She quit her job, sold her possessions, including her home, and dedicated her resources, energy, and time to New Orleans' most neglected youths.
Donations to the California nonprofit RE-Volv don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Building on her role in negotiating a ceasefire between Muslim insurgents and the Philippines government, Irene Santiago has become an advocate for women as a vital part of any peace talks.
For more than 2 million rural villagers across South Asia, libraries provide powerful ways to learn skills, network with other women, and become agents of change.
Million Women Mentors, launched Jan. 8, will reach out to at least a million girls and young women in the next four years and support them in pursuing STEM careers and education.
With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore pollinators essential for world food production.
The documentary film 'Every Three Seconds' profiles five ordinary people around the world who have found remarkable, yet simple, ways to 'get involved' and make a difference.
The growing number of free tool libraries lend out equipment ranging from belt sanders to lawnmowers – and they're expanding into workshops and classes as well.
Under the program, about 2,000 'Dreamer' students are expected to have their tuition, fees, and books paid for with scholarship funds.
Efforts to steer Afghan farmers away from growing poppies for the illegal drug trade have largely failed. But one promising new alternative is the pomegranate, an ancient and delicious fruit. Demand for it in the West is soaring.
Allan Savory's idea for a grazing revolution is radical and yet simple: Mimic the behavior of natural herds that once grazed the grasslands to prevent soil degradation and desertification – and safeguard the world's food supply.
Folk legend Pete Seeger talks about his life in music and social activism – and the power of making millions of small changes.
Students at Sabriye Tenberken's 'kanthari institute' have come from 30 countries and already overcome personal hardships. Graduates, determined to make a positive difference, have started more than 45 projects in the developing world.
From job training for public officials and youths to helping farmers market their crops, nonprofit Civitas works in many directions to improve lives in Romania.
Britain's Magic Me links children and teens with senior citizens through joint arts projects.
Sustainable Harvest pays smallholder coffee farmers a premium price while sharing with them its knowledge of the coffee business. Farmers learn how the coffee supply chain works – right up to the consumer's cup.
A small but growing number of organizations in India are tackling gender-based violence at its root, making men a central part of the solution.
In Portland, Ore., immigrants and other restaurant workers open food trucks to build businesses. And residents get the best fast food they've ever had.
The young architect built shiny yellow lockers with shelves and a place to hang clothes. They also serve as a postal address: Letters can be inserted through an outer slot.
Artist Christine Destrempes uses participatory art projects to raise awareness of a precious commodity – water.