All Hands Volunteers has enabled more than 35,000 people to bring aid to places ranging from post-Sandy Brooklyn to Ofunato, Japan, after the 2011 tsunami.
Residents see the traditional system as a prime example of how communities can work together to overcome the challenges of their environment. But how widely it could be used remains a question.
TeleStory, a program run by the Brooklyn Public Library, makes it possible for the incarcerated to read to their children. It is one of 14 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries.
Eileen Howard Boone is both a mother of six and an executive at CVS Health. Her work is indicative of how many businesses are putting more emphasis on philanthropy.
Veterans builds have become a popular facet of Habitat for Humanity nationwide, supporting veterans by providing housing and employment opportunities for those who have served.
Former major league pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife started a foundation that puts on free, three-day camps for children across the country, helping 4,000 kids last year alone.
As Nepali men migrate to find work, women are taking over in the fields – earning them more money and respect.
A team of students from Edinburgh University designed the charging station, keeping in mind that Greece gets plenty of sun.
Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng began planting seedlings in 1979, and the forest has grown so big that it has sheltered tigers and elephants.
Companies and countries often lack details about the food that disappears from the supply chain. The new standard is the first set of international definitions and reporting requirements for the problem.
Senior living centers are providing college students housing for free or reduced rates in exchange for them hanging out with the residents. One program just launched in Iowa.
When neighborhoods develop, longtime residents are often left out of the boom. MORTAR is designed to provide the information and resources that residents need to start businesses.
With many people saying they cannot afford three meals a day, they're turning to Venezuela's lush mango, coconut, and papaya trees.
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna has dedicated his life to creating social change through community-driven art initiatives. His outlook helped transform Camino Verde into a neighborhood of hope and promise.
'I felt this was the way I could help,' says British art curator Sue McAlpine, whose exhibition features discarded life jackets used by refugees who arrived in Greece, as well as paintings and photos by migrants in Calais.
Under these plans, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. For some, the agreements might make sense.
Dennis Harbaugh and Juanita Williams were concerned with the achievement gap faced by black males in Waterloo schools and how it related to dropout and graduation rates. So they created an Education Promise Fund.
Polystyrene construction offers good insulation and uses less water and wood. But the technology has yet to be fully embraced by homeowners and housing developers.
Liz Powers, who cofounded the brokerage ArtLifting, refuses to let hardship define her clients. ArtLifting represents 80 artists in 11 cities and has made large corporate sales.
Mark Johnson was a United Way executive but wanted a more hands-on job. He quickly came to realize that he had more to learn than to teach.