An Oscars ad will highlight TOMS, the company whose sustainable-philanthropy program has given away 50 million shoes. But critics say that what 'free' philanthropy sustains is poverty itself.
She founded Sweet Blackberry to make films that introduce new historical figures to children of all ethnic backgrounds.
Karolyn Grimes played little Zuzu Bailey in the classic 1946 movie. Today, she travels the country talking about its message of hope and healing – and sometimes her own story, too.
The African-American entrepreneur is applying his brand of 'marketplace ministry' to create a climate for minority-owned technology start-up companies.
An American charity, Books for Africa, is part of anti-human-trafficking task force reaching out to poor communities vulnerable to child trafficking by promoting literacy.
This New York City neighborhood makes gardens out of vacant lots to tackle gentrification and high youth unemployment.
The government and several NGOs have embarked on a series of awareness campaigns to help women understand their rights of land ownership.
The nonprofit has led more than 16,000 projects to build or improve playgrounds using local volunteers. Now it's broadening its mission to encourage more child play everywhere.
Adopted by an American couple he's gone back to the country of his birth to found Foster Care India with a goal of placing every unwanted child in a caring family.
About 85 percent of forest in The Great Bear Rainforest, one of the world's largest temperate rain forests that stores high levels of captured carbon, will be preserved.
The competition, called Dreampipe, looks for innovative ways to reduce the huge amount of water lost through leaks, theft, or inaccurate meters in developing countries.
An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity – especially the top predators – to maximize the ability of ecosystems to store carbon.
Project 10,000 Kids provides tech education to young people and plans to create the first STEM high school in the country by 2017.
Sally Scholl travels across Africa and Asia teaching local communities better sanitation and hygiene practices. She's just embarked on her 21st trip.
His company now is an international leader in 'recycling the unrecyclable.'
Older Americans are making a difference in 'encore careers.'
Emilia Kamvisi and Stratis Valiamos symbolically show the best responses Greeks have made toward a huge influx of refugees.
The Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, which includes musicians from different perspectives of Syria's war, will perform June 25, showing 'another side to the Syrian story.'
From the Nappy Science Gang to the Flint Water Study ordinary citizens are partnering with experts to do scientific research to solve problems.
Decades later, thousands of children and parents in Kansas City have benefited from Operation Breakthrough.