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.
As a 7-year-old in postwar Germany, Renata Senter was moved by a CARE package sent by Americans. Now she can relate to what Syrian children are experiencing.
Anne Chandler has marshaled a team in Houston to take on complex and protracted cases – many of which were rejected by other lawyers who deemed them ‘unwinnable.’
Ali Mahlodji launched the Whatchado Web service, which has more than 1 million users across several European countries. It matches users who have similar characteristics and also features video profiles.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation picks up stranded seals, dolphins, and sea turtles from New York State’s 2,625 miles of coastlines, beaches, bays, and estuaries.
The Don Bosco Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus aims to keep teenagers off San Salvador's streets and away from the gangs. Being part of the orchestra gives the youths a sense of identity and purpose.