The engineering professor is seeking to lure more young women into STEM fields. The Next MacGyver competition is one way.
Today the retired British policeman's nonprofit Casa Ioana is a place where women and children can go to feel safe and learn how to rebuild their lives.
The nonprofit KEYS program in Bridgeport, Conn., schools now enriches the lives of hundreds of students who otherwise wouldn't receive music instruction.
At Reach Incorporated the tutors are only about six to eight years older – high school students who themselves have been struggling academically or socially.
The first-of-its-kind website 6degree.org allows people to aid individual survivors of human trafficking through online donations.
Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro conduct a tuition-free Life Stories program that gives opportunities for self-expression to hundreds of individuals not typically reached by the arts.
Residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.
Newtown, Conn., teens traveled to Oklahoma and Colorado to do service projects. The trips are designed to give the teenagers perspective and to empower them.
The free MbeguChoice mobile phone app, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, helps farmers chose the right seed for their local conditions.
Now he spends his time helping youths in the court system, meeting with them in prison, and counseling their families.
The nonprofit wants to draw writers to the city while rehabbing derelict houses and reducing the number of abandoned properties.
In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee through an innovativev rebate program.
Ray Umashankar could have retired, but he wanted to build a better future for his own daughter and all the daughters of India.
The Progressive Learning Alternative for Children’s Education (PLACE) in San Diego provides homeless children with classes – along with clothing, health care, counseling, and more.
The 'EyeWitness to Atrocities' app records the user's location, date, time, and nearby Wi-Fi networks to verify that the footage has not been edited or manipulated.
He already had been jailed and shot when an Israeli soldier killed his brother.
A flat surface means irrigation water reaches every part of the field evenly with minimal waste. It's just one climate-smart farming practice that will be needed as climate change poses new challenges to agriculture.
The Cochabamba Pedal Project (#PedalingForward) uses a pedal-powered soap mixer to produce high-quality soap – and help teach children about personal hygiene.
Carnival has launched a new brand, fathom, that will take volunteers to the Dominican Republic to teach English, build water filters, and cultivate cacao plants for a women's chocolate-making co-op.
Hunter Gandee walked 57 miles with his younger brother on his back for Cerebral Palsy awareness. How did he also raise more than $200,000?