The Startup Turning Locals Into Entrepreneurs in Cincinnati’s Gentrifying Economy
by Araz HachadourianJun 06, 2016
- When neighborhoods develop, longtime residents are often left out of the boom. This incubator helps local entrepreneurs turn big ideas into businesses.
Infographic: Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- Three maps show where restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- Forty years after Roe v. Wade, discourse about reproductive rights must acknowledge how crucial the abortion decision is to gender equity, economic stability, and a healthy life free from violence.
Meet the Citizens Who Helped Decide Their City’s Budget—and Got Better Buses, Benches, and Crosswalks
by Ken OtterbourgMay 20, 2016
- Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending.
A Sanders-Clinton Combined Strategy Could Boost Native Americans’ Quality of Life
by Jennifer BiessApr 23, 2016
- To meet multifaceted needs in Indian Country, Sanders and Clinton should combine their economic proposals.
In a Tiny House Village, Portland's Homeless Find Dignity
by Marcus Harrison GreenJan 28, 2016
- As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
A Bold Shift to Make Public Schools Serve Low-Income Students
by Abigail Savitch-LewJan 25, 2016
- Last year, New York City began turning schools in poor neighborhoods into community schools—combining rigorous instruction and extracurricular enrichment with a broad social support system.
Project Fatherhood: Uniting the Men of LA’s Toughest Communities
by Daniel RossDec 30, 2015
- In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Project Fatherhood helps end the cycle of absent fathers and gives men a place to discuss what it means to be dads, partners, and sons in one of the city's roughest areas.
How Creative Finance Launched Worker-Owned Co-ops In Post-Sandy New York
by Araz HachadourianOct 29, 2015
- Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything trying to pay off the loans. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment even begins.
Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City
by Larry GabrielOct 06, 2015
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: A decades-long revolution to rekindle the soul of urban neighborhoods.
In London, Diversity and a Great School System Go Hand in Hand (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 16, 2015
- The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
Do Interest-Free Loans Make Sense? No, But They Do Make a Difference
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 08, 2015
- Neighbors are helping crowdfund the dreams of local entrepreneurs, giving community businesses the chance to expand with interest-free loans.
These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers
by Olivia LaVecchiaSep 04, 2015
- Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.
Own a Home in Just Four Years? This Co-Op Program Keeps Workers in the Neighborhood
by Yessenia FunesAug 24, 2015
- Nearly half of Evergreen’s worker-owners have purchased homes through the program.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.