George Mukhobe coaches Uganda's Little League baseball, which has grown to nearly 1,500 boys and girls across this East African country. Is playing in the Little League World Series next?
Leymah Gbowee's Women Peace and Security Network Africa came out of her confrontation with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Now she's sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman.
A petite entrepreneur wants to bring hydropower to the 90 million Indonesians without electricity.
Restaurateur Dan Kang runs the Seoul City Mongolian Grill, which trains North Korean defectors in the restaurant industry. The long-term goal: Return them to the north after Korea reunifies.
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven nonprofits who offer tools, training, and ideas to get workers started.
From Monkey Oranges to Tsamma Melon little-known fruits can provide nutritious food to help alleviate hunger and poverty.
The coffee chain will join with two 'change-making' groups in New York and Los Angeles doing 'heroic work' to address economic, social, and education challenges.
Even as libraries are facing steep cuts, Americans are using them more than ever – in more ways than ever.
Judith Heumann learned early on that if she was going to be part of society she'd have to fight for the right.
A project in the Philippines sends Filipinos abroad as volunteers. The benefit: They come back and want to fight poverty at home.
He listened first, then designed products for the world's poorest people long before the term 'social entrepreneur' came into use.
Nearly nine in 10 American adults agree they can make the world a better place through their actions.
His London restaurants employ composting, a wormery, and a dehydrator to reduce waste. His next goal: a restaurant that actually takes in carbon and releases oxygen.
Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks has a second vocation: He founds nonprofit organizations in Uganda and Tanzania that serve the needy.
Fredy Díaz Arista tells his students it’s not just about yoga – that they'll succeed if they embrace their ideals and act with heart.
In Michigan, food stamps are worth double at farmers' markets, which means more healthy food for low-income shoppers – and more customers for local farmers.
In Canada’s national and provincial parks small-scale agriculture and forests can exist side by side – and maybe even benefit from one another.
Author and journalist Karin Alfredsson founded 'Cause of Death: Woman' to investigate the worldwide epidemic of violent acts against women
Janice Lathen brought more than computers to a remote part of Tanzania. She brought a window on the world.
A person's quest to bring simple sanitation to Kenyan slum where toilets are lacking, a disposable bag that transforms human waste into fertilizer may be an answer.