A shelter in New York takes in the elderly who've experienced financial, psychological, or physical harm and provides medical care, counseling, and legal assistance.
The oldest son in a military family, he had bounced around the globe. But he found a home – and a desire to serve others – in a college town in Indiana.
The nonprofit group Girls Inc. is celebrating 150 years of helping young women reach their goals.
Breakthrough, the human rights organization she created, calls on people, particularly boys and men, to stop domestic violence wherever they see it.
A Chinese company has built 10 structures in 24 hours using 3-D printing, concrete, and repurposed industrial construction waste.
Water technology company Xylem makes a profit on its foot-operated irrigation pumps for poor farmers. But those profits allow it to stay around to service its products and develop new ones.
May Tsupros and Adam Zmick provide expertise, creative lesson plans, and help throughout the growing season to keep school gardens thrive as learning opportunities.
Genesis10, a consulting firm, acts as a 'translator' between veterans and corporations, showing how military experience is great training for a wide variety of positions.
The Supreme Court's 1954 ruling Brown v. Board of Education overturned the idea of 'separate but equal' and became 'the opening salvo' of the civil rights movement, says African-American legal scholar Sherrilyn Ifill.
Homemade biodigesters turn human and food waste into biogas, which can be used to heat water, cook food, or produce electricity.
Kidnapped from India to Canada, she was beaten, starved, and caged until a kind foster mother saved her. Now she's a UN special adviser on human rights.
Three young activists have found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
From founding free universities to advocating for small farmers to training rats to detect land mines Africa's future entrepreneurs will boost the continent.
In Firebaugh, Calif., a small school district has become a model for the nation by switching to solar power and investing the money it saves in arts programs.
The Citizens Committee for New York City has become one of America’s oldest and most successful micro-funding organizations, backing citizen-led projects from urban gardens to recycling efforts.
Her Sunrise Children's Village in Cambodia helps children who are 'abused, discarded, neglected, unloved, unwanted' to grow up to be whatever they want to be.
His Inner City Advisors in the Bay Area shows that social businesses can create good jobs, even in the heart of a recession.
In much of the developing world people must carry water on their backs for use in their homes. PackH2O makes the job easier while keeping the water clean.
He's barreled headfirst into his task, visiting more than 100 countries; met world leaders and African warlords; had an Uzi pointed at his chest – and challenged the status quo.
She collects leftover crops from farmers' fields and delivers the fresh produce to food pantries and homeless shelters across North Carolina.