profit-maximizing, private-equity business model in...

EdSource

Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

Beirut Today

Aina de Lapparent Alvarez

10 September 2019

Hammana, Lebanon

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Amplifying local culture, history, and food through the arts increases tourism and can revitalize areas struggling with depopulation. The Hammana Artist House, a collaboration between a philanthropist and Collectif Ka...

The Innovator

Melissa Malley

1 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In public schools in New York and across the country, sexual education classes that don't work are a serious issue. To combat misinformation and myths, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) program trains college students to...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

23 August 2019

United States

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Living Room Conversations facilitates civil discourse among people with different political views. The nonprofit encourages in-person meetings of groups of four to seven people with different backgrounds and views, id...

Christian Science Monitor

Alex P. Kellogg

23 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source ...

Earth Journalism Network

Banani Mallick

19 August 2019

Bangladesh

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Facing sea-level rise and other climate threats, a group of women working in agriculture in Bangladesh are adapting their practices and focus and sharing their tips for success with other women.

Houston Chronicle

Perla Trevizo

14 August 2019

Sargent, Texas, United States

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To protect the natural lands of the Texas coast and battle climate change, a new nonprofit is working to create a carbon dioxide storage program in partnership with private landowners. The innovative models give lando...

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Emily Nonko

8 August 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Partnerships between nonprofits strengthen efforts to promote economic justice. Working together, several nonprofits focused on economic and restorative justice in Oakland have succeeded in opening Restore Oakland, a ...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

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