The Mycelium School, planned for Asheville, N.C., will use hands-on learning, community service, and a social entrepreneurship curriculum to help students build self-reliance and confidence.
The SERF index, a new way to measure human rights in a country, may provide a more accurate assessment of a country's human rights effort.
Homero Aridjis, one of Mexico's top environmentalists and poets, has led the battle to save the habitat of monarch butterflies, Pacific gray whales, and sea turtles.
Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian are hoping to cash in on their fame and 'social capital' and draw attention to charities by making the 'Hollywood Pledge.'
The Seeing Green project aims to show the value of urban farms in controlling runoff and reducing the burden of wastewater on cities.
Africa needs the kind of Green Revolution that caused a huge leap in agricultural productivity in many parts of the world in the 20th century. But efforts to change how farmers work may take decades.
Larry Joe voluntarily turned himself in to police in South Africa, then found music in prison. He's turned his life around and now preaches against drugs and gangs.
Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel is giving $100,000 fellowships to two-dozen outstanding individuals under age 20, urging them to skip college and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
The Critical Exposure program lets student photographers document what is wrong – and right – about their schools.
Prime Minister Cameron volunteers by teaching job-interview skills. A report this week from the British government seeks new ways to promote private giving of time and money to charitable causes.
Henri Ladyi formed the Center for Conflict Resolution in the Democratic Republic of Congo to oppose widespread rape and child soldiering.
The improper topper worn by Princess Beatrice at the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton last month will send $131,000 to two international charities based in Britain.
A plucky British ex-pat in Pattaya, Thailand, saw kids playing in the dirt while parents worked at a construction site. So, she set up day-care centers and orphanages for needy children.
Barefoot Power, a for-profit social enterprise operating across East Africa, has built a network of 'solar entrepreneurs' who offer solar lighting to towns and villages all across Uganda.
A nonprofit's documentary film, "Raindrops Over Rwanda," premieres online July 18. Giving it a Facebook 'like' could result in $50,000 in charitable giving.
Bill Drayton founded Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, which now has put about 3,000 social entrepreneurs into the field all over the world, three decades ago. A college professor once described him as having "the determination of Job and the brains of a Nobel laureate." Says Drayton: "The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world."
A celebrity gym owner in Rio de Janeiro teaches martial arts to entice kids from the favelas to stay in school.