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Associated Press

Don Babwin

29 August 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, where the city's size and traffic would pose logistical and cost barriers to make mental health professionals first responders to mental-crisis calls, the Cook County sheriff's office has put 70 Zoom-enabl...

Daily Trust

Ojoma Akor

29 August 2021

Gwagwalada, Nigeria

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated hunger and malnutrition of vulnerable children by crippling livelihoods and orphaning children. Two communities have responded by donating land solely devoted to growing crops to ...

Bloomberg

Amy Yee

28 August 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community groups in under-vaccinated areas helped tens of thousands of people get vaccinated, made slightly easier since the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and more employers requiring it. Nonprofits like...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

26 August 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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High school students from several schools got hands-on construction experience by building tiny homes that are then sold at under-market prices to people needing housing. The training is provided to the students at Hu...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Nora Macaluso

23 August 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Penn’s Village is part of a national network of hundreds of “villages” that provide support to seniors so that they can age in place. The staff is small, it is run largely by volunteers, and funded mainly with annual ...

NPR

Deborah Amos

22 August 2021

Germany

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The nonprofit, Bikeygees, teaches refugee women how to ride and repair bikes. Many of the women come from countries where they weren’t allowed to ride bikes, which are a staple mode of transportation in Germany. Volun...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

22 August 2021

Garrett County, Maryland, United States

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Garrett County students were able to get back in school quickly because the district built trust with its community by providing families with crucial supplies, carefully planning the reopening, and communicating exte...

Zenger News

Leocadia Bongben

22 August 2021

Maroua, Cameroon

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In Cameroon's Far North region, mobile libraries lend books to children and adults who have been deprived of both libraries and education by Boko Haram militants. The tricycle-powered libraries are part of Lire au Sah...

The News Minute

Cris

20 August 2021

Wayanad, Kerala, India

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Wayanad is the first district in Kerala to have vaccinated the entire adult population with at least one COVID-19 vaccine. Rather than waiting for people to make appointments, officials went door-to-door providing all...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tolu Olasoji

20 August 2021

South Africa

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Quote This Woman+ (QW+) is a database of women experts – as well as other people systematically ignored or misconstrued by mainstream media narratives. QW+ provides an easy way for journalists and news producers to fi...

The Republic

Charles Besidonne

19 August 2021

Nigeria

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative coordinated a coalition of national governments and nonprofits to eradicate polio and may provide lessons for administering COVID-19 vaccines. GPEI helped with funding and the p...

Route Fifty

Allen Arthur

18 August 2021

California, United States

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Starting in 2017, California has grown more open to licensing formerly incarcerated people to work as lawyers. State licensing authorities set high barriers to entry to the legal profession in their "moral fitness" li...

Global Press Journal

Myagmarsuren Battur

17 August 2021

Darkhan, Darkhan-UUL Province, Mongolia

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The Mongolian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched a free social media service that provides interpreters for people with hearing impairments. Using Facebook Messenger, the service allows clients to use ...

Prime Progress

Innocent Eteng

17 August 2021

Kaduna, Nigeria

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The Interfaith Mediation Center trained two groups of 30 Muslim and Christian women in two areas of Kaduna as a pilot project putting women at the center of the work needed to understand and prevent religion-motivated...

The Front

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Kenneth Duncan

15 August 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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A third of surveyed college students experience food insecurity, the rate is even higher at Western Washington University. To address the issue that university has unfolded a number of responses; food pantries, meal d...

Adirondack Explorer

Mike De Socio

14 August 2021

New Hampshire, United States

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Several years ago, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department created a form of insurance as a way to raise money for search and rescue operations for people hiking in the mountains. These voluntary insurance cards co...

Wall Street Journal

Joe Barrett

Deena Winter

13 August 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Agape Movement was born during the tensest moments of the 2020 social-justice uprising in Minneapolis, using unarmed community members to provide safety to protesters. Since then the city awarded it multiple contr...

Pulse Nigeria

Samson Toromade

13 August 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Drug Aid Africa supports low-income Nigerians by providing free medications to help ease burdens of healthcare affordability. The NGO partners with organizations that serve low-income communities, including hospitals,...

BBC

Laura Paddison

11 August 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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Fresh Hub was created by twin high school sisters to address food insecurity and the environmental impact of food waste. Volunteers collect unsold food from grocery stores and bakeries and give it to residents living ...

Yes! Magazine

Mike De Socio

10 August 2021

Albany, New York, United States

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Free Food Fridge Albany is part of a national movement to ensure that those facing food insecurity have access to fresh food. In Albany, it started with a single vibrantly painted fridge and has expanded to a network ...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cid Standifer

9 August 2021

New Mexico, United States

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While prisons generally have struggled to contain the spread of the coronavirus among staff and incarcerated people, New Mexico's program to vaccinate staff has succeeded where others have failed. New Mexico prison an...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

9 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Equitable Communities Initiative brought together representatives from a range of nonprofits serving people of color to make recommendations for investments that support communities of color. Each panelist brought...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Gianluca D'Elia

5 August 2021

Arizona, United States

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Three years after Arizona added people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to the list of people who can trigger a public alert when they go missing, advocates say the state enjoys better coordination from...

USA Today

Andrew Yawn

5 August 2021

Dare County, North Carolina, United States

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Dare County, a relatively isolated and rural coastal county in North Carolina, has the highest vaccination rate in the southern U.S. The successful vaccination campaign is due in part to an existing communication infr...

Vogue

Emma Specter

5 August 2021

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

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The Greater Lowell Health Alliance offered COVID-19 vaccines using a “block party” model where community members enjoy free food, music, activities, and even childcare, while also having access to information about va...

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