Community-focused citizen efforts can be effective ways for people to help each other, from housing the homeless to relieving debt to sharing goods or services.
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.
The actress, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies and who now serves as a UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, launches HeForShe, a campaign to unite men and women for gender equality.
Using machines to sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate, and phone messages warning of infestations, farmers are learning to adapt to climate change.
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.
A rolling solution to the limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables is revving up in North Carolina.
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.
His Young Men’s Success Series engages vulnerable young men from some of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods teaching money management skills and offering academic advising, summer job placement services, and educational field trips.
Below are just some of the organizations and initiatives working to create a lasting peace based on dignity, security, equality, and respect for the human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
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.
The New York City nonprofit group provides appropriate clothing and interview skills training to disadvantaged women seeking jobs.
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.