Tech startup HarassMap is taking a stand against sexual harassment in Egypt by allowing victims to text, tweet, or email reports of assaults and map them online.
Races2Run has organized more than 3,000 running and walking events that benefit a wide range of charitable causes.
Through its Beacon of Light community center, Masjid al Islam mosque in southeast Dallas serves more than 15,000 free meals per year, mostly to non-Muslims.
A new father thinks about how to bring up his son to treat women with respect. The group Men as Peacemakers offers education for boys and men aimed at preventing violence against girls and women.
ChopChop magazine offers nutritious, easy-to-make recipes that appeal to kids and parents alike.
Jersey Shore Hurricane News, a platform on Facebook, is a 'two-way news outlet' that combines the crowdsourcing power of social media with the watchful eye of an editor.
US Navy Capt. Eward Zellem’s new book of Afghan proverbs provides a step toward greater literacy for many Afghans.
In response to the federal government shutdown, a group of Environmental Protection Agency staffers in Georgia made cleaning up a local creek a 'do it yourself' project.
The Fisher House Foundation and private donors will pay military family death benefits during the government shutdown. And other philanthropists are helping keep Head Start programs running.
After a flash of inspiration Glenn Paige wrote a book on 'nonkilling,' and now his concept is gaining momentum worldwide.
16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate who won the European Union's annual human rights award Oct. 10, is also a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for the growing and high-paying field of carpentry by teaching them to build tiny eco-friendly homes.
How a long-range forestry project transformed a small farm town in Peru.
Ghost Fishing, a global network of highly skilled volunteer divers, is cleaning up the underwater mess in oceans caused by abandoned fishing nets.
Former food company executive Don Larson founded The Sunshine Nut Company to create good jobs and bring other benefits to Africans.
Israeli Shaul David Judelman and Palestinian Ziad Abed Sabateen plan to open an organic farm together that will sell vegetables and support families in need.
Cities are dynamos of the global economy. Encouraging new ideas on transportation, food, housing, and jobs can make them even more vibrant.
At events known as Stand Downs, which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, military veterans from all walks of life gather to support one another.
Visits from so-called therapy dogs like Comet, a golden retriever, help those in nursing homes stay engaged, active, and communicative.