Raised in one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods in São Paulo, Brazil, he now helps youths reimagine themselves creatively through music, video production, art, performances, and education.
Girls Who Code steers young women toward careers in science and technology, fields traditionally dominated by men that face a shortage of workers in the future.
When a man offered to sell Lois Prater his child, her shock turned to action. Refusing to let her age stop her, she founded King's Garden Children's Home.
Dr. Irad Beldjebel spends his days not only treating refugees, but serving as an all-round counselor to those fleeing violence – a trusty shoulder to lean on for people who are often traumatized by the past and unsure about the future.
Karen Monger says there's a more sustainable alternative to culling, pulling, or poisoning invasive plants: Put them on the dinner table.
The Tow Foundation focuses on Connecticut organizations that work to change how courts treat young people and that help youths stay out of trouble, its executive director says.
He's more than a track coach: He's a counselor and a friend, listening to a life story.
With no access to groundwater, and no help from local authorities, farmers in drought-stricken Zimbabwe have grouped together to dig ponds to capture precious rainwater.
Ontario is on the verge of becoming the first industrial region in North America to eliminate all coal-fired electrical generation. Here’s how Canada’s most populous province did it – and what the US can learn from it.
The Afghan Dreamers project will highlight 'really good people doing really amazing things' that 12 years of war has overshadowed.
The plan compensates farmers with fertilizer and seed for their crop losses, with the aim of helping them start over after a loss.
The former NFL superstar openly shares his struggles with mental problems – and the help he's received – with soldiers, including some who are struggling to adjust after duty in the Middle East.
A 60-minute drive south of Berlin, Feldheim attracts international attention as Germany's first and only energy self-sufficient village.
Eleven saplings grown from seeds taken from the massive chestnut tree that stood outside the home in which Frank and her family hid from Nazis are being distributed to museums, schools, parks, and Holocaust remembrance centers through a project led by The Anne Frank Center USA.
BMe (pronounce “Be Me”) awarded funding, ranging from $5,000 to $40,000, to 10 black men in Detroit and 10 in Philadelphia to support their community projects, which include literacy programs, book clubs, and mentoring programs.
Women farmers in West Africa are replacing manual pestle and mortars with grinding machines that save time and grueling labor.
Nabil Laoudji's Mantle Project puts citizens on stage to tell stories of the experiences that led them to their positions on tough issues.
The number of girls making it to school is increasing because of Lotus Pedals, a program that last year gave 500 bicycles to young Cambodian girls.
Students from all over Russia visit the 16-year-old's site, The Blog of a School Wise Guy, to learn about math, physics, literature, new scientific breakthroughs, or just curious facts.