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.
Her nonprofit group hawkwing Inc. has delivered $9 million in goods and services to the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment begins.
David Altmayer was studying in Budapest, Hungary, when the refugee crisis broke out. So he designed an interactive online map that shows where the refugees are and what they need.
She makes treks along nameless unmarked paths to conduct lifesaving land-mine safety meetings. Getting lost happens frequently because of the ever-shifting sands.
At Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, S.D., about 1,300 bikes are restored and given away every year through its Pedal Power from the Pen program.
The airport uses 46,000 solar panels spread across 45 acres to power all its electricity needs – and sells excess power to the government-run grid.
Progress in harnessing the power of ocean tides and waves is being made as governments and the private sector bring marine energy into the mainstream.