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The art of preparing for disasters

Mary Tyszkiewicz is using improv to help people prepare for  and recover from disasters. 
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Hacking away at poverty

Bread for the City’s social workers are using technology to cut down on red tape to better serve impoverished DC residents. 
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Ever wondered where DC's trees come from?

To grow the city’s tree canopy to 40 percent by 2032, Casey Trees bought the farm (or, rather, was given one). 
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For DC's downtrodden, the path to a second chance runs through a kitchen

Finding steady work in D.C. is hard enough. When you’re fresh out of prison, dealing with homelessness, suffering from mental illness or substance abuse, it’s near impossible. One non-profit in the District is doing something about that.
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Senior and out of the closet: DC nonprofit aims to provide affordable housing for LGBT elders

When it opens, Mary's House for Older Adults will be one of the few housing options in the country especially for LGBT seniors. 
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Street Sense branching out with debut of “Cinema from the Street” documentary shorts

A new job-training program for vendors of D.C.'s street newspaper is taking the nonprofit into new media, and taking viewers on a wild ride.
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For local, small charities, print--or at least one book--isn't dead

For over a decade, the Catalogue For Philanthropy Greater Washington has helped do-gooders decide how to "give where they live." But it hasn't always been this way (and founder Barbara Harman used to have nightmares about it failing). Here's the story of one book that really changes lives.
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Asheru—emcee, DC native, educator—uses hip-hop for change

“Hip-hop is all grown up now. KRS-One is 50. I’m forty....[But] hip-hop is an approach, a world view, and hip-hop-heads are in academia, in corporate life.” 
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When the high school health class isn't enough, enter Peer Health Exchange

An innovative program--in D.C. and just five other cities nationwide--aims to supplement high-school health class so kids can learn how to make good decisions. For Delaney Balderas, it's also a chance to put her studies into real-world work.
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Groundbreaking police-community partnerships offer ways to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police, improving safety and trust between residents and law enforcement.
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Meet the local nonprofit changing lives with coffee

A faith-based nonprofit in D.C. is changing Colombian farmers' lives and shaking up the D.C. coffee scene.
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DC's churches change with our changing city

As D.C. changes, its religious institutions change with it--or perish. These three churches are adapting to--and still serving--their neighborhoods, even as their neighborhoods morph into something new. 
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Elevation Q&A: Jorge Bogantes Montero, Anacostia protector

Not many people know the Anacostia the way that Jorge Bogantes Montero does. As a natural resources specialist with the Anacostia Watershed Society, Montero is aware of the places where legacy pollutants form a troubled mix of dirty water.  But he has also found places along the shores where wild persimmon and pawpaw fruits can still be found dangling from the limbs of native trees each fall. 
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DC teens show the world through their eyes--and their camera lenses

Nonprofit Critical Exposure has been helping teens express themselves through photography for a decade. 
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