The 6-by-10-foot dwellings provide people who have been living on the streets a safe place to sleep and put together a plan.
An astrophysicist at NASA uses his engineering skills to help children in his neighborhood with free bike repairs.
Men make up the majority of a nonprofit human rights group working to protect girls and women.
The series provides meatier content than the average TV reality show, but it resonates with viewers. The goal is to promote better agricultural practices and give a greater voice to women farmers.
In Cleveland, worker-owners at Evergreen Cooperatives can buy homes without a loan, keeping workers near their jobs and helping revitalize neighborhoods.
Roots of Peace provides Vietnamese farmers with training, seeds, and tools that have helped their pepper orchards to thrive.
The District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) in Washington, D.C., provides a launching pad for restarting women's lives.
In Mali, women have become central to efforts to adapt to climate change. Their work is gradually helping them increase their political clout too.
The rugged, hand-powered wheelchairs, made by volunteers, are distributed in more than 100 countries.
A successful businessman in the US, Virendra Singh returned to his home in India to found a nonprofit group that educates girls and employs older women.
Governments and private groups are seeing the potential of school gardens to help overcome a nutritional crisis.
The number of Amur leopards has more than doubled since hitting a low in 2007, researchers in Russia and China say.
She’s helped change the lives of more than 300 at-risk youths in an impoverished neighborhood of San Francisco.
In modern roller derby, the women skaters are part of every aspect of the operation, including choosing charities to help that are close to their own hearts.
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to river life. Why not build solar and wind farms in the drained reservoirs?
No Longer Empty involves the local community and then comes up with a theme for its art exhibitions that relates to local history.
The Makomboki Tea Factory in Kenya has stopped burning firewood and switched to a greener and cheaper fuel – biomass briquettes.
The social clothing company makes beanies and accessories that support artisans in Bolivia and help provide meals, supplies, and dental care to children in need.
The former reporter and social entrepreneur in Afghanistan is now trying to bring about a sea change in US foreign policy.
New York City high school students in the The 'Names, Not Numbers' oral history project record interviews with the vanishing survivors of the World War II Holocaust.