Vernis Jackson led a coalition to create the Portsmouth African Burying Ground memorial park, which honors those buried there and educates visitors about the site's history.
An innovative citizen-led action in India has become a model for what's possible to protect water supplies, backers say.
Om Khaled has emerged as an inspirational leader, running five centers in northern Syria that provide education and hope to thousands of women.
Van Ngoc Ta rescues Vietnamese women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade as well as victims of forced labor.
Students from New York City live at the ABC House and attend Glastonbury (Conn.) High School. It's a learning experience for both the students and their host families.
His Shared Adventures brings recreational and social activities to people living with disabilities.
'Our vision is to build a global community with millions of people helping each other every day' by doing good deeds, says the website's cofounder.
Leo Gruba, who sees his 'duty' as a 24/7 commitment, volunteers with scouts, schools, fund-raisers – wherever he can help his community.
Amid the chaos and destruction that has shattered Gaza so often, with repeated wars between Israel and Hamas, the school is a haven of calm and order.
$500,000 donation: An anonymous Salvation Army red kettle donation offers a warm start to a generous holiday season.
An American born in Syria, he's moved to the Turkey-Syria border to provide aid to families, especially women and children, who have fled for their lives.
The Bin Jelmood house is the first museum to focus on slavery in the Arab world amid concerns by rights groups that migrant workers are modern-day slaves.
Mack, a gadfly and lawyer, says he believes his country is selling arms to governments that abuse human rights.
Truckers Against Trafficking has trained some 170,000 drivers and truck stop workers to look out for possible instances of sex trafficking.
The Dutch company started in 2010 by raising awareness of the links between electronics and minerals mined in conflict zones, then decided to make an ethical smartphone of its own.
A global interactive map called LandMark helps indigenous peoples worldwide prove that their land is not vacant, idle, or available for outside exploitation.
Christopher and Regina Catrambone set up the Migrant Offshore Aid Station to save refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Now they are expanding their efforts.
Supporters say the Delta Streets Academy is playing an important role in moving Greenwood, Miss., toward being better race relations.
Some 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity. An innovative solar company is using microgrids and smart meters to deliver power to villages deep in the African bush.
Chad Bernstein says involving students in an after-school music program hones their problem-solving skills and creative abilities – and keeps them in school.