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The Hechinger Report

Danielle Dreilinger

26 November 2021

Cottonwood, Idaho, United States

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Idaho's nine prisons have more than 30 postsecondary educational programs geared to helping incarcerated people get hired in career-track, technical jobs after their release from prison. The prisons focus on jobs in d...

Yes! Magazine

Judy Bankman

8 October 2021

Alaska, United States

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The Native Conservacy, a Native-owned and Native-led land trust, created a program to support and train Indigenous farmers to create their own kelp farms. Kelp is nutrient-rich, grows in the ocean, and requires no lan...

Belt Magazine

Randiah Green

7 October 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Programs like Motor City Match and Grown in Detroit help entrepreneurs launch Black-owned food businesses in Detroit. The businesses sell healthy foods in neighborhoods often lacking in nutritious options or in the in...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

30 September 2021

Graham, North Carolina, United States

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Benevolence Farm hosts a small number of formerly incarcerated women as live-in laborers growing herbs that end up in body-care products. The farming experience teaches marketable skills, as the women learn the finer ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Yeung

20 September 2021

Kenya

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The prevalence of remote work has benefitted workers who previously did not have access to many opportunities. Refugees, who typically need paperwork and work permits that are not readily available, have been able to ...

Belt Magazine

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak

30 July 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the 2008 economic recession hit, Carla Walker-Miller shifted her energy services business model to not only supply electrical equipment but also implement energy efficiency programs for communities of color in D...

SciDev.Net

Justice Nwafor

26 July 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Teams of recyclers in Nigeria gather plastic bottles from the streets and landfills and brings them to recycling plants where they can exchange the waste for money. HISL Recyclers collects this waste — which usually c...

KXAN-TV

Clare O'Connor

26 July 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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Jail to Jobs pays youth while they get trained for jobs in construction, manufacturing, landscaping, and cooking. The youth come from youth detention, the streets, probation, and foster care and their trainers are for...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Walsh

6 July 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To boost diversity in its ranks as part of its outreach to improve community relations, the St. Paul Police Department created a two-year apprenticeship program that makes law enforcement careers more accessible by cl...

KOAA-TV

Alasyn Zimmerman

3 June 2021

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Colorado's Transforming Safety initiative empowers communities to decide how to use grant money to address high rates of recidivism. One community-chosen grantee is Colorado Springs Works, founded by a man who made a ...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Giedrė Čiužaitė

1 June 2021

Lithuania

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Employment intermediaries from VšĮ SOPA act as workforce development counselors and recruiters for both employers and people with disabilities. By preparing people for jobs that fit their abilities, and then aiding in...

NPR

Katia Riddle

29 May 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The boom in green-energy spending and government grants fuels the work of Leaders Before Legends, a Portland startup that lines up well-paying jobs installing solar panels and the like. The jobs go to people formerly ...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

28 May 2021

Spanish Fork, Utah, United States

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Nearly 10,000 people incarcerated in the Utah County Jail have found paid work in the community during their jail terms thanks to the sheriff's Jail Industries program. While the incarcerated people get to keep just 2...

Roar News

Laura Saracino

18 May 2021

Italy

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Albergo Etico prepares people with disabilities for work in the hotel industry, using training based on the Montessori method. The "download" method helps people learn job skills at their own pace, translating lessons...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

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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...

BBC

Veronika Perkova

5 May 2021

Placencia, Belize

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After a hurricane hit the coast of Belize in 2001, it essentially destroyed the coral reefs in Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Lisa Carne wanted to start transplanting coral to regrow the reefs, but it took five yea...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

29 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's PowerCorpsPHL and a larger program it resembles, Chicago's CRED, spring from one reality: Young men prone to gun violence will readily leave street violence and the underground economy if offered the op...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Greg Bluestein

26 April 2021

Commerce, Georgia, United States

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The decision to build an electric battery plant is already impacting the local economy and residents in a rural, conservative Georgia town. The project claims it will bring at least 2,600 jobs to the area. Rental prop...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Alasdair Lane

20 April 2021

London, United Kingdom

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The Clink operates in four British prisons, teaching haute-cuisine cooking skills and then helping its formerly incarcerated trainees establish productive lives once they're released. The training inside prison featur...

eNewsroom India

Anup Dutta

17 April 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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The state police in Raipur, India, is recruiting transgender candidates to its ranks for the first time. 13 out of the 97 trans women who applied were accepted to the program. The Indian transgender community faces se...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kagondu David Njagi

15 April 2021

Kwale, Kenya

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As a way to combat unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent further deforestation in Kenya, local rangers are using smartphones, satellite feeds, and global mapping to monitor their forests. The projec...

NPR

Sally Herships

28 March 2021

New Jersey, United States

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When people leave prison, they often gravitate to public libraries as a free place to get computer access and help in looking for work and navigating other aspects of life outside. New Jersey Public Libraries' Fresh S...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

17 March 2021

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Hopeworks is providing a paid job training program along with internship and employment opportunities in any of three businesses owned by the nonprofit. Hopeworks also provides living arrangements in a residential pro...

The Philippine Star

Gaea Katreena Cabico

9 March 2021

Baras, Rizal, Philippines

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The government of the Philippines is working with the Masungi Georeserve Foundation to restore wildlife and forests in a 2,700 hectares area of degraded land. They use a technique that focuses on the nurturing of nati...

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Oscar Perry Abello

16 February 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Firebrand Artisan Breads hires people with high barriers to employment, such as people experiencing homelessness or who were formerly incarcerated. The higher-than-minimum-wage starting salary, paid time off, and insu...

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