In novels and films Harry Potter stands up for vulnerable people. Members of the real-world Harry Potter Alliance now have gotten Fair Trade certification for products sold in their hero's name.
In India, one man’s idea to double salaries and let artisans work from home has created a positive ripple effect across five states.
A stately structure in Mumbai built during British rule has become a modern world-class cultural center.
The Raţiu Center advocates for human rights, accountability among public officials, and the participation of youths in civil society.
Innovative projects are trying to help feed the world's booming cities by farming in urban spaces, including high above, and far beneath, busy streets.
BR McDonald founded the Veteran Artist Program to brings art, music, theater, and painting to communities across the country while helping veterans launch careers in the arts.
How do you get from a tough childhood in South Central Los Angeles to mission control? By taking fear out of the equation.
The enormous, centuries-old Berlin City Palace was badly damaged by Allied bombs in World War II. But now Wilhelm von Boddien's dream that it rise again as a cultural landmark is coming true.
Fewer than 100 little vaquita porpoises are left in the Gulf of California. California teenager William Whittenbury aims to save them.
The urban drainage system of Los Angeles can never quite look like wild creeks, but restoring some capacity to store, slow, and filter water fixes many problems at once.
Surprising and unorthodox strategies – board games, nail salons, membership health clinics – are showing promising results in addressing the needs of those in extreme poverty.
'Food Chains,' a film documentary, chronicles how Florida's tomato pickers were able to work with food companies to raise pay and improve working conditions.
Aliquippa, Pa., faces tough economic challenges. But scores of people of all faiths are working together to help resurrect it.
Young Americans are more serious about giving back through volunteering than were their parents, an AP poll finds.
As 2015 dawns, the West African community in Dallas is no longer the focus of Ebola fears. It can turn its attention to helping those in need in places like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
The World of Timber business is a rare example of reconciliation between warring factions in Colombia's five-decade war that has killed 200,000 people and displaced 6 million.
Armel Nibasumba is committing his life to helping end the ethnic tensions that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Africans.
Photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the globe for three decades, inviting viewers to deeply connect with her subjects.
Check out this short video of a Ugandan teenager just 10 weeks into a sign language program.
A historical schooner is now a unique classroom that offers hands-on learning and life lessons.