One of Mali's biggest stars, the singer-songwriter Salif Keita, says music can help bring peace and reconciliation to his homeland, which has been torn apart by an Islamist uprising in the north.
The NGO Zardozi helps women in Afghanistan start their own businesses by using a skill that most of them already know: sewing.
Living Goods delivers products 'to the doorsteps of the poor' in Uganda and Kenya, such as anti-malaria treatments, fortified foods, solar lamps, reading glasses, and sanitary pads that dramatically improve their health and well-being.
Women are among those being trained as masons to install biogas digesters in Kenya, providing households with cheap, clean energy and helping to slow climate change by replacing wood, gas, or kerosene.
SPPRAK, a not-for-profit program in Terre Haute, Ind., literally 'notes' random acts of kindness by students, teachers, and staff.
Dozens of giant Buddha heads emerging around Chicago are meant to be a catalyst for conversations about peace in troubled neighborhoods.
Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey lobby for the teaching of computer coding in a new video produced by the nonprofit group Code.org.
San Diego-based ARTS (A Reason to Survive) helped 15-year-old Inocente Izucar survive when she was homeless. An Oscar-winning film about her life, called 'Innocente,' helps show how the arts can benefit those in need.
Heroes to Heroes takes groups of traumatized US veterans on a journey to Israel meant to restore their sense of humanity and civility.
Family Promise now has 182 affiliates in 41 states helping families in need achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
Simple dams that can be constructed in a day by unskilled laborers may revolutionize Kenyan agriculture by storing millions of liters of water, providing once-parched communities with water for domestic use and irrigation throughout the year.
His nonprofit group, called GOONJ, collects and gives away used clothing. The twist: The needy 'pay' for their clothes by doing service work in their communities.
US students partner with children from one of nearly 50 other countries to exchange their artworks and then share ideas face-to-face via a videoconference.
The Care and Share Time Bank puts a universal twist on being neighborly: Members call on their neighbors for help with anything from a drive to the airport to a Spanish lesson – and then offer help in return.
The nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority is helping to pay to tear down abandoned buildings and clear away debris to make the city cleaner and safer.
Around the world 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year. A more efficient food supply is a key to feeding an expected world population of 9 billion by 2050.
Kids urged to unlock a 'top secret video' when 1 billion views is reached. For 'Sesame Street,' the milestone — a first on YouTube for a nonprofit — reflects the multimedia nature of kids entertainment.
Birmingham to Beijing sends inner-city high school students in Birmingham, Ala., on a study abroad in Beijing – if they first learn Chinese.
Doctors in Syria describe being targeted in bombing campaigns and risking death, detention, and torture to treat the wounded, whether civilians or fighters.