All People Making a Difference
Bob Hentzen is walking nearly 8,000 miles across Latin America to find sponsors for needy kids and the elderly.
05/02/2011 12:56 pm
Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, talks about why kids need unstructured playtime and efforts to map 'play deserts' where playgrounds need to be built or renovated. The key to it all: self-organizing local citizen groups.
04/25/2011 04:21 pm
At his New Mexico ranch, Rick Iannucci invites war veterans suffering from PTSD and other problems to work with horses and heal their wounds.
04/25/2011 10:52 am
Earth Day: Ioby means the opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). The work of combating climate change must begin in our homes and neighborhoods, says ioby co-founder Erin Barnes in an Earth Day interview.
04/22/2011 05:03 pm
Greg Mortenson and his work with school children in Central Asia is under attack. Like many other publications, we ran a story highlighting his good works. Were we wrong?
04/21/2011 02:08 pm
Nina Smith talks about how the GoodWeave label on rugs assures consumers that no children were employed, and how that's changing child labor practices globally.
04/20/2011 04:25 pm
A new blog about people making a difference and how they do it.
04/19/2011 12:14 pm
Hilton Kelley balances fighting air pollution with job creation and talking with chemical and oil companies in Port Arthur, Texas.
04/18/2011 09:29 am
Volunteering abroad between high school and college in a 'Global Citizen Year' helps students learn teamwork and leadership skills
04/11/2011 11:43 am
'Shoestring philanthropist' Gold pairs tiny but powerful donations with acts of kindness
04/04/2011 10:28 am
Pakistan's low-income families can buy inexpensive health-care insurance through his Nava Jeevan (New Life) program.
03/28/2011 11:25 am
Difference Maker David Shirkey matches the poor and disabled with a free wheelchair or prosthetic limb
A visit to Poland gave David Shirkey an idea to become a one-man charity, giving the poor and disabled a wheelchair or prosthetic limb.
03/21/2011 12:56 pm
An after-school program in Chester, Pa., gives at-risk teenagers a music education – and much more
03/14/2011 12:08 pm
Difference Maker After the Haitian earthquake: saving priceless murals, artifacts, and other treasures
Cori Wegener is trying to save Haiti's treasures in a kind of Doctors Without Borders effort to preserve its "soul."
03/07/2011 10:32 am
Difference Maker Pewee Flomoku saw Liberia's child soldiers through a camera lens. Now he promotes peace
Photojournalist Pewee Flomoku captured images of child soldiers and the other horrors of war in Liberia. Now he's working on free and fair elections.
02/28/2011 10:25 am
Sasha Alyson hauls (sometimes by elephant) children's books in the local language to kids in rural Laos eager to learn to read.
02/21/2011 11:14 am
Laurie Marker cuts down thorn bushes and gets farmers to change from herding dogs to guard dogs to protect cheetahs.
02/14/2011 08:26 am
As southern Sudan heads toward independence, Driuni Jakani works to promote peace, small farming, and the rights of women.
02/07/2011 12:37 pm
John Connell teaches skills from the circus, like juggling, to street kids in Bolivia. They earn money and go to school more.
01/31/2011 03:32 pm
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who founded the Green Belt Movement, says spiritual values are the key to healing ourselves and our environment.
01/24/2011 11:06 am