Martin Burt, a former government minister in Paraguay, tells how the Social Progress Index has helped Paraguay set clearer goals and improve quality of life.
Miley Cyrus turned the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards spotlight on the homeless youth of America. Twerking is so last year.
Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
Ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts are raising awareness and money for charitable causes.
Youths who work at Second Life Bikes for 15 hours can earn a refurbished bicycle of their own.
His online group e-NABLE harnesses the do-it-yourself movement and 3D printers to create artificial hands for a fraction of their previous cost.
She founded the Unstoppable Foundation, which concentrates on getting girls in Africa into school and keeping them there.
Her Camellia Network provides a way for former foster kids to share their stories and connect with mentors, job training, and internship programs.
PHOG Water has developed a net, based on ancient technology, that catches water from fog.
Punk rocker Ivan Suvanjieff and his wife, economist Dawn Engle, founded PeaceJam to help Nobel Peace Prize laureates share their stories with youths around the world.
More than 60 counties, cities, and states – and some corporations – are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
When Michael Sulsona's wheelchair broke down while he was shopping at a home improvement store, four employees dropped everything to help.
An Israeli student living in the US has started the online campaign #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. While many have applauded, he says, others have been afraid to join in.
Tony Geraci has transformed the food program in Baltimore's public schools, replacing 'mystery meat' and canned foods with fresh, local produce and introducing students to how food is grown and prepared.