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Yes! Magazine

Marianne Dhenin

8 July 2021

Cairo, Egypt

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Organizations in Egypt and Bangladesh are greening their cities by turning rooftops into urban gardens that can grow food, reduce air pollution, and decrease air temperatures. Green Savers in Dhaka has installed more ...

Prism

Dominique “Peak” Johnson

8 July 2021

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Refugees arriving to the United States are accessing wrap-around transition services through Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a resettlement agency. IRIS provides housing, employment resources, Englis...

The Connecticut Mirror

Dave Altimari

6 July 2021

Vernon, Connecticut, United States

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Grassroots volunteer groups are helping people across the country make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Get Out the Shot: Los Angeles has 100 vetted volunteers who have booked 300 appointments through the group’s system...

Prime Progress

Richard Abam

6 July 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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The Network for Inclusion of People with Special Needs (NIPSN) provides empowerment-based counseling, needs-specific rehabilitation, assistive equipment, and vocational training to people with disabilities. Residents ...

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Paola Oriunno

2 July 2021

Italy

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Senior citizens in Italy are accessing the internet through the help of project Gemma, which is delivering classes and in-person help to them. Webinars have helped people set up health records, access email, join soci...

Yes! Magazine

Alberto Mariani

30 June 2021

White Mountain Apache Nation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe curbed COVID-19 death rates with contact-tracing, surveillance of high-risk people, and vaccinations. After a devastating COVID-19 outbreak, health officials began daily home visits to ...

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Alfredo Casares

30 June 2021

Spain

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Urbanites get the taste of small-town living through an initiative that is bringing digital workers to the countryside. Rooral is tapping into the remote work market to increase rural development while connecting peop...

The Baltimore Sun

Jessica Anderson

Phillip Jackson

26 June 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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South Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood enjoyed its third homicide-free year since the violence intervention program Safe Streets began operation. While a formal evaluation of the program's nine neighborhood sites ...

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Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

Are We Europe

Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Kaylie McLaughlin

24 June 2021

Marysville, Kansas, United States

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The vaccination rate of Marshall County is six percentage points higher than the state overall, a success that is built on an existing infrastructure of public health and trust-building that predates the pandemic. The...

Are We Europe

Andrei Popoviciu

24 June 2021

Bucharest, Romania

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MozaiQ provides support for the LGBTQ community and fosters stronger ties among queer Romanians. The group creates safe spaces and offers programming, from football championships to job fairs and professional skills b...

The Sprawl

Hamdi Issawi

22 June 2021

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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In less than three and a half years, Safeworks, the only supervised drug-use site in Calgary, saved thousands of people from opioid-overdose deaths and helped users for whom abstinence-based treatment didn't work. The...

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Anna Claire Vollers

21 June 2021

Pickens County, Alabama, United States

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School Health Model for Academics Reaching All and Transforming Lives (SMART) clinics are school-based clinics that fill in rural healthcare gaps. SMART clinics are fully funded for three years and then must be self-s...

Nigeria Health Watch

Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu

Adaobi N. Ezeokoli

21 June 2021

Nigeria

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The GEANCO Foundation provides services to increase the health of pregnant women, including an anemia clinic that provides free antenatal care and a stipend to support women’s nutritional needs. Because many women pre...

Next City

Roshan Abraham

17 June 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Studies show that abstinence-based prevention drug programs like D.A.R.E don't work. To provide another option, the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit, developed its own curriculum called “Safety First.” The 15-lesson...

Scientific American

Tanya Lewis

17 June 2021

Ohio, United States

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Several states are offering incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Ohio’s Vax-a-Million program was one of the first state-based cash lotteries, awarding five residents over 18 a $1-million...

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Hannah Grabenstein

17 June 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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The Shelby County Voter Alliance, who was used to using publicly available information to run get-out-the-vote and voter registration drives, pivoted to door-knocking to increase vaccination rates. Using a grant from ...

The Verge

Sanket Jain

17 June 2021

India

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Accredited social health activists (ASHA) across India fight COVID-19 related misinformation on WhatsApp. ASHAs provide basic health care to people in their villages, which puts them on the frontline of treating COVID...

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Courtney Gousman

17 June 2021

Stark County, Ohio, United States

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“Take what you need—leave what you can" is the motto etched on the 16 anonymous “Blessing Boxes” set up around Stark County. The wooden cabinets are stocked with non-perishable food, household items, and personal hygi...

CalMatters

Charlotte West

16 June 2021

Riverside, California, United States

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Riverside County launched College Comeback to address the COVID-19 related decline in graduating high school students going to college. Six counselors each spend 25 hours a week reaching out to the high school class o...

Prism

Sravya Tadepalli

14 June 2021

United States

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In 2019, close to half, or 45 percent of white students scored proficient or above in reading comprehension, compared to 18 percent of Black fourth graders, and 23 percent of Latinx fourth graders. However, research s...

The Front

Lauren Gallup

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Payton Gift

14 June 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Research shows that online training isn’t successful at changing attitudes or beliefs on sexual assault. This article takes an in-depth look at EverFi, an online sexual assault module that students at Western Washingt...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

14 June 2021

Yolo, Nigeria

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Today for Tomorrow Foundation is a youth-led and youth-serving non-profit that provides safe spaces for talking about sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and other socially taboo topics. Over 40 peo...

WXMI-TV

Aaron Parseghian

14 June 2021

Michigan, United States

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A new initiative in Michigan is helping locals over the age of 25 attending community college free of charge. The Reconnect program helps those who have yet to complete a post-secondary degree by covering all the cost...

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