The 14th Street Y finds success in providing convenient composting, accepting a wider-than-usual range of organic items that includes meat, bones, and shells.
Viewers to Volunteers allows ordinary people to help direct how corporations spend their charitable dollars.
The Boston-based artist creates outdoor murals across the US and abroad. 'Art has the potential to save someone’s life,' he says. 'Why be subtle about it?'
Drip irrigation systems, introduced to help with worsening drought, are restoring harvests, building resilience to erratic weather, and saving time.
Without clear vision, people in the developing world may be unable to secure a job or support a family. VisionSpring offers inexpensive eyeglasses to meet the need.
Water Is Life Kenya helps bring clean water to remote, rural communities, reducing disease and helping to lift people out of poverty.
Raising endangered species is just one part of the Green Initiative at an Ohio prison, which also includes growing and donating 15,000 pounds of vegetables and recycling a million pounds of garbage per year.
The nonprofit group shows local people in India, Haiti, and Kenya how to plant trees in dry regions – and improve their lives.
For Foote, known as the ‘angel of East St. Louis,’ cooking up a free meal for those in need is her vocation and her joy.
Four women from an indigenous group in rural Philippines were trained as solar engineers in India. Soon, they'll be changing lives, one light at a time.
Wesley Boone watched children play soccer using a rock or scraps of cloth as a ball. That inspired him to found Gear Going Global, which sends gently used sports equipment to children in developing countries.
How knitting builds confidence – and some cash – in Chicago's west side teenagers.
Troubled East Timor has endured a rocky road to independence. The group Belun ('friend') is trying to forge common ground and ease tensions among factions.
Malawi is raising the legal age for girls to marry from 15 to 18, improving their lives.
As a young social worker she was planning only to take a survey. But when she saw what was happening she knew she had to stay and help.
A pioneering toilet uses microbes that feed on urine and produce enough electricity to light up the facility or charge mobile phones.
A new comic book features a young village woman who, with the help of a goddess, spreads awareness about sexual violence.
Around the world, cities threatened by increasingly severe floods and droughts are looking for ways to cope – and finding innovative solutions.
On a farm in Virginia, rescued horses teach young people to take the reins of their own lives.
Two Kentucky teenagers launched Mission Make A Difference, an effort that's resulted in projects from helping a town in Uganda to gathering food, clothing, and hygiene products for those in need nearby.