In Newark, N.J., a branch of the Rutgers University system uses its honors college to seek out students who have survived the hard knocks of life.
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A program that started in Chicago treats street gun violence as an epidemic, hiring past offenders to disrupt transmission.
A partnering of Senegal’s government, a sugar company and health experts has lowered the incidence of an age-old scourge from endemic to controllable.
An environmentalist and author tells Fixes how his organization rates the benefits of measures already in use to minimize climate change.
Some organizations are helping women and low-income minorities get into the software field.
Steven Pinker argues that despite the bad news that modern journalism focuses on, a long view of human experience still shows an upward trajectory.
Urban gun violence is driven by a very small group of people. To keep them from shooting — and being shot — cities are focusing on those most at risk.
“Joint use” policies open up schools and churches for fitness classes and more in areas with few parks.
Police departments have new tools that let them respond faster to incidents of gunfire, and to stanch bleeding when they arrive.