The School Fund, founded by college student Matt Severson in 2010, allows a donor to provide financial assistance to a worthy student anywhere in the world.
She founded the Unstoppable Foundation, which concentrates on getting girls in Africa into school and keeping them there.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at new dinosaur fossils in Argentina, how robots are taking American jobs, a professor's search for oral history, how one beautician's movie magic redefined modern beauty, and the futuristic dreams of some heavy-hitting entrepreneurs.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes the Rawabi planned community in the West Bank, on the trail of online scammers, the women of Shakespeare, why the city needs trees, rare footage of 1919 World Series.
The Supreme Court's 1954 ruling Brown v. Board of Education overturned the idea of 'separate but equal' and became 'the opening salvo' of the civil rights movement, says African-American legal scholar Sherrilyn Ifill.
The physicist heads a new $5 million Georgetown Energy Prize that encourages midsize cities to develop innovative ways to slash energy use.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes how Crimea is prompting a geopolitical shift in Japan, efforts by Bill Gates to solve world problems, how to get girls to become computer scientists, and a classic essay on baseball.
The Live Below the Line project April 28-May 2 aims to help people understand extreme poverty more personally by spending only $1.50 a day on food.
Designing and distributing technically sophisticated yet durable solar lights has been a nifty accomplishment for Greenlight Planet, whose aim is to replace dangerous kerosene lamps.
The founder of the nonprofit University of the People, an online, degree-granting institution, wants to educate the world – for free.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at how snow days are determined, tax reform, how techno-optimists view the future, the growing business of ride sharing, and why watching binge watching TV is good for you.
The Malala Fund, co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban for promoting the education of girls, is working to put refuge children from Syria back into school.
His Ubuntu Education Fund provides intensive, long-term help to 2,000 impoverished children and their families in South Africa.
Building on her role in negotiating a ceasefire between Muslim insurgents and the Philippines government, Irene Santiago has become an advocate for women as a vital part of any peace talks.
Million Women Mentors, launched Jan. 8, will reach out to at least a million girls and young women in the next four years and support them in pursuing STEM careers and education.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes Malala Yousafzai's year of strength, a not-so-smart online drug dealer, an explanation from President Assad, what makes Justice Antonin Scalia tick, and scientific findings around saying, 'I'm sorry.'
More than a billion people lack access to electricity. Solar power could be a big part of the answer, says SunFunder founder Ryan Levinson.
Points of Light is sponsoring One America, an effort to get people of all political, social, and religious backgrounds to work together as volunteers on 'roll up your sleeves' projects.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a deeper understanding of Iran's supreme leader, why the Guardian stands by Edward Snowden, the costly mistakes made by Microsoft's Steve Balmer, and Japan's efforts to be 'cool.'