Three young activists have found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
Growing seaweed rich in valuable chemicals — predicted to be worth $7 billion by 2018 — is emerging as a source of employment for rural women in India.
Shannen Koostachin, a teenage activist in Canada who died before ever seeing the results of her work, has inspired a new hero in the DC Universe.
Governments and nonprofits are working together on a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages.
Donations to the California nonprofit RE-Volv don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Folk legend Pete Seeger talks about his life in music and social activism – and the power of making millions of small changes.
Philadelphia is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. A new land bank could help get them back on the tax roles and improve neighborhoods.
As India marks the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien — whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are several ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the books and movies into the real world.
After Indian Valley, Calif., lost its sixth teenager, residents started talking about suicide out in the open – and it's working.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for — and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transforming power of gratitude.
Philadelphia restauranteur Judy Wicks says a business transaction can be 'one of the most satisfying, meaningful, and loving of human interactions.'
A new father thinks about how to bring up his son to treat women with respect. The group Men as Peacemakers offers education for boys and men aimed at preventing violence against girls and women.
In response to the federal government shutdown, a group of Environmental Protection Agency staffers in Georgia made cleaning up a local creek a 'do it yourself' project.
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for the growing and high-paying field of carpentry by teaching them to build tiny eco-friendly homes.
At events known as Stand Downs, which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, military veterans from all walks of life gather to support one another.
What can we do to help men who seek to commit violence find another way to deal with their problems? The story of Antoinette Tuff suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
News media accounts of Detroit's bankruptcy miss the growing industries, strong communities, and policy changes laying the foundation for the city's recovery.
A newly formed company based in Seattle makes it easy to put your money to work in the local economy.
Beekeepers are using empty public land around Seattle-Tacoma Airport to breed and distribute healthier strains of honeybees.