Rocking the Boat works with young people challenged by economic, educational, and social conditions, helping them develop self-confidence and the skills needed to achieve their ambitions.
Her multimedia company, reelblue LLC, tells stories about health and the environment, such as how pulp mill worker Dick Goin helped return wild salmon to the Elwha River.
In Berlin, plans are under way to build a new house of worship that will host three religions: 'We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but instead reconciles them,' says a Christian bishop.
Srinuan Saokhamnuan lacked Thai citizenship but managed to earn a college degree in the US and now speaks out for other stateless people.
The School Fund, founded by college student Matt Severson in 2010, allows a donor to provide financial assistance to a worthy student anywhere in the world.
US energy companies have steadily increased investments in energy efficiency over the past five years – $7.2 billion in 2013 alone. They return $3 to $4 for every dollar spent.
The HERproject reaches factory workers in developing countries through peer mentoring. The training includes health and preventive care and instruction on how to create a savings account and a family budget.
Students at Tuloy school in Manila, The Philippines, are bound for the ballet and culinary careers as far away as Dubai.
Through farming and selling their crops, new immigrants make up to $20,000 a year – lifting them from poverty, alleviating debt, and, in some cases, bringing college within reach.
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.
A gardening effort in Camden, N.J., brings fresh food to New Jersey’s biggest food desert.
Lian Pin Koh, cofounder of ConservationDrones.org, says drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions, from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
Prep for Prep identifies promising students of color and helps prepare them for placement at top-quality independent and boarding schools.
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.