Nuru International fights extreme poverty by handing its projects off to local groups. If Nuru is still around in 30 years, Harriman says, it has failed.
The actress, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies and who now serves as a UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, launches HeForShe, a campaign to unite men and women for gender equality.
Using machines to sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate, and phone messages warning of infestations, farmers are learning to adapt to climate change.
Rocking the Boat works with young people challenged by economic, educational, and social conditions, helping them develop self-confidence and the skills needed to achieve their ambitions.
A rolling solution to the limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables is revving up in North Carolina.
Komera supports education for girls in Rwanda, where few can afford secondary school.
Kids4Peace Boston teaches communication and understanding to 12-year-old Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from the US, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
Models Against Puppy Mills, a campaign created by the Companion Animal Protection Society, uses pretty models to draw attention to ugly 'puppy mills.'
Srinuan Saokhamnuan lacked Thai citizenship but managed to earn a college degree in the US and now speaks out for other stateless people.
The School Fund, founded by college student Matt Severson in 2010, allows a donor to provide financial assistance to a worthy student anywhere in the world.
US energy companies have steadily increased investments in energy efficiency over the past five years – $7.2 billion in 2013 alone. They return $3 to $4 for every dollar spent.
The HERproject reaches factory workers in developing countries through peer mentoring. The training includes health and preventive care and instruction on how to create a savings account and a family budget.
His Young Men’s Success Series engages vulnerable young men from some of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods teaching money management skills and offering academic advising, summer job placement services, and educational field trips.
Growing up, Reshma Saujani was terrified of math and science. Now she makes sure other girls don't miss out on opportunities because of similar fears.
Below are just some of the organizations and initiatives working to create a lasting peace based on dignity, security, equality, and respect for the human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
Her multimedia company, reelblue LLC, tells stories about health and the environment, such as how pulp mill worker Dick Goin helped return wild salmon to the Elwha River.
In Berlin, plans are under way to build a new house of worship that will host three religions: 'We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but instead reconciles them,' says a Christian bishop.
The New York City nonprofit group provides appropriate clothing and interview skills training to disadvantaged women seeking jobs.
She works restore the dignity and rights of women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II.
Students at Tuloy school in Manila, The Philippines, are bound for the ballet and culinary careers as far away as Dubai.