When neighborhoods develop, longtime residents are often left out of the boom. MORTAR is designed to provide the information and resources that residents need to start businesses.
With many people saying they cannot afford three meals a day, they're turning to Venezuela's lush mango, coconut, and papaya trees.
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna has dedicated his life to creating social change through community-driven art initiatives. His outlook helped transform Camino Verde into a neighborhood of hope and promise.
'I felt this was the way I could help,' says British art curator Sue McAlpine, whose exhibition features discarded life jackets used by refugees who arrived in Greece, as well as paintings and photos by migrants in Calais.
Under these plans, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. For some, the agreements might make sense.
Dennis Harbaugh and Juanita Williams were concerned with the achievement gap faced by black males in Waterloo schools and how it related to dropout and graduation rates. So they created an Education Promise Fund.
Polystyrene construction offers good insulation and uses less water and wood. But the technology has yet to be fully embraced by homeowners and housing developers.
Liz Powers, who cofounded the brokerage ArtLifting, refuses to let hardship define her clients. ArtLifting represents 80 artists in 11 cities and has made large corporate sales.
Mark Johnson was a United Way executive but wanted a more hands-on job. He quickly came to realize that he had more to learn than to teach.
Soccer Without Borders emphasizes team building as well as cultural exchanges among participants and civic engagement. It was recently awarded a prize for innovation in addressing social problems.
A queen-size quilt could fetch as much as $350 at consignment stores or arts and crafts festivals, but The Satilla Quilters aren't in it for the money.
As the executive director of Boston Area Gleaners, Laurie ‘Duck’ Caldwell is helping collect surplus crops so those in need can benefit from fruits and vegetables.
The garden presents human trafficking in a creative, nonconfrontational way to an audience that may not be aware of slavery's existence in Britain, says Juliet Sargeant, the garden's designer.
Haroon Pasha came up with the idea by drawing on his experience during the hajj. The team of students developing the product has been named a regional champion by Enactus, a social entrepreneurship organization.
A recent experiment explored whether Twitter could be an effective way to extend classroom learning and link students to 'real world' science. The results were promising.
This will be a key theme at the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey next week, where a Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation will be launched.
Annette March-Grier, a cofounder of the nonprofit Roberta’s House, is committed to helping people through some of their darkest chapters.
Proceeds from the album ‘2 Unite All’ will support humanitarian relief for Palestinians. The album, featuring the likes of Roger Waters and Peter Gabriel, has themes of unity, forgiveness, and starting over.
Sparkle squads combine typically developing students and students with disabilities. The idea came from a 15-year-old who saw the systemic exclusion of disabled students from her high school's activities.
Scientists believe that relatively simple land management techniques can increase the rate at which carbon is absorbed from the atmosphere and stored in soils.