Simple solution to include more children in youth sports regardless of parents’ wealth

Playing sports as a kid can bring a lifetime of benefits, physically, mentally, and socially. Not only is it good exercise, it gives ...
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    Build up your savings—and get a chance to win a lottery jackpot

    Economists and anti-poverty advocates have long warned that playing the lottery can be a money trap for low-income Americans, given the ...
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      Curb dynastic wealth with these tax ideas

      In a blockbuster scoop, The New York Times recently reported evidence that presidential nominee Donald Trump could’ve legally ...
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        Another path to owning your own home and building wealth: community land trusts

        For many families, owning their own home is still a pillar of the American Dream. Thanks to a new model for affordable homeownership, ...
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          Pool housing funds from different agencies to build more affordable housing

          Like so many other metropolitan areas across the country, Chicago long faced a thorny dilemma: how best to ensure affordable housing ...
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            Law clinics for green-collar worker-run businesses

            The Green-Collar Communities Clinic (CG3) is the first and only law school clinic of its kind in the country: free legal, business, and ...
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              Win a prize for simply applying to college

              The barriers facing low-income young people with dreams of college aren’t limited to family money troubles, little encouragement ...
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                How to make dark alleys safer: invite everyone in by throwing parties

                “If you treat it as a place where nobody goes, then you’re inviting illicit activity and you’re inviting people not to respect ...
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                  Take the Public Transit Challenge, just like the Minimum Wage Challenge

                  As anyone who relies on the local bus or train lines to get around can show by example, public mass transit is a necessity in modern ...
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                    Raise wages by banning employers from asking salary history

                    Due to the declining power of ordinary workers against powerful employers in general, unfairly low compensation is the unfortunate ...
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                      Why doctors should prescribe legal aid for their patients

                      Ask doctors who’ve practiced in underserved communities and they can testify that what happens to their patients can hinge on the ...
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                        To help homeless panhandlers, let them be city workers for the day

                        While many other cities are moving to ban panhandling by homeless people or push them further out to the outskirts, the city of ...
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                          Retrain all remaining coal workers for great jobs in clean energy

                          Clean energy is a booming sector, with the solar industry adding new jobs 12 times faster than the national job growth rate. ...
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                            These moveable “pop up” preschools for underserved communities are a hit

                            High-quality preschool helps ensure that young children are ready to learn, academically and socially, on the first day of ...
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                              For a healthier climate and community, cities should stop requiring so much parking

                              In order to combat climate change, we need to encourage people to use to mass transit rather than driving individual vehicles that run ...
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                                Open food pantries inside local schools

                                When children come to school hungry because their family can’t afford food, they struggle to learn and concentrate in class. ...
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                                  In a country of second chances, college for ex-prisoners returning to society

                                  America aspires to be a country of second chances. In terms of the numbers, most incarcerated people do eventually return to society on ...
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                                    There’s a lawyers shortage—for Americans who aren’t rich. Here’s how to fix it.

                                    Yes, there is a lawyers shortage in our country — for ordinary Americans who need professional legal counsel, especially low-income ...
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                                      Modernize Unemployment Insurance systems so you can keep benefits while launching a new business start-up

                                      The rate of new business start-ups is in a long decline in the United States, raising concerns about this crucial source of job ...
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                                        The Next Einstein Project: How this low-income public high school graduates 100% of its Black students

                                        Who will emerge as the next Albert Einsteins—uncommon genius to join the pantheon of humanity’s greatest theorists, scientists, ...
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                                          Make zero food waste a national priority

                                          The United States as a country is so awash in abundance that we use 10 percent of the total national energy budget to bring food from ...
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                                            Electric car-sharing programs for impoverished neighborhoods

                                            For Americans who aren’t rich, simply traveling to work, school, or the grocery store can be an expensive, time-consuming hassle. ...
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                                              Spread the Providence model to close the 30 million “words gap” for poorer children

                                              By age 3, children in impoverished households already face a stunning disparity in their language development compared to children with ...
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                                                Seattle is rethinking policing by putting social workers on the daily beat

                                                The city of Seattle is trying out an unconventional way of policing: team up social workers with police officers to walk the beat ...
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                                                  The public option for banking: Create city banks for and by the public

                                                  In the United States, state and city governments rely on the same private sector banks used by individual consumers for ...
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                                                    To bring fresh fruit and veggies to food deserts, turn old buses into mobile food markets

                                                    A promising program in Toronto, Canada is bringing fruits and veggies to impoverished communities in an unusual way: through a grocery ...
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                                                      Showers and bathrooms on bus wheels for the homeless

                                                      In San Francisco, decommissioned city buses are now bringing something to homeless people that everyone else often takes for granted: ...
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                                                        Simple idea to turn more empty federal buildings into homeless shelters

                                                        It may not seem like a sexy issue, but vacant federal property is often the target of ire from lawmakers and pundits. That’s why ...
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                                                          Awesome way to tackle a bunch of problems at the same time: cell phones waste, global poverty, climate change

                                                          Summary The global community faces a challenge: how do we lift developing nations out of poverty while avoiding the greenhouse ...
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                                                            To tackle “NIMBY” opposition to affordable housing, call their bluff with a reserve fund

                                                            When new affordable housing projects are proposed for a community, residents who already live there will often protest with ...
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                                                              Bring Finland’s baby starter box to America

                                                              Here’s how we can help ensure that all children in America get a strong and equal start in life, no matter the wealth of the ...
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                                                                Reinstore Usury Laws

                                                                Multi-year campaign to allow for caps on interest rates, combination national and state “chipping away” approach. Submitted ...
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                                                                  Rebrand “Austerity” as “Hunger Games.”

                                                                  Three finger salute symbol of Resistance. Harry Potter Alliance is already running this ingenious campaign. http://oddsinourfavor.org/ ...
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