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Making a Difference

31Mar 20
San Diego fund created to help immigrants during coronavirus outbreak

San Diego fund created to help immigrants during coronavirus outbreak

Workers across the U.S. have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders have limited travel and dining. This has led to layoffs. Immigrants have been hit hard given their numbers in the hospitality industry. Undocumented persons are especially challenged; they cannot apply for government assistance. To help, the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium is…

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23Jun 20

Become a citizen scientist during coronavirus

The Smithsonian has a collection of 75 research projects that are looking for help from people at home. Citizen scientists can help researchers by sifting through data, like photos and…

02Apr 20

Scientists ask for help saving monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are known for migration. Scientists have discovered that western monarchs aren’t flying as far as they used to. Also, their population is being depleted. In 2018, the number…

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Making a Difference is a series about making the world a better place. Each title features 12 engaging, inspiring, often touching stories from the present and the past of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and communities helping people, animals, and the planet. Some work on a national or global scale, with ample resources. Others are grassroots, local, and on a shoestring. All are proof that caring counts and anyone can get involved, including kids and teens.

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